Adult auditions for Annie' tonight and Tuesday at MLT

By By Kristi Mueller/The Meridian Star
AUG. 6, 2001
Who will win the coveted role of Annie, the little orphan girl whose life is changed the moment she is taken from her "hard-knock life" to the home of Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks, the billionaire industrialist?
More than 80 young girls, ages 5-12, showed up at Meridian Little Theatre Sunday afternoon all vying for a part in the season opener, "Annie."
The title role will be played by a girl 8 to 10 years old with humor, spunk and vitality. The character, abandoned as a baby, is convinced her parents are alive somewhere and still want her.
Six orphans will be played by young girls between 6 and 12 years old. They are: Molly, 6, the youngest; Kate, 7; Tessie, 8, the crybaby; Pepper, 9 or 10, the toughest; July, 10 or 11; the quietest; and Duffy, 12, the oldest.
Auditions for adult cast members will be held today and Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre. There are several leads and chorus parts, including Oliver Warbucks, Miss Hannigan, Rooster, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lily St. Regis and Warbucks' servants.
All players will be required to sing and be able to move (dance).
The casting committee plans to make final casting announcements by the end of the week.
Kristi Mueller is the editorial assistant for the Connections and special sections editors.