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Auditions for Annie Sept 16 (All Day) and Sept 17 from 6-9pm

This musical offers various roles for all ages (see character descriptions below).  Rehearsals will be M-F starting Oct. 1st. from 5-9:30pm. A full schedule (subject to change) will be provided at the first rehearsal. Younger actors will be called at the beginning of each rehearsal and released as soon as possible each evening. Only Annie will be expected to 4 or more rehearsals a week. By Mid-November expect to be called every night 6-9pm M-F. The cast will be off the Thurs and Friday of Thanksgiving week.

All those auditioning will be required to read as needed from scenes to be  provided, but all will  sing a verse of a musical theatre song of your liking. Please be wise in your vocal selections and demonstrate your range and strengths. All actors/singers should prepare at least one song and bring proper sheet music or a digital accompaniment in their key. You may also be asked to sing something from the show or another song so please be prepared. You may prepare more than 16 bars but we may stop you for time’s sake.

For the lead/supporting characters sides will be provided to read from. Please familiarize yourself with each character that you are interested in playing.

All roles will be asked to dance, so dress accordingly.

We understand that auditioning is stressful, especially for those with little or no experience. We are committed to having a good time and to see your talents - even if this your first audition , and will do all we can to alleviate that stress, but expect everyone to co-operate and be as prepared as possible.

Please note: Auditions will be closed - meaning that no family will be allowed in the audition room unless otherwise arranged. This is to encourage the actor to audition without inhibition. You will enter the lobby and fill out an audition sheet, your picture will be taken, and you will be given a number. Family members are welcomed to wait with their performers in the lobby. Under no circumstances will a parent be allowed to coach or help their child through the performance part of the auditioning process.

Leads/Supporting Leads

Female: 

  • Annie: Must be able to appear age 11-13, Female. Energetic and optimistic orphan who never gives up hope that better days are ahead. Sings “Maybe” and “Tomorrow”. (Voice Range: Low A to High F.) Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
  • Miss Hannigan: Must be able to appear age 35-60, Female. Desperate and unhappy with her lot in life, she is the alcoholic orphanage matron who is Annie’s nemesis. Sings, “Little Girls” and “Easy Street”. (Vocal Range: Alto A to D) Must be able to sing and act. The role involves a very some dance.
  • Grace Farrell: Must be able to appear age 25-35, Female. Loyal and intelligent private secretary to Oliver Warbucks. She brings Annie and Warbucks together. Sings “I think I’m Gonna Like It Here”, “NYC”, “You Won’t Be an Orphan For Long” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You”. (Vocal Range: Soprano to high G). Must be able to sing, act and dance.
  • Lily St. Regis: Must be able to appear age 20-35, Female. Shady, floozy girlfriend of Rooster. Sings “Easy Street”. (Vocal Range: Soprano up to a high G) Must be able to sing, act, and dance.

Male:

  • Oliver Warbucks: Must be able to appear age 40-65, Male. A powerful billionaire, who always has his mind on business, but has a kind heart looking for someone to love. Sings “Something Was Missing” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You”. (Vocal Range: Baritone to a high F.) Must be able to sing and act. The role involves a very small amount of dance. Would be wonderful if actor is willing to SHAVE head or is already bald.
  • Rooster: Must be able to appear age 20-45. Male. Miss Hannigan’s greedy and dishonest brother. Sings “Easy Street” (Vocal Range: Tenor to high G). Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
  • Roosevelt: Age 40-65, Male. The President of the United States of America, who takes an immediate liking to Annie and her optimism. Must be able to imitate Roosevelt and be able to sing and act. Sings “Tomorrow Reprise” and “New Deal For Christmas.” (Vocal Range: Baritone).

Orphans (Vocal Range: Low A to High F- All sing, dance and act- Sing “It’s A Hard Knock Life”, “Never Fully Dressed Reprise”, and “New Deal For Christmas.”)

  • Duffy: Must be able to appear age 16, Female. The oldest girl in the orphanage..
  • July: Must be able to appear age 12-16, Female. The quietest girl in the orphanage.
  • Kate: Must be able to appear age 8-12, Female. The second to youngest orphan.
  • Molly: Must be able to appear age 6, Female. One of the youngest orphans.
  • Pepper: Must be able to appear age 10-14, Female. The toughest girl in the orphanage.
  • Tessie: Must be able to appear age 9-14, Female. This is the crybaby of the orphanage.

