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Annie

Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Original Broadway Production Directed by Martin Charnin
Directed by Matt McCray
Musical Direction by Bill Strongin

Open Call Tues, May 16th, & Thur, May 18th starting at 7:00pm


Audition Appt:
Smaller group appointments are made in 30-minute increments, starting at 8pm each night.
To request one of these time slots, send your headshot and resume to casting01@chancetheater.com by May 12.

Location:
Chance Theater
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807

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Prepare:
16-32 bars
Standard American Musical Theater – Golden Age encouraged.

Bring:
Headshot, resume, and sheet music. Accompanist will be provided.

Rehearsals:
Begin July 3rd. Weekday evenings and weekends.

Performances:
At Peppertree Park, Tustin
Aug 14 – Aug 19, 2017

Tues – Sat 7:45pm


Payment:
$200-$500 total for the production run of 5 performances

Synopsis:
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.

Character Breakdown:

All ethnicities encouraged.

Annie:
Female, 11
An independent, tough, spunky, street-wise urchin who is surprisingly vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: her newfound “family,” and she goes to any extent to feel like she can belong. Although she is at times aggressive or crafty, there is no doubt that Annie is a friendly, caring, and hopeful child. Strong singer and actress.
Vocal Range: A3 – G5

Oliver Warbucks:
Male, 40 – 55
The powerful and daunting industrialist millionaire who made his fortune during World War I. His mind seems to always be on business, at times being gruff and abrupt, but he has a kind heart. Is charmed by Annie and is transformed by her.
Vocal Range: B3 – Gb5

Grace Farrell:
Female, 20 – 40
The calm, cool, sophisticated, mature, and “always in control” loyal private secretary to Oliver Warbucks, and although she has feelings for Warbucks she tries not to show them. She appears businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. Ready with an answer for just about anything.
Vocal Range Top: Bb3 – G5

The Orphans
Female, 6 – 14
These girls are gritty, neglected, vulnerable, yet basically honest, and potentially lovable. They have mischievous fun with each other and also have “sibling-style” fights. Strong singers.

  • Molly: (6 Years Old) Youngest and tiniest. Vocal Range: B4 – A3
  • Kate: (7 Years Old) Next to youngest. Vocal Range: C5 – C4
  • Tessie: (10 Years Old) Emotional. Vocal Range: C5 – A3
  • Pepper: (12 Years Old) Toughest. Vocal Range: Bb4 – C4
  • July: (13 Years Old) Quietest. Vocal Range: D5 – C4
  • Duffy: (13 Years Old) Tallest, most mature. Vocal Range: D5 – C4

Orphan Ensemble – Up to 8 more girls to round out the Orphan group. They will sing and dance in all the orphan numbers. Dance experience, is a plus.


Miss Hannigan:
Female, 30 – 50
The villainous orphanage matron. This woman is definitely a “has-been”. Changes from mean to falsely loving in a split second. Likes to think of herself as a diva, loves to flirt and has a strong distaste for her job and the children. She is larger than life, predictable, and funny in her ridiculous, cruel ways. Strong comedy. Strong singer.
Vocal Range: A3 – F5

Rooster Hannigan:
Male, 25 – 40
Miss Hannigan’s despicable brother. Rooster is flashy and self-assured. His “moves” are as smooth as a gambler’s: sly and deceiving. Strong comedy. From Brooklyn.
Vocal Range: B3 – G5

Lily St. Regis:
Female, 25 – 35
Rooster’s airhead girlfriend. She is always distracted, although she manages to pick up on any conversation involving money. Strong comedy. From Brooklyn.
Vocal Range: G5 – B3

Lt. Ward / Ensemble:
Male, 30 – 55

Lt. Ward is the policeman who questions Annie about Sandy, the stray dog and then returns her to Miss Hannigan after she escapes from the orphanage.


Bert Healy / Ensemble:
Male, 30 – 50
The ultimate radio personality. He is the classic announcer on a radio show of the era. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt / Ensemble:
Male, 45 – 60
The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks, enlisted to help locate Annie’s parents. Must be comfortable in a wheelchair and be able to imitate President Roosevelt’s voice and mannerisms.

3 Boylan Sisters (Connie, Ronnie, & Bonnie):
Female, 20s – 30s
Singers on the Bert Healy radio show. They sing in perfect harmony.

Adult Ensemble:
Male or Female, 25 – 50
A diverse group of versatile actors who play a variety of colorful roles. Must be strong singers and actors who can quickly and easily transition between characters. Loyal domestic staff of Oliver Warbucks, New Yorkers, Hooverville folks, Stars-to-be, and more. Dance experience is a plus.