Annie Jr. Auditions at Midvale Main Street Theatre

MMST is excited to announce it’s upcoming auditions for Annie Jr! Auditions will be held on August 12th, from 6-9pm. They will be open auditions, and we will see auditioners in the order they arrive. Callbacks will be on August 17th by invitation only.

Auditions at 7711 South Main Street (700 West) Midvale, Utah 84047

This production will be for ages 5-18 years old.

Please come prepared with a headshot and resume if you have one as well as 16-32 bars of an upbeat song in the style of the show on a CD or iPod/phone or you are welcome to sing acapella as well. NO ACCOMPANIST WILL BE PROVIDED. Please also come with a list of any conflicts you may have from August 19-December 14th.

Annie Jr. will run various nights from December 5-14th, 2019. If you have any questions or need to schedule a different audition time, please message our Facebook page or email the director at cassidy.midvaletheatre@gmail.com.

Production Staff
Director: Cassidy Ross
Assistant Director: Brynnly Bosworth
Music Director: Maddy Barazoto
Choreographer: Alexandra Valdez
Production Assistant: Kristina Stone
Producer: Tammy Ross

“Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. 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.”

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 newfound “family” who loves her. She has to be motherly, independent, overwhelmed, needy, and hopeful for the future. She will go to any extent to gain the love of a family to which she can belong.
Gender: Female

The Orphans
Molly, Tessie, July, Duffy, Kate and Pepper. These girls are gritty, neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially lovable. The actors portraying them must be able to have mischievous fun with each other as well as “sibling-style” fights.
Gender: Female

Miss Hannigan
This woman is definitely a “has-been.” Her distaste for her job and the children that are part of it should be obvious in every line she speaks, every song she sings and every move she makes. The acrid delivery of her lines and the torch-like rendition of her songs must distinguish her from the other characters in the show.
Gender: Female

Grace Farrell
Grace is mature, calm, cool and “together.” She is classy and businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. Grace should seem ready with an answer for just about anything.
Gender: Female

Rooster
Rooster and Lily are quite the team — “team” being the operative word, as the characters play off each other constantly. Rooster is flashy and self-assured. His “moves” should be as smooth as a gambler’s, as should be the message he sells in “Easy Street.”
Gender: Male

Lily
Rooster and Lily are quite the team — “team” being the operative word, as the characters play off each other constantly. Lily (airhead that she is) is always distracted, although she manages to pick up on any conversation involving money. She never acts as the leader, always bringing up the rear while tripping over her own feet (it is difficult to walk and check your makeup in a compact at the same time).
Gender: Female

Warbucks
At first awkwardly affectionate toward Annie, he soon finds himself completely charmed by her. He begins his transformation when he views “N.Y.C.” through Annie’s eyes and falls in love with the city again…and with her.
Gender: Male

Sandy
In this production, Sandy is played by a human. Sandy is Annie’s canine friend and scrappy in her own right. This dog also has to sing.
Gender: Any

Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer and Mrs. Pugh)
From the moment these characters enter the acting area, their presence, posture and speech should suggest the most fastidious of domestic help.Their heads are always held high and they rarely show their emotions.
Gender: Any

Additional Characters
Many roles throughout the show such as servants, pedestrians, Mr. Bundles, the chauffer, Louis Howe, Mr. Roosevelt, the apple seller, the dogcatcher, etc.

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