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Annie 2018 Last Modified: Saturday, November 04, 2017
Coming Soon to Our Main Stage!
Annie
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin.
Original Broadway Production Directed by Martin Charnin.
Based on "Little Orphan Annie".
By Permission of Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
Originally produced at The Goodspeed Opera House, Michael P. Price, Executive Director.
A Live Theater Production of the Classic Musical.
Directed by Taylor Oxley.
Rating: G

Performance Dates:
August 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.
August 5 at 2:30 p.m.
August 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m.
August 12 at 2:30 p.m.

Audition Dates:
Saturday March 3 at 4:00pm
Sunday March 4 at 4:00pm.
Parts for 4 men, 3 women, 7 girls, and at least 10 additional extras of various ages to perform multiple roles and ensemble as needed. A few non-singing roles available and dancers also wanted. An accompanist will be available both dates. Call backs may be possible for principal roles.

For more information on auditions, click here.


Ticket Price:
General Admission: $20
Children Through Age 12: $5
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Synopsis:

From Music Theatre International:

Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.

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 "Tomorrow."

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.

Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical.

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ANNIE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

Audition Information:

Annie is a musical. Please be prepared to perform a vocal selection as well as cold readings for your audition. If you want to audition for a specific principal role (e.g. Annie, Warbucks, Hannigan), please consider performing one of the music selections below. These are in .pdf format so you can print them out to practice for auditions. If you cannot read music, you may practice by following along in recordings of the Broadway cast of the show as our music is written in the same keys. There will be an accompanist available at both audition dates to play with you. If you want to audition solely for an ensemble role, you may also use the music selections provided below or bring your own sheet music to perform 18 bars of a song in the same style as the show. If you cannot bring sheet music, please at least come with a prepared song to a YouTube karaoke track for you to sing (no more than 1 verse and 1 chorus) as it is more beneficial for us to hear you sing with music than a capella. There may be call backs for some roles as some songs have duets. There is also a female trio harmony group in the show, so if you can sing harmony, please let us know! Call backs will likely be later in the same evenings as auditions. You may be asked to perform individually or with other actors. Any further audition questions can be emailed to the director, Taylor Oxley, at ruthsmommy@gmail.com.

Character Breakdown:

ANNIE: Female, age 10-12, vocal range A3-G6, a street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced. Orange-red curly hair. Music Selection for Annie.

“DADDY” OLIVER WARBUCKS: Male, age 40-55, vocal range B3-Gb5, a successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish, a Republican. Annie wins him over throughout the show and this change must be portrayed by the actor to the audience. There is a subtle chemistry between Warbucks and Grace. Music Selection for Daddy Warbucks.

GRACE FERRELL: Female, age 20-35, vocal range Bb3-G5, faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle. Kind and motherly towards Annie. There is a subtle chemistry between Warbucks and Grace. Music Selection for Grace Ferrell.

ORPHANS: Female, ages 6-13, vocal range varies, the other girls in the orphanage with Annie. These girls are gritty, neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially loveable. They have unique personalities and love to make fun of Miss Hannigan and each other. Includes Molly, Kate, Tessie, Pepper, July, and Duffy. *The role of Molly has been precast. Music Selection for the Orphans.

SERVANTS: Both male and female, ages 20-50, vocal range varies, the servants at the Warbucks mansion. Includes Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille, and Annette.

MISS HANNIGAN: Female, age 30-45, vocal range A3-F5, the orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold. She is mean to the children and they are mean to her. She is rarely seen without a drink and she longs for male attention. Music Selection for Miss Hannigan.

ROOSTER: Male, age 25-35, vocal range B3-G5, Miss Hannigan's no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man. Music Selection for Rooster.

LILY: Female, age 20-30, vocal range B3-G5, Rooster's girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and a bimbo. She’s just as much of a con as Rooster.

BERT HEALY: Male, age 30-45, vocal range E4-G5, the ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents. The actor in this role should have a smooth, deep “radio” voice. Music Selection for Bert Healy.

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT: Male, age 40-60, vocal range Eb3-F4, the 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks. Stricken with polio as a child, he moves about in a wheelchair.

ENSEMBLE: Both male and female, various ages, various vocal ranges, servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh), the Boylan Sisters (a female harmony trio), sound effects man and Whacky in the radio station, President Roosevelt’s Cabinet Members, Hooverville Citizens (poor, homeless, and hungry on the streets), NYC passersby, NYC starlet-to- be, policeman, etc.

TWO SPECIAL ROLES:

SANDY: Either male or female, age 6-10, non-singing role, the dog Annie rescues.

DUMMY: Male, age 6-10, non-singing role, the ventriloquist doll used by Whacky in the radio studio.