On Sale to FLEX – estimated November, 2020
On Sale to the Public – estimated November, 2020
(please note that performances will be streamed)

BROADWAY’S FAVORITE FAMILY MUSICAL!

WINNER! Seven Tony Awards
including Best Book, Best Score, and Best Musical!

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

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.

Performance window: November, 2020 – December, 2020
Location: Streaming to your favorite device.

Music | CHARLES STROUSE
Lyrics | MARTIN CHARNIN
Book | THOMAS MEEHAN

Based on “Little Orphan Annie”® By Permission of The Tribune Content Agency, LLC

Schedule (streaming only):
TBD | TBD | TBDPM

Tickets: On Sale to the Public – estimated November, 2020
All Tickets: $15. Individual | $25. Household

Direction, Musical Direction & Scenic Design | MADDISON GILCREASE & AIDEN POLING
Choreography & Costume Design | MADDISON GILCREASE
Lighting Design | TBD
Sound Design | CADE OSTERMEYER

2020 Fall Production Class
ANNIE (Junior Edition)

ENROLLMENT INFO |
Who: All students ages 8 to 18 are invited to enroll online, regardless of experience level. There is a 20 student minimum for us to be able to hold the class.
How: Enroll HERE any time starting Monday, September 21 through Friday, September 25, 2020. Once we receive your online enrollment, you will receive an invoice for tuition via email. Upon payment, your enrollment will be considered complete, and you will receive a second email confirmation with your ZOOM link for auditions.
Where: See detailed schedule below as locations may frequently change throughout the process.
Cost: $200.00 tuition due no later than September 25, 2020. (There is NO costume fee and there will be no fee for buying or selling program ads.)
Audition: THERE IS A 20 STUDENT MINIMUM TO HOLD THE CLASS.
Where: Auditions will take place over Zoom on Saturday, September 26 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm & Sunday, September 27 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
How it will work: In your second confirmation email, you will receive a Zoom link and an audition appointment window. On the day of your audition and during your appointment window, your student will log into Zoom and we will allow the student into the Zoom room for his/her audition.
What to prepare: All enrolled students ages 8-18 will need to prepare 32 bars (roughly 45 seconds) of a musical theater song, and you may sing from the show!
Can’t attend our Zoom auditions? NO WORRIES! Send us a video audition to stagecenterlasopa@gmail.com. Video auditions are due by Sunday, September 27 @ 10:00 pm.

We can’t wait to CREATE with YOU!

IMPORTANT NOTE ON OUR CORE VALUES: Before enrolling in our fall production class, please consider the following…
**You are agreeing to commit your child to the production and schedule. At Stage Center’s SOPA we believe that a good process begets a good product. Every enrolled student will be required to audition as a part of this process. The audition is for the instructors to assess each student’s abilities and vocal/physical type so that they can be placed in the role that best serves the production and our educational goals. We do not cast based on seniority within the company, nor do we pre-cast any role on student productions. The cast list will not be posted prior to the start of class. All students interested in our productions and camps are taught to show up with open minds and hearts, eager to have a life-enriching experience. We are not interested in working with students and families who are only seeking leading or featured roles. We teach that theater is about an ensemble coming together to tell a story, and every person involved has a vital role for it’s success. We typically allow TWO CONFLICTS DURING CONTRACT, but will take any instance on a case by case basis in an effort to be more fluid and safe. We ask that you check below for dates and times before enrolling, so that there will be no last-minute hiccups/absences unrelated to illness. If you are unsure about some conflicts with our schedule, please feel free to ask us so we can help you decide if it’s realistically something you have time to make such a big commitment to. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED TO STUDENTS WHO WITHDRAW AFTER COMPLETING ENROLLMENT.

OVERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR ANNIE (Junior Edition)
Open Enrollment – September 21 – September 25, 2020
Audition day for enrolled students only – Saturday, September 26, 2020 by appointment via ZOOM
Callbacks (if needed) – Sunday, September 27, 2020 by appointment via ZOOM
*Mandatory Parent Orientation – October 1 at 6:30 via ZOOM (shouldn’t last longer than 30 minutes)

WEEK 1 – AUDITIONS – VIRTUAL – SEPTEMBER 26 & 27
WEEK 2 – VIRTUAL – OCTOBER 1 (4:30-6:30) & OCTOBER 3 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 3 – VIRTUAL – OCTOBER 8 (4:30-6:30) & OCTOBER 10 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 4 – VIRTUAL / IN PERSON – OCTOBER 15 (4:30-6:30) & OCTOBER 17 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 5 – IN PERSON – OCTOBER 22 (4:30-6:30) & OCTOBER 24 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 6 – IN PERSON – OCTOBER 29 (4:30-6:30) & OCTOBER 31 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 7 – IN PERSON – NOVEMBER 5 (4:30-6:30) & NOVEMBER 7 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 8 – IN PERSON – NOVEMBER 12 (4:30-6:30) & NOVEMBER 14 (10:00-1:00)
WEEK 9 – IN PERSON – NOVEMBER 19 (4:30-6:30) & NOVEMBER 21 (10:00-1:00)

PERFORMANCES – Once we have live-captured the entire performance, we will schedule the streaming date. This allows us to be a little more fluid in the creation of the musical with enhanced measures to keep everyone safe and healthy!

**At Stage Center, the health and safety of our students is top priority, so we have installed an air ionization system at our studio and will limit the number of students per rehearsal. We will employ social distancing and will be diligent with the practice of sanitation both of our space and our students. Hand washing and hand sanitizer will be used frequently. Students may wear masks. Any student with any COVID-like symptoms will be asked to not attend until cleared.

“The ultimate feel-good musical is back and better than ever”– TIME
“A dream come true” – USA Today

ANNIE CAST

ENROLLMENT will be open until September 25, 2020.
There is a 20 student minimum for us to hold the class.
The following roles will be cast at our ZOOM audition workshop for enrolled students on September 26 & 27:

Annie
Spunky, tough, street-wise kid. Sometimes aggressive. Independent, crafty, needy, motherly, friendly, caring. Will go to any extent to gain the love of a family to which she can belong.

Molly
Tiniest. Frightened (looks to Annie for mothering.)

Tessie
Most emotional. Cries or laughs easily. Her phrase is “O, my goodness, O, my goodness!”

July
The quietest orphan of the bunch.

Duffy
The most mature orphan at the orphanage.

Kate
Knows Annie’s story by heart.

Pepper
Toughest. Stands up for herself and defends everyone.

Miss Hannigan
The villainous director of the orphanage. Likes to think of herself as a diva. Loves to flirt.

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. She is the private secretary to Warbucks.

Rooster
Miss Hannigan’s brother. Flashy and self-assured.

Lilly
The airheaded and distracted girlfriend of Rooster.

Warbucks
Middle-aged billionaire. Self-assured and confident. Eventually charmed by Annie.

The Orphans
These girls are gritty, neglected and vulnerable, yet honest and lovable.

The New Yorkers
These are tourists and New York citizens who sing the beloved classic “NYC.”

The Mansion Staff
The mansion staff keeps Warbuck’s home in tip top shape. They sing with Annie as she finds out she’s gonna like it here!

SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE SHREVEPORT REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL WITH FUNDS FROM THE CITY OF SHREVEPORT

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