Theatre Ancaster’s Fall 2017 Mainstage Production

Leapin’ Lizards! Theatre Ancaster is proud to announce upcoming auditions for its major Fall production Annie – a family favourite and winner of seven Tony Awards!

Annie is one of the world's best-loved musicals full of comedy, catchy songs and a lot of heart.  Recently revived and touring on the professional stage, Annie is based on Harold Gray's "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip which debuted in 1924.  It's set in New York City during the Great Depression, a time when the economy looked bleak, government seemed ineffective and the average citizen was desperate and frustrated.  With its hopeful message and unwavering belief in a better tomorrow, Annie has become one of the theatre's most well-known and iconinc musicals. 

Vocal and Dance Auditions

All auditions will be held at the Memorial School Building in Ancaster (enter at the back off Queen Street, one block west of Wilson off of Sulphur Springs).

Youth Vocals:

Monday, May 29 and Tuesday, May 30 - open call 7pm–10pm

Doors Open at 6:30 pm to start sign-in process. Auditions will be first-come, first-served. A karaoke track will be available for you.

Youth Dance: Wednesday, May 31st starting 7pm

Adult Vocals: Monday, June 5, 7pm-10pm by appointment. Please email and leave your contact information. Drop-ins will have to wait for an available time.

A karaoke track will be available for you.

Adult Dance: Tuesday, June 6 starting 7 pm

Auditionees will be contacted via phone or email if requested to attend a callback. Callbacks may include additional song requirements, some dance, and scene reading, which will be provided via email.

Orphan Callback – Workshop: Wednesday June 7th 7pm- 9pm. You will receive notice via phone or email after your audition if you have been invited back to attend this.

Reading Call Backs

Monday, June 12 at 7pm at Memorial (adult and youth) All casting decisions will be made within one week of call backs.

Audition Materials and Character Descriptions

Please see the detailed information here »

Performance Dates

Annie will run for 11 performances from November 16-December 2, 2017 at the Ancaster High School Theatre Auditorium.


Rehearsals are normally held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 10:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 - 5:00 pm beginning September 5, with additional dates added late October. Please see the detailed production information here »

Creative Team

Director: Angela Broadley
Musical Director: Mark Reese
Choreographer: Tina Rath
Producers: Krys & Al Croxall
Stage Manager: Bob Carle
Costume Designer: Allison Osterman