Music by: Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin
Directed by: Courtney Sarre
Musical Director: Laura Turner
Choreographers: Lily Watkins and Megan Pue
Auditions dates: Sunday, August 27th 6:30-9:30
Callback dates: Tuesday, August 29th 6:30-9:30 ( Children dismissed at 7:30)
Location: The Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401
Performance dates: December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
Rehearsal: Rehearsals will begin in early October. Some Sundays will be in the schedule.
Synopsis: 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. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s 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 lovely mutt named Sandy.
***IMPORTANT CASTING NOTE: This is a joint production with the nationally award winning Musical Theatre Center. ALL ORPHAN ROLES, INCLUDING THE ROLE OF ANNIE, are being cast with Musical Theatre Center Junior Company students ONLY. All other roles are open to the public including a few roles for boys 9 years old and up.
Warbucks: A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, still-collared and 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 and gentle. Gender: Female. Age: 20 to 35. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3.
Servants: The servants at the Warbucks mansion. Includes Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille and Annette. Gender: Both Miss Hannigan The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter and cold. Gender: Female. 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. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: B3.
Lilly: Rooster’s girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo. Gender: Female. 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. 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 of Warbucks. Cabinet Members, Hooverville Citizen and Children of Hooverville. Gender: Both. Age: Varied. Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: Eb3.
Ensemble/ Dancers: Looking for strong dancers for Ensemble. Do not need to have any previous Musical Theatre Experience. The servants at the Warbucks mansion. Includes Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille, Annette, Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Mambers, and Hooverville Citizens. Gender: Both
- Bring a current photo and resume.
- Be prepared to sing a song of your choice. An accompanist will be provided at auditions.
- Be prepared to dance. Dance auditions will be held first @ 6:30.
- Dress comfortably and wear jazz or character shoes.
Be prepared to dance. Dance auditions will be held first @ 6:30 . Dress Comfortably and wear jazz or character shoes. Tappers, please Bring Tap Shoes!!
Songs (Original Broadway Cast Recording Keys only)
***All men coming in for Warbucks or Drake should prepare this song: Something was Missing Additional song for Warbucks: I Don’t Need Anything But You
***All actresses coming in for Hannigan or US Hannigan should prepare this song: Little Girls
***All coming in for Lily or Rooster and Hannigan please prepare the song, “Easy Street”.
***All women coming in for Star To Be and/or Female Ensemble should prepare this song: NYC
***All men coming in for Bert Healy and/or Male Ensemble should prepare this song: Never Fully Dressed