YOUTH  AUDITIONS

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Character Breakdown

 

Annie

Spunky, streetwise urchin with very strong vocal and acting talent. Must have range to play independent, vulnerable, caring, overwhelmed, needy, and hopeful with good understanding of subtext in script. 

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

The Orphans

Molly, Tessie, July, Duffy, Kate and Pepper, plus orphan ensemble.

Gritty, mischievous, expressive. Must be able to have fun with each other as well as "sibling-style" fights. Lead orphans must have strong vocal and acting ability.

Miss Hannigan

Her distaste for her job and the children that are part of it should be obvious in every line she speaks, every song she sings and every move she makes. Must have an excellent sense of comic timing.

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Grace Farrell

Grace is mature, calm, cool, and "together." She is classy and businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. Strong singer, must be able to negotiate the challenging intervals in "N.Y.C."

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Rooster

Rooster is flashy and self-assured. His "moves" should be as smooth as a gambler's, as should be the message he sells in "Easy Street." Strong singer with great comedic instinct. 

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

 

Lily St. Regis

Lily (airhead that she is) is always distracted, although she manages to pick up on any conversation involving money. She never acts as the leader, always bringing up the rear while tripping over her own feet (it is difficult to walk and check your makeup in a compact at the same time). Strong singer with great comedic instinct. 

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Warbucks

Middle-aged, self-assured and confident, very rich. At first awkwardly affectionate toward Annie, he soon finds himself completely charmed by her. He begins his transformation when he views "N.Y.C." through Annie's eyes and falls in love with the city again...and with her. Seeking a strong and focused actor who can give him distinct posture, walk and speech patterns. 

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Sandy

In this production, Sandy is played by a human. Sandy is Annie's canine friend and scrappy in his or her own right. 

 

Servants

Drake, Mrs. Greer and Mrs. Pugh, plus servant ensemble.

Their presence, body language, and speech should suggest the most fastidious of domestic help with precision steps, nods and curtsies. Their heads are always held high and they rarely show their emotions. These roles are ideal for creative performers with great character skills. May double as additional characters.

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Additional Characters:

Mr. Bundles - Laundry man, character actor, flirts with Miss Hannigan

Apple Seller

Dogcatcher

Bums

New Yorkers

Usherette

Star-to-be - strong singer, solo in NYC

Radio Announcer - smooth, professional speaking voice

Bert Healy - Radio show host, charismatic, scene-stealer personality.

Louis Howe

FDR - Must be able to imitate President Roosevelt’s voice and mannerisms.

NEW TO THE THEATRE

Feeling uncertain about the audition process?

You can register for an ensemble part and get your feet wet without auditioning!

We welcome performers of all levels of ability and will help them grow skills and confidence!

READY TO JUMP IN?

Ready to jump in and try for a larger part?

Prepare a 1 - 2 minute song that showcases your voice

 

Singing along to a karaoke track is preferred...ask us if you're new to auditioning and need guidance with that.

 

Bring a photo if you have one (school picture is fine)

Auditions

Auditions Nov. 12

Callbacks Nov. 14

Rehearsals Tues/Thurs

beginning Nov. 19

Performances:

 March 13 - 22

Cast fee of $375 due at the first rehearsal

(Audition fee of $75 credited to cast fee)

eVERYONE

Everyone will be in the show. We can't guarantee that everyone who auditions will get a lead, but there will be a fun role for everyone.

We strive to make each child feel like an important part of the team!

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