Thank you for your interest in Ghostlight’s production of Annie Jr.! Here are a few things you will need to know:

  • Roles are only available for children and teenagers ages 5-18
  • Each auditionee will sing a song from the show, read lines from the audition sides and learn a choreographed combination
  • Certain roles may be double cast to allow for max participation
  • Not all who audition will be offered a role
  • Show dates are August 3, 4, 5 & 10, 11, 12
  • A completed rehearsal schedule will be given at auditions

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Annie JR AUDITION FORM.

MUSIC AUDITION SHEET MUSIC (NEW)

Audio Samples Below

  Character Descriptions:

Please note: some roles have the potential to be double cast or divided into multiple parts

  1. Annie

    Annie is a complex, tough, streetwise urchin who is surprisingly vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: her newfound “family.” Should be an excellent actress who can act motherly, independent, overwhelmed and hopeful. She should be strong vocally and musically and be able to light up the stage in “Tomorrow!”

    Gender: Female

    Vocal range top: D5

    Vocal range bottom: A3
  2. Orphans: Molly, Pepper, Duffy,  July, Tessie, Kate

    The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. The girls should have “mischievous” fun together, as well as “sibling style” fights. Each actress should be able to shape her own specific character, be a good singer and visually expressive. Molly is the littlest at age 6, Kate is the next-to-youngest at age 7, Tessie is the cry baby at age 11, Pepper is the toughest at age 12, July is the quietest at age 13, Duffy is the oldest at age 13.

    Gender: Female
  3. Miss Hannigan

    Miss Hannigan is a definite “has-been.” Her distaste for her job should ooze from every line she delivers. The actress should have excellent comic timing. She must have a strong versatile singing voice and be able to create a character that is larger than life.

    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: D5
    Vocal range bottom: G3
  4. Grace Farrell

    Grace Farrell is Oliver Warbucks’s calm, cool and classy secretary. She appears businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. This actress should  always appear “in control” and sophisticated. She has a small solo at the beginning of “N.Y.C.” This is a great feature part for an actress who is likable, sweet and confident.

    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: C5
    Vocal range bottom: D4
  5. Rooster Hannigan & Lily St. Regis

    Rooster Hannigan and Lily St. Regis are the comic team who claim to be Annie’s parents but are revealed to be Miss Hannigan’s swindling brother and his sleazy girlfriend in disguise. These characters play off each other constantly. The actors may be different heights, the flashy, self-assured Rooster can even be shorter than his airhead accomplice, Lily.  Rooster should convincingly pull off the “smooth gambler” persona, and vocally and physically handle “Easy Street.”  Lily is a perfect role for an actress who is naturally funny, has a good sense of timing and is a strong singer.

    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: Bb4
    Vocal range bottom: G3
     Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: Bb4
    Vocal range bottom: Bb3
  6. Oliver Warbucks

    Oliver Warbucks is the daunting millionaire who made his fortune during World War I as an industrialist. This is a challenging role for an actor that can appear middle-aged, self-assured and confident. In the beginning, Warbucks is awkwardly affectionate toward Annie and then finds himself completely charmed by her. The actor should be focused and gently authoritative. His few solos in “N.Y.C.” are secondary to the character commitment as an actor.

    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: D5
    Vocal range bottom: A3
  7. Sandy

    Sandy is the stray dog that Annie adopts. Sandy has no lines but has the capability of earning spontaneous applause when he sings “Tomorrow” with Annie!

    Gender: Both
    Vocal range top: D5
    Vocal range bottom: F4
  8. Drake And Servants

    Drake and the Servants are the loyal domestic help of Oliver Warbucks. Your kids will have fun perfecting precision steps, nods and curtsies. This group of performers sings with the ensemble and can be double cast as New Yorkers in “N.Y.C.” These roles are ideally suited for performers of any ability. These are roles that may be expanded.

    Gender: Both
  9. Apple Seller

    The Apple Seller opens Scene 2 speaking to Annie and giving her an apple. With just a few lines, this is a good character part for a young, inexperienced actor.

    Gender: Both

  10. Lt. Ward

    Lt. Ward is the policeman who questions Annie about Sandy, the stray dog. This is a non-singing role and great for a kid who can play an authoritative adult. This is also a great cameo role for a principal or well-known community member.

    Gender: Male
  11. Bert Healy

    Bert Healy is the classic announcer on a radio show of the era. This is a non-singing role and is perfect for someone who is naturally funny with a big voice.

    Gender: Male
  12. Bundles

    Bundles is the laundryman for the orphanage. This is a minor speaking role and is perfect for the actor who can create a likeable character.

    Gender: Male
  13. President Franklin D. Roosevelt

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt is enlisted by Oliver Warbucks to help locate Annie’s parents. He will be pushed onstage in a wheelchair and delivers a momentous line about “A New Deal!”

    Gender: Male
  14. Louis Howe

    Louis Howe is President Roosevelt’s trustworthy aide. This is a great role for someone new to performing.

    Gender: Male
  15. Star(s)-to-be

    Star(s)-To-Be is a glamorous diva in the number “N.Y.C.” Multiple girls may be cast in this part and split the singing solos. Although this is not a speaking role, the actress(es) should confidently sing and act.

    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: D5
    Vocal range bottom: Ab3
  16. Usherette

    The Usherette ushers Warbucks, Annie and Grace to their seats in the Roxy at the end of “N.Y.C.” She has one line and then sings with the ensemble.

     

  17. New Yorkers

    The New Yorkers are comprised of a wonderfully colorful collection of characters, usually identified by their occupation. It is great fun to have actors explore and develop these characters in the historical context of the 1930s. Some ideas for these roles are: street vendors, homeless people, tourists, taxi drivers, newsboys, pickpockets, street cleaners, mothers and children, additional stars-to-be, and news reporters.

    Gender: Both

Audition Sides for Annie Jr.

Bundles, Miss Hannigan, Tessie, Molly, Orphans

Grace, Miss Hannigan, Annie

Healy, Warbucks

Rooster, Lily, Warbucks, Grace, Roosevelt, Howe, Miss Hannigan, Orphans

Rooster, Lily, Warbucks

Rooster, Miss Hannigan, Lily

Warbucks, Annie, Grace

Warbucks, Grace, Annie, Drake