Beaches (Signature Theatre)
Presley originated the role of Young Cee Cee in the world premiere musical BEACHES based on the beloved book by Iris Rainer Dart. Beaches features music by David Austin and a book co-written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas. Beaches was directed by Eric Schaeffer at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.
“The initial Cee Cee is played by the precocious Presley Ryan who opens the show with her incredible talent and personality. You can only imagine her in GYPSY singing "Let Me Entertain You".” — Broadway World
“Presley Ryan as Little Cee Cee, who can play big without playing hammy. Lord knows the show tempts her with a big Star Search-ready opening number, but she stays disciplined and economical with it, which only makes her shine the brighter.” — DC Theatre Scene
“Presley Ryan is adorable as the fiery Little Cee Cee, bravely opening the show with the song “What a Star” where she shows Bertie her act, complete with cute choreography by Dan Knechtges.” — MD Theatre Guide
“Presley Ryan, fresh off her appearance on NBC’s The Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood plays Little Cee Cee, the precocious child who would become a big star. Ryan gets the show off to a rollicking start with “What A Star” performing an electrifying song-and-dance routine worthy of Shirley Temple in her heyday. Ryan’s got mega-watt energy and sass galore and the show hits the heights whenever she’s on stage.” — Alexandria Times
“As the littlest embodiments of the main characters, Brooklyn Shuck and Presley Ryan are delightful.” — Washington Post
“Brooklyn Shuck as little Bertie and Presley Ryan as little Cee Cee are also excellent” — DC Metro Arts
“Even the young Cee Cee and Bertie, played by the fantastic Brooklyn Shuck and Presley Ryan, seemed genuinely connected to one another, making the simple origins of the friendship seem real and binding.” — We Love DC
‘Beaches’ Young and Teen Cee Cees and Berties on Their Signature Experience—DC Metro Theater Arts
BEACHES at Signature Theatre
Everyone is Raving about BEACHES at Signature!