Wednesday, February 21, 2018

THE BARN THEATRE HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR “ANNIE”

Annie Auditions

Annie
directed by Camille DiLorenzo

WHEN: Monday, Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Children and Miss Hannigan) Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (All Adult roles including Hannigan) Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM-  7:00 PM (Children only) Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (All Adult roles including Hannigan)
WHERE:
The Barn Theatre is located at 32  Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Route 287 (Exit 47). For more information or directions, call 973-334-9320 ext. 5, or visit www.barntheatre.org

PERFORMANCE DATES: May 18, 25, 26, 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9 at 8pm and May 19, 20, 27, June 3 at 2 pm (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).

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. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."

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. 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.

CAST REQUIREMENTS: 

Orphans: Orphan actresses should be within this age range but not necessarily the exact age posted below

  • Annie, 11, orphan: belter, mezzo (A- high F) Energetic and optimistic orphan who never gives up hope that better days are ahead
  • Molly, littlest orphan, 7  
  • Pepper, the toughest orphan, 12-14
  • Kate, the next to littlest orphan, 8-9
  • Duffy, the biggest orphan, 13-15
  • Tessie, the cry baby orphan, 10-12
  • July, the quietest, 11-13
  • (3) Orphan chorus of dancer/singer/gymnasts Age 9-15

Adults

  • Oliver Warbucks, 40 - 60, Warm-hearted, stiff-collared billionaire: baritone (C-high F) May be required to SHAVE head
  • Miss Hannigan, 35-55, Orphanage matron who is Annie's nemesis : mezzo (A-A flat)
  • Grace Farrell, 20's-30’s  Loyal secretary to Warbucks: soprano (A-high G)
  • Rooster Hannigan, 30-50 Miss Hannigan's no-good brother,  (B-high G)
  • Lily St. Regis, 25-35 Rooster's floozy girlfriend: soprano (D- high G)
  • FDR,  40-60 able to create Roosevelt. baritone (C flat - E sharp)
  • Drake, Warbucks' English butler: baritone ( dancer )
  • Mrs Pugh, Oliver Warbucks' cook ( Speaking part will double as other characters)
  • Cecille and Annette, French maids ( Speaking part will double as other characters)
  • Mrs. Greer Oliver Warbuck's head housekeeper. (will double as other characters)
  • Star To Be - ingenue aspiring actress ( Solo role may double as other characters)
  • Bert Healy - radio personality Radio ( Solo role may double as other characters)
  • Bonnie, Connie and Ronnie Boylan ( Solo role will double as other characters)
  • Bundles McCloskey, The laundry man who aids Annie's attempt to escape ( Speaking part will double as other character)
  • Dog Catchers ( Speaking part will double as other characters)
  • Lt Ward - NYC policeman ( Speaking part will double as other characters)
  • Jimmy Johnson:  25-55. Silly radio personality on Bert Healy's radio show.   ( Speaking part will double as other characters.
  • Fred McCracken: 25-55. Puppet wrangler. Uses a dummy on Bert Healy's radio show. Baritone. ( Speaking part will double as other characters)
  • Harold Ickes: Age 25-60.  administration cabinet member Sings “Tomorrow” (will double as other characters)
  • Louis Howe: Age 25-60. An associate of President Roosevelt. Sings “Tomorrow” (will double as other characters)
  • Frances Perkins: Age 25-60.   administration cabinet member Sings “Tomorrow” (will double as other characters)
  • Cordell Hull: Age 25-60,  administration cabinet member Sings “Tomorrow” (will double as other characters)
  • Henry Morgenthau: Age 25-60, administration cabinet member Sings “Tomorrow” (will double as other characters)

You don't need to schedule an audition - just come on by (ideally within the first hour of) the appropriate session:

Annie and the Orphans will NOT be double cast however, understudies for some roles will be cast. It has not yet been decided if the Annie understudy will have her own performance date. 

No one may miss a performance regardless of their role. 

A full sized dog will perform and rehearse in this show. If your child has a fear of or allergy to dogs, they should not audition. 

Process Notes

  • Please bring your own sheet music in the appropriate key.  An accompanist will be provided.  Please prepare 32 bars, but understand you might be asked to only sing 16 bars, time permitting.
  • Annie and orphans will sing first.  Some will be asked to stay and dance. 

Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. If interested, please contact info@barntheatre.org

IMPORTANT: You will be asked to list ALL potential conflict dates AT THE TIME of your audition, (NOT after casting). Please be prepared with your calendar and out-dates, as a rehearsal schedule will be generated based upon availability.