ORLANDO OPEN CALL ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
SEEKING ANNIE AND THE ORPHANS FOR THE NEW BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF
PRODUCTION, DIRECTED BY TONY AWARD WINNER JAMES LAPINE, OPENS IN FALL, 2012
AT A NEDERLANDER THEATRE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Telsey and Co., casting office for the new Broadway production of ANNIE, will hold an equity and non-equity open call in Orlando, FL on Sunday, October 9, for girls ages 6-12 to audition for the roles of Annie and the orphans. The production, directed by Tony Award-winner James Lapine, will open in fall 2012 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced.
“We’ve been seeing amazing talent at our auditions in New York, Los Angeles and Omaha and also through the online submissions through our show website. Now, we’re taking our search for Annie and the orphans to the southeast,” commented Arielle Tepper Madover. “The auditions have been wonderful, watching the girls meet each other, sings songs together, work through their nerves and build their self-confidence through this experience. I’m grateful for the excellent support of Telsey and Company and their superb team.”
Auditions will be held from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 9 at the Orlando Ballet School, 1111 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL, 32804. Sign in is at 10:00 AM. Please do not arrive earlier. Parking lots are available at the location and nearby. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a song acapella and should also bring sheet music, in case they are asked to sing with accompaniment. Please do not prepare music from the show. Additional details about the auditions and are available at www.anniethemusical.com.
For those unable to audition in person, a taped audition can be submitted through the show’s website, www.anniethemusical.com.
ANNIE features music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and book by Thomas Meehan, based on the newspaper character “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray.
ANNIE will be produced on Broadway by Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger Horchow, Sally Horchow, Jane Bergère, Roger Berlind, Debbie Bisno, Roy Furman, Stacey Mindich, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Daryl Roth in association with Christina Papagjika/Eva Price.
The original production of ANNIE opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin). The show was one of the biggest Broadway musical hits of the 1970s, running for almost six years and playing 2,377 performances.
The score for ANNIE includes “Maybe,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow”.
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