Auditions for Annie

Saturday, 3/16 at 10:00 am

Ruston Community Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for the upcoming youth show Annie, directed by Steele Moegle, and Sponsored by Jonesboro State Bank - Pledge 10 Grant.  Based on the popular comic strip, this Broadway hit musical features lyrics by Martin Charnin, music by Charles Strouse, and book by Thomas Meehan. It was adapted into film in 1982 and again in 2014.

The show dates will be June 20-23.

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. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

For the first time, our summer youth show will be a full length musical: Annie!! We invite all youth ages 8-18 to audition for any role. Persons up to age 23 may audition for the many adult roles including Warbucks, Miss Hannigan, Grace, Lily, Rooster, FDR, and FDR’s cabinet.  Rehearsals will be held at 6pm on weekdays, excluding Wednesdays, as well as some Saturdays and Sundays.  In mid to late May, rehearsals will move to weekdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm with some Saturdays and Sundays. RehearsaIs will begin on Thursday, April 4th. 

Available Roles

  • ANNIE, Mezzo-soprano belter, female, to play 11 years old
  • OLIVER WARBUCKS, Bari-tenor, Male, a highly successful businessman. Should be confident, intimidating and a bit stiff
  • GRACE FARRELL, Soprano, Female, Warbucks' secretary. Poised, sophisticated, and savvy
  • MISS HANNIGAN, Alto Belter, Female--bitter, cruel matron of the orphanage
  • ROOSTER HANNIGAN, Tenor, Male, flashy con-man, brother to Miss Hannigan
  • LILY ST. REGIS, Character Soprano, Female, Rooster's girlfriend, an airhead
  • ORPHANS, Any voice type, playing ages 7-14:
  • MOLLY, acts age 6-7: The littlest orphan, she latches onto Annie for love and protection.
  • KATE, acts age 7: The second youngest orphan after Molly.
  • TESSIE, age 10: The crybaby of the orphanage; must have a loud, whiny voice.
  • JULY, age 12: The quietest orphan.
  • PEPPER, age 12: The toughest orphan, always getting into fights.
  • DUFFY, age 13: The oldest orphan, usually forced to help Annie break up the fights.
  • ADULT ENSEMBLE, All genders, All voice types
  • STAR-TO-BE, Female, Mezzo-Soprano Belter, came to NYC to become a star
  • BERT HEALY, Male, Tenor, A classic 1930’s radio announcer
  • BOYLAN SISTERS, Females, Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano, A trio of 1930’s radio singers
  • DRAKE, Male, any voice type, Warbucks butler
  • LIEUTENANT OFFICER WARD, Male, any voice type: The policeman who questions Annie
  • BUNDLES, Male, any voice type: The laundryman who collects laundry from the orphanage 
  • APPLE SELLER, Any gender, any voice type, A homeless person who sells apples
  • MRS. GREER, MRS. PUGH, AND CECILLE, Females, any voice type, Maidservants
  • FDR's cabinet
  • JUDGE BRANDEIS, Male, Attorney & associate justice of the Supreme Court 
  • PERKINS, Female, one of FDR's cabinet members

The audition dates are March 16 at 10 AM, and March 18 at 6 PM, at The Dixie Center for the Arts in Ruston. Participants will be asked to sing a prepared excerpt from a song (16 bars), and may either prepare and recite a memorized monologue, less than 1 minute, or perform a cold read from the script. 

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