Hilarious XANADU comes to the Ocean City Music Pier
"Agnew, the director and choreographer of the show, said with just two weeks of rehearsals, the actors in this small cast really had to pull together and work hard at a very fast pace...“They are literally rock stars,” Agnew, 28, said of the performers. “They are having fun rehearsing a very pop-centric show. Their performances will be amazing.”
"In this leadoff attraction, the veteran actress Agnew brings her robust acting style to “Sidesicked,” portraying the housecoat — wearing sidekick to America’s favorite sit-com star Lucille Ball...
Leidholdt assures potential patrons that “Sidekicked” is not only a tour-de-force for Shannon Agnew, but that the show will take Vivian “… and the audience through both the heights of hilarity and heartbreak.”
Millbrook Takes Patrons on a Sentimental Journey this Saturday
"Come sing, swing, and join in the fun as they recreate a USO show from each era while telling the stories of our local servicemen and women. This heartwarming and toe-tapping musical salute to our soldiers is not to be missed!
The book for “Yours Sincerely, A Sentimental Journey,” is by Shannon Agnew and is directed by David E. Leidholdt. Mo Ortbal serves as the Musical Director and Arranger, and Danny Durr provides choreography."
" “Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream”, a one hour musical about the journey our ancestors took, will be staged at various locations around the tri-state area between March9 and March 26. It is not open to the general public, but rather aimed primarily at school students from the ages of 6 through 13."
The Sound Of Music Comes to Ocean City
" One of the most beloved musicals of all time, this production is produced by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) and the Ocean City Pops...This adaptation is staged by Shannon Agnew, Elizabeth Worley serves as the choreographer and Debbie Rolland oversees musical direction with Jonathan Kreamer as the musical’s conductor."
Shannon Agnew, who has become a beloved fixture at Millbrook and is now serving as an Artistic Associate, is a wonder to watch. She conveys the delight and confusion of a child, the selfish cruelty of an adolescent, the gleeful wonder of a college student falling in love, and the tentative explorations of a woman gradually coming into her own, all with just the right mix of bravery and vulnerability.
"What should be applauded and is deservedly appreciated is the sure-fire direction of Shannon Agnew. Starring in the Cabaret finale “Every Brilliant Thing,” Millbrook veteran Agnew keeps the cast and the action flowing."
"Prepare to be moved, delighted and, yes, enchanted as Millbrook Playhouse launches the 2018 summer season with its first main stage production, “Beauty and the Beast.”...
And kudos as well to Shannon Agnew, one of Millbrook’s long-time favorite performers and directors, who is directing her first main stage show with “Beauty and the Beast.” As I was leaving last night, I overheard someone behind me say, “one of the best shows ever.” Yes. A great beginning to the 2018 summer season."
Ocean City Theatre Company's Spelling Bee Sure To Delight
"The show is directed by Shannon Agnew, who described ways that Spelling Bee is a special experience for the cast and audiences. “The cool part about the show is that the script is never the same. Come see it four times and you will see a different show every time..." "
"And finally, hats off to Shannon Agnew who, after her fine performance in “Sidekicked” earlier this season, directed and choreographed the show. In a conversation before the performance began, she told me that one of the marvelous things about live theatre is what she calls its “human magic.” This is when the actors create a world in the space around you — and you then become a part of it. Thanks to Shannon’s excellent direction, that magic began working early in “Camelot,” touched the heart, and never let go."
Barefoot In The Park Brings the Laughs to Millbrook Playhosue
"Much of the success of this “Barefoot” adaptation can best be laid at the feet of Shannon Agnew, the show’s energetic director. Agnew, who was almost a fixture on Millbrook’s stages the last few years, moves into Millbrook’s director’s chair for the first time in this classic Neil Simon comedy."