Annie Kids

The children’s musical is a project of the Swan Hill Theatre Group that began in 2010. It provides the opportunity for Primary School children to take part in a musical stage show whilst teenagers gain experience in production roles such as Directing, Choreography, Technical work and Backstage. This year SHTG is excited to be staging Annie KIDS.
Children from Grades 3 to 6 are invited to audition for the children’s musical production of Annie to be staged Thurs 11, Fri 12 and Sun 14 of September 2014. The show will run for approximately 35 min with two shows running per day. There are a variety of roles for girls and boys. Children will not audition for specific roles. Roles will be allocated to children upon selection. We have found that many more children will audition for the play than we have roles for. The audition process is quite difficult for the production team as nobody wants to cause disappointment. We trust that you will prepare your child for the possibility that they may not gain a place in the play and encourage them to try again in the future if unsuccessful.
General Information
Producer- Verlie Carroll
Directors- Tess Mc Kay and Kate Murley
Choreography- Claudia O’Halloran- Farrow
This year we are conducting auditions over two days. This is because the number of children auditioning has increased each year. Auditions are conducted on a “first in first served” basis. This process can involve a long wait depending on numbers, so best to come prepared with a snack and something to fill in time if necessary.
Audition Days
*Grades 3 and 4 Tuesday July 16 beginning at 4.30pm
*Grades 5 and 6 Wednesday July 17 beginning at 4.30pm
*The first round of the audition process simply involves children singing a short song of their choice to the Directors. They will also be measured for height. This will take place in the Theatre tea room whilst other auditionees and family members wait in the theatre. It is a good idea to have a simple song prepared that children feel confident with. A song learnt at school is a good idea. Football theme songs are not!
If children are successful in making it through to call backs, they will be given a short song to learn from the play.
Call backs will be held on the afternoon of Sunday July 20. Children that make it through to this stage will be allocated a time for their second audition.
Notifications and correspondence from the Production team will be by email.
If successful in gaining a position in the cast children will be expected to make the commitment to attend all rehearsals. Generally the only exceptions will be illness and school camps. Expected dates of attendance will be posted at the auditions.
*REGULAR REHEARSALS WILL BE FRIDAY AFTERNOONS FROM 4.30pm TO 6.30pm with some Sunday afternoons also.

COST will be approximately $40. This includes family theatre membership, Rehearsal CD and make-up/costume levy.
For any further enquiries ring Verlie Carroll 0427825895