ANNIE
Now Productions

Written By: Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Directed By: Joe Russell & Bianca Woods

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."

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. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical!

Roles Available:
This is a youth production of the full-length musical. We will be auditioning young people aged 7-21 for all roles.

Annie
A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Warbucks
A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish.
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Grace Farrell
Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Orphans
The other girls in the orphanage with Annie. These girls are gritty, neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially loveable. Includes Molly, Kate, Tessie, Pepper, July, and Duffy.

Servants
The servants at the Warbucks mansion. Includes Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille, and Annette.

Miss Hannigan
The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Rooster
Miss Hannigan's no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Lily
Rooster's girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Bert Healy
The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: E4

Roosevelt
The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Ensemble
Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh), Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Mambers, Hooverville Citizens

Rehearsals:
7th to 8th November & 12th-13th December - preliminary rehearsals (mornings & afternoons)

9th to 17th January - intensive rehearsals (afternoons and evenings)

13th-14th February & 20th-21st February - compulsory final rehearsals (mornings and afternoons)

Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th February - compulsory dress rehearsals & performances (times to be confirmed)

Performances:
Friday 26th February at 7pm
Saturday 27th February at 1pm
Saturday 27th February at 7pm

Venue:
Shedley Theatre, Elizabeth

Auditions:
Auditions will be held on 6th September and are by appointment only

Book online at www.nowproductionssa.com.au

Venue:
Auditions will be held at the NOW Arts Centre in Smithfield, by appointment only

Book online at www.nowproductionssa.com.au

More Information:
Contact Mandy via email nowproductionssa@gmail.com