Description:

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

Director: HannahBelle Gamble
Musical Director: Devon Zukowski
Choreographer: TBD
Stage Manager: Emma De Kiewet

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Jun 2nd @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Jun 3rd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 4th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 4th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jun 5th @ 3:00pm
  • Thursday, Jun 9th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Jun 10th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 11th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 11th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jun 12th @ 3:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday May 2, 2022 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


The CYT Blackbox:

1389 Industrial Dr., Ste. C, New Braunfels, TX 78130


Show Notes:

Mandatory Show Parent Meetings:
Regardless of your previous involvement in CYT, anyone interested in auditioning for Annie JR. or Newsies MUST be present for one of the below meetings:
Saturday, March 26th at 2pm
Saturday, March 26th at 4pm
Saturday, March 26th at 6pm

You only need to come to one of these meetings and coming to a meeting doesn't commit you to participating. This is just to make sure that everyone has the necessary information about the process, expectations, and more. If you cannot make one of these meetings but still want to participate, please email our Show Coordinator, Naomi Tulp, at shows@cytsanantonio.org.
If you do not have a family representative present for one of these meetings and you don't connect with our Show Coordinator to get the information, your child will not be able to audition for the show.

Auditions:
Students enrolled for the Spring Session of classes are eligible to sign up for an audition slot through their family account! Auditions for both Annie JR. and Newsies will be on Saturday, April 2nd from 10am-4pm where students will bring their prepared material (see below) to present for the artistic teams of both productions. Please arrive 10 minutes before your audition slot to make sure your paperwork is complete.

Students will need to prepare:
A one minute cut of a song (this song should NOT be from Annie JR. or Newsies. We suggest something Disney if this is your first time auditioning. Your track needs to be a karaoke track with no words)
A one minute or less monologue (the monologues from Annie JR. or Newsies that you can use from CYT will be listed on the Shows page at a later time, OR you can select your own monologue if you would like)

REQUIRED BY AUDITIONS:
1. Registered for a Spring 2022 Class
2. Audition Sign-Up through Sign Up Genius *Link will be here*
3. Complete Spring 2022 Audition Form *Online* (Must be completed the day before auditions. The Karaoke track for your song must be uploaded at time of completion.)
4. Complete Spring 2022 Production Form *Online*

If you cannot make auditions in person, video auditions are accepted! Please email Naomi Tulp at shows@cytsanantonio.org to get more details. We want to see you audition for the show so if you have existing school or family commitments, please get information on how to submit a video audition. Video auditions do NOT exclude you from receiving a callback or participating in the show.

Friday, April 8th from 5-9pm and Saturday, April 9th from 10am-4pm will be reserved for dance call & callbacks for both productions. Students will be notified by Wednesday, April 5th as to what time they may need to be present on April 8th and/or 9th.

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will begin Saturday, April 16th and will end Saturday, May 28th. 

The rehearsal schedule is posted below.

Please note that the following days/times will be used in this show process: Friday from 5:30-8:30pm, and Saturday from 10am-4pm. We will utilize a few select Tuesdays from 5:30-8:30pm for blocking. 

Production Fees and Ticketing:
Production Fees for this show are $200.

We are planning on block ticketing for this show since performances we are planning on in-person performances. Block Ticketing means that families are responsible for selling 10 tickets at a discounted rate of $16 a piece to family and friends. This is done by using a personal box office link that can be shared. If families do not sell their 10 tickets by the time the show closes, the remaining dollar amount will be charged to the Family Account. More information will be coming with details!


Characters:

Annie

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. She must be capable of vocal projection without strain. She also needs a good understanding of subtext so she can act appropriately during the various scenes between Warbucks and Grace, and Miss Hannigan and Grace. Although she is at times aggressive or crafty, the audience should never doubt Annie is a friendly and caring child; she will go to any extent to gain the love of a family to which she can belong. Gender: Female Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Miss Hannigan

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. Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Molly

These girls are 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. Cast these characters well and you will have won over your audience by the end of scene one. Gender: Female

Tessie

These girls are 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. Cast these characters well and you will have won over your audience by the end of scene one. Gender: Female

July

These girls are 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. Cast these characters well and you will have won over your audience by the end of scene one. Gender: Female

Duffy

These girls are 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. Cast these characters well and you will have won over your audience by the end of scene one. Gender: Female

Kate

These girls are 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. Cast these characters well and you will have won over your audience by the end of scene one. Gender: Female

Pepper

These girls are 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. Cast these characters well and you will have won over your audience by the end of scene one. Gender: Female

Grace Farrell

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. The student playing Grace must be able to negotiate the challenging intervals in "N.Y.C." Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Rooster

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." "Easy Street" is the most challenging number in the show, in terms of vocal range. If the students playing Rooster and Lily are strong both vocally and visually, the audience will feel like joining them in "Easy Street"! Gender: Male Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Lily

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 (airhead that she is) is always distracted, although she manages to pick up on any conversation involving money. She never acts as the leader, always bringing up the rear while tripping over her own feet (it is difficult to walk and check your makeup in a compact at the same time). "Easy Street" is the most challenging number in the show, in terms of vocal range. If the students playing Rooster and Lily are strong both vocally and visually, the audience will feel like joining them in "Easy Street"! Gender: Female Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Warbucks

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. His posture, walk and speech patterns are very important. You might ask your young actor to shave his head for rehearsals, if he feels comfortable doing so before the performance dates; it can really help mold his character! Gender: Male Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Sandy

In this production, Sandy is played by a human. Sandy is Annie's canine friend and scrappy in her own right. This dog also has to sing. Gender: Any

Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer and Mrs. Pugh)

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. Gender: Any Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Orphan Ensemble