Citadel Theatre Company
Annie (Youth Auditions)
|Category: Non-Equity Audition
Citadel Theater is pleased to announce Youth Auditions for their upcoming production of the Tony Award-winning ANNIE by Thomas Meehan (Book), Charles Strouse (Music), and Martin Charnin (Lyrics). Directed by Robert D. Estrin, Music Direction by Ryan Brewster, and Choreography by Jake Ganzer.
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, ANNIE has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven 1977 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. 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 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.
Annie: A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced. Age: 10 to 12. Mezzo.
Orphans: The other girls in the orphanage with Annie. These girls are gritty, neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially loveable. Age 6 to 14. Mezzo.
-Molly (6): the youngest. Annie's best friend at the orphanage.
-Kate (7): the shyest. Never really speaks, but is friends with everyone.
-Tessie (10): the crybaby. Signature line, "Oh, my goodness!"
-Pepper (12): the bossiest. Likes to take control and not very good friends with Annie.
-July (13): the quietest. Doesn't say much, but is mother-like to all the kids.
-Duffy (14): the oldest. Hangs around with Pepper.
Please note: the roles of Annie and the Orphans may be double-cast.
Rehearsals will tentatively start on October 6 or October 7. Tech: Nov 16-17. Dress Rehearsals: Nov 18-19; Previews: Nov 20-21; Opening: Nov 22; Closing: Dec 22. Rehearsals will generally be held five (5) times a week INCLUDING one weekend day. Schedule for the Orphans may not be as often until show is blocked and act/show run-throughs begin. Rehearsals may be held in Chicago as well as in Lake Forest.