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Citadel Theatre Company

Annie (Adult auditions)

Category: Equity/Non-Equity
Pay: Yes

Citadel Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for adult actors for ANNIE (November 20-December 22, 2019) by Thomas Meehan (Book), Charles Strouse (Music), and Martin Charnin (Lyrics). Directed by Robert D. Estrin, Music Direction by Ryan Brewster, 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.

NOTE: All performances will be held at Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest.

Citadel Theatre is an Equity Cat N house. Unfortunately, we cannot offer EMC credit at this time.

NOTE: Annie youth auditions will be held on June 15. Please see that specific audition notice for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: The part of Miss Hannigan has been cast. We will be auditioning for a Hannigan understudy who will be a part of the ensemble.


Oliver Warbucks: A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish. Age: 40 to 55. Baritone.

Grace Farrell: Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle. Age: 20 to 35. Soprano.

Miss Hannigan: The orphanage matron who hates children, but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold. Age: late 30s-50. Alto. (Note: auditioning for Understudy/Ensemble only.)

Rooster: Miss Hannigan's no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man. Age: 20s to 40s. Tenor.

Lily: Rooster's girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo. Age: 20s to 30s. Soprano.

Roosevelt: The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks. Age: 40 to 60. Baritone.

Ensemble: Servants, Hooverville residents, Bert Healy, Star To Be, Boylan Sisters, Roosevelt Cabinet, etc.


Citadel Theatre welcomes actors of all races, genders, gender identities, ethnicities, ages, and physical abilities to our auditions.

Time Commitment:
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/Strike: Dec 22.

Performances: Nov 22-Dec 22, 2019. Thursdays @ 7:30 PM; Friday and Saturday @ 8:00 PM; Sundays @ 3:00 PM. There will be two Wednesday matinees, November 27 and December 11 @ 1:00 PM. Please note that there may be an extension to be determined at a later time. Any changes in the performance schedule will be announced in a timely manner

Please note that the first 2/3 weeks of rehearsal may be held in Chicago at a venue TBA in addition to the normal Lake Forest space.

Contact Info:
Please email your electronic H/R to In your audition appointment email, you will be given a link to the audition music. Also please prepare a 60-second comic monologue. Please nothing dramatic, classical, or Shakespearean. This is "Annie," after all!

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Audition Location:

Citadel Theatre Company
300 South Waukegan Road
Lake Forest, IL

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Audition Dates:

Jun 16 10-4pm
Posted Date: Jun 4, 2019