- Saturday, April 14th 2018 from 12-3:00pm
- Saturday, April 14th 2018 from 4-7pm
- Monday, April 16th 2018 from 6-9pm
- Wednesday, April 18th 2018 from 6-9pm
- Arts Center Theatre (located on Level 2), Thomaston Opera House, 158 main St. Thomaston, CT 06787
Andrea Bingham, Production Manager
Landmark Community Theatre holds auditions for ANNIE at the Thomaston Opera House. LCT will be holding auditions for their 2018 summer production, ANNIE, on April 14 & 16 in the Arts Center Theatre located on Level 2 of the Thomaston Opera House. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, April 18th, from 6-9pm. Auditioners must schedule an appointment to be seen. Please contact the production manager, Andrea@landmarkcommunitytheatre.org, to schedule a time slot. People without a scheduled appointment, will be seen as time allows.
Auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars (about a minute) of a fully memorized musical theater song showcasing the style and vocal range of the character for which they are auditioning. Songs from Annie are NOT allowed. Girls auditioning for the role of Annie should be prepared to sing elements of “Maybe.” Additional vocalizing may also be a part of the audition to determine vocal range and harmonizing skills. An accompanist will be provided; no recorded accompaniment is permitted. This production is directed by Mensah Robinson, with Music Direction by Jessica Smith and Tom Morris.
All auditioners are asked to come in comfortable clothing prepared to move and dance. Adult women should bring character shoes or low heels for the dance audition. Any kids auditioning as orphans may also bring tap shoes if they have them. Sides will be provided as necessary.
The show will open on July 14th and run through July 29th, 2018 for a total of 8 performances. Rehearsals will begin the week of April 29th. Rehearsal days will be tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings. Not all cast will be called for all rehearsals.
Plot Summary: 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. 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 – A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced. Age: 8-12
Warbucks – A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish. Age: 40 to 55
Grace Farrell – Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle. Age: 20 to 35
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. Age: 6 to 13
Miss Hannigan – The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold. Age: 30 to 45
Rooster – Miss Hannigan’s no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man. Age: 25 to 35
Lily – Rooster’s girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo. Age: 20 to 30
Bert Healy – The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents. Age: 30 to 45
Roosevelt – The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks. Age: 40 to 60
Ensemble – Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh, Annette, Cecille), Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Mambers, Hooverville Citizens