Cast Call to 2016 Audition for Annie in Cape Town & Joburg

Pieter Toerien and Hazel Feldman have announced that auditions will be taking place in Cape Town and Johannesburg for a production of Annie.

Rehearsals commence Johannesburg 29 August 2016
Performances Teatro Montecasino to 27 November 2016
Performances Artscape Opera to 8 January 2017

Auditions:
CAPE TOWN Artscape Opera
Adults 22, 23, 24 February 2016
Children 25, 26 February 2016
JOHANNESBURG Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre
Adults 27, 28, 29 February 2016
Children 1, 2 March 2016

All auditionees must prepare a song of their own choice that best shows off their vocal capabilities and range. An accompanist will be proved and only sheet music in the correct key will be accepted for the audition. Absolutely no a cappella or other form of accompaniment will be permitted.

Please note that all auditionees successful in getting through the first round will be called back to dance and thereafter a possible final call back.

All races are welcome to audition for all roles.

Please email associate producer Ande Gibson a current CV and pictures [email protected]

CASTING BREAKDOWN – adult

MISS HANNIGAN
The director of the New York City Municipal Orphanage. Early 40’s – mid 60’s. Miss Hannigan resents the young girls she is supposed to protect and feels bitter and indignant that life has passed her by. A woman with needs, and nobody to pamper or love her. Hannigan is tough, an old fashioned New York broad with a major drink problem. There’s something little grotesque about her. A leading role for a great character actor.
Strong vocal and dance. Mezzo-Soprano: A – A flat

OLIVER (DADDY) WARBUCKS
Mid 50’s + (depending on casting). A multi billionaire businessman. Originally from Hell’s Kitchen NYC. Warbucks battled his way to the top of the business world. Although he is well respected, there should be a mysterious side to his character, which makes him intriguing. Masses of high status and authority. Until Annie comes along, Warbucks had lost all sense of human kindness and humility. Annie offers him the capacity for change, which he fully embraces, learning to love and enjoy life once more.

ROOSTER + as cast
Early to mid 30’s (dependent on casting). Miss Hannigan’s younger brother. Rooster-like. A scrawny man but with sex appeal. One recognizes this man is a villain the moment he enters a room. Terrifying, sinister presence. Tough. A man who isn’t afraid (and has) to kill.

LILY +as cast
Early to mid 30’s (dependent on casting). Rooster’s partner in crime and love interest. A young Lily Savage. A rough, tough, sexy broad from New Jersey. A big rack and a bigger mouth on her. Sexy, in a dirty blonde kinda way.

GRACE FARRELL
Mid 20’s thru early 30’s. Private Secretary to Oliver Warbucks. A beautiful, demure and kind young woman, with flair and intelligence.

Lt Ward + FDR + JIMMY JOHNSON + as cast + Cover Warbucks
Authoriative, stern. An old salt. Bumbling and inept, with a good heart. Knocked off his plate by Annie’s streetwise character, but happy to embrace her. Quiet status.

CASTING BREAKDOWN – Ensemble

HOOVERVILLE MAN 1 + NYC STREET PERSON + BUTLER + LEWIS HOWE + NBC PRODUCER + as cast
Late 20’s/early 30’s. Suave/sexy. Italian American. Slick backed, black hair. A ladies man. Lots of charm and natural confidence.

DOG CATCHER (HOOVERVILLE) WARBUCKS CHAUFFER + BERT HEALEY + HULL + as cast
30’s male. Lots of status, brimming with humility and warmth.

APPLE SELLER + HOOVERVILLE MAN 2 + MORGANTHAU + BUTLER + FRED McCRACKEN + as cast
30’s Male. Quirky, bags of character. Has status.

HAROLD ICKES + HOOVERVILLE MAN 3 + DRAKE + NYC STREET PERSON + SOUND EFFECTS MAN + as cast + 2nd Cover Warbucks
Roles include English Butler. Tall and dashing. Oozes class. High status. Early 40’s

ONSTAGE MALE SWING + HOOVERVILLE MALE 5 + BUTLER + NYC STREET PERSON + as cast

ONSTAGE MALE SWING + BUNDLES + HOOVERVILLE MALE 6 + GRDENER + NYC STREET PERSON + as cast + Rooster cover

FRANCES PERKINS + SOPHIE + MRS PUGH + + NYC STREET PERSON + NBC STUDIO ASSISTANT + as cast + cover Miss Hannigan

HOOVERVILLE WOMAN 3 + CECILLE + RONNIE + FDR”s PA + as cast
Young, fresh faced, beautiful woman. Late teens. Optimistic and intelligent.

HOOVERVILLE WOMAN 4 + ANNETTE + WANNABE ACTRESS + CONNIE + Cover Grace Farrell
Young, fresh-faced, beautiful woman. Late teens. Optimistic and intelligent.
HOOVERVILLE WOMAN 5 + MRS GREER +BONNIE + NYC STREET PERSON + as cast + cover Lily
Mid 30’s to mid 40’s. Tall and slight. Prim and proper. Angular.

ONSTAGE FEMALE SWING + HOOVERVILLE WOMAN + MAID + NYC STREET PERSON + as cast

ONSTAGE FEMALE SWING + HOOVERVILLE WOMAN + MAID + NYC STREET PERSON + as cast

CASTING BREAKDOWN: Children

ANNIE
An orphan. Native New Yorker. 11 years old. A streetwise, spunky, feisty, talkative, instantly likeable young woman. Independent. A freethinker. Never to be held back by rules, small minds or social boundaries. Full of flair. Lights up a room the moment she walks into it. Oozes star quality. A mother to the other girls in the orphanage.
Mezzo-Soprano: A – high F

MOLLY
An orphan. 6 years old. Tiny, very sensitive and imaginative. Inquisitive. Littlest.

KATE
An orphan. 7 years old. The next-to-littlest. Cute and mischievous. Naughty! Cover Molly

TESSIE
An orphan. 10 years old. Never stops crying. Fearful – exists in a state of panic and never let’s go of her comforter blanket.

PEPPER
A tough orphan. 12 years old. Lacks feeling. Bully!

JULY (cover Annie)
A quiet orphan with a tender heart. 13 years old. Though not afraid to stand up for herself.

DUFFY
A big, tall girl. 13 years old. Likes to crack jokes. Confident and a bit of a big head. Like to fight.

6 thoughts on “Cast Call to 2016 Audition for Annie in Cape Town & Joburg

  • December 20, 2015 at 2:41 am
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    I really like acting something im good at so please give me a chance

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  • January 6, 2016 at 12:30 pm
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  • January 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm
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    hello
    we would like to audition for Annie and was just wondering where we should send the CV and to whom?
    thanks hannah Cragg
    0735191893

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  • January 30, 2016 at 7:11 pm
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    I really want to do it!!!!!

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  • February 2, 2016 at 7:57 am
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    I was just wondering if as Annie auditionees will we hear from you about which day to come or do we decide?

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  • February 15, 2016 at 11:41 am
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    Hi i have a child she is 3 of age here in Hagar Home abused women and children shelter, and she are very friendly and people person, i have a lot of photos of her can you agency plaese give her a change

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