The production team for the Savoy Theatre’s upcoming musical Annie, is excited to announce an extended audition call to welcome additional adult talent. The popular broadway musical, scheduled to hit the stage in November 2016, tells the story of a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks.
Although the initial audition schedule was quickly filled by enthusiastic hopefuls, Annie directors Hilary Scott and Wesley J. Colford say they are still seeking submissions for the adult roles.
“We’ve been overwhelmed with the response thus far, but we would like to open up this process to more adults,” says Colford. “When people think of casting for Annie, obviously they immediately think of the orphans, but there are an abundance of incredible adult roles we need to cast and we want to ensure we see as many people as possible. We are looking for a select team of multi-talented individuals who can give Cape Breton the Broadway calibre level of production it deserves.”
Specifically, the directors would like to encourage more talent to audition for the popular roles of Oliver Warbucks, the billionaire businessman who opens his home-–and finally his heart–to Annie, and Miss Hannigan, the orphanage matron, who hates children, but is fond of alcoholic beverages. Additional adult roles are also open for audition.
Co-director Scott says there’s no shortage of talent to make up the cast. “We know it won’t be ‘Easy Street’, choosing from the vast amount of talent we’ll be seeing. We’ve had the pleasure of watching so many incredible shows in recent years, all over the island, and we can’t wait to bring together our team to bring this beloved musical to life.”
Production Manager Cynthia Lahey has extended the audition call to 10am to 9pm, on Sunday, June 5. “This was originally slotted as 11am to 4pm, but those spots are filled,” explains Lahey. “So we’ve added some hours on either end to make room for more auditions. Anyone over the age of 15 should contact us to book right away. The first audition spots filled up in just a few days.”
Auditions can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Be prepared to bring sheet music for your song choice, photocopied and double-sided in a binder, and a short resume of theatre, song and dance experience with a recent photo. A piano accompanist will be provided for the audition. Call-backs are scheduled for Friday, June 10, during which time some performers may be called back for dance auditions with choreographer Cynthia Vokey, or to read for specific characters.
Tickets for the Savoy Theatre production of Annie are on sale now.