Search for Annie

A St Helens theatre group is on the look out for their next flame haired star to take on Annie, as well as a pet pooch to accompany her on stage.

Pilkington Musical Theatre Company is holding open auditions for its latest production, Annie, at St Patrick’s Church Hall, in Loughrigg Avenue, on Sunday March 20, from 1pm.

The interest in these auditions has been phenomenal from all mothers enquiring about how their young girls and teenage girls can go about it

Simon Foster

Producers will be auditioning for the lead role of Annie, as well as the orphans and of course Sandy the Dog.

All children must be accompanied with and adult and registration forms will be handed out on arrival. Children will be required to sing a verse or two from the show and speak lines from the show.

If cast, successful actresses will be required to attend weekly rehearsals on either Tuesday or Thursday and Sunday afternoons closer to the show, which will be in October.

Simon Foster, of Pilkington Musical Theatre, said: “The interest in these auditions has been phenomenal from all mothers enquiring about how their young girls and teenage girls can go about it.

“We are the last local Amateur Dramatic company in St Helens and pride ourselves on the fact that our audiences have grown dramatically over the past five years due to our new approach to live musical theatre.

“We have made a conscious effort to perform new upcoming titles such as The Wedding Singer, based on the Adam Sandler movie, Our House the Madness Musical, and The Addams Family the Musical.

“Due to popular demand we have chosen a show that appeals to all members of the family, Annie the multi-award winning Broadway Musical.

“Due to this fact we are holding a search for Annie and the orphans, as well as Sandy the dog.

“The show has been advertised in the St Helens Theatre Royal windows and brochure since December 2015 and tickets have been selling like nothing we have known before.”

Annie will be shown at St Helens Theatre Royal on Thursday October 13 to Saturday October 15, at 7.30pm, with a 2pm matinee on Saturday.

Ticket prices are adults £13.50, children £12, family ticket £45.

More details can be found on Pilkington Musical Theatre Company’s Facebook page.