Auditions for ‘Annie’ at CTL

The Community Theatre League will hold open auditions for the fun, family musical, “Annie” on March 24, 25 and 26 at the theater located at 100 W. Third St. A large cast of adults and young girls is needed for the show which will run June 14 to 30.

Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. 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 her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.

Annie escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and 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.

Auditions for girls between the ages of 8 and 13 will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday for the roles of Annie and other orphans. Girls should prepare a 32 measure portion of a song and bring either sheet music for the accompanist or a karaoke or background CD. The song choice should not be from the musical “Annie” and the singing of the song “Tomorrow” is expressly forbidden. Girls auditioning should also prepare a short scene which is available on CTL’s website,

Auditions for adults will be held 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Adults also should prepare a short song and bring sheet music or a background CD. There are many roles for adults, which include Oliver Warbucks, Grace Farrell, Miss Hannigan, Rooster (Miss Hannigan’s con-man brother), Lily (his girlfriend), President Roosevelt, Bert Healy (a radio personality) and numerous household staff, New Yorkers and street people.

For a complete list of roles and additional information, visit ctlshows .com. “Annie” is directed by Jacquie Engel with music direction and choreography by Tess Bower-Gist. The show will run June 14 to 30. The roles of the orphans (other than Annie) may be double-cast to accommodate more kids.