Little Orphan Annie makes her way to Lake Region Community Theatre

NAPLES — Are you the next Annie? Oliver Warbucks? Miss Hannigan? Or do you just love singing the classic songs “Tomorrow,” “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “Easy Street”?

Auditions for Lake Region Community Theatre’s presentation of “Annie” will be held at Lake Region High School on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12.

“Annie” is based on the book by Thomas Meehan. With music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, the musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Auditions for adults and children ages 8 and older for parts including New Yorkers (rich and poor: shoppers, theater-goers, cabbies, busker, businessmen, hotdog cart, cops, moms and kids, tourists, etc.) will take place on Friday from 6:30-9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. You only need to attend one audition date.

Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance and wear clothing that will not limit your movement. Also, wear appropriate shoes. Plan to read excerpts from the script.

Those seeking the parts of Annie and the orphans should attend singing auditions from 12:30-2 p.m. and dance auditions from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.

To audition for the role of Annie, you must be 8-13 years old. Plan to sing the last 16 bars of “Tomorrow.”

Similarly, 7-13 year olds are welcome to audition for the orphans and should plan to sing the last 16 bars of “Hard Knock Life.”

Auditions for Annie and the orphans must be scheduled by calling 207-671-3015.

Show dates include July 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20.

Rehearsals will be held on Mondays and/or Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and will begin shortly after Director Mary Bastoni has made her casting selections.

Visit to review the cast list.

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