Characters in Annie
All adult members (including paid-up new members) are entitled to audition for all the
and assistance will be given in pre-audition rehearsals commencing on Monday 21st January.
Auditions for the Orphans (including Annie) are open but they must request an audition information and registration pack from Ian Stretch 01992 449176 or firstname.lastname@example.org
||A street-wise orphan, she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Plucky, spirited, energetic, friendly. Must have a big voice and strong dialogue. Also must be confident.
||A powerful, self-assured billionaire who always has his mind on business. While sometime gruff and abrupt he has a kind heart. At first, he is awkwardly affectionate toward Annie, but he soon finds himself completely charmed by her. Strong singer and actor required
|Miss Agatha Hannigan
||Miss Hannigan is the evil orphanage matron and an alcoholic. Her distaste for her job and the children is obvious in every move she makes. She is predictable and funny in her ridiculous, cruel ways. Strong voice and character actress.
||She is beautiful and loyal private secretary to Oliver Warbucks. Grace is mature, calm and classy. She is business like when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. Good singer and strong dialogue required – must be able to clearly show the two sides of Grace both business and maternal.
|Daniel ‘Rooster’ Hannigan
||Miss Hannigan’s despicable brother. Rooster is flashy and self-assured. Sly and deceiving. Good voice and dialogue needed
|Lily St. Regis
||Lily is Rooster’s airhead girlfriend. She is always distracted, although she manages to pick up on any conversation involving money.
||A flamboyant and popular radio personality Good voice and charismatic
||The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks. Sings a short version of The sun will come out tomorrow and must command respect on stage.
||Warbucks’ butler. Must have good diction and stage presence.
Note that there are also many other characters that have solo lines, both dialogue and/or singing, that will be cast after the main auditions.
If you take on a principal role you are
committing to do a lot of homework
throughout the 3 month rehearsal period and this
begins before the audition. To
demonstrate your commitment to the audition
panel you should prepare by
reading the entire script several times to
understand exactly what the part
involves and how the character fits in to the
story. Do your own research into the
background of the character and learn the
audition dialogue and music. Directors
will usually give some general pointers as to
how they see the character but most
are open-minded and want to see your
The Friday Pre-Audition Rehearsal is designed to
give you the opportunity to:
Bearing in mind that there are many other
candidates waiting for their turn,
your session with the readers should take no
more than about 10 minutes. This is
not an opportunity for you to ask how you should
play the part or deliver a line. lf
you need that sort of help or advice. you should
arrange it privately with a
suitable person (not the Director) at another
go through the audition music with the pianist
who will be playing at the
audition; this may be the MD or a rehearsal
pianist, however, you should
already have practised at home.
go through the dialogue with the people that
will be reading-in at the
auditions. You should have already thought
carefully about the scene and how
you would expect it to be staged, having regard
to references in the script
describing the scenery and furniture and any
stage directions such as where
the character enters from etc.
explain to the readers where you would like them
to stand, move around and
react to your moves.