AR Productions and the AlphaNYC Theater Company is casting child and teen actors and actresses between the ages of 4 and 18 for an Off Off Broadway production of Annie Jr. Minimal weekend rehearsals begin February 7th with weekend performances March 11th through the 13th Off Off Broadway at the historic Producers Club’s Grand Theater in Midtown, Manhattan.
About The Production:
A spunky orphan girl finds a home with a New York millionaire during the Depression, but must dodge the clutches of her evil orphanage mistress, in Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan’s musical based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip.
Talented kids and teens can submit now to audition for Annie Jr. Off Broadway
Casting Details and Requirements:
Child and teen actors and actresses between the ages of 4 and 18; minors only; no adults please
Rooster – Rooster is flashy and self-assured.
Sandy – In this production, Sandy is played by a human. Sandy is Annie’s feline friend and scrappy in her own right. This dog also has to sing.
Warbucks – He must appear middle-aged, self-assured and confident. At first awkwardly affectionate toward Annie, he soon finds himself completely charmed by her. The student who plays Warbucks will need to be extremely focused throughout the show. His posture, walk and speech patterns are very important.
Lily – Lily is an airhead and always distracted. She never acts as the leader, always bringing up the rear while tripping over her own feet. “Easy Street” is the most vocally challenging number in the show.
Ensemble/Orphans – In addition to the large chorus (Servants, Orphans, Tourists, etc.), there are many featured ensemble roles in this show. Each role is distinct and should be developed in the context of the historical time period. Featured characters include: Molly, July, Kate, Duffy, Pepper, Tessie, Louis Howe, Bundles, Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh and many others.
Grace – Grace has the ability to always remain mature, calm, put together. She is classy and businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. The student playing Grace can set herself apart simply by the way she walks. The student playing Grace must be able to negotiate the challenging intervals in the score.
Miss Hannigan – This woman is definitely a “has-been.” Her distaste for her job and the children should be very obvious. The student who plays her must have an excellent sense of comedic timing. The acrid delivery of her lines and the torch-like rendition of her songs must distinguish her from the other characters in the show.
Annie – Annie is a complex little girl. She is a tough, streetwise urchin who is nevertheless vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: a newfound “family” who loves her. The actor who plays Annie must be strong vocally and musically. She must be capable of vocal projection without strain. Although she is at times aggressive or crafty, the audience should never doubt Annie is a friendly and caring child; she will go to any extent to gain the love of a family to which she can belong.
Instructions For Submissions:
To schedule an audition through the automated system, visit http://www.TheAlphaNYC.com. Those not available on the 23rd may submit their audition digitally to email@example.com