Auditions

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Annie

  • Auditions: April 24, 2014. Audition Forms and Audition Time sign-ups will be available beginning April 18. Call Backs by invitation only: April 26, 2014
  • Adults Needed: 15-20. There is no fee to participate as an adult.
  • Teens Needed: 10 male/10 female, singing and dancing. There is no fee to participate as a teen.
  • Girls: The pre-registration is now FULL. By registering they are guaranteed an orphan role in Annie. They may also audition for lead roles in April. 10 more girls, ages 5-looks like 13, will be added to the cast through auditions in April, 2014. These 10 additional girls will be scholarshipped for the production. Chorus Orphans (non-speaking) will be double cast (they will perform five times). If you have any conflicts in June, please do not register.
  • Boot Camps: We will have three Boot Camps before the auditions in April to get the girls ready for auditions in singing, dancing, and acting with the production team of Annie. These camps will be free for those registered. Those not registered may also attend for $10/each session.
  • Performance Dates: June 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, and July 1 at 7:30p and June 28 at 1p.
  • Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin in May. Generally, they are M-TH, 6-10p and Saturdays, 9a-5p. Rehearsals increase in June. The schedule for rehearsals depends greatly on those who are cast and the conflicts/schedules they come with.
  • Conflicts in June: If you have conflicts in June, please do not audition/register.

Annie Character Descriptions

Character
AnnieOrphan girl, looking for her parents. Spunky, confident, optimistic.Looks 10-12, girlStrong vocal, dancing and acting
Miss HanniganOrphanage matron. Hates children. ComedicAdult (any age), femaleStrong vocal and acting
Oliver “WarbucksBillionaire businessman, who opens his home and heart to Annie. Condfident, Spectrum of emotionsAdult (25-50), male (depends on age of Grace cast)Strong vocal (Baritone) and acting. Some dancing
GraceWarbucks’ secretaty, charmingly in chargeAdult (25-50), female (depends on age of Warbucks cast)Strong vocal, acting, dancing (Soprano)
“Rooster” HanniganMiss Hannigan’s disreputable brother. Charming and mischeiviousAdult (25-50), maleStrong vocal, dancing and acting
Lily St. RegisRooster’s girlfriend. BlondeAdult (25-50), femaleStrong vocal, dancing and acting
Molly, Pepper, Duffy, July, Tessie, KateOrphans with speaking/solo partsLooks 5-14. girlsStrong vocal, dancing and acting
President RooseveltAids in the search for Annie’s parents. PresidentialOlder adult, maleSome vocal, strong acting
Louis BrandeisSupreme Court Justice, who aids in Annie’s adoptionOlder adult, maleSpeaking part
Bert HealyRadio announcer, who agrees to broadcast an appeal to Annie’s parentsAdult (18+), maleStrong vocal (tenor)
The Boylan SistersTrio that sings on the radio18-50, femalesStrong vocal (harmonies)
Lt. WardA policeman sent to find AnnieAdult (18+), maleSpeaking part
DrakeWarbuck’s butler Older adult, maleSome vocal, strong acting
SandyDogDogObedient, love to shake hand, sit, bark, and come on cue
Teen EnsembleMaids, cooks, servants at Warbucks, Hooverville, NYC ensembleTeens 14-19Strong dancing and singing
Adult EnsembleMaids, cooks, servants at Warbucks, Hooverville, NYC ensembleAdults (18+)Strong vocal and dancing
Roosevelt’s CabinetCabinet SecretariesAdult (18+), males & 1 femaleSome vocal
Other orphansGirls in the orphanage7-12, girlsVocal and dancing

Annie Boot Camps

These are an optional part of participating in Annie, not mandatory. You will be preparing 16 bars from a song from musical theatre (a verse or a chorus) Tips: Don’t pick songs that are not from musical theatre (Frozen is not musical theatre… if it has not been performed in a stage production… avoid it). Don’t pick songs from Annie. Avoid songs that are overdone (Castle on a Cloud). Pick a song that shows off your strengths/personality (If you aren’t a strong singer… pick an easy song!). Live accompaniment is always preferred at an audition, but we will accept recorded accompaniment if you can’t avoid it (Annie will have a live orchestra!).

  • Acting (was Feb. 20):Notes from the Acting Boot camp: Think of your song as a monologue or story you are sharing. Know who you are/character singing and who you are singing to (pick just one person!). At the top of your song write: “This is a story about me (character’s name), (character you are talking to). Study out the play; know what you are singing about. Circle punctuation, use it is a guide for breath and storytelling. Understand the emotion the song is expressing, then express it effectively. Use your face! Don’t use excessive choreography; focus on your face/heart and the storytelling. Dress up and act professionally at the auditions. Break-a-leg!
  • Singing (was March 6)
  • Dancing: (was March 13)

Teen Boot Camp, 2014

Registration is now open! More details

  • Registration: $150. Registration will be limited to 15 girls (FULL) and 15 boys.
  • Registration Deadline: March 31, 2014.
  • Ages: 15-18 (must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior, or graduated Senior in Fall, 2014)
  • Dates: July 28-August 7, M-F: 8a-3p, August 11-14: 5-11p at Early Light Academy
  • Cost: $150 (includes dancing, singing and acting classes, 5 Boot Camp Performances, Boot Camp t-shirt, Boot Camp cinch sack, Boot Camp dog tags, three Audition Workshops before your auditions on April 10, 2014.
  • Auditions: The 24 registered will then audition April 10 with a song (16 bars), monologue (one minute or less), and dancing (will be taught at the audition). This audition is to enable the production team to cast you in the Boot Camp Production. No one will be cut.
  • Performances: August 15 at 5 PM and 8 PM and August 16 at 1a, 4p and 8p at Early Light Academy
  • Conflicts: If you have ANY conflicts, please DO NOT register, you will be dropped without a refund.

Theatre School, 2014

Registration now open!

  • Registration Deadline: May 31, 2014. ($10 late fee after May 31)
  • Cost: $100 (includes musical theatre class, acting class, Theatre School t-shirt, and snacks
  • Ages: 5-12 (must be the correct age during Theatre School)
  • Dates: July 28-August 7, M-TH, 4:30-7 PM at Early Light Academy
  • Recital: August 9 at 4 PM and 7 PM at Early Light Academy (They will rehearse 11a-4p this day)
  • Conflicts: If you have conflicts, please do not register.

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