AUDITION

Come and let your talent shine at center stage!

 

AUDITION DATES

2017 WINTER SHOW AUDITIONS

Auditions for Annie will be held on September 15, 16, & 17, 2017. See below for audition guidelines.

Friday, September 15 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Children’s auditions only. We prefer that all interested children come to auditions at this time if at all possible.
Saturday, September 16 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Adult auditions.
Sunday, September 17 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Adult auditions.
* Callbacks for adults or children will be held as needed on Sunday after the scheduled audition time.

2017 QCMG YOUTH CHORUS AUDITIONS for the fall season will be held on Sunday, August 27 from 1:00-4:00 pm and Monday, August 28 from 4:30-6:00 pm. See our Youth Chorus page for more information.

2017 SUMMER SHOW AUDITIONS have been completed.

2017 SPRING SHOW AUDITIONS have been completed.

2017 SUMMER SHOW PREVIEW – At our annual Pre-Audition Tea on February 12 at 2:00 pm, attendees learned from the directors of our summer shows and heard songs from the productions.  Refreshments were served.

 

GENERAL AUDITION GUIDELINES

To feel most prepared and confident:

  • Read these brief Audition Guidelines for theatrical productions.
  • Download and fill out an Audition Sheet to bring with you. (With the right Adobe program, this is a fillable PDF. You can also fill out a copy by hand when you get to auditions.)
  • All auditions take place at our theater, the Prospect Park Auditorium. Get directions to the theater.

SHOW-SPECIFIC AUDITION GUIDELINES

ANNIE

Performance Dates: November 29 – Dec 3. Please note a Wednesday Nov 29th show has been added and a Saturday Matinee is also a possibility.

DIRECTING STAFF
Book Director –  Tom Morrow
Music Director – Mitchell Carter
Choreographer – Susie Carsell-Schaechter
Asst. Book/Stage Mgr – Sara Laufer
Set Design – Bill Marsoun
Producer – Anthony Greer
All Other Positions – TBD

CASTING INFORMATION

We are looking for a talented and team-oriented group of 30-35 people to fill out principal, featured and ensemble roles in this production. We need an active ensemble of different ages to play mansion staff, FDR’s cabinet, New Yorkers and radio station talent. There will be dancing and non-dancing roles. Everyone will sing.

We are looking to cast 9 to 12 little girls for the orphanage. Sorry, but no little boys are required. The youngest girls cast must be in at least 3rd grade at the time of auditions.

Auditioners should be prepared to sing up to 32 measures of a song that best suits your vocal range.  Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. You may sing a song from the show but keep in mind that if every little girl sings “Tomorrow“, it will be more difficult to set yourself apart.  You will also be asked to learn a brief dance movement, so wear comfortable clothing and shoes.  Auditioners may also be asked to read excerpts from the script. If you aren’t asked to read, it does not mean you will not be cast.

Most importantly, we want you to relax and enjoy yourself – we are excited to see you! Do not be frightened. Have fun. That’s why they call them “plays”. We hope to see you soon!!!

PRINCIPAL AND FEATURED ROLES
(We encourage actors of all races and ethnicities to audition for any role.)

Annie:  Orphan girl, looking for her parents. Looks Pre-teen, Strong vocal Mezzo-Soprano, A3-F5 (Belt), dancing and acting

Miss Hannigan: Orphanage matron. Hates children. Adult (preferably over 30), Alto, Strong vocal and acting

Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks: Billionaire businessman, who opens his home and heart to Annie. Older adult, Strong vocal (Baritone) C3-F4, dancing and acting. Will be required to wear a bald cap or shave his head if not already bald.

Grace: Warbucks’s secretary, who loves Annie. Adult, Soprano. Strong vocal, dancing and acting

“Rooster” Hannigan:  Miss Hannigan’s disreputable brother. Young adult, Tenor. B2-G4 Strong vocal, dancing and acting

Lily St. Regis: Rooster’s girlfriend Young adult, Soprano. Strong vocal, dancing and acting

Molly, Pepper, Duffy, July, Tessie, Kate: Orphans: Speaking parts 6 – Pre-teen girls, Strong vocal, dancing and acting

President Roosevelt: Aids in the search for Annie’s parents. Older adult, Baritone Some vocal, strong acting, No dancing

Bert Healey: Radio announcer, who agrees to broadcast an appeal to Annie’s parents. Adult (any age), Tenor Strong vocal

The Boylan Sisters: Trio that sings on the radio 3 – Older teen or young adult, females. Strong vocal (harmonies)

Lt. Ward: A policeman sent to find Annie Adult (any age), male. Speaking part, chorus numbers singing

Drake: Warbuck’s butler and good friend Older adult, Some vocal, acting

ENSEMBLE

Most ensemble will be double cast playing the following:
Warbuck’s Mansion staff: Maids, cooks, servants, etc. Older teens and any adults, Vocal and dancing
Roosevelt’s Cabinet: Cabinet Secretaries Adult (any age), males & 1 female, Some vocal, some lines
Other orphans: Girls in the orphanage Pre-teen, girls Vocal and dancing
Citizens of NYC: All types to include “Hooverville” citizens Adults and children, Some vocal