1.  Fill out and turn in your audition sheet when you come for your audition. Click here for the audition sheet
2.  Choose ONE character to audition for.  
3.  Prepare the materials listed below for that character. 
4.  Do not come in costume.

 
Speaking Auditions


ALL characters will be asked to prepare a memorized nursery rhyme for the speaking piece of their audition (30 to 60 seconds max).  You will be given specific direction on how to speak/act the rhyme when you come for the audition.  For example, if ​you chose to memorize "Mary Had a Little Lamb," we might ask you to perform it as if you were delivering it to an audience of sheep.  Or, we might ask you deliver it like a newscaster.  Get creative and have fun with it.  Be prepared for anything, and most importantly, have a BLAST!


Suggestions for nursery rhymes include, but are not limited to:
Hickory Dickory Dock
Hey Diddle Diddle
Little Boy Blue
Jack and Jill
Jack be Nimble
Humpty Dumpty


If you're having trouble, click here for a list of the top 50 Nursery Rhymes of All Time (they are listed as songs but you will be "speaking" the rhymes not singing).

Character Descriptions and Music

The following list will provide you with the names of all the characters, as well as a small description of their character. It will also give you what you will need to prepare for the singing piece of your audition.  If you need a sample of the song you'll be performing, they are all available on YouTube.  Click here. Please note--There is a STRONG possibility that we will not have you sing ALL of the singing materials, but we ask that you be prepared to do so should it be necessary.

 
The Orphans —Gritty, neglected and vulnerable yet basically honest and potentially lovable. Each orphan is her own character. Need to have vocal strength and be visually expressive. Sing: Hard Knock Life—entire song. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for The Orphans
Molly
Pepper
Duffy
Katie
Tessie
July


Annie— an orphan who is a tough, streetwise urchin, but also vulnerable. Must be strong vocally; capable of vocal projection without strain. Sing: Maybe—entire song; Tomorrow—entire song.  You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Annie

Miss Hannigan—manages the orphanage and is sister to Rooster. Her distaste for her job and the children that are a part of it should be obvious in every line she speaks, every song she sings, and every move she makes. Must have an excellent sense of comic timing. Strong vocally and able to project clearly. Sing: Little Girls—entire song.  You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Miss Hannigan

Bundles McCloskey—laundryman for orphanage. Fun loving; energetic; flirt. Sing: I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here—Measures 1-43.  You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Bundles McCloskey

Apple Seller—NYC street vendor; livelihood is selling apples to the people of NYC. Sing: I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here—Measures 1-43.  You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Additional Characters

Dog Catcher—NYC animal control officer; clearly outsmarted by Annie and Sandy. Sing: I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here—Measures 1-43.  You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Additional Characters

Sandy—stray dog who Annie discovers on the streets of NYC. Sing: I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here—Measures 1-43. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Additional Characters

Lt Ward—NYC police Lieutenant who returns Annie to Miss Hannigan. Sing: I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here—Measures 1-43. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Additional Characters

Grace Farrell—Mature, calm, cool and “together”. Classy and businesslike, yet maternal towards Annie. Sing: I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here—Measures 1-43. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Grace Farrell

Servants—Most fastidious of domestic help; heads always held high; rarely show their emotions. Sing: I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here—Measures 1-43. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Servants

Drake
Cecille
Annette
Mrs. Greer
Mrs. Pugh


Oliver Warbucks—middle-aged; self-assured and confident; awkwardly affectionate towards Annie at first, but soon completely charmed by her. Needs to be extremely focused, vocally and visually strong. Sing: N.Y.C—entire song; You Won’t Be an Orphan For Long—entire song. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Warbucks

Star-to-be—Star struck New York transplant who is going to make it big in NYC. Sing: N.Y.C—entire song. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Warbucks

Man in Brownstone Window—crabby New Yorker who is tired of everyone singing on the streets below. Sing:N.Y.C—entire song. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Warbucks

Usherette—theater usher in NYC. Sing:N.Y.C—entire song. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Warbucks

Radio Announcer—Radio voice only. Sing:N.Y.C—entire song. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Warbucks.

Rooster Hannigan—Able to play off Lily constantly; Flashy and self-assured; smooth operator; vocally and visually strong. Sing: Easy Street—entire song. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Rooster

Lily St. Regis—Airhead; always distracted; never acts as the leader; vocally and visually strong. Sing: Easy Street—entire song. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Lily.

Sound Effects Man—handles all the sound effects for Bert Healy’s radio show. He has no speaking lines. Sing:N.Y.C—entire song. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Warbucks.

Bert Healy—Radio personality who interviews Warbucks and Annie. Sing: I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here—Measures 1-43. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Additional Characters

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt—U.S. President. Confined to a wheelchair. Sing: I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here—Measures 1-43. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Additional Charcters

Louis Howe—Aide to President Roosevelt. Sing: I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here—Measures 1-43. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Additional Characters

Policeman—NYC Police officer. No speaking lines. Sing: N.Y.C.—entire song, You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Warbucks

Servants—Ensemble servants chorus. Sing: I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here—Measures 1-43. You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Additional Characters

New Yorkers—Ensemble chorus. Sing N.Y.C.—entire song.

You can find the music here.  Click on "Audition Central."  Then click "View" under the word "Score" for Warbucks

 

For more information about "Annie Jr." go to the MTI website by clicking this link.  This brings you to the Annie Jr. page. 









Audition Information For Annie Jr.

Evergreen Children's Chorale:  Youth Musical Theater and Choir Performance Group in Evergreen, CO

Evergreen Children's Chorale