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MTC's "Annie Jr." Auditions
McLaughlin Studios
Loomis, CA
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MTC's "Annie Jr." Auditions
MTC's Annie Jr. Auditions

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 her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and 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.

Auditions:
August 29th, 2013 4pm,5pm
September 5th,2013 4pm,5pm,6pm
September 6th,2013 4pm, 5pm
September 6th,2013 Callbacks 6pm

Show Dates:To be chosen from November 15 - November 24.

Audition Information

Please arrive 30 Minutes before your audition time to fill out paperwork. May be completed in advance.

Closed toe shoes are required. If inappropriate shoes are worn, you will not be allowed to participate.

NO FLIP FLOPS or BARE FEET!

Hair should be out of eyes and pulled back off face.

Clothing should allow actors and actresses to move freely.

Please prepare and bring 1 min. from a Broadway show ( not from the show you are auditioning for). Children under age 10 can sing a simple song of their choice.

CD or sheet music required.

Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.

No prepared monologue needed

Please bring a list of dates that conflict with rehearsals.

All rehearsal and show times subject to change.
Final schedule will be announced at start of rehearsals.

Annie Jr. Character Descriptions:

ANNIE: Annie is a complex little girl. She is a tough, streetwise urchin who is nevertheless vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: a new found "family" who loves her. The actor who plays Annie must be strong vocally and musically. She must be capable of vocal projection without strain. Although she is at times aggressive or crafty, the audience should never doubt Annie is a friendly and caring child; she will go to any extent to gain the love of a family to which she can belong.


FEATURED ENSEMBLE: In addition to the large chorus (Servants, Orphans, Tourists, etc.), there are many featured ensemble roles in this show. Each role is distinct and should be developed in the context of the historical time period. Featured characters include: Molly, July, Kate, Duffy, Pepper, Tessie, Louis Howe, Bundles, Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh and many others.

GRACE FARRELL: Grace has the ability to always remain mature, calm, put together. She is classy and businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. The student playing Grace can set herself apart simply by the way she walks. The student playing Grace must be able to negotiate the challenging intervals in the score.

MISS HANNIGAN: This woman is definitely a "has-been." Her distaste for her job and the children should be very obvious. The student who plays her must have an excellent sense of comedic timing. The acrid delivery of her lines and the torch-like rendition of her songs must distinguish her from the other characters in the show.

ROOSTER and LILY: These two are a real team, as the characters play off each other constantly. You might consider casting students of contrasting heights. Rooster is flashy and self-assured. Lily is an airhead and always distracted. She never acts as the leader, always bringing up the rear while tripping over her own feet. "Easy Street" is the most vocally challenging number in the show.

SANDY:In this production, Sandy is played by a human. Sandy is Annie's feline friend and scrappy in her own right. This dog also has to sing.

WARBUCKS: This may be the most challenging role for a student in this age group. He/She must appear middle-aged, self-assured and confident. At first awkwardly affectionate toward Annie, he/She soon finds himself/herself completely charmed by her. The student who plays Warbucks will need to be extremely focused throughout the show. His/Her posture, walk and speech patterns are very important.

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Location

McLaughlin Studios (View)
3470 Swetzer Road
Loomis, CA 95650
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Education > Workshops
Other > Family-Friendly

Minimum Age: 6
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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