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San Jacinto College
News Release
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Leapin’ Lizards, College sets auditions for ‘Annie’


PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College (SJC) Central theatre and film department will hold two sets of open public auditions for “Annie,” a family oriented musical comedy about a plucky orphan’s journey to find her parents.


The first audition will cast the lead children roles and all adult roles, and will take place on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. for children ages 5 to 15, and at 7 p.m. for ages 16 to adult. The second auditions are set for Sept. 24 and 25, and will cast children ages 5 to 15 for the children’s chorus of orphans (boys and girls).


All auditions will take place in Slocomb Auditorium, located at 8060 Spencer Hwy, in Pasadena. The show calls for 30 to 50 male and female actors of all ages. Singers and dancers are also needed. Prior theater experience is not necessary, and enrollment at SJC is not required. Prepared materials are not required, and people auditioning should dress to move.


In “Annie,” a popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. The lead character Annie (known for her signature expression “Leapin’ Lizards”) is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. In adventure after adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.


Local artist and SJC theater instructor Brian Hamlin will direct “Annie.” Rehearsals will begin Sept. 26 for the first set of actors cast, and Sept. 27 for the children’s orphan chorus. Show dates are Oct. 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. There will be Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 and 16, and special school performances on Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. and 14 at 10 a.m.


About San Jacinto College: Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for 50 years. The College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of more than 29,000 students in over 140 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career-track choices. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.


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