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					AUDITION NOTICE FOR Annie
DIRECTOR:                     DAN MCDONALD
CHOREOGRAPHER:                DIANE HAMILTON
MUSICAL DIRECTOR:             REENIE CODELKA
PRODUCER:                     LAURIE LEVY ISSEMBERT
Assistant Director            LAURIE NEWTON

If you are interested in being considered for an Assistant to the Director or Assistant to the
Choreographer, please contact the producer at tllg22@aol.com.

PROPOSED CAST for GRADES 3-12
Cast Size – between 50 and 60

AUDITION POLICY/FEES
There is a $100 audition fee for Annie
   • Auditions are by appointment only.
   • If you are selected to be a member of the cast and choose to do the show, the audition
      fee will be applied to the tuition.
   • If you are selected to be a member of the cast and choose not to do the show, the
      audition fee is non-refundable.
   • If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast, the audition fee will be refunded.

PRODUCTION FEES
$625 without volunteer hours
$525 with 10 hours of volunteer hours
(EITHER OPTION INCLUDES A COMPLIMENTARY T-SHIRT AND TWO TICKETS TO THE
PRODUCTION PARTY)
$100 costume fee for all cast members

AUDITIONS AT THE MUSICAL THEATER CENTER
FRIDAY, MARCH 27                   6:30 – 9:30 PM
SATURDAY, MARCH 28                 9:00 – 2:00 PM

Please call 301 251 5766 to schedule an audition appointment. Please arrive 30 minutes
before your appointment with your paperwork complete (available on
www.musicaltheatercenter.org) and a passport or billfold sized headshot.

If you are unable to schedule an appointment because you will be out of town or have an
unavoidable prior conflict, please contact the Producer at tllg22@aol.com. If the production is
seeking additional cast members after the first auditions, an effort will be made to schedule
alternate auditions if possible.
CALLBACKS AT THE MUSICAL THEATER CENTER
SATURDAY, MARCH 28                 3:00 TO COMPLETION

A partial cast list will be posted online at www.musicaltheatercenter.org and on the MTC
production board on or before Monday, April 13. A final cast list will be posted Monday, May 4,
after the second round of auditions. If the production team feels satisfied with someone who
has auditioned at the first casting session, a final decision will be made as of Monday, April 13
and that decision will in no way change as a result of the May 4 casting session. Once
something has been announced and a part offered, it will be secure. However, in view of the
mix of children and adults in this cast of characters, it is the prerogative of the production team
to cast young adults as well as mature adults in the adult roles if suitable children are not
found.

DRAMATIC PREPARATION
The director encourages the auditioners to view the movie “Annie” - before the audition to
familiarize themselves with the story and the characters – preferably the Disney TV movie with
Kathy Bates and not the theatrical version with Carol Burnett.

DANCE PREPARATION
Auditioners are requested to wear appropriate dance attire (black leotards and jazz pants
preferable) but no T-shirts with any writing or pictures of any kind, plus appropriate footwear
(jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, ballet slippers). Auditioners will learn a short dance combination.

MUSICAL PREPARATION
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song, any style or tempo. Bring sheet music, preferably in a 3-
ring binder; an accompanist will be provided. Your selection should demonstrate your vocal
range and abilities, but it is most important to choose something you love and that you are
comfortable with. Note: you may be asked to sing scales or other vocal exercises, no
preparation required.

