THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR FAMILY BROADWAY MUSICAL “ANNIE”

 

Twentynine Palms Ca: Auditions for the final production of Theatre 29’s 2018 season, the happy family Broadway musical “ANNIE”, have been scheduled for Sunday, September 30th at 5:00pm on the Theatre 29 Main Stage at 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms.  The tale of the plucky red-headed orphan will take the stage for four weeks beginning November 23rd through December 16th.

 

With equal measures of determination 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.

 

Award winning veteran director Kathryn Ferguson will be seeking a cast of 25 - 30 (7 female children 6 – 13, 10 female; 10 male) musical performers for this production.  ALL ROLES MUST SING AT LEAST CHORALLY!  The roles being cast are:

 

Annie - A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced.

Gender: female

Age: 10 to 12

Vocal range top: G5  Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Oliver Warbucks -  A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish.

Gender: male

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range top: Gb5  Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Grace Farrell - Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.

Gender: female

Age: 20 to 35

Vocal range top: G5  Vocal range bottom: Bb3

 

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.

Gender: female

Age: 6 to 13

 

Miss Hannigan - The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.  A dark comedienne tour de force

Gender: female

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: F5  Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Rooster Hannigan - Miss Hannigan's no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.

Gender: male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: G5  Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Lily St Regis - Rooster's girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo.  Comedic skills a plus

Gender: female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: G5  Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Bert Healy - The ultimate 1930’s era radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.  May double as other characters

Gender: male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: G5  Vocal range bottom: E4

 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt - The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks.

Gender: male

Age: 40 to 60

Vocal range top: F4  Vocal range bottom: Eb3

 

Ensemble -  The servants at the Warbucks mansion, includes Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille, and Annette.  Will also double as other characters in the show such as Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Members, Hooverville Citizens, People of New York.

Gender: both

Age: 20 to 50

 

Auditions will consist of vocalization for 16 bars in the style of the show, movement and cold readings.   Bring a karaoke or non-vocal backing track on CD (Musical Theatre piece, no original works or pop songs).  An accompanist will not be provided. If you bring accompaniment on mobile device or phone, please bring a speaker for the device as well.  Dress prepared to move.  Production is also seeking technical assistance as stagehands, set builders and costume construction. Any wishing to participate in these capacities, please also attend auditions (you will not be required to audition).  For more information, check out the audition details on Theatre 29’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/Theatre29TwentyninePalms or on www.theatre29.org/auditions or contact the director, Kathryn Ferguson, via email at [email protected]