The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is looking for a talented, energetic young singer for the role of "Annie" and a host of dynamic singers and dancers and even four-legged actors for the cast of Annie, the holiday musical production to be staged Dec. 7–23.
Auditions for the roles of Annie and her orphan friends will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 1 and 2. Auditions for the adult roles in the musical are being held on the same days at 7:30 p.m. Canine auditions for the role of Sandy will be held in November.
Maria Chattin-Carter will direct the production. Andrew Chauncey is musical director. Annie is a joint Youth Theatre and Spotlight Series production and will be performed on the MainStage.
Annie: An 11-year-old redheaded orphan girl, optimistic and spunky, whose only wish is to find her parents
Miss Hannigan: The orphanage matron, disillusioned, she hates children, but is fond of alcoholic beverages
Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks: Billionaire businessman who opens his home – and heart – to Annie
Grace Farrell: Daddy Warbucks' faithful secretary, who loves Annie from the start
Daniel "Rooster" Hannigan: Miss Hannigan's no-good brother, out for the quick buck
Lily St. Regis: Rooster's girlfriend, is smarter than she appears
The Orphans: The orphans at the orphanage, ages 6 to 13
Franklin D. Roosevelt: President of the United States, he aids Daddy Warbucks in the search for Annie's parents
Louis Brandeis: Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, he is called upon to assist in Annie's adoption
Bert Healy: Radio announcer who agrees to broadcast Annie's search for her parents
The Boylan Sisters: Singers on the Bert Healy Show who hope to be famous someday
Drake: The butler at the Warbucks Mansion; a good friend to Annie and Daddy Warbucks
Lt. Ward: A policeman sent after Annie, he finds her at the local homeless town (Hooverville)
Sandy: An abandoned mixed–breed dog that Annie rescues, he becomes her faithful companion
Youngsters audition Monday or Tuesday, Oct. 1 or 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Circle lobby. There are roles for eight to 10 girls in addition to Annie. Actors should be in first through eighth grade, but can be older if they don’t look their age. Older teens may want to audition for adult roles.
Adults audition Monday or Tuesday, Oct. 1 or 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Circle lobby.
At the audition, all actors should be prepared to sing a song that will be taught to them by the music director. They may also be asked to move through some dance steps, so dress appropriately. Actors will not be asked to read.
Callbacks are Thursday, Oct. 4. Actors will be asked to read at this time.
Rehearsals take place Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7–10 p.m. beginning Oct. 8, but not all actors will be called for every rehearsal. The director will attempt to release the Orphans at 9:00 p.m. most nights. Tech week begins Sunday, Dec. 2.
There are four daytime performances for school groups on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13 and 14.
There will be 10 public performances: Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through Dec. 23.
The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is at 400 River Street in Chattanooga next to Coolidge Park. For more information, call 423 267-8534.