Gulfshore Playhouse Education announces auditions for student production of “Annie”
August 12, 2021
NAPLES, Fla. (August 12, 2021) – This fall, Gulfshore Playhouse Education will present the musical “Annie.” Students aged 8-18 will have the opportunity to audition on September 7, 2021 from 5-8PM.
“Annie” follows the story of a plucky and positive orphaned girl as she attempts to find her family. During the Great Depression in New York City, Annie escapes from an orphanage run by the tyrannical Mrs. Hannigan. As she journeys through the city to find the family that abandoned her all those years ago, she finds a new home with the billionaire Oliver Warbucks. “Annie” features some of musical theater’s most beloved songs and characters.
Students who participate will receive pre-professional theater training and become a part of a professional theatrical community. Rehearsals for “Annie” will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning September 20, 2021. The program will culminate with public performances on the Gulfshore Playhouse stage from December 16-18, 2021.
“Annie” is a by-audition-only program. Auditions will take place on September 7, 2021 from 5-8PM at the Norris Center at 755 8th Avenue S in Naples. Tuition for the program is $500 and need-based scholarships are available. Gulfshore Playhouse Education is committed to fostering programs that reflect the diverse population of Collier County. Students from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds with any experience level are encouraged to audition.
Auditionees should prepare 1) Two musical theatre selections, no longer than two minutes each, OR 2) One song selection no longer than two minutes and a one-minute monologue. Please bring sheet music in the correct key, as well as a headshot and resume if possible. Additionally, there will be a dance call so auditionees should bring or wear movement clothes and shoes. To learn more and to register for an audition, please visit: https://www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org/education/star-academy/annie/. For questions, please contact Steven Calakos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, Gulfshore Playhouse anticipates that all participants will be required to wear facial coverings during rehearsals.
Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately committed to enriching the cultural landscape of our region by producing professional theatre to the highest artistic standards and providing unique educational opportunities to diverse groups of people in a spirit of service, adventure, and excitement. The work of Gulfshore Playhouse is inspired by a belief in the magic of theatre to expand the imagination, challenge the senses, provoke discussion, and revitalize in its audiences an understanding of our common humanity. This belief drives the care with which Gulfshore Playhouse treats its artists, audiences, students, staff, and members of the greater community.
The professional theatre is also leading the nation’s growth for arts and entertainment with progress for the new Gulfshore Playhouse at the Baker Theatre and Education Center. Recently announcing the public phase for the fundraising campaign for the new building, welcoming gifts of all sizes, the new Cultural Campus is slated to break ground this fall. The Cultural Campus has been created as a cornerstone for culture, education, and community engagement that epitomizes the region’s growing reputation as a destination for the arts. The Baker Theatre and Education Center will be home to world-class professional productions that have the power to foster connections, catalyze conversations, and bridge cultural differences. The new theatre and education center will also serve the entire region with accessible education programming and elegant cultural engagement spaces open to the public.
For more information about Gulfshore Playhouse or its new facility, visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org or call 239-261-PLAY (7529).