French Creek Theatre announces auditions for…

ANNIE

Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin

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Directed by Monica Olejko

Musical Direction by Anthony Trifiletti

Billionaire Oliver Warbucks is a man who thinks he has everything. Eleven-year-old Annie is an orphan with nothing. When the unlikely pair meet, together they find the thing that was missing in each other.  Everyone’s favorite optimist lights up the stage this holiday season in the inspiring musical sensation that will leave audiences singing “Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow! You’re always a day away!”

PERFORMANCES
December 1-17
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30PM
Sundays at 3:00PM

AUDITIONS
Sunday, September 10
3:00PM-7:00PM

&

Monday, September 11
7:00PM-10:00PM

Adults & children may audition either day. Audition is an open call no appointment necessary.

Auditions for Sandy the dog will be at a later date.

WHAT TO PREPARE

Adults:

Prepare two contrasting pieces totaling no more than 32 bars and a monologue.

Children:

Prepare one 16 bar piece.

Accompanist provided.

Call 440-949-5200 or e-mail fctheatre@metroparks.cc with any questions.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Annie

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

Gender: female

Age: Can play 10 to 12

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Warbucks

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

Gender: male

Age: Can play 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: Can play 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: Can play 6 to 13

 

Servants

The servants at the Warbucks mansion. Includes Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille, and Annette.

Gender: both

Age: 20 to 50

 

Miss Hannigan

The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.

Gender: female

Age: Can play 30 to 45

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.

Gender: male

Age: Can play 25 to 35

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

Age: Can play 20 to 30

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

Age: Can play 30 to 45

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: E4

Roosevelt

The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks.

Gender: male

Age: Can play 40 to 60

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: Eb3

 

Ensemble

Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh), Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Mambers, Hooverville Citizens

Gender: both

 

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