Summer musical 2018 - Annie

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Annie at Dream City Church!

Click below to register for auditions. Once you register, you will be directed to the signup page to choose an audition timeslot.

Casting Eligibility

open to anyone age 15 to adult for Lead, Supporting and Ensemble roles.

open to girls ages 8 to 14 for the roles of Annie and the Orphans.

open to boys ages 10 to 14 for non-speaking Ensemble roles (not Orphans).

*ages refer to the performer's age at the start of rehearsals on May 31


Audition Dates

Saturday, February 10: girls ages 8-14 and boys ages 10-14 – 50 min. group timeslots available at 9:30, 10:30, or 11:30am

Saturday, February 10: ages 15 and up – individual time slots available 1:30-3:30pm and 7:00-9:30pm

Sunday, February 11: ages 15 and up – individual time slots available 1:00-6:00pm

Monday, February 12: ages 15 and up – individual time slots available 6:00-9:30pm

Tuesday, February 13: ages 15 and up – individual time slots available 6:00-9:30pm


Callback Dates

Sunday, February 18callbacks between 3:30-5:00pm and 6:00-9:30pm

Monday, February 19additional callbacks for certain roles 6:00-9:30pm


Audition Location

Dream City Church Phoenix Campus – main rehearsal room (Building A)

13613 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85022 (north of Cactus on Cave Creek Rd)


Dog auditions

Do you know any capable canines? We will have dog auditions for the role of Sandy, Annie's lovable canine companion. We will be auditioning trained dogs to see how they respond to directions and how they interact with child actors.

Dog auditions will be March 4 or March 11. Fill out the form at the link to the right for more information and registration.


other audition notes

If you cannot make the scheduled audition time slots, send us an email and we will give you information on a video submission audition option. Send email to

 Headshot/Resume: Please submit Headshot and Resume in the audition registration if you have them.

Pay: There may be stipends available for some leading roles.

Any questions about auditions and casting can be sent to Dan at


What to Prepare for Auditions

Lead or Supporting (Teens and Adults) If you are 15 and older and want to be considered for a lead or supporting role, please prepare:

  • A 1 min. monologue (dramatic or comedic)
  • Also, 24-32 measures of a Broadway song
    • Choose something in the style of the show that displays your vocal strengths
    • If you use our accompanist, make sure you bring properly marked sheet music (NOTE: accompanist is only available during Saturday night and Monday night time slots)
    • A sound system will be available to play accompaniment tracks through aux cord or CD
    • Please no a cappella singing

Ensemble (Boys 10-14, Teens and Adults) If you are a boy age 10 to 14, or a teen or adult over age 15 and you only want to be considered for an ensemble role, please prepare:

Annie or Orphans (Girls 8-14) If you are a girl age 8 to 14 and want to be considered for the role of Annie or an Orphan, please prepare:

Production Dates

Rehearsals begin Thursday, May 31, 2018

General Rehearsal times from May 31 through June 29: Saturdays (10:00am-3:00pm), Sundays (1:30-6:00pm), Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (3:00-5:30pm; 6:30-9:00pm), possibly some Wednesdays and Fridays (3:00-5:30pm).

Please note: actors will not be called to all of these time slots – only when needed. We do our best to schedule around actor conflicts.

June 30-July 1 – Tech Rehearsals (all mandatory)

July 2, 3, 5Dress Rehearsals (all mandatory)

Performance Dates: July 6-8 and July 13-15, 2018 (8 performances)


contact info

Primary Contact: Dan Stoddard, Creative Arts Cast Manager



Dream City Drama Presents…


Music by Charles Strouse

Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Book by Thomas Meehan

Director: Mark Stoddard

Choreographer: Kathleen Brazie

Music Director: Rachel Stoddard


Show Synopsis

Based on the popular comic strip, Annie tells the extraordinary story of a little orphan who ends up in the lap of luxury with Depression-era billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Unlike most of the other children at Miss Hannigan's orphanage, spunky Annie believes that her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her. So when Mr. Warbucks offers to adopt her, she asks the most powerful man in America to help find her real mom and dad instead, and he agrees. Warbucks' whopping reward for Annie's parents attracts the attention of con artists Rooster, Lily and the wicked Miss Hannigan, who hatch a plot to kidnap Annie and take the $50,000 reward. But don't fret: This classic family musical has a happy ending for Annie, Daddy Warbucks and the whole gang. (synopsis from


Production Information

This production is under the direction of a creative team with multiple Zoni awards and nominations. Dream City (formerly Phoenix First) is famous for producing the largest Christmas show in the southwest, seen by over 60,000 people each December – complete with flying aerial artists and state of the art lighting, video and sound technology in a 3500 seat venue.  Over the last several years Dream City has continued to expand it’s theater programming with original plays and musicals – and Broadway classics, such as Seussical, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid.

Please note: Although this is produced by a church organization, this community theater musical is open to the public. Cast members are welcome but not required to participate in church activities.


See the links to the left (or from the + menu on mobile devices) for information on Production Dates, available Roles, and Callbacks.


sign up to audition

Click below to register for auditions. Once you register, you will be directed to the signup page to choose an audition timeslot.