Calling All Moppets! Open Audition for Broadway Annie Orphans Is June 12

News   Calling All Moppets! Open Audition for Broadway Annie Orphans Is June 12 The sound of optimism will be deafening on Manhattan's Upper East Side on June 12 when an open audition for the coming Broadway production of Annie, the musical, takes place.

Auditions for the title character and her orphan pals will be held 10 AM-4 PM at 200 E. 87th Street. Check-in time is 9 AM.

According to the Telsey & Co. casting office, auditioners should be prepared to sing a song (not from the show) a cappella and should also bring sheet music, in case they are asked to sing with accompaniment. 

The open call is for girls ages 6-12 for the new 2012 revival of the show, directed by James Lapine. If you are not able to make it to New York City for open auditions, or if you would rather show what you can do on video, you can submit your audition online through the show's official website at www.anniethemusical.com. The website has in-person and online audition entry details.

The new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Annie will open in fall 2012 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced.

"Seeing the original Broadway production of Annie changed my life — I know I speak for many when I say that at the age of eight, I wanted to be Annie," producer Arielle Tepper Madover said in a statement. "I simply cannot wait to begin the process of finding our Annie and orphans for this exciting new production." Annie, the musical inspired by the Harold Gray comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," features music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and book by Thomas Meehan.

Annie will be produced on Broadway by Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger Horchow, Sally Horchow, Roger Berlind, Jane Bergere, Roy Furman, Stacey Mindich, Daryl Roth and Nederlander Presentations, Inc.

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 famous score 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 anthem "Tomorrow."

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