Annie Auditions February 2018

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

Auditions are always open.

All are welcome to audition and no roles are cast until the audition process is over.

Auditions usually take place 8-10 weeks prior to a production.
The format will vary depending on the production but below are some guidelines.

Typically you are asked to bring sheet music.
(Don’t have sheet music in your key? Visit www.musicnotes.com or www.sheetmusic.com to purchase and download show music in your key.)
Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song that shows off your voice. Make sure to clearly mark where your 16 bars will begin and end. An accompanist is provided.

You may be asked to perform a dance combination.
The combination will be taught at auditions. Bring or wear suitable dance attire.

Calling all Orphans…The competition for roles in our forthcoming production Annie is certain to be intense. To provide some help, Phoenix will host special workshops aimed at preparing children and teenagers for the auditions. Click Here for Information

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