Director's Note

 

The story of Annie the orphan is

 

sentimental, simple, and comments on

 

the vast disparity between classes

 

during the Great Depression of 1933.

 

No matter how grim the circumstances,

 

however, the adorable, persistent, and

 

ever-glad little waif keeps (and helps

 

us keep) a positive outlook on life,

 

always looking for the sun to come out

 

tomorrow, shining brightly. 

 

Our production will reflect a more

 

realistic, human portrayal of Annie and

 

her world, rather than trying to capture

 

the comic strip.  Annie doesn’t

 

necessarily need to have curly red hair

 

and Daddy Warbucks need not shave

 

his head.  At auditions, we ask that

 

those young ladies auditioning for

 

Annie come as the sunniest version of

 

themselves.

 

Special Casting:  We are planning on

 

casting two young females for the title

 

role who will alternate performances. 

 

It can be a taxing role for any young

 

person. Ideally, the age range for the

 

11-year old Annie will be 11-14 years

 

old, and the orphans will be 9-14 years

 

old, with one 7-9 year-old for Molly.  I

 

would also like to cast a few young

 

boys who will play newspaper boys

 

and street urchins.

 

Ensemble:  We will be casting a fairly

 

large ensemble to play the various roles

 

of Servants, the Hooverville tenants,

 

the radio hour folks, and the Cabinet.

 

Singing, dancing, and opportunities

 

for fun character roles!

 

Auditions:  To be considered for a

 

singing/speaking role, you must prepare

 

16-32 bars of music, fully memorized,

 

and be able to sing with an

 

accompanist.  Please bring your sheet

 

music in a binder for the accompanist.

 

For those auditioning for the role of

 

Annie, please prepare a short

 

monologue version of the song

 

“Tomorrow,” in which you speak the

 

words of the song. There will also be a

 

dance audition for all, and readings

 

from the script.

 

I’m looking for hard-working,

 

dedicated, and fun-loving cast members

 

who will collaborate congenially to

 

bring this sweet story to life.

 

Caroline