276 E. 9th St.
Upland, CA 91786
Phone: 909.920.4343





About the Season

AUDITIONS FOR ANNIE THE MUSICAL FEBRUARY 13 & 14

THE GROVE THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS SPRING SHOW AUDITIONS FOR “ANNIE” THE MUSICAL!!

The Grove Theatre continues to bring quality regional theatre to Upland, CA with the classic musical ANNIE! Producers Sherry & Bill Kinison; Director Kristopher Kyer; Musical Director Deb Garcia; Choreographer Cari Cheetwood. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN! There is no pay.

AUDITIONS AT THE GROVE THEATRE
276 E. 9TH STREET UPLAND, CA 91786
February 13, 2017 6-9pm ALL KIDS (must prepare 16 bars of a standard musical. NO rock or contemporary songs. MUST bring sheet music in correct key. Accompanist provided)
February 14, 2017 6-9pm TEENS AND ADULTS ((must prepare 16 bars of a standard musical. NO rock or contemporary songs. MUST bring sheet music in correct key.) Accompanist provided)
February 15, 2017 6-10pm CALLBACKS (By invitation only)

SHOW DATES: WEEKENDS APRIL 1-23, 2017

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

Annie:
Must be able to appear age 11.
Female. Energetic and optimistic orphan who never gives up hope that better days are ahead. Sings “Maybe” and “Tomorrow”. (Voice Range: Low A to High F.) VERY STRONG SINGER/ACTRESS. Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
Oliver Warbucks:
Must be able to appear age 40-65, Male. A powerful billionaire, who always has his mind on business, but has a kind heart looking for someone to love. Sings “Something Was Missing” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You”. (Vocal Range: Baritone to a high F.) Must be able to sing and act. Move a little.
Grace Farrell:
Must be able to appear age 25-35, Female. Loyal and intelligent private secretary to Oliver Warbucks. She brings Annie and Warbucks together. Sings “I think I’m Gonna Like It Here”, “NYC”, “You Won’t Be an Orphan For Long” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You”. (Vocal Range: Soprano to high G). Must be able to sing, act and dance.
Miss Hannigan:
Must be able to appear age 35-55, Female. Incredible character/comedic actress needed. Desperate and unhappy with her lot in life, she is the alcoholic orphanage matron who is Annie’s nemesis. Sings, “Little Girls” and “Easy Street”. (Vocal Range: Alto A to D) Must be able to sing and act. Move well.
Lily St. Regis:
Must be able to appear age 20-35, Female. Shady, floozy girlfriend of Rooster. Sings “Easy Street”. (Vocal Range: Soprano up to a high G) Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
Rooster:
Must be able to appear age 20-45. Male. Character actor who can play a limber, slimey con artist. He also plays Mr. Mudge, a simple man to con Warbucks. Miss Hannigan’s greedy and dishonest brother. Sings “Easy Street” (Vocal Range: Tenor to high G). Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
Roosevelt:
Age 40-65, Male. The President of the United States of America, who takes an immediate liking to Annie and her optimism. Must be able to imitate Franklin Roosevelt and be able to sing and act. Sings “Tomorrow Reprise” and “New Deal For Christmas.” (Vocal Range: Baritone).
Supporting Youth
Duffy:
Female. The oldest girl in the orphanage. Sings “It’s A Hard Knock Life”, “Never Fully Dressed Reprise”, and “New Deal For Christmas.” (Voice Range: Low A to High F). Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
July:
Female. The quietest girl in the orphanage. Sings “It’s A Hard Knock Life”, “Never Fully Dressed Reprise”, and “New Deal For Christmas.” (Voice Range: Low A to High F) Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
Kate:
The second to youngest orphan. Sings “It’s A Hard Knock Life” and “Never Fully Dressed Reprise”, and “New Deal For Christmas.” (Voice Range: Low A to High F) Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
Molly:
