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Waco, TX, United StatesID: 533804Exp: 12/9/2022
Category:Singing
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"Annie Jr." and "Newsies Jr." Shows are looking for kids ages 6-18. Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. Additional info: Auditionees should prepare a 30-60 cut from a song in a similar style to either of the shows. Auditionees should NOT audition with a song from either Annie Jr. or Newseis Jr. Please dress appropriately for a short dance call. Auditionees interested in lines should also expect cold reads from either of the shows. That cast will be in both productions. Performances: January 26-29. If you are interested, please apply.

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50 roles

Annie for "Annie Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Annie is a complex little girl. She is a tough, streetwise urchin who is nevertheless vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: a newfound "family" who loves her. She has to be motherly in scene one, independent in scene two, overwhelmed in scenes four and five, needy in scene seven, and hopeful for the future in scenes ten and eleven. The actor who plays Annie must be strong vocally and musically. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Molly for "Annie Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Orphan. This girl is gritty, neglected, and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially lovable. The actors portraying them must be able to have mischievous fun with each other as well as "sibling-style" fights. Each student should be able to create and shape her own character. Children auditioning for these roles need to have vocal strength and be visually expressive. All of their blocking and movements must appear motivated and strong.

Tessie for "Annie Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Orphan. This girl is gritty, neglected, and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially lovable. The actors portraying them must be able to have mischievous fun with each other as well as "sibling-style" fights. Each student should be able to create and shape her own character. Children auditioning for these roles need to have vocal strength and be visually expressive. All of their blocking and movements must appear motivated and strong.

July for "Annie Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Orphan. This girl is gritty, neglected, and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially lovable. The actors portraying them must be able to have mischievous fun with each other as well as "sibling-style" fights. Each student should be able to create and shape her own character. Children auditioning for these roles need to have vocal strength and be visually expressive. All of their blocking and movements must appear motivated and strong.

Duffy for "Annie Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Orphan. This girl is gritty, neglected, and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially lovable. The actors portraying them must be able to have mischievous fun with each other as well as "sibling-style" fights. Each student should be able to create and shape her own character. Children auditioning for these roles need to have vocal strength and be visually expressive. All of their blocking and movements must appear motivated and strong.

Kate for "Annie Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Orphan. This girl is gritty, neglected, and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially lovable. The actors portraying them must be able to have mischievous fun with each other as well as "sibling-style" fights. Each student should be able to create and shape her own character. Children auditioning for these roles need to have vocal strength and be visually expressive. All of their blocking and movements must appear motivated and strong.

Pepper for "Annie Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Orphan. This girl is gritty, neglected, and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially lovable. The actors portraying them must be able to have mischievous fun with each other as well as "sibling-style" fights. Each student should be able to create and shape her own character. Children auditioning for these roles need to have vocal strength and be visually expressive. All of their blocking and movements must appear motivated and strong.

Miss Hannigan for "Annie Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

This woman is definitely a "has-been." Her distaste for her job and the children that are part of it should be obvious in every line she speaks, every song she sings and every move she makes. The student who plays her must have an excellent sense of comic timing. The acrid delivery of her lines and the torch-like rendition of her songs must distinguish her from the other characters in the show. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Grace Farrell for "Annie Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Grace is mature, calm, cool, and "together." She is classy and businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. The student playing Grace can set herself apart from the other characters simply by the sophisticated way she walks. Grace should seem ready with an answer for just about anything. Each dramatic situation should seem to come "under control" the moment she glides into a scene. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Rooster for "Annie Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Rooster and Lily are quite the team -- "team" being the operative word, as the characters play off each other constantly. You might consider casting students of contrasting heights. Rooster can even be shorter than Lily; after all, these two are not to be taken too seriously! Rooster is flashy and self-assured. His "moves" should be as smooth as a gambler's, as should be the message he sells in "Easy Street." Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Lily for "Annie Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Rooster and Lily are quite the team - "team" being the operative word, as the characters play off each other constantly. You might consider casting students of contrasting heights. Rooster can even be shorter than Lily; after all, these two are not to be taken too seriously! Lily (the airhead that she is) is always distracted, although she manages to pick up on any conversation involving money. Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Warbucks for "Annie Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

