Hoping for a "Hard Knock Life," almost 60 girls walked through the door of the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center on Saturday morning to audition for roles in Union Street Player's production of "Annie." The popular musical, based on the comic strip about a depression era orphan who escapes the orphanage and finds hope and a home, will round out USP's 2010 season.
Auditions on Saturday were reserved for young girls hoping to be cast in the role of Annie or one of her fellow oprhans. Director Cyndi Atkins was well prepared for the tremendous turnout. The girls were split into groups and run through three audition "stations." At one station they read from the script for the show's director. At another station they danced with a team of Central students helping with choreography. At a third station the girls sang for the show's vocal director, Teresa Bradley.
Auditions for all other roles, including adults and boys will be held this week:
- Monday, August 30: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (boys 7 to 14 & adults ages 15 and up)
- Tuesday, August 31: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (boys 7 to 14 & adults ages 15 and up)
- Callbacks if needed will be on September 2 at 7 PM.
Those wishing to audition should come to the Pella Community Center (712 Union Street, Pella). No roles are pre-cast. No experience is necessary. The public is welcome to audition.