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"As the Narrator, who breaks the fourth wall and repeatedly brings the audience into the play, Alyssa Anani is a mesmerizing presence who moves with feline grace and sings with both crystalline sparkle and powerful belt."

July 2022: The review is in from Broadway World!

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July 2022: A Catalyst for Change: A Conversation with the Stars of MSMT's JOSEPH-

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"Alyssa Anani seconds those sentiments: "Returning to the theatre as we all are in 2022, I hope the story encourages the audience to dream, to reach out to someone else, to be optimistic, to hope. I see JOSEPH as a catalyst for change. We can be the light."

July 2022: Newspaper Headline-

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"Credit Director/Choreographer Alex Sanchez with masterminding this extraordinary version of Joseph... But the word "energy" best defines MSMT's rendition of this magical show, a kaleidoscope of stunning colors and sheer exuberance. 

The narrator, skillfully portrayed by Alyssa Anani, provides the thread that holds the story together. Her clear multi-range soprano keeps the audience tuned to the story, while never overpowering the events on stage."

June 2022: TV Interview with the stars of MSMT's Joseph!
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"For more than two years as the pandemic dragged on, Alyssa Anani couldn’t do the work she loves most in the world. An actress, singer, and dancer, Anani is finally back to doing live theater this summer, and her face lights up as she talks about it."

“It’s absolutely thrilling,” Anani says. “...When you’re back in the swing of it with the entire company, it was just like a dream.

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July 2022: Anani makes her MSMT Debut as the Narrator in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat!

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"Played by Alyssa Anani, the show’s narrator uses her large vocal range and sass to put Joseph back on track. Joseph begins predicting the fates of his fellow prisoners in the song and dance number “Go, Go, Go Joseph,” ending act one with Alexander and Anani’s powerhouse vocals."

 

- The Times Record

December 2021: Catch Alyssa in this Spectrum Reach commercial!
November 2019: NSMT's production of JERSEY BOYS is nominated in 6 different categories in the 2019 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards, including Best Ensemble, Best Original Concept of a Musical, Best Musical, and more. 
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August 2019: Alyssa makes her North Shore Music Theatre Debut as Angel and others (u/s Lorraine and Francine) in JERSEY BOYS. 

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January 2019: Alyssa is honored to be the Keynote Speaker at the 2019 NJ Thespian Festival, sharing the weekend with thousands of high school students from theatre troupes across the state as they take theatrical workshops and compete for a place at nationals. 

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Alyssa McAnany as Keynote Speaker

February: Alyssa debuts a new song with Tamar Greene at Davenports in Chicago as a part of the "Love Never Dies National Tour featuring Karen Mason" Cabaret raising money for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. 

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December: Alyssa makes her principal debut in Love Never Dies  for sold out crowds performing 5 performances as MEG GIRY at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA!

October:  LOVE NEVER DIES officially opens making its US debut complete with a curtain call  including  Lord Llyod Webber and lyricist/ book writer, Glenn Slater. 

September: Alyssa and Andrew Lloyd Webber after rehearsals and preview performances of Love Never Dies

August: Making its US debut, Alyssa embarks on the First National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, LOVE NEVER DIES (Ensemble, Showgirl, Meg Giry understudy).

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December: Alyssa dives into Ali's world in The Fireside Theatre's production of MAMMA MIA playing December through February. 

August: Alyssa embarks on the International Tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, performing at the Tokyo Theatre Orb in Japan. Video of promotional event outside theatre:

May: You can see Alyssa featured in the Joseph Tour's Japan promo. 

July: Performing weekly as Jacob's Wife and also as the Swing, u/s for the Narrator, Reuben's Wife, and Potiphar's Wife, Alyssa sets out across the US and Canada on the National Tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.

January: Alyssa spices things up IN THE HEIGHTS dancing up a storm in the ensemble (+Camila u/s) in Elon's MainStage Production.

May: As co-directer and performer, Alyssa can be seen in the original production titled N.E.W. (Night of Elucidating Words)- a collection of real stories told from various perspectives through spoken word, song, and poetry, portraying how our largest obstacles and tests have become our testimony.  

...The freedom that was tangible in the room. It was like the walls DROPPED or disappeared for a couple hours and we were our

true selves.

September: Actor in The Improv Olympics at Elon University hosted by Scott Eck, owner of the Laughingstock Company in NYC, covered by Elon Local News. 

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June: Western Playhouse presents Miss Saigon, where you can catch Alyssa onstage as Gigi Van Tranh.

This leads to the song “Movie In My Mind,” in which McAnany and Jiratipayabood both prove they are gifted singers, but also talented actors.

June: Western Playhouse presents Miss Saigon, where you can catch Alyssa onstage as Gigi Van Tranh.