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Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Steven Stead and Greg King of Durban’s multi-award-winning theatre company, KickstArt, are planning for their brand new production of the classic Broadway musical, Annie.

KickstArt will be casting two casts of girls, in order to lessen the strain of performing. Auditions will take place on January 18 in room M2 at the Playhouse’s Mayville Complex, Ramsay Road.

“We need female actors aged 9 to 14 years, of any race group, who are capable of singing and acting to a high level, and who are capable of speaking and singing English with an American accent, to play the six orphans in Miss Hannigan’s orphanage, including of course the very important title role of Annie,” says Stead.

Auditions for the girls will be between 10h30 and 13h30. No reservation of an audition time is necessary but all applicants should arrive at 10h00 and put their names on a list at the door. They should bring a short song with sheet music or backing track of Musical Theatre (not pop music!) that shows an ability to ‘belt’. If applicants get through the singing audition, they will be required to stay and attend a dance/acting audition. Auditionees should also prepare a short monologue (approx 1 minute) in an American accent. The audition lists will close at 11h30.

Wear appropriate rehearsal clothing and closed footwear for dancing (no slops!). Bring water and snacks and a towel.

There will be call backs in the afternoon for those who get through the singing, dancing and acting auditions.

The show will rehearse from April 19, weekday afternoons and/or evenings and weekend daytimes, until it opens on May 16 and runs until June 15. Performances will be Tuesdays to Saturdays at 19h00 and Saturdays and Sundays at 14h30.