CAST OF CHARACTERS
(below is the official list from the music publisher and is included to give a general
outline. Our cast may differ slightly, depending on the discretion of our artistic team)
Character Breakdown
A MAN
AN ANNOUNCER
AN USHERETTE
ANNETTE                                a French Maid
ANNIE                                  spunky, friendly, big-voiced, street-wise urchin--one of
                                       the orphans
                                       Mezzo-Soprano: A - high F
APPLE SELLER
ARTIE
BERT HEALY                        Radio Personality
BOYLAN Sisters: Bonnie, Connie,   singing sisters, perform on "Oxydent's Hour of Smiles"
RONNIE                            radio program
BUNDLES McCLOSKEY                 the Laundryman
CECILLE,                          a French Maid
CORDELL HULL                      male Cabinet member
DOG CATCHERS
DRAKE                             Warbucks's English Butler
DUFFY                             the biggest orphan
EDDIE
FDR, the President                Baritone (C-flat - E-sharp)
FRANCIS PERKENS                   female Cabinet member
FRED McCRACKEN                    Radio Personality
GRACE FARRELL                     faithful Assistant to Warbucks
                                  Soprano: A - high G
HAROLD ICKES                      male Cabinet member
HENRY MORGENTHAU                  male Cabinet member
HONOR GUARD
HOOVERVILLE DENIZEN
IRA
JIMMY JOHNSON
JULY                              the quietest orphan
JUSTICE BRANDEIS
KALTENBORN's VOICE
KATE                              the next to littlest orphan
LILY                              Rooster's floozy girlfriend
                                  Soprano: D - high G
LOUIS HOWE                        Associate to Roosevelt
LT. WARD
MARY
MISS HANNIGAN                     Cantankerous and mean old orphanage director
                                  Mezzo-Soprano: A - A flat
MOLLY                             the littlest orphan
MRS. GREER                        the Housekeeper
MRS. PUGH                         the Cook
NBC PAGE
OLIVER WARBUCKS                   warm-hearted, stiff-collared host to Annie for 2 weeks at
                                  Christmas
                                  Baritone: C - high F
PEGGY
PEPPER                    the toughest orphan
ROOSEVELT CABINET MEMBERS Francis Perkins, Cordell Hull, Harold Ickes, Henry
                          Morganthau
ROOSTER                   Miss Hannigan's no-good brother
                                       Baritone: B - high G
SECOND COP
SOPHIE                                 the Kettle
SOUND EFFECTS MAN
STAR TO BE
TESSIE                                 the cry baby orphan
WACKY                                  Radio Personality

REHEARSALS
MONDAY - THURSDAY from 6:30 – 9:30
FIRST REHEARSAL - MONDAY, JUNE 29.
MANDATORY PARENT MEETING - TUESDAY, JUNE 30 at 7:00 pm.
Some weekend rehearsals may be called at the very end of the rehearsal process but are not
foreseen at this time.

CONFLICTS
Please review the “conflict form” at the end of this notice prior to auditioning. All conflicts will
be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will be taken into consideration for the casting of the
show. The summer show allows for one week of vacation for each cast member, which means
five rehearsals. There can be no conflicts during the week prior to tech week and
tech/performance week. If a performer is forced to withdraw because of too many
conflicts, no tuition will be refunded.

All members of The Musical Theater Center performing ensembles understand that Annie
rehearsals take priority over Upbeat Unlimited performances. Unless there are special
circumstances as decided by The Musical Theater Center Artistic Director, Annie cast
members will not be excused for ensemble performances.

TECH WEEK
Tech Week begins SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 at The Musical Theater Center with a long, afternoon
rehearsal (time TBA) and continues beginning Monday, August 10 at the Fitzgerald Theatre
until the show goes up the following weekend. Hours during Tech Week are normally 5:00
PM. - 11:00 PM but this is subject to change.

PERFORMANCES
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009 at the Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville.
We will be doing four (4) shows: FRIDAY at 7:30 PM, SATURDAY at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
and SUNDAY at 2:00 PM.

Prior enrollment at The Musical Theater Center is not required. Financial aid is available for
those that qualify. Please contact Tommy Parlon, our Director of Education, immediately for
further information regarding the necessary paperwork for consideration.
                                     CONFLICT FORM

      Auditioner’s Name       –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
      Cell Phone No.
      E-Mail

“     I understand the rehearsal and performance schedule as set forth in the audition notice
      (above). I further understand that rehearsals are an essential part of performing and
      that The Musical Theater Center is asking that cast members attend ALL rehearsals
      (unless there is a family emergency). All conflicts listed on this form will be reviewed on
      a case-by-case basis and will be taken into consideration for the casting of the show.
      One week of vacation is excused during the summer show rehearsal time period. There
      can be no conflicts, however, during the week prior to tech week and the
      tech/performance week. I also understand that all known conflicts must be stated at the
      time of this audition.

If a performer is forced to withdraw because of too many conflicts, no tuition will be
refunded.

“     My child has no known conflicts at this time.

“     At this time, I am aware of the following conflicts in my child’s schedule.


Date/times:

Signature of Auditioner:


Signature of Parent: