Jan 082018
 

Annie

Audition Dates: Sunday 4th February from 11am (juniors) and from 1pm (seniors)

Character descriptions and requirements:

Please note: All roles require a solid general American accent.

Junior Roles (ages 7-12)

Annie

A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced. Must be able to sing and act well and be a good mover.
Gender: Female
Playing Age 11-12
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

The Orphans

Pepper
The streetwise oldest/Biggest orphan. She’s mean and surly and doesn’t have much tolerance for the sunshine that Annie brings. (E 4 – F 5 range) Playing age 12-13. Must be able to sing, move and act well.

July
The quietest orphan Playing age 13
Must be able to sing, move and act well.
(E♭ / D# 4 – B♭ / A# 4 range)

Duffy
Playing age 10-11
Must be able to sing, move and act well.

Tessie
The cry baby orphan, 10
Must be able to sing, move and act well.
(F 4 – C 5 range)

Kate
The next to littlest orphan (G 4 – B 4 range) Playing age 7
Must be able to sing, move and act well.

Molly
The littlest orphan playing age 6
Must be able to sing, move and act well.(B 3 – B♭ / A# 4 range)

Ensemble Orphans
Male and female. The ensemble orphans have a lot to do in the show, and sing dance and act throughout several scenes. Some great character roles.

Senior Roles (Ages 13-21)

Daddy Warbucks
A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish.
Must have a great singing voice and be able to act well
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Grace Farrell
Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.
Must be able to sing, dance and act well.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Miss Hannigan
The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.
A great Character actress required who can sing well.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Rooster
Miss Hannigan’s no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.
Must be a strong singer and actor. Dance ability an advantage.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Lily
Rooster’s girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo.
Gender: Female
Must be a strong singer and actress. Dance ability and advantage.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Bert Healy
The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: E4

President Roosevelt
The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Senior Ensemble
Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh, Cecille, Annette), Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Members, Hooverville Citizens
Gender: Both
Several solo acting and singing cameo roles in the senior ensemble.

Synopsis

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.

Suburb & state: Essendon, Victoria

Contact info: Please email Helena at: ypcannieauditions2018@gmail.com for more information

Company Name: The Youth Production Company