Annie Auditions

Gallery Players is pleased to announce auditions for Annie: Book by Thomas Meehan; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Rehearsals begin Saturday, August 12 (Tues – Fri 7:00-10:30pm; Sat and Sun 12:00-5:00pm; Mondays are OFF

Annie Children’s Auditions
(Scroll down for Adult Audition information)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
– All children must be at least 6 years old at the time of the first rehearsal, August 12, 2017.
– All children will be considered for ALL roles. If you have a preference, please make note of it on your audition form.

Please bring a current headshot or photo (can be a school photo if you don’t have a professional headshot) and a resume or list of your performance experience and training.

Saturday, July 29
11:00am-3:00pm – Open call for girls Please be prepared to sing 16 bars of “Tomorrow” (download music here Tomorrow side)

Sunday, July 30
1:00-5:00pm – Callbacks

Please be prepared to sing 16 bars of “Hard Knock Life” (download music here Hard Knock side)

If called back, please also be prepared to dance. Wear comfortable, casual clothing and sneakers or jazz shoes; bring tap shoes if you have them (no bare feet please). If you want to be considered for the role of Molly please bring tap shoes. The dance call will be a fun and supportive environment even for the least confident dancers, and everyone will be encouraged to smile and give it a go!

Orphan Breakdown

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable who have “mischievous” fun together, as well as “sibling style” fights.

Annie must be able to appear age 10-14
Any ethnicity. A tough, street-wise orphan. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced, motherly, independent, overwhelmed and hopeful. Must have great comic timing, excellent voice, and be a good mover.
Voice Range: Low A to High F
May be required to dye hair.

Molly is the littlest at age 6
Any ethnicity. Must have excellent singing skills, be a good mover and able to tap.
Voice Range: Low A to High F

Kate is the next-to-youngest at age 7
Any ethnicity.
Voice Range: Low A to High F

Tessie is the cry-baby at age 10
Any ethnicity. A cry-baby.
Voice Range: Low A to High F

Pepper is the tough cookie at age 10-14
Any ethnicity.
Voice Range: Low A to High F

July is the quietest
Any ethnicity. Must be able to appear age 12-14.
Voice Range: Low A to High F

Duffy is the oldest
Any ethnicity. Must be able to appear age 15.
Voice Range: Low A to High F

Annie Adult Auditions

Please prepare 16 bars of any Broadway-style song of your choice. You may sing from the show. All ethnicities considered for all roles.

Saturday, July 29
3:00-5:00pm – Open call

Tuesday, August 1
7:00-10:00pm – Open call

Thursday, August 3
7:00-10:00pm – Callbacks

If called back to dance, please be prepared with comfortable, casual clothing and sneakers or jazz shoes (no bare feet please). The dance call will be a fun and supportive environment even for the least confident dancers, and everyone will be encouraged to smile and give it a go!

Adult Breakdown

Miss Hannigan (35-60) A definite “has-been.” Her distaste for her job should ooze from every line she delivers; the alcoholic larger-than-life orphanage matron who is Annie’s nemesis. Excellent comic timing; strong versatile singing voice.
Vocal Range: Alto A to D

Oliver Warbucks (40-65) The daunting millionaire businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish, always has his mind on business, but has a kind heart looking for someone to love.
Vocal Range: Baritone to High F
May be required to SHAVE head.

Grace Farrell (25-35) Loyal and intelligent, poised, sweet, gentle. calm, cool and classy private secretary to Oliver Warbucks who can always appear “in control” and sophisticated. She brings Annie and Warbucks together.
Vocal Range: Soprano to High G

Rooster Hannigan (35-50) Miss Hannigan’s no-good swindling “smooth gambler” brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.
Vocal Range: Tenor to High G

Lily St. Regis (25-35) Rooster’s girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo with a good sense of timing and is a strong singer.
Vocal Range: Soprano to High G

President Franklin D. Roosevelt (40-65) The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks who takes an immediate liking to Annie and her optimism.

ENSEMBLE: will be comprised of six ladies and six gentlemen *NOTE: We will be casting four ladies and four gentlemen who tap. There are many Featured roles that will come from the Ensemble.

Featured roles include:

Bert Healy (30-55) The classic announcer on a radio show of the era.
Vocal Range: Tenor to F#

Star-to-be (18-25) Aspiring Broadway actress who sings during NYC.
Mezzo

The Lovely Boylan Sisters (20-40) Singing group that sing back up to Bert Healy.

Fred McCracken (25-55) A ventriloquist on Bert Healy’s radio show.
Baritone

Jimmy Johnson (25-55) Silly radio personality on Bert Healy’s radio show.

Hooverville Ensemble – Homeless and jobless people who live in shanty towns.

Servant Ensemble – Drake (an English butler) and the Servants are the loyal domestic help of Oliver Warbucks.

NYC Ensemble – Policemen, Dog Catchers, Radio Show personalities.

Roosevelt’s Cabinet Members – Ickes, Perkins, Hull, Morgenthau.