Do you have an aspiring Broadway star in your house? Theater of the Stars will have an open audition for girls on Nov. 12 for principal and ensemble roles in their production of Annie, playing the Fox Theatre from Jan. 7-22.
Registration begins at noon at the St. Mark United Methodist Church (781 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta). Get there early, because registration ends at 1 p.m. and the auditions begin directly afterwards.
The audition is for girls between the ages of 7-13 who are 5-ft. and shorter. In the past, the kids have sung “Hard Knock Life” in groups and solo. There’s a lot of “hurry up and wait” and the auditions run until 6 p.m., so moms may want to pack snacks and activities.
Roughly 10 percent of the girls who audition will be invited to the callback. Encore Atlanta has had the privilege of watching open calls in the past. Our advice to the girls auditioning is to be prepared to give it your all when it’s your turn to sing. The director needs to know that you can handle yourself at the Fox in a professional show, so seize the opportunity when you have it. If you go shy or sing soft, there’s no do-over. And excuses won’t do you any good.
That being said: Break a leg. Go sing your hearts out, little ladies!