Posts Tagged ‘Rooster’
This week I started gearing up for the next show, Annie. We’ll be using the Broadway Jr. version, which I am very pleased with for the most part, though the Hoovervillers are not in it. Sigh – that is such a big part of the history lesson of the show that I was a bit disappointed the first time we used that version, but FDR still makes his appearance and it is possible to squish in the story of the culture of the time through the other songs and plot details.
Some folks may worry that there are fewer boy’s parts than they might have hoped for, but there is room in the charming chorus for all the young gentlemen we can fine, as well as the absolutely charming Daddy Warbucks, the crazy and tricky Rooster and the stodgy but playful butler, whose names escapes me.
Many of my little guys came in to auditions last time asking to be considered for the part of Punjab. Punjab, I am sorry to say, is nowhere to be seen in this version. The movie featured him, but even though he was a big part of the original comic strip, “Little Orphan Annie” he does not appear in any of the stage versions.
But no matter - there are parts for everybody! A big chorus, some wonderful character parts for boys and girls, and of course… lots of little girls everywhere.