Annie The Musical rehearsals will begin on May 3, 2020 until October 16, 2020.
Specific rehearsal times will be determined by casts’ availability.
The show will run on October 17 and 18, 2020 at SM Seaside City Cebu Centerstage.
Saturdays | March 7, 14, 21, 28
- 12:00 NN – 01:00 PM – Registration
- 01:00 PM – 06:00 PM – Singing, Monologue, Cold Readings, and Dance Auditions
- 4:00 PM – Cut off time
Sundays | March 8, 15, 22, 29
- 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM – Registration
- 02:00 PM – 07:00 PM – Singing, Monologue, Cold Readings, and Dance Auditions
- 5:00 PM – Cut off time
Guang Ming Institute of Performing Arts – Cebu Siddharta Theater
- Registration will begin 1 hour prior to the start of auditions. Please be prepared to stay until dance auditions.
- Everyone is required to be at the dance auditions which will only be held at the posted times on each day.
- No guests or family members will be admitted into the auditions.
- SINGING AUDITIONS. Everyone should come prepared with a traditional Broadway-style song or a song from the show of no more than 16-32 bars that showcases your vocal range. Bring your own sheet music that is marked with the measures to be performed. An accompanist will be provided.
- DANCE AUDITIONS. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes appropriate for dancing and movement. No bare feet. The Dance Director will teach some dance steps and assess how fast an auditionee can pick up and accurately follow instructions.
- ACTING AUDITIONS. We will supply cuttings from the script for those roles with dialogue. A short monologue (90 seconds maximum) is also required. See Casts below for more information.
- SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. Please come to the auditions knowing of any conflicts from May 3, 2020 to October 16, 2020.
- Callbacks are scheduled on April 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2020.
- You will be informed via email IF you will be asked to attend callbacks. If NOT, you may still be considered for the show. Casting will be finalized over the next few weeks and once decisions will be made, the cast listing will be posted on our Facebook page, Instagram page, and website.
- Please bring a headshot and resume.
- If you will miss more than an accumulation of 10 rehearsals, that may impact casting.
Based on Little Orphan Annie, the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide sensation. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the beloved show features a wonderful score written by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, including the Broadway smash hit, “Tomorrow”.
With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of the audience as we witness her rise from next-to-nothing in New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who left her at the orphanage years ago. Though things don’t quite work out the way she has planned, she does manage to thwart the plans of the evil Miss Hannigan and find a new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his secretary Grace Farrell, and her lovable pooch, Sandy.
Annie is based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, “Little Orphan Annie”, which ran in the New York Daily News beginning in the 1920s and, by the 30s and 40s, was one of the most widely read comic strips around. Lyricist Martin Charnin was given a book of “Little Orphan Annie” comic strips as a Christmas gift in 1971, and was inspired to create a musical comedy based on the main character.
46 thoughts on “Annie The Musical Auditions”
I would like to ask what is the ages are allowed for this audition my sister would like to audition
Hi! Thanks for the inquiry.
Kindly view the details for each character in the Casts section above. You’ll find there the age range that might fit for your sister.
Looking forward to seeing you in the auditions!
Is it allowed for teenagers? 15 perhaps
Hi Chriscel. Yes! Please see Cast section above for further details of each character.
Is there room in the ensemble for an 11 yr old boy?
Hi. Thank you for your interest in Annie The Musical.
Yes, there is. You can view the details for each character in the Casts section above.
Is it required to have the 3 categories like the singing, dancing and acting? Or its okay to choose one or two among them?
Hi John. It has to be the 3 categories.
Thanks for your interest in Annie The Musical. Hope to see you in the auditions!
Can i audition through email? coz im so far in audition area
Hi Larra. Thank you for your interest in Annie The Musical.
Unless you’re from outside Cebu, we’d want to assess our auditionee in person.
Hi! I would like to ask is there any characters available for a 15-year-old girl?
Hi Jane. We appreciate your interest in the show.
Yes, there is. Kindly view the details for each character in the Casts section above.
