2020 Season - Annie Character Breakdown

 

Annie: (Female, Kid to play 11) 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." Seeking an excellent actress who can act motherly, independent, overwhelmed and hopeful. She should be strong vocally and musically and be able to light up the stage. Bright, Strong Belt, A3-D5

 

The Orphans (Female): The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Casting girls that can have "mischievous" fun together, as well as "sibling style" fights. Each actress should be able to shape her own specific character, be a good singer and visually expressive. Please note we will be casting most of the Orphan tracks locally.

  • Duffy – The oldest. Strong Belter/C4-D5
  • July – The quietest. Strong Belter/C4-D5
  • Pepper – The toughest. Strong Belter/Bb3-D5
  • Tessie – The cry-baby. Strong Belter/A3-C5
  • Kate – The next-to-youngest. Strong Belter/C4-D5
  • Molly – The youngest. Strong Belter/B3-D5, Must tap dance.

 

Oliver Warbucks: (Male, 40s/50s) Oliver Warbucks is the daunting millionaire who made his fortune during World War I as an industrialist. Must appear middle-aged, self-assured, confident and gently authoritative. Warbucks is awkwardly affectionate toward Annie at the start and then finds himself completely charmed by her. Warm baritone/ A2-F4.

 

Miss Hannigan: (Female, 30s/40s) Miss Hannigan is a definite "has-been." Her distaste for her job should ooze from every line she delivers. Seeking a strong actress with excellent comic timing. She must have a strong versatile singing voice and be able to create a character that is larger than life. Strong Mover. Character Belt/Bb3-F#5.

 

Rooster Hannigan: (Male, 30s/40s) Rooster Hannigan is Miss Hannigan's swindling brother. He is flashy, self-assured and the "smooth gambler" type. Strong Mover. Character Belt/B2-F#4.

 

Lily St. Regis: (Female, 20s/30s) Lily St. Regis is the sleazy girlfriend of Rooster. She is naturally funny, has a good sense of timing and is a strong singer. Strong Mover. Character Belt/Bb3-F#5.

 

Grace Farrell: (Female, 20s/30s) Grace Farrell is Oliver Warbucks's calm, cool and classy secretary. She appears business-like when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. Always appears "in control;" she is sophisticated, likable, sweet and confident. Soprano Mix/D4-C5.

 

President Franklin D. Roosevelt: (Male, 50s/60s) President Franklin D. Roosevelt is enlisted by Oliver Warbucks to help locate Annie's parents. He will be pushed onstage in a wheelchair and delivers a momentous line about "A New Deal!" Seeking an excellent actor, his vocal solos are secondary to the character commitment as an actor.

 

Male Ensemble: (20s-40s) Male ensemble will play various roles throughout the show – Hooverville, Drake/Warbucks’ staff, Bert Healy and the radio crew, Bundles (the laundry man) and Cabinet Members & Cops. Strong singer/dancers with excellent comedic timing. Ensemble will also cover principal tracks. Various vocal ranges.

 

Female Ensemble: (20s-30s) Female ensemble will play various roles throughout the show – Hooverville, Pugh/Warbucks’ staff, Star To Be, Boylan Sisters & Cabinet Members. Strong singer/dancers with excellent comedic timing. Ensemble will also cover principal tracks. Various vocal ranges.

 
 
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