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.
Though the story is the same for both shows, Annie KIDS is geared for our younger actors, and is a slightly shorter show. Annie JR. is a little longer and will be for our older actors and parent/child/teen cast. Slightly differently then our usual schedule, we will be doing a school show with the Stars to Be cast on Friday, November 11th at 1pm and an evening show Thursday, November 10th at 7pm with the NYC Cast.
Online registration for Annie KIDS will begin on Sunday, July 31st at 8:00pm PST.
Online registration for Annie JR. will begin on Monday, August 1st at 8:00pm PST.
Rehearsals/Casts: This does NOT mean that all actors will be called every day each week. Any conflicts (standing appointments, trips, etc.) need to be noted in the “conflicts” area of registration. A full rehearsal schedule will be provided after casting that will tell which actors are rehearsing on what day.
EVERYONE must attend one of the the Mandatory Parent Meetings. They will be on Wednesday, September 7th at 6pm and Thursday, September 8th at 6pm.
Radio City Cast
Rehearses: Mon/Wed from 4:00-6:00 beginning Wednesday, September 7th
Performances: Friday, November 4th at 7pm, Saturday, November 5th at 3pm and Sunday, November 6th at 11am
Times Square Cast
Rehearses: Tues/Thurs from 4:00-6:00pm beginning Thursday, September 8th
Performances: Saturday, November 5th at 11am, Saturday, November 5th at 7pm, Sunday, November 6th at 3pm
Stars to Be Cast
Rehearses: Tues/Wed/Thurs from 4:00-6:30pm beginning Tuesday, September 6th
Performances: Friday, November 11th at 1pm (daytime school show), Saturday, November 12th at 11am, Saturday November 12th at 7pm
Ages: 14+, or a child under 14 may participate with a parent.
Rehearses: Tues/Wed/Thurs from 6:30-8:30pm beginning Tuesday, September 6th
Performances: Thursday, November 10th at 7pm (Thursday evening show), Friday, November 11th at 7pm, Saturday November 12th at 3pm
Includes: all dramatic/vocal/dance coaching, show t-shirt, script, music CD, costume use (shoes, tights, underclothes not included) and (NEW in 2015) digital access to show photos following performance.
One Actor: $300
Two Actors from same family: $570 (use promo code Actor2 on first registration page)
Three Actors from same family: $855 (use promo code Actor3 on first registration page)
All auditions are at Hoover Theater. You will be sent a link to sign up for an audition date and time after you have registered and paid. Audition spaces will be filled first come first served. Actors unable to make auditions should arrange for an alternate audition with Tanessa Daw. Auditionees should arrive with approximately 1 minute of a song prepared to sing a cappella and from memory. They should expect to do some cold reading from the script and possibly some other acting exercises. They should come in comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement.
Annie KIDS Auditions will be held Monday, August 29th and Tuesday, August 30th from 4-6:45pm
Annie Jr. Auditions will be held Tuesday, August 30th and Wednesday, August 31st from 4-7:30pm
Needed for Online Registration:
– Actor information (name, birthdate, allergies/medical conditions, t-shirt size)
– Email contact for at least one family member. Please be ready to provide email address for any family member that will want cast updates.
– Rehearsal Availability-which day(s) actor is available/unavailable for rehearsal and specific conflict dates for days where actor is available but has a conflict (examples: available Mondays except 3/23 for overnight trip; will leave at 5pm Wednesdays for ___; cannot rehearse Thursdays). Playful People only needs availability for the rehearsal and show days of the cast that the actor is registering for.
– Tech Week/Show Availability-same as above but for Tech Week and show dates.
– Parent/Guardian information (name, cell phone, email address)
– Emergency Contact other than Parent/Guardian (name/phone/relation to actor)
– Credit card for payment
The following information will be collected after registration: Actor Measurements, Parent Job Choices, Authorization for other adults to pick Actor up from Rehearsal, Insurance Waivers, Actor Bio information
For each participating cast member, 15 hours of adult volunteer work is required (25 hours for two cast members/35 hours for three). If unable to fulfill hours of participation, a buyout option is available at $150/$250/$350. You will be able to opt out when you fill out your Parent Talent Form after auditions. You will be invoiced via PayPal for your buyout. Any late buyout payments will have a 20% late fee added on. Information on Job Choices will be coming soon.
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Q: Why did tuition increase?
A: While we try to keep our tuition competitive with other theater companies, we did have to raise it in 2015. Our tuition cost stayed the same for some time while the company experienced increased staffing costs, we are now including digital access to show pictures for all actors, and the increased overhead costs for online registrations and payment.
Q: I need to work out a payment plan or ask for a full/partial scholarship. How do I do that?
A: Please contact our Business Director Tanessa Daw BEFORE registration to work out details. We don’t want to turn families away for financial reasons and will do our best to make it work!
Q: I am having problems with the registration program. Who do I contact?
A: Contact our Business Director, Tanessa Daw. Sending emails/texts to Barb and/or Katie in addition will only add confusion to our team!
Q: I have/know of a teen who is interested in being an Intern. Who do I contact?
A: Please contact Barb Galiotto.
Q: What is Playful People’s Refund Policy?
A: Playful People Productions refund policy for cast members who withdraw from a production is as follows: from registration to date cast lists are posted, a full refund minus a $50.00 administrative fee is given. From the date cast list(s) are posted to the end of the first week of rehearsals, a refund of 50% of tuition will be given. No refunds will be given after the first week of rehearsals.