Playhouse sets April 7-8 auditions for 'Annie'

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Director Caroline Good will hold two sessions of auditions for the Putnam County Playhouse production of "Annie."

The first session will be Saturday, April 7 from 3-5:30 p.m. followed by a second session on Sunday, April 8, from 3-5:30 p.m. Both sessions will be at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle.

Director Good and vocal director Erik Foster will be looking to cast girls age 7-16 as the orphans (the youngest orphan is seven, so there is only one role for a performer that age), a few boys will also be cast in the ensemble. Those auditioning for the title role of Annie should be between the ages of 11-14 and prepare a short monologue version of 16-32 measures of the song "Tomorrow."

Adult roles to be cast include Daddy Warbucks, Annie's rescuer; Miss Hannigan, the head of the orphanage; Grace, who is Warbucks' secretary; Rooster, who is Hannigan's brother and his girl friend Lily; and President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his cabinet.

There is a large ensemble that takes part in many fun numbers. Those cast in the ensemble will play multiple characters.

Auditioners will be asked to sing 16-32 bars of a song from memory and are advised to bring sheet music. Amy Tharp will be available to provide accompaniment.

There will also be a short dance audition by choreographer Sarah Bond and readings from the script.

For additional information, please visit the website at and click the "Annie" tabs on the Current Season drop-down menu.

The show will be produced June 7-10 and June 13-16. It is being sponsored by Hopkins-Rector and Bittles & Hurt funeral homes.

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