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ANNIE JR will be presented as our SUMMER 2022 Musical Theatre Camp experience! This show will be feature a cast of all ages, beginning with campers as young as 8. 

ANNIE JR is a sixty-minute adaptation of the Broadway musical, and offers a wide range of roles for all levels of performers. 

ANNIE JR begins rehearsals on Tuesday, May 31st and will meet weekdays from 12 to 5PM. Rehearsal times may be subject to adjustment for the final week of camp leading up to the performance weekend on June 24th and 25th. 

 

The tuition fee for ANNIE JR is $250 per performer. PLEASE do not hesitate to register for auditions if this is of issue - we have payment plans AND scholarships available! 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

ANNIE - She 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. She has to be motherly in scene one, independent in scene two, overwhelmed in scenes four and five, needy in scene seven, and hopeful for the future in scenes ten and eleven. The actor who plays Annie must be strong vocally and musically. She must be capable of vocal projection without strain. Vocal range A3 - E5

 

The Orphan Girls - Molly, Tessie, July, Duffy, Kate and Pepper. These girls are gritty, neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially lovable. The actors portraying them must be able to have mischievous fun with each other as well as "sibling-style" fights. Each student should be able to create and shape her own character. Children auditioning for these roles need to have vocal strength and be visually expressive. 

MISS HANNIGAN - This woman is definitely a "has-been." Her distaste for her job and the children that are part of it should be obvious in every line she speaks, every song she sings and every move she makes. The student who plays her must have an excellent sense of comic 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. Vocal range D5 - G3 

GRACE FARRELL - Mature, calm, cool and "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 from the other characters simply by the sophisticated way she walks. Grace should seem ready with an answer for just about anything. Each dramatic situation should seem to come "under control" the moment she glides into a scene. Vocal range A3 - D5

 

ROOSTER- Rooster and Lily are quite the team -- "team" being the operative word, as the characters play off each other constantly. These two are not to be taken too seriously! Rooster is flashy and self-assured. His "moves" should be as smooth as a gambler's, as should be the message he sells in "Easy Street." Vocal range Bb3 - Eb5

LILY ST REGIS - Rooster and Lily are quite the team -- "team" being the operative word, as the characters play off each other constantly. Tthese two are not to be taken too seriously! Lily (airhead that she is) is always distracted, although she manages to pick up on any conversation involving money. She never acts as the leader, always bringing up the rear while tripping over her own feet (it is difficult to walk and check your makeup in a compact at the same time). Vocal range top: Eb5

 

WARBUCKS - He must appear middle-aged, self-assured and confident. At first awkwardly affectionate toward Annie, he soon finds himself completely charmed by her. He begins his transformation when he views "N.Y.C." through Annie's eyes and falls in love with the city again...and with her! Vocal range: A3 - D5

SANDY - In this production, Sandy is played by a human. Sandy is Annie's canine friend and scrappy in her own right. This dog also has to sing.

SERVANTS (Drake, Mrs. Greer and Mrs. Pugh) From the moment these characters enter the acting area, their presence, posture and speech should suggest the most fastidious of domestic help. Their heads are always held high and they rarely show their emotions. These roles are not difficult to sing.

Additional Characters - Each role is self-explanatory and usually identified by the character's occupation. There are servants, pedestrians, Bundles, the chauffer, Louis Howe, the apple seller and the dogcatcher.