Director's Note


The story of Annie the orphan is


sentimental, simple, and comments on


the vast disparity between classes


during the Great Depression of 1933.


No matter how grim the circumstances,


however, the adorable, persistent, and


ever-glad little waif keeps (and helps


us keep) a positive outlook on life,


always looking for the sun to come out


tomorrow, shining brightly. 


Our production will reflect a more


realistic, human portrayal of Annie and


her world, rather than trying to capture


the comic strip.  Annie doesn’t


necessarily need to have curly red hair


and Daddy Warbucks need not shave


his head.  At auditions, we ask that


those young ladies auditioning for


Annie come as the sunniest version of




Special Casting:  We are planning on


casting two young females for the title


role who will alternate performances. 


It can be a taxing role for any young


person. Ideally, the age range for the


11-year old Annie will be 11-14 years


old, and the orphans will be 9-14 years


old, with one 7-9 year-old for Molly.  I


would also like to cast a few young


boys who will play newspaper boys


and street urchins.


Ensemble:  We will be casting a fairly


large ensemble to play the various roles


of Servants, the Hooverville tenants,


the radio hour folks, and the Cabinet.


Singing, dancing, and opportunities


for fun character roles!


Auditions:  To be considered for a


singing/speaking role, you must prepare


16-32 bars of music, fully memorized,


and be able to sing with an


accompanist.  Please bring your sheet


music in a binder for the accompanist.


For those auditioning for the role of


Annie, please prepare a short


monologue version of the song


“Tomorrow,” in which you speak the


words of the song. There will also be a


dance audition for all, and readings


from the script.


I’m looking for hard-working,


dedicated, and fun-loving cast members


who will collaborate congenially to


bring this sweet story to life.