Annie Jr. 2023


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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. Annie is determined to find the parents

who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss

Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and

family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt

named Sandy.


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. She has to display multiple emotions throughout the show

from motherly, to independent, to overwhelmed, to needy and hopeful. The actor who plays

Annie must be strong vocally and musically.

The Orphans - 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. Children

auditioning for these roles need to have vocal strength and be visually expressive.

Miss Hannigan - Dislikes her job and the children that are part of it. The student who plays

her must have an excellent sense of comic timing.

Grace Farrell - Grace is mature, calm, cool and “together.” She is classy and businesslike

when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie.

Rooster - Rooster and Lily are quite the team, as they play off each other constantly. Rooster

is flashy and self-assured. His “moves” should be as smooth, as should be the message he

sells in "Easy Street."

Lily - Rooster and Lily are quite the team, as the characters play off each other constantly.

Lily (airhead that she is) is always distracted, although she manages to pick up on any

conversation involving money.

Warbucks - He must appear middle-aged, self-assured and confident. At first awkwardly

affectionate toward Annie, he soon finds himself completely charmed by her.

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) - These characters, with their presence,

posture and speech should suggest the most fastidious of domestic help.

Additional Characters - Servants, pedestrians, Bundles, the chauffer, Louis Howe, the apple

seller and the dogcatcher.

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