October 13-28, 2017
BOOK BY THOMAS MEEHAN, MUSIC BY CHARLES STROUSE, LYRICS BY MARTIN CHARNIN
Directed & Choreographed by Anne Nicole Beck
Music Direction by Brent E. Marty
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, ANNIE has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Maybe”, “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie 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 search of her past but finds her future.
Prep Session – June 12th @ 7:30 pm
Adult Auditions (15 and up) – June 18th & 19th @ 7:00 pm
Orphan Auditions (7-14) – June 28th & 29th @ 4:00pm
Please come prepared with your best 16 bars of an appropriate song. Please bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided. You will be provided with sides to choose from for the reading portion of the audition. All adults will be required to go through a movement audition. You will be given an opportunity to change clothes – please bring appropriate footwear. Actors auditioning for the role of Annie or other orphans will also need to be prepared for a movement audition.
First Rehearsal – August 21, 2017
Performances – October 13 – 28, 2017
Annie – A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced. Gender: Female – Age: 10 to 12 – Vocal range top: G5 – Vocal range bottom: A3
Oliver Warbucks – A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish.
Gender: Male – Age: 40 to 55 – Vocal range top: Gb5 – Vocal range bottom: B3
Grace Farrell – Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.
Gender: Female – Age: 20 to 35 – Vocal range top: G5 – Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Orphans – The other girls in the orphanage with Annie. These girls are gritty, neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially loveable. Includes Molly, Kate, Tessie, Pepper, July, and Duffy. Gender: Female – Age: 6 to 13
Servants – The servants at the Warbucks mansion. Includes Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille, and Annette. Gender: Both – Age: 20 to 50
Miss Hannigan – The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.
Gender: Female – Age: 30 to 45 – Vocal range top: F5 – Vocal range bottom: A3
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 top: G5 – Vocal range bottom: B3
Lily St. Regis – 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 top: G5 – Vocal range bottom: B3
Bert Healy – The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.
Gender: Male – Age: 30 to 45 – Vocal range top: G5 – Vocal range bottom: E4
Roosevelt – The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks.
Gender: Male – Age: 40 to 60 – Vocal range top: F4 – Vocal range bottom: Eb3
Ensemble – Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh), Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Mambers, Hooverville Citizens. Gender: Both