Auditions

General Audition Information

Interested in performing on stage with Way Way Off-Broadway?  Auditions are held prior to each show that WWOB produces, and is open for anyone to try out.  Previous performing  experience is not required, all we ask is that you are willing to dedicate the considerable time and effort it takes for rehearsals and performances, so that we can put on the very best show that we can. At your audition, you may sing a song of your choosing (please bring a CD or USB accompaniment track), or sing music that we will provide. Either way, make sure you bring your great personality and energy! DISCLAIMER:  With so many talented people auditioning for our shows, our Production Teams are faced with the difficult task of casting a show with the right people.  Regardless of any previous conversations with, or comments from, members of the Production Team, everyone must participate in the audition process, and no one is assigned a role until auditions are complete.  Occasionally, certain roles or productions will be assigned prior to or without holding open auditions; however, this will not occur unless specifically announced by WWOB.

PLEASE NOTE: Auditionees are highly encouraged to utilize our new ONLINE AUDITION FORM (click here), and submit your audition form ahead of time.


Upcoming Auditions for
ANNIE

August 23 & 24, 2021 (You only need to attend one of these dates)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
ENMU-Roswell Performing Arts Center

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

ANNIE, Mezzo-Soprano Belter, Female, to play 11 years old:
A tough yet charming streetwise orphan. Annie is independent, hopeful, and full of life; she acts
as a leader/mother figure to the other orphans and yearns for parents of her own. Looking for a
strong singer and smart actress who can carry the energy of the show.

OLIVER WARBUCKS, Bari-tenor, Male, 40-60:
Warbucks is a highly successful businessman who made a fortune as an industrialist in World
War I. Should be confident, intimidating, and a bit stiff. At first, he is unsure and awkward
around Annie, but warms up to her and eventually learns to love her as a father. Should have a
smooth legit voice, falsetto a plus.

GRACE FARRELL, Soprano, Female, 30-40:
Oliver Warbucks’s secretary; she is poised, sophisticated and savvy, yet gentle and warm. Acts
as a welcoming motherly figure to Annie, and is able to access Warbucks’s gentler side.

MISS HANNIGAN, Alto Belter, Female, 35-55:
The disillusioned, bitter, and cruel matron of the orphanage. Her distaste for her job should ooze
from every line she delivers. Looking for a larger-than-life comedic character actress with a
strong belt to match. New York accent a plus.

ROOSTER HANNIGAN, Tenor, Male, 25-40:
The flashy, self-assured con-man of a brother to Miss Hannigan. He poses as Annie’s father in
order to claim a cash reward. Should be a great mover and have excellent comedic chemistry
with the actress playing Lily. New York accent a plus.

LILY ST. REGIS, Character Soprano, Female, 20-30:
Rooster’s sleazy, airheaded girlfriend. She poses as Annie’s mother in order to claim a cash
reward. She should be a great mover; seductive, ditzy, and annoying, all at the same time.
Should have excellent comedic chemistry with the actor playing Rooster. Squeaky-voiced New
Jersey accent a plus.

ORPHANS, Any voice type, males and females, ages 7-14:
The orphans are gritty, neglected kids, who are at the same time honest and lovable. They act
like siblings, looking out for each other but also fighting each other constantly. Each actor/actress
should be able to shape their own specific character. We are looking for strong, expressive singers
who can also dance well. Tap dancing experience is not required, but is helpful. The named
orphans include:
MOLLY, age 7: The littlest orphan, she latches onto Annie for love and protection.
KATE, age 7-8: The second youngest orphan after Molly.
TESSIE, age 10: The crybaby of the orphanage; must have a loud, whiny voice.
JULY, age 12: The quietest orphan.
PEPPER, age 12-13: The toughest orphan, always getting into fights.
DUFFY, age 13: The oldest orphan, usually forced to help Annie break up the fights.

ADULT ENSEMBLE, All genders, All voice types, ages 15+:
Excellent singer/dancer/actors to play various roles around New York City in the 1930’s,
including street vendors, homeless people, tourists, newsboys, pickpockets, street cleaners,
Broadway ushers, news reporters, and more. They will also appear as Warbucks’s staff who take
care of his mansion.

Featured ensemble roles include:

PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Male, 50-65: Should be an actor who can
convincingly pass as FDR, has a bit of solo singing and speaking lines.

STAR-TO-BE, Female, Mezzo-Soprano Belter, 18-25: Featured soloist in “NYC”, the Star-To-
Be is a young actress who recently moved to New York City to become a Broadway star.

BERT HEALY, Male, Tenor, 20-40: A classic 1930’s radio announcer, with solo singing in
“Never Fully Dressed”. Should be able to change vocal quality or accents to create different
radio characters.

BOYLAN SISTERS, Females, Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano, 18-30: A trio of 1930’s radio singers,
should be able to hold close harmonies.

DRAKE, Male, any voice type, 20-45: Warbucks’s butler. British or Trans-Atlantic accent a
plus.

LIEUTENANT OFFICER WARD, Male, any voice type, 30-45: The policeman who questions
Annie about Sandy.

BUNDLES, Male, any voice type, 30-55: The laundryman who collects laundry from the
orphanage. He is friendly to the kids, but avoids Miss Hannigan’s romantic advances.

APPLE SELLER, Any gender, any voice type, 18+: A homeless person who sells apples on the
streets of New York.

MRS. GREER, MRS. PUGH, AND CECILLE, Females, any voice type, 18+: Maidservants
who work at the Warbucks mansion.

ICKES, PERKINS, HULL, MORGANTHAU, AND HOWE, All Males except Perkins, all
voice types, 30-55: Members of President Roosevelt’s cabinet.

JUDGE BRANDEIS, Male, 50-55: Attorney & associate justice of the Supreme Court who is
hired to help Warbucks legally adopt Annie.