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Annie

An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
Featuring the Algonquin Youth Ensemble (AYE)

Directed by Anthony Greco
Music Direction by Nicholas Kaminski
Choreographer: Jessica O'Brien
Stage Manager: Gina Lupi

AUDITION DATES
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
7-8 pm - Girls (ages 8-13)
8-9 pm - Adults (ages 16+)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
7-8 pm - Girls (ages 8-13)
8-9 pm - Adults (ages 16+)

If audition dates are a conflict, please email Julie Nagy at [email protected] Actors that are unavailable for the audition and/or call back will have the option to submit a video audition.

AUDITION LOCATION
Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees in Manasquan, NJ.

CALL BACKS
Thursday, August 29, 2019 starting at 6 pm.

Callback emails will be sent the morning after each audition night to notify individuals if they will be needed at callbacks. Therefore, if you audition on Tuesday, emails will be sent Wednesday morning; if you audition on Wednesday, emails will be sent Thursday morning. Emails will be sent prior to 9 am each day.

If the callback is a conflicting time, please indicate this on your audition form which will be given at the initial audition.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Audition requirements for all participants:

  1. Recent head shot or color photo (school photo is fine) and resume.
  2. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to dance in.
  3. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show, with music marked in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning for children's roles may choose to sing from the show.
  4. ast will feature actors in age-appropriate roles.
  5. Students under the age of 18 who are cast in this production will be required to participate in the Algonquin Youth Ensemble. This class is tuition free.

PERFORMANCE DATES
November 30-December 15, 2019

SCHEDULE:
BEFORE YOU AUDITION, be advised that all actors must be available for rehearsals that are to be scheduled according to the actor's role. It is mandatory for actors to be available for all scheduled tech rehearsals/ performances. Conflicts will not be accepted after the cast has been announced.

CLASSROOM SCHEDULE:September 28 - November 23
Classes start Saturday, September 28 and meets each Saturday through November 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. No class on November 9. Students up to age 17 will be required to attend all AYE classes.

(8-Classes) 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 11/23

REHEARSALS:
To begin in late September of 2019. Exact rehearsal schedule will be set once the availability of all actors is learned but will take place during weekday evenings and weekends.

TECH WEEK
November 24-29. Evening tech rehearsals, to be scheduled after 6 pm.
*No tech rehearsal scheduled for Thursday, November 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving).

SYNOPSIS:
A Broadway classic, Annie follows an optimistic young orphan living in New York City on her quest to find her parents, who abandoned her on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie escapes to New York City to find a world of adventure and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his secretary and his lovable dog, Sandy.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Annie:
A complex, tough, streetwise orphan who is surprisingly vulnerable. She should exude spunk and charisma. Seeking a strong vocalist who has full voice to belt the demands of the song, "Tomorrow."
Age: 10 to 12
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Warbucks: A successful stiff-collared, bullish businessman with a warm heart.
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Grace Farrell: Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.
Age: 25 to 35
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.
Age: 8 to 13

Miss Hannigan: The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.
Age: 30 to 45
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.
Age: 25 to 35
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.
Age: 20 to 30
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.
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: E4

Roosevelt: The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks.
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Ensemble: Seeking a strong core of singers & dancers; actors in the ensemble must be age 16+. Annie is a very ensemble heavy show and there is a lot for the company to do between Hooverville, Warbucks staff, FDR's cabinet, the Boylan Sisters, performers in "NYC" as well as many featured speaking/singing roles.

*Through our Performing Arts Academy (PAA) each semester (Fall-Winter, Winter-Spring & Summer) we offer a program called the Algonquin Youth Ensemble | AYE. AYE is an audition-only, comprehensive instructional, full immersion theatre education program. The Algonquin Youth Ensemble is a class first. There is not a tuition fee to participate in this particular arts education program, if selected. Students will be selected based on their audition alone. Not all who audition will be cast/ selected for the program. Transcending the typical theatre program, AYE members not only have the opportunity to study theatrical disciplines with experienced professionals, but also must apply what they've learned in a fully mounted main stage production. In addition to studying acting, singing and dancing, members work side-by-side with professional directors, designers, actors and musicians through a full rehearsal schedule and performance run of a major musical/ play production. Open to students ages 8-17, participants commit not only to daily/weekly classes, but also to all rehearsals and performances, often participating in production and administrative activities as well.

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