Annie Open Casting Call

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Skylight Music Theatre Seeking Girls Ages 8-15 to Audition for “Annie”

Annie Performances Scheduled November 17 to December 23, 2017


WHAT:            Open call audition for girls ages 8-15 to perform in Annie at Skylight Music Theatre


WHEN:            Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


WHERE:           Skylight Music Theatre is located in the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, second floor, Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.


ABOUT:           Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee’s only professional music theatre company, was founded in 1959 and presents the full spectrum of music theatre. Annie will be presented November 17 through December 23, 2017.


MEDIA NOTE: Please contact Susan Heymann at to arrange on-site photography or videography. Recommended media times are 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.



Annie Casting Call Press Release


Milwaukee, Wis. (April 7, 2017) — Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee’s only professional music theatre company, is holding an open call audition for girls ages 8-15 for their holiday production of Annie, November 17 through December 23, 2017. Auditions are Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway.


Skylight is seeking the roles of Annie, July, Pepper, Molly, Kate, Tessie, and Duffy (these roles will be double cast).  Young performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Rehearsals begin October 24, 2017. Annie runs from November 17 to December 23, 2017.


Young performers will be seen in groups of 10. To sign up for a guaranteed audition time, go to this link:  Walk-ins are welcome on a first come, first serve basis.


Children auditioning should arrive 15 minutes before their appointment time to fill out an audition form with a parent or guardian.  Please bring a performance resume if possible. **All those auditioning must also bring a headshot or snapshot photo to turn in with audition form.**


Performers should prepare one song to sing. Bring sheet music, if possible. A pianist will accompany performers. Any song may be used in the audition. If a song suggestion is needed, Sam Nykiel, Skylight’s artistic administrator provided the song list below. Sheet music will be available for these songs:

Hard Knock Life (Annie)

Maybe (Annie)

Tomorrow (Annie)

Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)

Castle on a Cloud (Les Mis)


Callbacks will take place on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22.  Callback notification will take place the week of April 17.


The Broadway Theatre Center is located at 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee Wis. In the Historic Third Ward.  Follow signs for sign-in location upon arrival.  Please leave ample time to find parking. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.


Note that adult auditions for Annie will occur on a different date.  No adults will be seen at this audition.  For more information please visit


For any questions contact Sam Nykiel (



Skylight Music Theatre’s 2017-18 Season

Skylight’s 2017-18 season opens in fall with Hot Mikado (Sept. 29 – Oct. 15), a fresh, swinging twist on the Gilbert & Sullivan classic. Just in time for the holidays, Skylight presents the Broadway favorite Annie (Nov. 17 – Dec. 23), the first time this Tony Award-winning show has been on the Skylight stage. In 2018, Skylight presents the off-Broadway musical by Milwaukee native James Valcq, Zombies from the Beyond (Feb.2 – 18, 2018), followed by a reimagining of the Offenbach opera, The Tales of Hoffmann (March 16 – 29, 2018). Closing the season is the modern musical satire Urinetown (May 18 – June 10, 2018). For more information visit


About Skylight Music Theatre

Skylight Music Theatre’s mission since 1959: To bring the full spectrum of music theatre works to a wide and diverse audience in celebration of the musical and theatrical arts and their reflection of the human condition. Skylight presents productions “Skylight Style” – bringing fresh approaches or interesting twists to music theatre works, creating meaningful connections, not only between the characters on stage but with the audience as well. The beautiful, intimate Cabot Theatre allows audiences to feel close to the powerful emotions on stage.



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