Auditions for the roles of Annie and her orphan friends will be held at 4:30 Oct. 1 and 2 at the Circle lobby. Auditions for the adult roles in the musical are being held on the same days at 7:30. 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,” which is a joint Youth Theatre and Spotlight Series production, will be performed on the MainStage.
Available roles include:
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,
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.
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 to 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 p.m. most nights. Tech week begins Dec. 2.
There are four daytime performances for school groups on 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 located at 400 River St. in Chattanooga next to Coolidge Park.
For more information, call 423-267-8534.
Call 267-8534 for tickets