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Auditions set for ‘Annie’ and ‘Christmas Carol’

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

Stage Coach Players will hold auditions for its fall production of “Annie” and its holiday production of “A Christmas Carol” on Aug. 19 and 20 in Sycamore.

Auditions for both shows will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. both days at the Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. in Sycamore. Those auditioning should enter through the west door near the church offices.

Everyone who auditions for either show will be asked to read from the script.

“Annie” will be presented Nov. 7 through 17 at Stage Coach Players Theater in DeKalb. The popular musical about the spunky Depression-era orphan has been charming audiences since it opened on Broadway in 1977. Men, women, boys and girls ages 7 and older are needed for the production. Younger children may be considered with director approval, but should be able to read.

Everyone who auditions should be prepared to sing a song of their own choice and may be asked to sing a selection from the musical. Auditioners are encouraged to bring their own sheet music; assorted show tune sheet music also will be available for those who don’t have their own. There will be a piano accompanist.

Auditions for sandy-colored dogs to play the role of Sandy in “Annie” will be held at a later date. Do not bring dogs to the church.

After the 2013 production, Stage Coach plans to take a break from its annual production of “A Christmas Carol.” This year’s production will be performed Dec. 12 through 15 at Stage Coach Theater. The play requires men, women, boys and girls 7 and older. The 2013 show will use a new adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel by director Amanda Smothers.

For more information, leave a message at the theater, 815-758-1940, or call the director of the show you are inquiring about. “Annie” director Sue Price Johnson can be reached at 815-739-4472 and “A Christmas Carol” director Amanda Smothers can be reached at 630-709-3479.

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