Hi! Can I also ask if you accept auditionees that don’t have any experience yet?
Hi there again. Yes we do.
Good day! How long is the monologue allowed to be and do we need to prepare anything for the dance auditions?
Hi Chloe. Thanks for your interest in Annie The Musical.
For your questions, please refer to the audition details above.
Hope to see you in one of the dates!
Hello! I know that this is very out of the blue, but is there going to be an Into The Woods production in the near future?
Only God knows. 🙂
My daughters, 12 and 9 are so interested to audition but are really first timers on outside school auditions. What do you mean by 16-32 bars and sheet music. Is it ok to bring a minus one perhaps of the any broadway song perhaps? Please advise. Thanks.
Hi Flor. We appreciate your interest in Annie The Musical.
Basically, 16-32 bars refers to the length of the song so it wouldn’t be too short and not too long. A 16-bar cut should be around 30–45 seconds and a 32-bar cut should be around 1 minute and 15 or 30 seconds. The most important thing is that the cut feels right and it makes good musical sense.
And yes, it’s okay to bring minus one.
Hope to see your daughters in the auditions!
Hello! Is there a character that a 16 year old can play?
can we play a role younger than us?
Hi Gabrielle. Thanks for the inquiry.
Yes and yes. Kindly view the details for each character in the Casts section above.
Required age limit for audition
What song needed?
also provided accompaniment
Hi Zairoangelo. Thanks for your interest in Annie The Musical.
For your questions, kindly refer to the details above.
Hello! If in case we weren’t able to acquire sheet music for the song is it ok if we audition with a minus one instead? Thanks in advance!
Hi! Yes, it’s okay to use minus one.
Thank you and see you in the auditions!
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Appreciate the kind words. We hope to see you in the show! 🙂
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Hello! Will you be providing a production schedule detailing the times and dates for rehearsals? I just want to make sure my current schedule won’t come into conflict with your production’s schedule before I audition.
Hi Leah! Thanks for your interest in Annie The Musical.
Rehearsals will begin on May 3, 2020 until October 16, 2020.
And it will be every Tuesday & Thursday (6-9 PM) and every Sunday (2-6 PM).
Additional rehearsals will be announced as the dates draw closer.
Hello, i am concerned about the monologue. Do i have to make one or take one from the movie Annie / another movie? or you will supply one for the auditionees?
Hi Keith! Thanks for your inquiry.
Any will do for the monologue, it’s not necessarily from Annie. Just make sure to memorize it (maximum of 90 seconds).
See you soon in the auditions!
Hi! I was wondering if this production has tuition/needs to be payed for, and what would we put in our resumes if we have to prior experience with theatre?
Hi Creu. Thanks for your questions.
No payment on your end. In fact, if you will be accepted, you’ll receive some allowances and professional fee.
For your past theatre experiences, just put the roles, shows, year, and under whose direction.
Looking forward to seeing you in the auditions!
Do we need to wear costumes and bring props on the audition? And is it ok to enter if the person has braces??
Hi Jaikha. Thanks for your interest in Annie The Musical.
Costumes and props are not necessary during the audition.
And, don’t worry about the braces. We welcome everyone. 🙂
Good day! I would like to know the preferred age for child category? Thank you & more power!
Hi Jan. Thanks for your interest in Annie The Musical.
Kindly view the details in the Casts section above and you’ll see there the preferred age for each character. 🙂
Is the audition for this season cancelled due to our situation now?
In light of the recent development related to COVID-19 and precautionary measures for everyone, all ANNIE auditions at Guang Ming Institute are postponed until further notice.
In replacement to that, we will now accept VIDEO AUDITIONS for song, dance, and acting.
Please submit your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, kindly check this post for video audition guidelines: http://vaudevilletheatreco.com/uncategorized/important-announcement-%e2%9a%a0%ef%b8%8f%e2%9a%a0%ef%b8%8f%e2%9a%a0%ef%b8%8f/.
Thank you! 🙂
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Thank you, Gabriella.
I’m really hoping to be part of this Musical show.
I hope you got my audition piece too.