Announcing Auditions for Annie Jr!

 

The ROYAL Theatre Company is excited to announce that we will hold auditions on August 13th & August 14th for Annie Jr!

 

About the Musical:

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, 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.

 

Audition Information/Requirements:

Audition Dates/Times: Select one time slot on Tuesday, August 13 OR Wednesday, August 14 between 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Audition Sign up: Click HERE to sign up

Deadline to Sign Up: Submit your audition sign up by 5:00 PM on Friday, August 9

Audition Location: Mason Municipal Center, 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040

Audition Requirements:

  • You must be at least 6 years old to audition. If you have questions, contact production@royaltheatrecompany.com
  • You must complete the online audition form and submit your headshot (does not need to be a professional photo) with your online audition form. No walk-ins will be accepted.
  • You will be asked to perform one musical theatre song of your choice - 45 seconds in length. Please bring a device (phone, ipad, etc.) that is queued up to play your music at your audition. No acapella auditions please.
  • You will perform a monologue of your own choosing that can be up to 45 seconds. Please use a published monologue and do not perform more than one character.

 

Audition Process:

 

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition time slot and come directly to the registration desk.
  • Please note that although audition time slots are listed in 20-minute increments, performers will be called in to audition one-at-a-time during your chosen time window. Therefore, we recommend that you bring a quiet activity for while you wait.
  • You are able to leave immediately after your audition is complete. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do NOT come to your in-person audition if you feel sick. Please call Karen Kilgore at 513.295.4541 if that should happen.

 

If you have a conflict with the audition schedule, you may submit a video audition. You will need to complete the online registration form (including a headshot) by following this link to audition sign-ups (select “Video Audition”) and send your video to production@ROYALTheatreCompany.com by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 13 at the latest. Videos received after this deadline will NOT be considered.

 

 

Cast List will be posted on August 19 by 5:00 PM

on ROYALTheatreCompany.com

 

If cast in the show, You MUST accept/decline your role by Friday, August 23 at 5:00 PM. To accept/decline, email YOUR NAME and “ACCEPT” or “DECLINE” in your SUBJECT LINE to production@ROYALTheatreCompany.com.

Rehearsals:

  • If cast in this show, performers must be able to attend rehearsals on Tuesdays from 6-9 PM, Thursdays from 6-9 PM, and Sundays from 1-5 PM. Please note: We may occasionally need to extend the duration of a rehearsal, but this will be communicated in advance. Also, not all actors will be called for every rehearsal. We will provide a schedule detailing who needs to attend each rehearsal.
  • Rehearsals will be held at ROYAL Theatre Company’s studio (308 W. Main St., Mason, OH)
  • First Rehearsal: Tuesday, August 27th from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at ROYAL Theatre Company (308 W. Main St., Mason, OH 45040)
  • Mandatory Informational Meeting for Parents/Guardians: Sunday, August 25 at 1:30pm at Mason Municipal Center (6000 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040)
  • The entire cast rehearses at the Mason High School Theatre November 4-7 from 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM each night. This is known as Tech Week and is mandatory for all cast, unless there is an emergency or mandatory school event for a grade

 

Parent Volunteer Requirements: A parent/guardian of each cast member must:

  • Volunteer for 8 pre-show hours
  • Volunteer for 3 volunteer time slots during the show/tech week (various jobs available)
  • Volunteer with set move-in (Sun., Nov. 3) AND set strike (Sun., Nov. 10) 

 

Performance Dates:  November 8-10, 2024

Show Location: Mason High School (6100 Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH)

Participation Fee: $300 per performer to be paid by August 25th. More details will be provided to those cast in the show.

Special Note: We’re currently seeking sponsors for this show. Please let us know if you or someone you know may be interested! Please contact Karen@ROYALTheatreCompany.com for more information.