Reading Civic Theatre

Audition Announcement for “ANNIE”

Announcing auditions for “ANNIE”

 

 
Before the audition dates RCT will hold a perusal on Thursday September 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the RCT Hall – 126 N. 10 th Street, Reading, PA 19603
Reading Civic Theatre is excited to announce auditions for the Fall production of ANNIE. The auditions will take place on the following dates:

PLEASE NOTE : For Monday and Tuesday audition sign in will begin at 6:00 PM.

Monday – October 1, 2018 at 6:30 PM – Children only (13 and under)- Vocal
Tuesday – October 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM – Adult/Teens only (14 and over)- Vocal
Wednesday – October 3, 2018 at 6:30 PM – Dance/Movement – Everyone
Thursday – October 4, 2018 at 6:30 PM – Call Backs

All auditions will be held at the RCT Hall.

Here is a synopsis of the play and a character breakdown:
Leapin’ Lizards!

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie, the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” It is the perfect holiday family friendly musical!

With her positive, spunky and contagious personality and attitude, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a rough 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 single, cruel, and embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous and exciting world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie ruins Miss Hannigan’s evil plot 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!

Character Breakdown

ANNIE:
A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, belter
Gender: Female
Age: must read 10 to 12 years old
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

WARBUCKS:
A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish.
Gender: Male
Age: must read 40 to 55 years old
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom:B3

GRACE FARRELL:
Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.
Gender: Female
Age: must read 20 to 35 years old
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

ORPHANS:
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.
Gender: Female
Age: must read 6 to 13 years old

SERVANTS:
The servants at the Warbucks mansion. Includes Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille, and Annette.
Gender: Both
Age: must read 18 to 50 years old

MISS HANNIGAN:
The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.
Gender: Female
Age: must read 30 to 45 years old
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

ROOSTER:
Miss Hannigan’s no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.
Gender: Male
Age: must read 25 to 40 years old

LILY:
Rooster’s girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo.
Gender: Female
Age: must read 20 to 35 years old
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

BERT HEALY:
The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.
Gender: Male
Age: must read 25 to 50 years old
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: B3

ROOSEVELT:
The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks.
Gender: Male
Age: must read 45 to 65 years old
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

ENSEMBLE:
Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh), Boylan Sisters, Cabinet members, Hooverville citizens
Gender: both

The production will take place December 14, 15 and 16 at the RACC Miller Center for The Performing Arts.
 

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