Audition Dates:

  • Sat & Sun, January 25 & 26, 2020  – Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA – 10:30 am – 4 pm *Saturday, January 25  is for girls 8 & up ONLY. Sunday, January 26 is adults 16 years and up ONLY*
  • Fri & Sat, February 21 & 22, 2020 – Ripley-Grier Studios, New York, New York   BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Sat & Sun, March 7 & 8, 2020 – New England Theatre Conference (contact N.E.T.C. for information)

Rehearsal days:

  • Rehearsals Start: Monday July 6, 2020 at 9:30 am call
  • Rehearsal Schedule: Mon – Sat July 6 – 11, 10am-6pm; Mon – Sat July 13 – 18, 10am-6pm
  • Sundays July 12 & 19 OFF   
  • Tech week July 20 – 23, noon – 11pm

 Performance Dates:

  • Friday July 24, 2020 @ 7 pm          
  • Saturday July 25, 2020 @ 7 pm
  • Sunday July 26, 2020 @ 2 pm
  • Thursday July 30, 2020 @ 7 pm   
  • Friday, July 31, 2020 @ 7 pm  
  • Saturday, August 1, 2020 @ 2 pm        
  • Saturday, August 1, 2020 @ 7 pm
  • Sunday August 2, 2020 @ 2 pm

Show Venue:

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA – a 1200 seat proscenium theatre

Audition Requirements:

You must be 16 by first rehearsal – Children must be 8 years of age by the first rehearsal. Adults must be 16 by the first rehearsal. Please note age concepts in character descriptions below.

Casting all ages (16+), races, genders, shapes, and sizes with excellent singing abilities – see below

Acting:  You will be asked to read from the script (no need to memorize).  Sides will be available at the auditions.

Dance:  All those auditioning will learn an audition dance combination.  Please wear comfortable clothing that you can dance in. Please bring character and tap shoes. Gymnastic abilities a plus.

Music: 32 Bars from a Musical of ANNIE musical style. Please bring sheet music an accompanist will be provided.

Audition form: completed at the audition.  Must provide an 8×10 head-shot and a resume to accompany form.

Questions?  Should be directed to Festival Theatre at 508.991.5212 or casting@nbfestivaltheatre.com

 Annie

Annie is a complex, tough, streetwise urchin who is surprisingly vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: her newfound “family.” She should be strong vocally and musically and be able to light up the stage in “Tomorrow!” Gender: Female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Molly

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable.  Gender: Female

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: A3

Kate

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable.  Gender: Female

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Tessie

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Gender: Female 

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Pepper

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable.  Gender: Female

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: C4

July

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable.  Gender: Female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Duffy

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable.  Gender: Female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Miss Hannigan

Miss Hannigan is a definite “has-been.” Her distaste for her job should ooze from every line she delivers. She must have a strong versatile singing voice and be able to create a character that is larger than life. Gender: Female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Grace Farrell

Grace Farrell is Oliver Warbucks’s calm, cool and classy secretary. She appears businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie.  Gender: Female

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: D4

Rooster Hannigan 

Rooster Hannigan and Lily St. Regis are the comic team who claim to be Annie’s parents but are revealed to be Miss Hannigan’s swindling brother and his sleazy girlfriend in disguise.  Gender: Male

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: G3

Lily St. Regis

Rooster Hannigan and Lily St. Regis are the comic team who claim to be Annie’s parents but are revealed to be Miss Hannigan’s swindling brother and his sleazy girlfriend in disguise.  Gender: Female

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Oliver Warbucks

Oliver Warbucks is the daunting millionaire who made his fortune during World War I as an industrialist.  Gender: Male

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Drake And Servants

Drake and the Servants are the loyal domestic help of Oliver Warbucks. This group of performers sings with the ensemble and can be double cast as New Yorkers in “N.Y.C.” These roles are ideally suited for performers of any ability.  Gender: Any

Lt. Ward

Lt. Ward is the policeman who questions Annie about Sandy, the stray dog. Gender: Male

Bert Healy

Bert Healy is the classic announcer on a radio show of the era. Gender: Male

Bundles

Bundles is the laundryman for the orphanage. This is a minor speaking role and is perfect for the actor who can create a likeable character. Gender: Male

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

President Franklin D. Roosevelt is enlisted by Oliver Warbucks to help locate Annie’s parents.  Gender: Male

Louis Howe

Louis Howe is President Roosevelt’s trustworthy aide. This is a great role for someone new to performing. Gender: Male

Star-to-be

Star-To-Be is a glamorous diva in the number  Gender: Female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

New Yorkers

The New Yorkers are comprised of a wonderfully colorful collection of characters, usually identified by their occupation. Gender: Any