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Auditions will be held June 1st - 3rd, 2018


To book an audition appointment, please read the information below and complete the application form:

Adult Cast application form (ages 16 and up)
Youth Cast application form (ages 7-15)

AUDITION INFORMATION

Director: Jane Martin
Musical Director: Matt Teeter
Choreographer: Janet Kubik

AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held June 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2018. You may request your preferred time-slot. Audition spots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

As a community theatre group we enjoy the participation of all ages however to audition you must be at least 7 years old (as of September 1st, 2018).

We need strong dancers (tap, jazz, ballet) and singers for this production.

Please bring a recent photograph of yourself, that you can leave with us, to your audition. This photograph will not be returned.

Please also bring information regarding any conflicts you may have with the rehearsal schedule outlined below.

VIDEO AUDITIONS

If you are unable to be physically present at any of the audition dates we will accept an audition submitted through video. To submit a video audition select "video audition" in the time slot drop down menu. Audition forms will then be sent to you for you to complete. The video and forms are to be submitted no later than Wednesday, May 30th.

CALLBACKS

Callbacks are by invitation. They will be held on Wednesday, June 6th.

WHERE

Auditions will be held at 95 Crimea St (across from the Guelph Food Bank). Map.

PREPARATION

Actors are required to bring a non-returnable photo. Please arrive fifteen minutes early to fill out an Audition Form

Please be prepared to stay approximately one hour. All parts require some level of movement. Please dress comfortably as there will be a movement component to the audition.

For the role of Annie:

You will be asked to prepare and sing one of the following songs from Annie (tracks can be downloaded below. *Note – these are the tracks that will be used during auditions.):

Tomorrow (preferred for this role)

Download tracks
Tomorrow (with melody).mp3
Tomorrow (no melody).mp3

Maybe

Download tracks
Maybe (with melody).mp3
Maybe (no melody).mp3

For children cast auditions:

You will be asked to prepare and sing one of the following songs from Annie (tracks can be downloaded below. *Note – these are the tracks that will be used during auditions):

Hard Knock Life

Download tracks
Hard Knock Life.mp3

Tomorrow

Download tracks
Tomorrow (with melody).mp3
Tomorrow (no melody).mp3

Maybe

Download tracks
Maybe (with melody).mp3
Maybe (no melody).mp3

For adult cast auditions:

Auditioners should prepare one accompanied song of their choice to reflect their voice type. We would like to suggest that you choose a piece that suits the musical style of Annie, however, your song should highlight your abilities and strengths. Remember, it is your audition and you want to showcase yourself!

Please do not use a song from Annie!

We will have the ability to play recorded accompaniment through a CD player, MP3 player, iPhone or iPod. A piano will be available, however you must supply your own accompanist. There are plenty of instrumental tracks available on YouTube and iTunes.  **Please note that cell signal is NOT reliable in the audition space. Please ensure that your accompaniment music track is available offline (i.e. not requiring YouTube).

Dancers will be part of the Ensemble and will be required to sing. When signing up for your audition, please indicate that you would like to be considered for a dancing role.

REHEARSALS

Tuesday evenings (6:45pm-10:00pm), Friday evenings (6:45pm-10:00pm), Sunday afternoons (1:45pm-5:00pm), and, starting in October Sunday evenings (6:30pm-9:30pm).

Rehearsals start on Friday, September 7th.

AVAILABILITY

While we understand that people have prior commitments and there are unforeseen circumstances surrounding one's availability, it is imperative that cast members attend all rehearsals that they are called for.
Please bring your calendar to your audition as you will be required to fill out a form stating your availability. This will be taken into consideration when making casting decisions.

 

PERFORMANCES

There will be 6 performances: 7:30pm on November 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 1:30pm on November 24th and 25th, 2018.

All performances will take place at the River Run Centre. All cast must be available for all performances and the week preceding performances during the evenings and weekends.

EXPENSES

You don't need to be a member to audition, but membership of RCMPI is required to take part in the show. Individual membership is currently $25.00 per year, $10 for youth - ages of 15 and under.

There will be a participation fee of $50.00 for cast members of this production. The participation fee is set by the Board of RCMPI and is used towards show and cast-related expenses.

