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Camp Just Imagine

Camp Just Imagine is designed for students entering grades 2-6 and will incorporate many aspects of theater. Campers will have the opportunity to audition for lead roles, dance and sing with the ensemble, and create the Annie world designing props, sets and costumes. A finale show will be performed for campers’ friends and families.

2015 Camp Just Imagine presents:

annie

Book by:
Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols

Originally Produced by:
Irwin Meyer, Alvin Nederlander Associates, Inc. Stephen R. Friedman, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Lewis Allen, Icarus Productions Lewis Allen Based on “Little Orphan Annie” By Permission of The Tribune Media Services, Inc.

 

 

Register HERE for Annie!

Click HERE for the wait list if your desired camp is full!

 

Dates and Locations

      • Round Rock
        June 8 – 12
        Cedar Valley Middle School
        8139 Racine Trail
        Austin, TX 78717
        Hosted by Round Rock ISD
      • Clear Creek (Houston Area)
        June 22 – 26
        Bayside Intermediate
        4430 Village Way
        League City, TX 7757
      • Cedar Park
        July 27 – July 31

        Rutledge Elementary
        11501 Staked Plains Dr.
        Austin, TX 78717
        Hosted by Leander ISD
      • West Austin
        August 10 – 14
        Steiner Ranch
        River Ridge Elementary
        12900 Tierra Grande Trail
        Austin, TX 78732
        Hosted by Leander ISD

Camp Information

Registration is $160.00 per camper, per week.
Camp Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Age Requirement: Entering second – sixth grade
Campers will receive a complimentary t-shirt and daily healthy snack, but will need to provide their own sack lunch each day.
On Friday, we invite all friends and family to join us for the show. Doors open at 4:00 pm and the show will begin at 4:30 pm.

Extended Camp Hours

Available for an additional $40.00 per camper, per week
Early Drop Off: 7:30 am – 8:30 am / After Care 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm – price includes both.
During extended camp hours, campers will have structured play time.

Plot Summary

Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a world-wide phenomenon. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

With plenty of parts to go around, including featured roles as well as ensemble parts for orphans, servants, and tourists, Annie KIDS has a bright, tuneful score that is easy to sing and filled with familiar numbers like “It’s the Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.”

Character Breakdown

ANNIE -lead
Annie is a complex, tough, streetwise urchin who is surprisingly vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: her newfound “family.” This actress must be able to act motherly, independent, overwhelmed and hopeful. Should be strong vocally and musically and be able to light up the stage in “Tomorrow!”

APPLE SELLER -supporting
The Apple Seller opens Scene 2 speaking to Annie and giving her an apple. With just a few lines, this is a good character part for a young, inexperienced actor.

BERT HEALY -supporting
Bert Healy is the classic announcer on a radio show of the era. This is a non-singing role and is perfect for someone who is naturally funny with a big voice.

BUNDLES -supporting
Bundles is the laundryman for the orphanage. This is a minor speaking role and is perfect for the actor who can create a likeable character. A great spot for an actor who is not quite ready for a large part.

DRAKE -supporting and SERVANTS -group number
Drake and the Servants are the loyal domestic help of Oliver Warbucks. Our kids will have fun perfecting precision steps, nods and curtsies. This group of performers sings with the ensemble and can be double cast as New Yorkers in “N.Y.C.” These roles are ideally suited for performers of any ability.

GRACE FARRELL-lead
Grace Farrell is Oliver Warbucks’s calm, cool and classy secretary. She appears businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. This actress should always appear “in control” and sophisticated. She has a small solo at the beginning of “N.Y.C.” This is a great feature part for an actress who is likable, sweet and confident.

THE ORPHNANS -group number & supporting
The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. The orphan actresses will have “mischievous” fun together, as well as “sibling style” fights. Each actress should be able to shape her own specific character, be a good singer and visually expressive.

The Orphans are listed below:

      • DUFFY
        Duffy is the oldest
      • JULY
        July is the quietest
      • KATE
        Kate is the next-to-youngest
      • MOLLY
        Molly is the littlest
      • PEPPER
        Pepper is the toughest
      • TESSIE
        Tessie is the cry baby

LOUIS HOWE -supporting
Louis Howe is President Roosevelt’s trustworthy aide. This is a great role for someone new to performing.

LT. WARD -supporting
Lt. Ward is the policeman who questions Annie about Sandy, the stray dog. This is a non-singing role and great for an actor/actress who can play an authoritative adult.

MISS HANNIGAN -lead
Miss Hannigan is a definite “has-been.” Her distaste for her job should ooze from every line she delivers. Cast a strong actress with excellent comic timing. She must have a strong versatile singing voice and be able to create a character that is larger than life.

NEW YORKERS -group number
The New Yorkers are comprised of a wonderfully colorful collection of characters, usually identified by their occupation. These characters may include: street vendors, homeless people, tourists, taxi drivers, newsboys, pickpockets, street cleaners, mothers and children, additional stars-to-be, and news reporters.

OLIVER WARBUCKS -lead
Oliver Warbucks is the daunting millionaire who made his fortune during World War I as an industrialist. This is a challenging role, for an actor that can appear middle-aged, self-assured and confident. In the beginning, Warbucks is awkwardly affectionate toward Annie and then finds himself completely charmed by her. His few solos in “N.Y.C.” are secondary to the character commitment as an actor.

PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT -supporting
President Franklin D. Roosevelt is enlisted by Oliver Warbucks to help locate Annie’s parents. He will be pushed onstage in a wheelchair and delivers a momentous line about “A New Deal!” Excellent role for an actor who is not quite ready for a large part.

ROOSTER HANNIGAN and LILY ST. REGIS -supporting
Rooster Hannigan and Lily St. Regis are the comic team who claim to be Annie’s parents but are revealed to be Miss Hannigan’s swindling brother and his sleazy girlfriend in disguise. These characters play off each other constantly. The flashy, self-assured Rooster should convincingly pull off the “smooth gambler” persona, and vocally and physically handle “Easy Street.” Lily is a perfect role for an actress who is naturally funny, has a good sense of timing and is a strong singer.

SANDY -supporting
Sandy is the stray dog that Annie adopts. Sandy has no lines but has the capability of earning spontaneous applause when he sings “Tomorrow” with Annie!

STAR(S)-TO-BE -supporting
Star(s)-To-Be is a glamorous diva in the number “N.Y.C.” Multiple girls may be cast in this part and split the singing solos between them. Although this is not a speaking role, this actress should feel confident singing and acting.

USHERETTE -supporting
The Usherette ushers Warbucks, Annie and Grace to their seats in the Roxy at the end of “N.Y.C.” She has one line and then sings with the ensemble.

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