Annie The Muscial
Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Directed by Phil Gill
Music Direction by Gene Ditch
Choreography by Lindsay Gill
Performance Dates: November 2 ,3, 4 & 9, 10, 11
AUDITIONS: August 21 & 23 from 7:00 pm. – 10:00 p.m. by appointment. Book your appointment slot ONLINE BEGINNING JUNE 1 at https://www.acttwotheatre.com/auditions/. Audition times are limited.
ALSO, you are required to download and complete your audition form in advance and bring it with you to auditions. This will allow you to focus on your audition and avoid delays. (Please staple your resume and headshot, if available, to the Audition form.) DOWNLOAD AUDITION FORM will be available online at https://www.acttwotheatre.com/auditions/ beginning JUNE 1.
Please prepare a 32-bar cut in the style of the show & choose one of the provided sides from the show to read. Please provide your sheet music for the accompanist. No Acapella singing will be accepted.
CALLBACKS: By invite only, will be on August 26th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Callbacks will consist of readings/vocal sides from the script as well as choreography.
SHOW DESCRIPTION: With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
CHARACTERS: 7 girls (ages 5-13) 7 women (ages 20's – 60's), 9 men (ages 20's – 60's). All roles are available with open casting. (Ages are broad ranges and not exactly restrictive, no children under the age of 5 will be considered; some flexible casting.)
ANNIE: A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced. Gender: female. Age: 10 to 13 Vocal range A3-G5
WARBUCKS: A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish. Gender: male. Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range: B3-Gb5
GRACE FARRELL: Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle. Gender: female. Age: 20 to 35. Vocal range: Bb3-G5
MISS HANNIGAN: The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold. Gender: female (would consider flexible male in drag). Age: 30 to 45. Vocal range: A3-F5
ROOSTER: Miss Hannigan's no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man. Gender: male. Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range: B3- G5
LILY: Rooster's girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo. Gender: female. Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range B3-G5
ENSEMBLE: Bert Healey, President Roosevelt, Servants, Orphans, Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Mambers, Hooverville Citizens. Gender: both