VOLUNTEERING

RCMPI is a community, volunteer organization. Cast members are expected to volunteer at least 5 hours outside of rehearsals to assist with painting, set building, sewing, publicity, etc. to make the show a successful and rewarding experience for everyone.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The online form for requesting an audition time will be available between May 2nd and June 7th (or until audition spots are filled). If you have any questions about this process please contact us: webmaster@rcmpi.ca.
RCMPI is a volunteer organization. If you would like to participate in a different role please contact us through our feedback form.


Annie - Principal Character List

Please note that all descriptions are generalizations based on previous performances for reference only, and are not prerequisites. The Directorial Team may cast the show in any way that suits their overall vision.

Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks
Male (35-60), Vocal Range: B2 - Gb4 (Baritone). Billionaire businessman who opens his home – and finally opens his heart – to Annie.
Annie
Female (character is 11 years old), Vocal Range: A3 - G5 (mezzo soprano). The title character. The spunky and optimistic 11 year old orphan who's looking for her birth parents. She ends up getting adopted by Oliver Warbucks.
Grace Farrell
Female (30-50), Vocal Range: Bb3 - G5 (mezzo soprano). Oliver Warbucks' faithful secretary, who loves Annie from the start.
Daniel "Rooster" Hannigan
Male (25-40), Vocal Range: B2 - G4 (baritone). Miss Hannigan's younger brother, a convict who escaped jail so he can rob his sister and plot to abduct Annie.
Miss Agatha Hannigan
Female (30-50) Vocal Range: A3 - F5 (mezzo soprano). The orphanage matron, disillusioned, she hates children, but is fond of alcoholic beverages.
Drake
Male (45+). The butler at the Warbucks Mansion; a good friend to Grace, Annie and Daddy Warbucks.
Lily St. Regis
Female (20-35) Vocal Range: B3 - G5 (mezzo soprano). Rooster's girlfriend, an egotistical gold digger. She and Rooster pose as Annie's "parents" so they can fool Warbucks and get their hands on the $50,000 reward.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Male (50+), Vocal Range: Eb2 - F3 (baritone). President of the United States, he aids Daddy Warbucks in the search for Annie's parents. Upon meeting Annie, he is inspired to make a new deal and restore America's economy.
Molly
Female (age 6). The youngest orphan who is also Annie's best friend.
Pepper
Female (age 12). The bossiest orphan who likes to take control and is not very good friends with Annie.
Duffy
Female (age 13). The oldest orphan who often hangs around with Pepper but is friends with everyone.
July
Female (age 13). The quietest orphan who doesn't talk much but is mother-like to all the kids.
Tessie
Female (age 10). The crybaby orphan who is known for the line "Oh my goodness".
Kate
Female (age 7). The shyest orphan who never really speaks but is friends with everyone.
Louis Brandeis
Male. Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, he is called upon to assist in Annie's adoption.
Bert Healy
Male, Vocal Range: E3 - G4 (tenor). Radio announcer who agrees to broadcast Annie's search for her parents.
The Boylan Sisters
Female. Singers on the Bert Healy Show who hope to be famous someday. (Note there are important harmonies performed by these roles).
Fred McCracken and Wacky
Male. A ventriloquist and dummy, who are guests on Bery Healy's "Oxydent Hour of Smiles."
Lt Ward
Male. A policeman sent after Annie, he finds her at the local homeless town (Hooverville).
Bundles
Male. The laundry man. Miss Hannigan continuously hits on him, but he is not interested.
Cordell Hull, Frances Perkins, Louis Howe, Harold Ickes, and Henry Morgenthau Jr.
Male. Franklin Roosevelt's Cabinet members who sing "Tomorrow" with Warbucks and Annie.
Star To Be
An upcoming Broadway Star, who sings a solo in N.Y.C.
Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh, Cecile, and Annette
Female. Oliver Warbucks's servants. They do a lot of housekeeping and are often supervised by Drake and Grace.
ENSEMBLE
Men and Women of Hooverville, Warbucks Servants, and citizens of NYC.
To book an audition appointment, please complete the online application form:

Adult Cast application form (ages 16 and up)
Youth Cast application form (ages 7-15).

General Information:

Annie

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.

More information about this show is available through The Guide To Musical Theatre and Wikipedia.