Female. One of the youngest orphans. Sings “It’s A Hard Knock Life”, “Never Fully Dressed Reprise”, and “New Deal For Christmas.” (Voice Range: Low A to High F) Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
Pepper:
Female. The toughest girl in the orphanage. Sings “It’s A Hard Knock Life” and “Never Fully Dressed Reprise”, and “New Deal For Christmas.” (Voice Range: Low A to High F) Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
Tessie:
Female. This is the crybaby of the orphanage. Sings “It’s A Hard Knock Life”, “Never Fully Dressed Reprise” and “New Deal For Christmas.” (Voice Range: Low A to High F) Must be able to sing, act, and dance.
Special Individual/Ensemble Roles
Bert Healy:
Must be able to appear age 30-60, Male. A popular radio announcer. Sings “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”. (Vocal Range: Tenor to F#) also in ensemble.
Lt. Ward:
Must be able appear 20-60, Male. NYPD officer who is suspicious of Annie. Sing and move well. Also in ensemble.
Boys/Mens Chorus:
Townspeople of all ages who appear in “Hooverville” and “NYC” , and more numbers.
Orphan Chorus:
9-14 Female. “New Deal For Christmas.” and more. (Voice Range: Low A to High F) Must be able to sing, act,and dance.
Bundles McCloskey:
Must be able to appear age 20-60, Male. The laundry man who flirts with Ms. Hannigan and aids Annie’s attempt to escape. Also in ensemble. Sing and move well.
Jimmy Johnson:
Must be able to appear age 20-55, Male. Silly radio personality on Bert Healy’s radio show. Also in ensemble. Sing and move well.
Fred McCracken: Must be able to appear age 20-55, Male. Puppet wrangler. Uses a dummy on Bert Healy’s radio show. Baritone. Also in ensemble. Sing and move well.
The Lovely Boylan Sisters:
(Connie, Ronnie, Bonnie) Must be able to appear ages 20-40, Female. Singing group that sing back up to Bert Healy. Must be able to sing well and harmonize.(Vocal Range: Requires 1 Alto, 1 First Soprano, 1 Second Soprano.) Also in ensemble. Sing and move well.
Harold Ickes:
Must be able to appear age 20-60, Male. An associate of President Roosevelt. (Must be able to sing harmony.) Also in ensemble. Sing and move well.
Perkins:
Must be able to appear age 20-60, Male or Female. An associate of President Roosevelt. (Vocal Range: Baritone or Soprano) Also in ensemble. Sing and move well
Hull:
Must be able to appear age 20-60, Male or Female. An associate of President Roosevelt. (Must be able to sing harmony.) Also in ensemble. Sing and move well.
Morganthau:
Must be able to appear age 20-60, Male or Female. An associate of President Roosevelt. (Must be able to sing harmony.) Also in ensemble. Sing and move well.
Louis Howe:
Must be able to appear age 20-60, Male. An associate of President Roosevelt. (Must be able to sing harmony.) Also in ensemble. Sing and move well.
Star to Be:
Must be able to appear age 16-25, Female. Aspiring Broadway actress who sings during NYC. Mezzo. BIG BELT NEEDED. Very charismatic, tons of energy, and hopeful. Also in ensemble. Sing and move well.
Adult Chorus:

Age 16 and up. Male and Female. Townspeople who appear in “Hooverville”, “NYC”, and may appear as servants at Warbuck’s Mansion. Must be able to sing, act, and dance. Additional songs may include “I think I’m Gonna Like it Here”, “You Won’t Be An Orphan For Long”, “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and “New Deal For Christmas.”
Additional speaking characters:
Cecille and Annette:
Must be able to appear age 20-60, Female. Maids at Warbucks’ home. Sing and move well.
Drake:
Must be able to appear 25-60, Male. Head butler in the Warbucks’ home. Also in ensemble. Sing and move well.
Mrs Greer:
Must be able to appear 25-60, Female. Oliver Warbuck’s head housekeeper. Also in ensemble. Sing and move well.
Mrs Pugh:
Must be able to appear 25-60, Female. Oliver Warbuck’s cook. Also in ensemble. Sing and move well.
SANDY; A mutt of a dog who can cross stage on cue.
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