Special Individual/Chorus Roles

  • (If any of these roles are doubled with chorus, they must be able to sing, act, and dance.)
  • Bert Healy: Must be able to appear age 30-55, Male. A popular radio announcer. Sings “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”. (Vocal Range: Tenor to F#)
  • Lt. Ward: Must be able appear 20-60, Male. NYPD officer who is suspicious of Annie. x
  • Boys Chorus: Age 6-16, Townspeople who appear in “Hooverville” and “NYC” (Must be able to sing, act, and dance.)

Orphan Chorus: Must be able to appear age 6-16, Female. Sing “It’s A Hard Knock Life”, “Never Fully Dressed Reprise” and “New Deal For Christmas.” (Voice Range: Low A to High F) Must be able to sing, act,and dance.

  • Bundles McCloskey: Must be able to appear age 20-60, Male. The laundry man who flirts with Ms. Hannigan and aids Annie’s attempt to escape. Spoken (no solos).
  • Jimmy Johnson: Must be able to appear age 20-55, Male. Silly radio personality on Bert Healy’s radio show.
  • Fred McCracken: Must be able to appear age 20-55, Male. Puppet wrangler. Uses a dummy on Bert Healy’s radio show. Baritone.

The Lovely Boylan Sisters: (Connie, Ronnie, Bonnie) Must be able to appear ages 20-40, Female. Singing group that sing back up to Bert Healy. Must be able to sing well and harmonize. (Vocal Range: Requires 1 Alto, 1 First Soprano, 1 Second Soprano.)

Harold Ickes: Must be able to appear age 20-60, Male. An associate of President Roosevelt. (Must be able to sing harmony.)

Perkins: Must be able to appear age 20-60, Male or Female. An associate of President Roosevelt. (Vocal Range: Baritone or Soprano)

Hull: Must be able to appear age 20-60, Male or Female. An associate of President Roosevelt. (Must be able to sing harmony.)

Morganthau: Must be able to appear age 20-60, Male or Female. An associate of President Roosevelt.

Louis Howe: Must be able to appear age 20-60, Male. An associate of President Roosevelt. (Must be able to sing harmony.)

Star to Be: Must be able to appear age 16-25, Female. Aspiring Broadway actress who sings during NYC. Mezzo.

Adult Chorus: Age 16 and up. Male and Female. Townspeople who appear in “Hooverville”, “NYC”, and may appear as servants at Warbuck’s Mansion. Must be able to sing, act, and dance. Additional songs may include “I think I’m Gonna Like it Here”, “You Won’t Be An Orphan For Long”, “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and “New Deal For Christmas.”

Additional speaking characters (unless double with Chrous):

Cecille and Annette: Must be able to appear age 20-60, Female. Maids at Warbucks’ home.

Drake: Must be able to appear 25-60, Male. Head butler in the Warbucks’ home.

Mrs Greer: Must be able to appear 25-60, Female. Oliver Warbuck’s head housekeeper.

Mrs Pugh: Must be able to appear 25-60, Female. Oliver Warbuck’s cook.

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Please contact Daniel at the box office with any additional questions.

  • Phone: (507) 282-8481
  • Email: info@rochestercivictheatre.org

What To Know About Auditions

  • Pre-registration strongly encouraged, a timeslot will be assigned, which will help avoid waiting times.. 

  • Auditions at the Civic are always open to the public and never precast.

  • Rochester Civic Theatre Company practices color-blind casting and encourages people of all races, creeds, and cultures to audition.

  • Rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the auditions. 

  • For musical auditions: please prepare a song to sing at the audition. Bring the sheet music for an accompanist. Wear something comfortable to dance/move at the audition.

  • For non-musical auditions: Scripts are available to check out with a small deposit fee ($10) at the box office. Stop by the box office for details. Scripts must be returned to the box office by Monday before the audition dates.

  • Cast info is subject to change. Check this page often or contact Box Office for the current information.