This year’s school musical is Annie!
Who can Audition? Any 4th-9th grader attending Early Light Academy
When are Auditions? August 22 after School, you will sign up for a 5 minute time slot beginning the first day of school. You can only audition once you have registered with the main office. If you just want to be in the chorus, you do not need to audition: just register.
What do I do? You will sing a song from Annie from one of the ones posted below. You must also register with the main office by turning in an Audition Form and payment of $50.
When and what are Call Backs? This is when we call people back after the first audition to look at them for the main parts. They will be August 23 from 3:30-6p. Remember: Everyone who registers is guaranteed a part in Annie!
When will the Cast be posted?! The Full Cast List will be posted on August 26 by 8p right here on this web page!
When are Rehearsals? Generally, they are after school 3:30-6p (M-TH) and on Fridays (1:30-5p), October 1, 2 & 3 (3:30-7p). A mandatory parent meeting will be on August 27 from 3:30-4:00p in the Theatre. Rehearsals will begin on August 28. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be given after the auditions.
When are Performances? Oct. 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 11 at 7p
Conflicts? Because our rehearsal schedule will be so tight, please do not audition if you have conflicts with the general rehearsal/performance schedule.
Audition Material for Annie
Please choose only one of the following:
Tomorrow Sing from 0:30-0:45 (“When I’m Stuck… to “Oh”) for Annie (Sandy will be played by a real dog, not an actor)
Maybe . Sing from the beginning to 0:24 (to “Straightening his tie”) for any Orphan or Annie
Little Girls Start at 0:48 to end (“some day” to end) for Miss Hannigan
NYC Sing from the beginning to 0:28 (end at “come alive”) for Grace or Mr. Warbucks (sing all the parts)
Easy Street sing the beginning to 0:22 (to “living fat”) for Lily, Rooster or Miss Hannigan (sing all the parts)
I Don’t Need Anything But You Sing the beginning to 0:25 (to “anything but you”) for Annie or Mr. Warbucks
Who are the Characters in Annie?
Well, take a look!
Annie: About 11, complex, tough, streetwise
Molly: Looks about 8, she’s the smallest, sweet, sees Annie as her hero
Pepper: About 12, she is the toughest
Duffy: About 12, mischievous, fun-loving
July: About 11, fun, spunky
Tessie: about 10, sensitive, “Oh my goodness” is her famous line
Kate: about 9, second youngest
More Orphans that look between 8-12.
Dog Bullies/Boys in NYC: Young looking, boys that can be mean in one scene and classy in another.
Miss Hannigan: The comedy in this musical, her definitely dislikes her job
Rooster: Miss Hannigan’s sneaky brother, smooth-gambling/gangsta type
Lily: Rooster’s girlfriend, cliche blonde in every way
Oliver Warbucks: The millionaire, self-assured, confident, at first awkward with Annie but then completely charmed
Grace Ferrell: Warbuck’s secretary, calm, classy, likable, sweet
Drake: Head of Warbuck’s household, very much the butler
Mrs. Greer: Second in command to Drake
Mrs. Pugh: Head Cook for Warbucks
Cecille: Head Dresser for Warbucks
Annette: Head Maid for Warbucks
Chauffeur: Head driver for Warbucks
More Servants: Warmly welcome and help Annie at Warbucks (Servants also play the New Yorkers)
Apple Seller: Meets Annie on the streets of New York
Officer Ward: Policeman who returns Annie to the orphanage
Bert Healy: Classic announcer on a radio show
Bundles: The lovable laundry man for the orphanage
President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Enlisted to help Annie find her parents
Louis Howe: President’s trustworthy aide
Star-to-be: A bright, ambitious new-comer to New York hoping to make it in the Big Apple
New Yorkers: People in the number “NYC” (New Yorkers also play Warbuck’s Servants)
Dogcatcher: Tries to take Sandy, but Annie convinces him that Sandy is her dog
Sound Effects Man: Sound effects for the Bert Healy Show
Sandy will be played by a real dog, not an actor.