Annie Auditions coming up in February!

 

 

Producer Brian LaRue has announced the audition schedule for our April revival of Annie, one of the most popular and best-loved musicals of all time.

Tuesday, February 27th 6:30-8:30pm – for those wishing to be considered for Orphans.

Thursday, March 1st 7:30-9:30pm – for those wishing to be considered for Adult Roles including Ensemble.

Saturday, March 3rd 11am-1pm – for those wishing to be considered for Orphans. 1pm-3pm for those wishing to be considered for Adult Roles including Ensemble.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Annie: A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced. Female, age 10 to 12. Vocal range: A3 – G5

Warbucks: A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff collared, bullish. Age range 40 to 55, Vocal range: B3 – Gb5

Grace Farrell: Faithful secretary to Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle. Age range: 20 to 35, Vocal range: Bb3 – G5

 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. Ages 6 to 13.

Servants: The servants at the Warbucks mansion. Includes Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille, and Annette. Ages 20 to 50. Must sing and move well.

Miss Hannigan: The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.  Age: 30 to 45. Vocal range A3 – F5.

Rooster: Miss Hannigan’s no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man. Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range B3 – G5.

Lily: Rooster’s girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo. Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range B3 – G5.

 Bert Healy: The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.      Age: 30 to 45. Vocal range: E4 – G5.

President Roosevelt: The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks. Age: 40 to 60. Vocal range Eb3 – F4.

Ensemble: Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh), Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Mambers, Hooverville Citizens) All must sing and move well.
Color/Ethnicity-Blind Casting.

No appointment is necessary. Callbacks will be by invitation the
following week. As always at Phoenix, all roles are open and will
remain so until the close of auditions.

Those auditioning are asked to prepare 16 bars of a Broadway song
in the style of the show. They should bring their own sheet music in the
correct key. An accompanist will be provided. They should also be
prepared to learn a dance combination with comfortable clothes
to move in as well as jazz shoes or sneakers.

Auditions and rehearsals will be at the Phoenix Performing Arts Center,
59 Chestnut Street in Red Bank. Performances will be at the Count Basie

Show Dates:

Friday April 20
Saturday April 21
Sunday April 22
Friday  April 27
Saturday April 28
Sunday April 29

For many grown ups, Annie was their very first show and their introduction to the world of theatre. Based on the popular comic strip, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon. 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. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of New York City. The sun will come out when you bring all of the children in your life to see this delightful show! Auditions for Annie will be announced in January.

Performers may also participate in our Annie Audition Workshop:
Sunday, February 25th – 10am
This 2-hour workshop is designed especially for young performers ages 6 to 13 who plan to audition for our April mainstage production of Annie. Students will learn tips for presenting their best 16 bars, picking up choreography at a dance call, and feeling confident throughout the audition process. All registrants will receive a priority audition time for the Annie auditions.

In April or our Annie, Jr. Spring Break Musical Theatre Intensive, with details to follow on our Education page.

Interested in being a member of Annie’s production team? Directors, choreographers, musical directors, stage managers, and tech experts can apply to Producer Brian LaRue at brian@phoenixredbank.com