Annie Auditions

Our educational initiative aims to help students find further development as young professionals in the industry by providing guidance and support prior to auditioning for their next step in their theatre education. 

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."

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 the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even 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.

Who is this program for?

Student, and adult community and professional actors are encouraged to apply. There will be two paid roles, Daddy Warbucks and Miss Hannigan. All other adult roles are unpaid.

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How much does it cost?

Registration for students is $150. Scholarships are available. 

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What is the time commitment?


October 18th- December 2nd   

Monday through Friday 4:30PM - 8:30PM


*No Rehearsal on Thanksgiving Day

**Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal and conflicts will be evaluated before the rehearsal process begins, but new requests will not be accepted after the first day of rehearsal, unless it is a family emergency.



November 26th - 28th 


Dress Rehearsals:

November 29th - December 1st 



December 2nd 



December 3rd - 4th @ 7:30PM

December 5th @ 2:00PM

December 10th - 11th @ 7:30PM

December 12th @ 2:00PM

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there professional roles in this production? 

A: Yes! We are casting two professional actors for the roles of Daddy Warbucks and Miss Hanagan.


Q: Are there community roles in this production? 

A: Yes! Community actors are welcome and encouraged to attend this audition for all adult roles except Daddy Warbucks and Miss Hanagan. 


Q: Do I need any prior experience?

A: No! We welcome students & actors of all levels and experiences.


Q: Is everyone who registers guaranteed a part in the show?

A: For this particular production, we are utilizing a traditional audition process. We will have multiple opportunities for all who audition in our 2022 season. 


Q: Do I need to come with a song and monologue prepared for auditions?

A: We encourage our students to show off their best self by coming with a prepared audition of one 30-60 second song in the style of the show. Please make sure that the song choice is appropriate for your age, vocal range, and performance ability.  No monologue is necessary for the Annie audition. 

If this is your first show, or you aren’t sure how to prepare an audition, don’t worry! Singing “Happy Birthday” will be just fine.


Q: What are the safety regulations?

A: Some of the highlights are:

  • Participants are required to wear a mask or face covering. 
    • Enlightened will provide masks to students who do not have access to them.
  • All participants will have access to hand sanitizer, handwashing stations, tissues, and appropriate garbage receptacles. 
  • According to the Public Health Division, children of any age should not wear a mask or face covering if they have a medical condition that makes it hard for them to breathe.
  • If a student becomes sick (develops a new cough, stomach ache, fever) during camp hours, they will be taken to a private room with a supervisor until their parent/guardian can pick them up. 



Q: What should I wear?

A: Please make sure to wear closed toed shoes and clothing that enables easy movement.


Q: I would like to participate in class but will need to miss some of the rehearsal days. Can I still register?

A: Attendance of all rehearsals is preferred. If you need to miss a class day, please let us know in advance. Registration fees will not change due to absences.


Q: Where does rehearsal take place?

A: Our rehearsals will take place in Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre and Brick Room.


Q: Will I need to provide anything for performances?

A: Students will need to provide their own shoes (black dress/jazz/character shoes), stage makeup (if necessary), and undershirt (neutral colored tank top).


Q: What is your refund policy?

A: There are no refunds within 7 days of the start of course. If you have to withdraw due to an emergency, a refund request can be made. Enlightened Theatrics will review such requests on a case by case basis. 


If you have any additional questions, please contact, or call (503) 585-3427.

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