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RIDE premiered in the U.S. March 30th - April 28th 2024 at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre.

With Annie being back on home turf, more news coming soon!


The extraordinary story of the first woman to cycle around the world. 


Ready, set, ride! The smash-hit London musical makes its U.S. premiere. It’s 1895, and Annie Londonderry wants to discover if a woman can ride a bicycle around the world. The problem? She’s only ridden one twice! As Annie and her unwitting secretary Martha share unbelievable adventures across four continents, they learn that no matter how far we ride, our past is always right behind us.


With a high-energy score and a wildly versatile cast, this fresh and funny show is what Theatre Weekly called “an amazing piece of theatre and a must-watch for everyone.”

This production includes strong language.

Total running time: One hour and 30 minutes (one act with no intermission).


Alex Finke as Annie (Broadway’s revival of Les Misérables; Broadway’s Come from Away as Janice) and Livvy Marcus as Martha (The Old Globe’s Life After; Berkshire Theatre Festival’s Hair). Understudy: Aubrey Matalon (Broadway’s Six the Musical; Off Broadway’s Between the Lines, A New Musical).


Daniel Green (Music Director, Conductor, Keyboard), Justin Gray (Assistant Music Director), Vince Cooper (Guitar), Tim McMahon (Percussion), Healy Henderson (Orchestra Contractor), and Justin Gray (Rehearsal Piano).

Ride is supported by production sponsors The Joseph Cohen and Martha Farish New Play Development Fund and artist sponsors Alicia and Jonathan Atun (for director Sarah Meadows) Sandy and Arthur* Levinson (for music director Dan Green), Sue and Edward "Duff" Sanderson (for Alex Finke), and Richard and Shari Sapp (for Livvy Marcus).

Special thanks 

Very special thanks to the U.K. casts and companies of Ride past and present. Thanks to Andy Barnes, Curve Theatre Leicester, Darcy Dobson, Simon Friend, Neil Gooding, Adam Lenson, Ceri Lothian, Elvira Parr, and Tony Spinosa.


“Funny and endearing.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

“An incredibly fun, clever, and wholly entertaining musical. This is one ride you don't want to miss!” —Broadway World

“Alex Finke is a perfect Annie. Livvy Marcus as Martha is incredible.” —San Diego Jewish World

“Director Sarah Meadows sustains the production's visual, verbal, and aural elements with maximum entertainment effect.” —Stage and Cinema


“Entertaining, with snappy tunes, delightful stage props, and physical comedy!” —Stage West


Music, Book & Lyrics

Freya Catrin Smith

Music & Lyrics

Jack Williams


Sarah Meadows


Jennifer Jancuska

Scenic & Costume Designer

Amy Jane Cook

Lighting Designer

Jamie Platt

Sound Designer

Andrew Johnson

Projection Designer

Matt Powell

Illusion Designer

John Bulleid

Associate Director

Katharine Quinn

Original Choreographer

Natasha Harrison


Jim Carnahan, CSA

Jason Thinger, CSA

Production Stage Manager

Anjee Nero


Macy Schmidt 

Music Supervision & Additional Arrangements

Sam Young

Music Director

Daniel Green

Assistant Stage Manager

Amanda Salmons

Stage Management Swing

Chandra R.M. Anthenill

Kendra Stockton

Assistant Music Director

Justin Gray

Production Companies

DEM Productions

Wagner Johnson Productions

Berry Edelstein

Timothy J. Shields

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