Melba College Theatre,
Brentall Road, Croydon VIC 3136

Director – Helena Chayna
Musical Director – Alannah Guthrie-Jones
Choreographer – Claudia Chayna
Production Manager: Lyn Alexander

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

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. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Orphans:

Annie

A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced.

Gender: Female
Age: 10 to 12

Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Orphans

The other girls in the orphanage with Annie. These girls are gritty, neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially loveable. Includes Molly, Kate, Tessie, Pepper, July, and Duffy.

Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 13

Adult:

 Warbucks

A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Grace Farrell

Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35

Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Servants

The servants at the Warbucks mansion. Includes Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille, and Annette.
Gender: Any
Age: 20 to 50

Miss Hannigan

The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Rooster

Miss Hannigan’s no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Lily

Rooster’s girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Bert Healy

The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: E4

Roosevelt

The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60

Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Ensemble

Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh), Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Members, Hooverville Citizens
Gender: Any

Audition Sessions