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Annie

Audition Dates 

For girls, age 7-15yrs: Sunday, Nov.24, 1:00-4:00, and Saturday, Nov.30 from 1:00 until there is no one remaining! To reach the Gwen Brown studio, enter thru the backstage door.

For adults: Mon., Nov. 25 and Mon., Dec.9, both nights 6:30-9:00! There are lots of leads and chorus parts!

Rehearsals: will begin Sunday, Nov.24

Performance dates: May 1, 2, 3 (matinee), 6, 7 , 8 , 9

Director: Jerry Allen
Music Director: Justin Hiscox
Choreographer: Melissa Earle
Stage Manager: Barb Mills

Synopsis: Annie is the classic and iconic musical about a brave and determined young girl who stands up for herself and others against despair, petty exploiters, and an economy in crisis. The winner of seven Tony Awards, including best musical and best score, Annie is a story for the whole family, a show that will leave you feeling happy and optimistic, even hopeful, when the daily headlines often do not! Jerry Allen (The Buddy Holly Story, The Sound of Music, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) first directed this for the Guild in 1986 and we feel it’s time to bring it back for new generations of Peterborough audiences and their families.

Roles required:
Cast:
Annie – age 10-15yrs.
Oliver Warbucks – middle-aged
Miss Hannigan – middle-aged, but if you’re not we can make you look older!
Rooster Hannigan- middle-aged
Grace Farrell – 30-40’s
Lilly St. Regis – 20-40’s
Orphans: 10-15 roles, aged 7-15

The chorus: The chorus is very active in this show! They play various roles, including Warbucks servants, members of Roosevelt’s cabinet, denizens of a shantytown, radio show performers, and a slew of smaller roles.

Audition Preparation:

Auditions for the Peterborough Theatre Guild’s annual spring musical, Annie, will take place in the Gwen Brown studio in November (see specific dates below). Please fill out the audition form and bring it with you, completed, to the auditions. Please print so we get your information correctly. Your submission will be numbered when you arrive and you will be called in numerical order.

You should prepare a song to sing, even just “Oh Canada”. or “Happy Birthday” ( please do not prepare anything from this show!!! ). One-two minutes is long enough!

You will likely only have to sing a portion of the song for the music director to establish the capabilities, quality and tone of your singing voice!

You should also dress comfortably as there will be a dance audition after your singing audition.

Acting auditions will be held at a later call-back date, only for those who pass the singing audition and are being considered for specific roles.

We recognize and understand that you might be nervous so try to relax! There will only be 4 people in the room; the director, the music director, the stage manager and the pianist! Hope to see you there!

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Audition Dates 

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If appointments are necessary you will be informed in advance. Generally auditions are drop in at beginning of audition session – Peterborough Theatre Guild – Stage Door

Callbacks: to be determined (TBD) – sometimes the directors do not need call backs

Performance dates: – these are the dates of the show. Please do not audition if you are not available on these dates or the week before a show opens

Director: – the name and contact information for the director are usually given. If not, please use contact information at the bottom of the audition notice

Play Description:  – usually some short description of the type of play is given. It’s a good idea to read the play in advance of auditions if you can get hold of a copy. Sometimes Production Managers can make copies available in advance.

Roles required:
Number of Actors required: – this gives an idea of how many will be needed for the cast
a number of Male, Females and suggested ages is given

Audition Preparation:

Directors run auditions differently. Some may say, “Please come prepared with a monologue” and others may not. Musicals may require auditioners to have a song prepared and bring sheet music. It’s a good idea to come prepared as requested.

Auditions are usually on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive at the scheduled start times as auditions will end when the last person has been seen. Some auditions are done privately and some in groups.

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