Wednesday, September 25, 2019

audition notice - ANNIE - Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre - September 28

DST's winter Main Stage production of ANNIE is holding auditions for all ages beginning September 28th!

Directed by Gary Crumm, Choreographed by Tori Bennett, Musical Direction by Luke Ottinger

Ages 8-16
Saturday September 28th, 2019 at 2:30pm
Ages 17 and above
Saturday October 5th at 10am

Please bring a headshot or current photo, resume and completed registration form.
Access the registration form at

Please prepare and be familiar with the following music, based on the part you are auditioning for:
Annie and Orphans: Maybe
Warbucks: Something Missing
Hannigan: Little Girls
Rooster: Easy Street
Grace/Lily: Won’t be an Orphan for Long

ANNIE Character Breakdown

ANNIE, Mezzo-Soprano Belter, Female, to play 11 years old:
A tough yet charming streetwise orphan. Annie is independent, hopeful, and full of life; she acts
as a leader/mother figure to the other orphans and yearns for parents of her own. Looking for a
strong singer and smart actress who can carry the energy of the show.
OLIVER WARBUCKS, Baritenor, Male, 40-60:
Warbucks is a highly successful businessman who made a fortune as an industrialist in World
War I. Should be confident, intimidating, and a bit stiff. At first, he is unsure and awkward
around Annie, but warms up to her and eventually learns to love her as a father. Should have a
smooth legit voice, falsetto a plus.
GRACE FARRELL, Soprano, Female, 30-40:
Oliver Warbucks’s secretary; she is poised, sophisticated and savvy, yet gentle and warm. Acts
as a welcoming motherly figure to Annie, and is able to access Warbucks’s gentler side.
MISS HANNIGAN, Alto Belter, Female, 35-55:
The disillusioned, bitter, and cruel matron of the orphanage. Her distaste for her job should ooze
from every line she delivers. Looking for a larger-than-life comedic character actress with a
strong belt to match. New York accent a plus.
ROOSTER HANNIGAN, Tenor, Male, 25-40:
The flashy, self-assured con-man of a brother to Miss Hannigan. He poses as Annie’s father in
order to claim a cash reward. Should be a great mover and have excellent comedic chemistry
with the actress playing Lily. New York accent a plus.
LILY ST. REGIS, Character Soprano, Female, 20-30:
Rooster’s sleazy, airheaded girlfriend. She poses as Annie’s mother in order to claim a cash
reward. She should be a great mover; seductive, ditzy, and annoying, all at the same time.
Should have excellent comedic chemistry with the actor playing Rooster. Squeaky-voiced New
Jersey accent a plus.

ORPHANS, Any voice type, females, ages 7-14:
The orphans are gritty, neglected girls, who are at the same time honest and lovable. They act
like siblings, looking out for each other but also fighting each other constantly. Each actress
should be able to shape her own specific character. We are looking for strong, expressive singers
who can also dance well. Tap dancing experience is not required, but is helpful. The named
orphans include:
MOLLY, age 6-7: The littlest orphan, she latches onto Annie for love and protection.
KATE, 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, ages 16+:
Excellent singer/dancer/actors to play various roles around New York City in the 1930’s,
including street vendors, homeless people, tourists, newsboys, pickpockets, street cleaners,
Broadway ushers, news reporters, and more. They will also appear as Warbucks’s staff who take
care of his mansion. Featured ensemble roles include:
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Male, 50-65: Should be an actor who can
convincingly pass as FDR, has a bit of solo singing and speaking lines.
STAR-TO-BE, Female, Mezzo-Soprano Belter, 18-25: Featured soloist in “NYC”, the Star-To-
Be is a young actress who recently moved to New York City to become a Broadway star.
BERT HEALY, Male, Tenor, 20-40: A classic 1930’s radio announcer, with solo singing in
“Never Fully Dressed”. Should be able to change vocal quality or accents to create different
radio characters.
BOYLAN SISTERS, Females, Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano, 18-30: A trio of 1930’s radio singers,
should be able to hold close harmonies.
DRAKE, Male, any voice type, 20-45: Warbucks’s butler. British or Trans-Atlantic accent a
LIEUTENANT OFFICER WARD, Male, any voice type, 30-45: The policeman who questions
Annie about Sandy.
MR. BUNDLES, Male, any voice type, 30-55: The laundryman who collects laundry from the
orphanage. He is friendly to the kids, but avoids Miss Hannigan’s romantic advances.
APPLE SELLER, Any gender, any voice type, 18+: A homeless person who sells apples on the
streets of New York.
MRS. GREER, MRS. PUGH, AND CECILLE, Females, any voice type, 18+: Maidservants
who work at the Warbucks mansion.
ICKES, PERKINS, HULL, MORGANTHAU, AND HOWE, All Males except Perkins, all
voice types, 30-55: Members of President Roosevelt’s cabinet.
JUDGE BRANDEIS, Male, 50-55: Attorney & associate justice of the Supreme Court who is
hired to help Warbucks legally adopt Annie.

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