This may be the most challenging role for a student in this age group. He must appear middle-aged, self-assured, and confident. At first awkwardly affectionate toward Annie, he soon finds himself completely charmed by her. He begins his transformation when he views "N.Y.C." through Annie's eyes and falls in love with the city again...and with her. The student who plays Warbucks will need to be extremely focused throughout the show. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Drake for "Annie Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Servant. From the moment these characters enter the acting area, their presence, posture, and speech should suggest the most fastidious of domestic help. (Your actors will have fun perfecting the precision steps, nods, and curtsies.) Their heads are always held high and they rarely show their emotions. These roles are not difficult to sing, and creative students will have many opportunities to create charming characters of various ages. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Greer for "Annie Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Servant. From the moment these characters enter the acting area, their presence, posture, and speech should suggest the most fastidious of domestic help. (Your actors will have fun perfecting the precision steps, nods, and curtsies.) Their heads are always held high and they rarely show their emotions. These roles are not difficult to sing, and creative students will have many opportunities to create charming characters of various ages. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Pugh for "Annie Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Servant. From the moment these characters enter the acting area, their presence, posture, and speech should suggest the most fastidious of domestic help. (Your actors will have fun perfecting the precision steps, nods, and curtsies.) Their heads are always held high and they rarely show their emotions. These roles are not difficult to sing, and creative students will have many opportunities to create charming characters of various ages. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Jack Kelly for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies is an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective of his best friend, Crutchie, and very loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Katherine Plumber for "Newseis Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

An ambitious young reporter works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, Katherine should be a strong singer with excellent diction for her showstopping number, “Watch What Happens.” Because Katherine and Jack possess a strong bond, consider auditioning for these roles together to get a sense of the performers’ repartee. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Crutchie/Casey for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Jack’s best friend and a dedicated newsie with a “bum leg” from polio that causes pain, but helps sell more papes. Walking with the assistance of a crutch doesn’t define the ever-positive newsie, so look for an actor who can portray Casey’s goofy-sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Davey for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Les’s straight-laced, bright big brother, starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in his own right, who is learning to use his voice to uplift others, cast a strong actor and singer who can lead “Seize the Day” while smartly portraying the brains of the resistance. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Les for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Davey’s cheeky younger sibling, is excited by the newsies’ freedom and loves their independent lifestyle. This pint-sized charmer should present as younger than the other newsies Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: B3

Medda Larkin for "Newseis Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Inspired by the African- American vaudeville performer, Aida Overton-Walker, A big-voiced singer and star of the Bowery (see the “Dramaturgy” document in Downloadable Resources). A proud supporter of the newsies, she offers her theater as a safe haven for their revolution. Look for a performer who can portray this astute entertainer with great comic delivery, while standing firmly behind the newsies in their fight for justice. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Joseph Pulitzer for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Katherine’s no-nonsense father, Pulitzer doesn’t sympathize with the strikers, but he does eventually – and grudgingly – respect Jack. For this non-singing role, cast a strong actor with a sharp and imposing presence.

Wiesel for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Aka “Weasel”. A disgruntled paper-pusher who uses the Delancey brothers as his muscle runs distribution for the World and has little patience or sympathy for the newsies. Feel free to incorporate this actor into the newsies ensemble when possible.

Race for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies. The hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Find moments to showcase any talented tumblers or dancers within this group. Given the nature of this show, most other characters can double as newsies to help fill in the musical numbers. Within the newsies ensemble, consider dividing the group into featured dancers and singers in order to play to the strengths of your performers.

Albert for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies. The hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Find moments to showcase any talented tumblers or dancers within this group. Given the nature of this show, most other characters can double as newsies to help fill in the musical numbers. Within the newsies ensemble, consider dividing the group into featured dancers and singers in order to play to the strengths of your performers.

Muriel for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies. The hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Find moments to showcase any talented tumblers or dancers within this group. Given the nature of this show, most other characters can double as newsies to help fill in the musical numbers. Within the newsies ensemble, consider dividing the group into featured dancers and singers in order to play to the strengths of your performers.

Nancy for "Newseis Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies. The hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Find moments to showcase any talented tumblers or dancers within this group. Given the nature of this show, most other characters can double as newsies to help fill in the musical numbers. Within the newsies ensemble, consider dividing the group into featured dancers and singers in order to play to the strengths of your performers.

Specs for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies. The hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Find moments to showcase any talented tumblers or dancers within this group. Given the nature of this show, most other characters can double as newsies to help fill in the musical numbers. Within the newsies ensemble, consider dividing the group into featured dancers and singers in order to play to the strengths of your performers.

