Come and be involved in one of the most iconic musicals with a great and strong theatre group for 9-16 year olds!
The Australian Academy of Dance’s theatre program, DanceSingAct, provides students with professional training in voice, drama and dance. Previous shows have included Aladdin, Hairspray and Seussical, and have played at the Malthouse Theatre, The National Theatre and Gasworks to sell-out crowds. Come and see why The Academy is one of Melbourne’s top schools for theatre productions for school-aged children.
Audition info:
Saturday 24 June (9am-1pm including dance call and vocal/acting audition)
Australian Academy of Dance, 4 Clarence Street, Malvern East (audition and rehearsal location)
Please prepare the following:
1 x song, showcasing your vocal range and acting abilities (not from the show)
To register an audition, please email info@academydance.com.au
About Annie Jr:
Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Roles:
ANNIE: A complex little girl. She is a tough, streetwise urchin who is nevertheless vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: a newfound “family” who loves her. She has to be motherly in scene one, independent in scene two, overwhelmed in scenes four and five, needy in scene seven, and hopeful for the future in scenes ten and eleven. The actor who plays Annie must be strong vocally and musically. She must be capable of vocal projection without strain. Although she is at times aggressive or crafty, the audience should never doubt Annie is a friendly and caring child; she will go to any extent to gain the love of a family to which she can belong. G (below middle C) – High F.
MISS HANNIGAN: This woman is definitely a “has-been.” Her distaste for her job and the children that are part of it should be obvious in every line she speaks, every song she sings and every move she makes. The student who plays her must have an excellent sense of comic timing. The acrid delivery of her lines and the torch-like rendition of her songs must distinguish her from the other characters in the show. G – High D.
OLIVER WARBUCKS: Self assured, confident–most challenging role in show for student. Capable of showing emotional transformation and maturity. Good singer. A flat – E flat.
GRACE FARRELL: Warbucks’ assistant, calm, cool, mature, classy, sophisticated and businesslike. A flat – High F sharp.
ROOSTER HANNIGAN: Flashy, self-assured, “bad guy,” brother to Miss Hannigan. Good singer and actor, moves well. G – E flat.
DUFFY: The biggest orphan, C – D.
JULY: The quietest orphan, G – C.
TESSIE: The crybaby orphan, A – D.
KATE: The next-to-littlest orphan, C – D.
MOLLY: The littlest orphan, A flat – B.
PEPPER: The toughest orphan, C – D.
DRAKE: Fastidious domestic help, proud, fun character, good singer. A – D.
LILY ST. REGIS: Distracted airhead, a bit bumbling, girlfriend to Rooster. Good singer and actress, moves well. B flat – E flat.
MRS. GREER: Fastidious domestic help, proud, fun character, good singer. A – D.
MRS. PUGH: Fastidious domestic help, proud, fun character, good singer. A – F sharp.
APPLE SELLER
BERT HEALY
BUNDLES McCLOSKEY
CECILLE
DOGCATCHER
LOUISE HOWE
LT. WARD
MAN IN BROWNSTONE WINDOW
POLICEMAN
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
RADIO ANNOUNCER
SANDY
SERVANTS
SOUND EFFECTS MAN
STAR-TO-BE
USHERETTE

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