April 27-29 & May 4-6, 2018
(Mainstage Musical)

Annie is 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 Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger.
Among others, here are a few songs audiences will enjoy: “Hard Knock Life”, “Tomorrow”, “Easy Street” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You”.

Director: John Sartor
Producer: Laura Kitzman
Music Director: Rich Alder
Choreographer: Janeen Bodary

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Important dates:
Audition Workshop: Jan 29, 2018 at 6PM at The Village Theater.
Auditions: Feb 5 & 6, 2018
Rehearsals: Rehearsal Schedule
Performance Dates: April 27-29 & May 4-6, 2018
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Spotlight Players is proud to announce auditions for Annie!
The auditions for this classic musical will be open to both adults and children. Please enter through the backstage entrance of the Village Theater at 50400 Cherry Hill Rd in Canton. We will have two nights of auditions – Feb 5 & 6 from 7PM till 10:00 PM.

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Feb 5 will be for Children Auditions
Feb 6 will be for Adult Auditions and Children callbacks

However, if you have a conflict and are only available one of these days you are welcome to attend either night. We are expecting a large turnout and this process will help move auditions along smoothly.
We are also in need of a “Sandy”. We are looking for a medium sized dog of any breed that is well trained and good with children. A Golden Retriever type is ideal. Please prepare a musical theatre tune of your choosing. All Children will be required to sing “Tomorrow” if auditioning for the role of Annie. An accompanist will be provided. Picture and resume suggested but not required. A dance combination will be taught so please wear appropriate shoes and comfortable clothing. Scene readings will take place with sides provided.
Feel free to contact Director John Sartor with any questions or concerns: or 313.608.6612

There will be also an Annie Audition workshop at the Village Theater on January 29th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Attendance of this workshop is not necessary to be considered for a role at the auditions…
At this workshop, you can meet our production staff and get familiar with the beautiful Village Theater. We will be discussing our vision for the show, share the set concept and have a Q and A session. Everyone is welcome to attend! Those interested will be taught a short dance combination so please dress accordingly as well as vocal guidance if needed. Scene breakdowns as well as general direction can be expected. Potential Orphans will learn “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and sing as a group. We will discuss the audition format, what is expected at auditions and share general guidelines of an audition process. This is also another opportunity to bring a potential Annie companion “Sandy” to the Theater. We look
forward to meeting all of you! Feel free to contact Director John Sartor with any questions or concerns – or 313.608.6612


Annie, Lead orphan: belter, mezzo (A- high F) Confident and a role model to the other orphans. Strong singer. Strong actor.

Oliver Warbucks,  50 – 60, Warm-hearted, stiff-collared billionaire: baritone (C-high F). Think Tony Soprano without violence. Grew up in Hells Kitchen, Manhattan and can be ruthless until his heart is melted and Annie enlightens him as he connects to his true person through her. Someone interested in being bald for a month or so.

Miss Hannigan, 40’s, mean leader of the Orphanage: mezzo (A-A flat) Daughter of a criminal Mother that carries a lot of baggage. A “moves well” role. Comical. Showstopper type

Grace Farrell, 20’s to early 30’s, Secretary to Warbucks: soprano (A-high G). Falls in Love with Warbucks and becomes a Mother figure to Annie. Strong singer. Strong actor
Rooster Hannigan, Miss Hangings no-good brother, he knows what prison food tastes like. baritone (B-high G) A “move well” role. This is a duel character as he gets to also play a humble citizen while lying in an attempt to abduct Annie. The opposite of his true identity as Rooster. He thinks he much more irresistible than we think he is.

Lily, Rooster’s floozy girlfriend: soprano (D- high G) Dancer. Flapper type that would take candy from a strollered baby and eat it front of her laughing. A villain beneath her facade. She also gets to play a humble citizen with Rooster but horribly so

FDR, the President: baritone (C flat – E sharp) An opportunity to play a real life important person.

Drake, Warbucks’ English butler: baritone. Regal and proper with leadership skills.. A class act. All business. Runs the household with precision but not with a fist

Molly, the littlest orphan, a lil’ powerhouse during “hard knock life”

Pepper, the toughest orphan

Kate, the next to littlest orphan

Duffy, the oldest orphan

Tessie, the cry baby orphan

July, the quietest orphan

Additional orphans

Boys who will play apples sellers, homeless in Hooverville and other opportunities

Bundles McCloskey, the laundryman. Dismisses Hannigan’s advances. An opportunity to play with a character and bring originality.

Dog Catchers

Lt Ward – NYC policeman (Strong Irish accent preferably)

Mrs Pugh, Oliver Warbucks’ cook. Clearly enjoys her own cooking

Cecille and Annette, French maids.

Star To Be – ingenue aspiring actress. Belter with high hopes for the opportunities that await her in NYC

Bert Healy – radio personality. charming.

Radio Singers Bonnie, Connie and Ronnie Boylan. Think “the Andrew Sisters” that are never without a huge wad of gum in their mouths. 3 different types though. Divas – so they think.

New Yorkers, Hoovervilles, Servants, Cabinet members.

Sandy: Annie’s companion that she finds on the street. A well trained dog. Any breed but hopefully a sandy color. Doesn’t have to dance but it would be fun.