Hazel for "Newseis Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies. The hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Find moments to showcase any talented tumblers or dancers within this group. Given the nature of this show, most other characters can double as newsies to help fill in the musical numbers. Within the newsies ensemble, consider dividing the group into featured dancers and singers in order to play to the strengths of your performers.

Buttons for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies. The hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Find moments to showcase any talented tumblers or dancers within this group. Given the nature of this show, most other characters can double as newsies to help fill in the musical numbers. Within the newsies ensemble, consider dividing the group into featured dancers and singers in order to play to the strengths of your performers.

Tommy Boy for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies. The hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Find moments to showcase any talented tumblers or dancers within this group. Given the nature of this show, most other characters can double as newsies to help fill in the musical numbers. Within the newsies ensemble, consider dividing the group into featured dancers and singers in order to play to the strengths of your performers.

Romeo for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies. The hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Find moments to showcase any talented tumblers or dancers within this group. Given the nature of this show, most other characters can double as newsies to help fill in the musical numbers. Within the newsies ensemble, consider dividing the group into featured dancers and singers in order to play to the strengths of your performers.

Jo Jo for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies. The hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Find moments to showcase any talented tumblers or dancers within this group. Given the nature of this show, most other characters can double as newsies to help fill in the musical numbers. Within the newsies ensemble, consider dividing the group into featured dancers and singers in order to play to the strengths of your performers.

Scabs for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies. The hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Find moments to showcase any talented tumblers or dancers within this group. Given the nature of this show, most other characters can double as newsies to help fill in the musical numbers. Within the newsies ensemble, consider dividing the group into featured dancers and singers in order to play to the strengths of your performers.

Brooklyn Newsies for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies. The hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Find moments to showcase any talented tumblers or dancers within this group. Given the nature of this show, most other characters can double as newsies to help fill in the musical numbers. Within the newsies ensemble, consider dividing the group into featured dancers and singers in order to play to the strengths of your performers.

Spot Conlon for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Newsies. The hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Find moments to showcase any talented tumblers or dancers within this group. Given the nature of this show, most other characters can double as newsies to help fill in the musical numbers. Within the newsies ensemble, consider dividing the group into featured dancers and singers in order to play to the strengths of your performers.

Darcy for "Newseis Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A photographer who works with Katherine.

Dorothy for "Newseis Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Katherine’s upper-class friend whose parents own the New York Tribune and help the newsies print the Newsies Banner.

Bill for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Katherine’s upperclass friend whose parents own the New York Journal and help the newsies print the Newsies Banner.

Working Children for "Newseis Jr."Both genders6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Featured in “Once and For All,” they represent all of the other child laborers who receive the Newsies Banner and ultimately become a part of the children’s crusade. These working kids can be pulled from your larger newsie ensemble.

Seitz for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The editor of the World who advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper.

Bunsen for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Pulitzer’s bookkeeper who helps Pulitzer come up with the idea to raise the newsies’ price per paper.

Hannah for "Newseis Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Pulitzer’s secretary who is a clever advocate for the newsies.

Snyder for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The crooked warden of The Refuge. A filthy and horrible juvenile reformatory, is concerned only with catching enough kids to keep their government checks coming. Look for an actor who can evoke an imposing and sinister presence.

Governor Teddy Roosevelt for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A well-respected lifelong public servant who inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer. Cast an actor with the ability to portray the maturity and stature of this well- respected leader.

Ada for "Newseis Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Bowery Brigade. A group of vaudeville performers in Medda’s act. While only three performers have solos, feel free to make this ensemble group as big or small as best fits your production.

Olive for "Newseis Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Bowery Brigade. A group of vaudeville performers in Medda’s act. While only three performers have solos, feel free to make this ensemble group as big or small as best fits your production.

Ethel for "Newseis Jr."Female6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Bowery Brigade. A group of vaudeville performers in Medda’s act. While only three performers have solos, feel free to make this ensemble group as big or small as best fits your production.

Police Officers for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Includes the role of the Police Chief. They intimidate the newsies and arrest Crutchie. Cast as many officers as suits your production.

Pat for "Newseis Jr."Male6-18 y.o.All ethnicities

An efficient stage manager who introduces Medda’s act.