2018-08-09 / News

Auditions for WLT’s ‘Annie’ set for August 19, 21

The Washington Little Theater (WLT) will hold auditions for the musical “Annie” on Sunday, August 19, at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, August 21, at 7 p.m., at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse located at 313 N. Alexander Ave. in Washington.

The family-friendly classic features several “orphan girls,” includ- ing Annie, along with more than a dozen men and women. Most roles, both large and small, require some easy and fun singing and dancing, and anyone interested is encouraged to audition, experienced or not. The play will be performed this winter over two weekends, with final dates yet to be determined. Jason LeBlanc will direct the play, with April Morrison serving as musical director. Both are WLT veterans.

Regarding the role of Annie, LeBlanc said, “Please do not wear a wig or dye or cut your hair for this audition. I want to see natural hair. Traditionally, Annie has curly red hair, but that is not what defines the character. The neat thing about live theater is that every production is unique, and every character is unique to that production. It depends on the Annie we get, as to how the hair is handled.”

Those auditioning will first register in the theater lobby, then take a seat in the theater. You will be called to the stage either individually or as a group to read from provided scripts. Those interested in major singing roles will perform a short rendition of “Tomorrow.” In addition, some auditioners will be taught a few basic dance steps as a group and then perform them to music.

For more details, visit the theater’s website, WashingtonLittleTheater.org, or the WLT Facebook page.

“Being a part of a live play is a unique experience,” said LeBlanc. “You find yourself doing things you didn’t think you could, building your self-confidence, making new friends with your theater family, and just having a great time overall. I encourage anyone who is interested, experienced or not, to give it a try... you’ll never forget it.”

Those interested in auditioning but unable to make the August 19 or 21 dates should send an email to WashingtonLittleTheater@gmail.com.

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