Annie the Musical

book by THOMAS MEEHAN

music by CHARLES STROUSE

lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN

based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of 
THE MEDIA TRIBUNE SERVICES, INC

directed by JAYME ARMSTRONG

ABOUT THE SHOW

Two Act Musical  |  Rated 6+  |  Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

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.

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. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."

DIRECTED BY: Jayme Armstrong

MUSICAL DIRECTION BY: TBA

CHOREOGRAPHED BY: TBA

Director: Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Broadway Showstoppers (Drayton Entertainment), Nine (Theatre Sheridan). Performer: (Drayton Entertainment): Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Adrian in Rocky: The Musical, Linda in Holiday Inn, Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone, Sherrie in Rock of Ages, The 39 Steps, Lina in Singin’ in the Rain, Reno in Anything Goes, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Betty in White Christmas, Marian in The Music Man, Roxie in Chicago, Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Fantine in Les Misérables, Elle in Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, Maria in The Sound of Music, Guinevere in Camelot (North American Tour). Jayme recently completed a Master in Arts and Cultural Management and is the proud owner of Enchanted Entertainment, specializing in children’s character events and parties  www.enchantedentertainment.ca. Follow her on Instagram @jayme_and_scarlett!

COMMITMENT SCHEDULE

Please review the Rehearsal and Performance Schedule prior to making this commitment. Conflicts may be accommodated and considered during the rehearsal process. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL PERFORMANCES.

NOTE: SCHEDULES ARE BASED ON THE MAXIMUM POTENTIAL OF DATES AVAILABLE AND WHILE NOT ALL DATES WILL BE CONFIRMED AVAILABILITY MUST BE MAINTAINED FOR SCHEDULING FLEXIBILITY.

CALLBACKS

September 13, 2020 – 11am to 11pm (time to be decided at a later date)

September 14, 2020 - 6pm to 11pm

At this time Callbacks will be held in part Via ZOOM but there will likely be a consideration for an in-person component that will be optional to be decided at a later date.

REHEARSALS

October 5 to November 12, 2020

Sundays – 2:30pm to 10pm
Monday to Thursday – 6:30pm to 10:30pm

 

TECH WEEK

November 14 to November 19, 2020

Saturday & Sunday – 1pm to 11pm

Tuesday to Thursday - 6pm to 11pm

 

PERFORMANCES

November 20, 2020 to December 13, 2020

Tuesdays to Wednesdays

9am CALL - 10am SHOW

Thursdays

9am CALL - 10am SHOW

6pm CALL – 7pm SHOW

Fridays

6pm CALL – 7pm SHOW

Saturdays

1pm CALL – 2pm SHOW

6pm CALL – 7pm SHOW

Sundays

1pm CALL – 2pm SHOW

Mondays

Off

December 15, 2020 to January 2,2021

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays

1pm CALL – 2pm SHOW

Tuesdays to Sundays

6pm CALL – 7pm SHOW

Mondays, December 24 to Dec 26 

Off

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN 
AGES: 10+ 

Some cast will play more than 1 character

Annie (F)

A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced.

Age: 10 to 12

Vocal range: Mezzo

Warbucks(M)

A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range: Baritone

 

Grace Farrell (F)

Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 35

Vocal range: Soprano

Orphans(F)

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.

Ages: 6 to 13 (actors must be 10 at the time of auditioning)

Servants(F/M)

The servants at the Warbucks mansion. Includes Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille, and Annette.

Age: 20 to 50

Miss Hannigan(F)

The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range: Mezzo

Rooster(M)

Miss Hannigan's no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range: Baritone

 

Lily(F)

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: Mezzo

Bert Healy(M)

The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range: Baritone

Roosevelt(M)

The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks.

Age: 40 to 60

Vocal range: Bass

 

Ensemble

 
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