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Friday, December 05, 2008

Opening Night Arts Group Summer "Annie Jr." Program Auditions December 8th and 9th, 2008


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I got an audition notice for the Opening Night Art Group summer camp program that is auditioning Annie Jr. this Monday and Tuesday, January 8th and 9th for those between 4th and 8th grade. Sorry for the late notice, but I just saw it myself.

There is a fee for taking part in this program, and if you are cast you will be assigned to one of two casts, as described below. I assume the fees go to costumes, make-up, sets, and training fees for the instructors.

This may be the equivalent of a paid day camp but with a play production at the end. While payment is due on January 1st, they seem to have a refund policy. You may want to ask others at the auditions about their experiences at the group.

As a former Daddy Warbucks, I can say that Annie is a GREAT show. Don't think that the only good parts are for girls too. 

But I don't think I know this group so I can't endorse them. I can only pass along their information. Don't hold that against them though, just check them out when you get there. I don't think they could ask for money if they were not doing something good. The show is also a fundraiser for St. Jude's you could give them a call and see how much they got last year.

Their website looks pretty professional though - check it out. The links below to other parts of their website worked when I tested them.

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Auditions for Opening Night Youth Productions' Presentation of

Under the direction of Ms. Dee Hamilton

Opening Night Arts Group will be holding auditions for our Opening Night Youth Productions' presentation of Annie Jr. on December 8 and 9, 2008. These auditions are for a spot in the theatre program which will present Annie, Jr. during summer 2009. These auditions are not for specific roles at this time but are for a spot in the program. Specific roles will be cast next summer during the first few days of the program. This program is primarily intended for children with some prior acting, singing, and/or dancing experience. If you love to perform come on out and audtion - we want to see you! 

Proceeds from these performances of Annie, Jr. will benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Auditions will take place as follows:

You must register for an audition date.
We have a limit of 60 children per audition day.
Auditions are for children who are entering the 5th grade through entering 9th grade in the summer of 2009.

Auditions are on the following days:

Monday, December 8, 2008: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Trinity Christian College
Ozinga Chapel Building
Choir Room and Recital Hall

When you register you will pick your preferred date for the audition. We will make every effort to accomodate your choice, however since there are only 60 slots per day you may need to audition on the other day. You will be notified via email of your audition date. Please be sure to provide a valid email address that you check regularly. You may register for an audition time here.

Please be prepared to perform as follows:


Come prepared in comfortable clothes. You will learn a routine at the audition.


Girls: Come prepared to sing “Tomorrow”.

Please click this link for music: http://www.broadwayjr.com/audition/auditionlist.asp?ID=1 Choose “Score” under “Annie” and scroll down.
Accompaniment will be provided at the audition.

Boys: Come prepared to sing “Easy Street”

Please click this link for music: http://www.broadwayjr.com/audition/auditionlist.asp?ID=1
Choose "Score" under "Rooster & Lily" and scroll down.
Accompaniment will be provided at the audition.

You can hear a recording of it by clicking: http://www.broadwayjr.com/store/showkitproduct.asp?oid=3

Come prepared with an age appropriate 1 minute monologue. The selection may or may not be memorized, actor’s choice. Monologues may be checked out at the library or found online.


Once auditions are complete, the director and producer will choose the program participants. You will be notified via email as to whether or not you have been accepted into the program. Please note that the director and staff will make the decisions they feel will be best for the production and their decisions are final.

We are looking forward to seeing the many talented children we have in our area. The Opening Night Youth Production's Summer Theatre Program promises to be an exciting and rewarding experience for all involved.


There is no cost to audition. Once a child has been notified that they will be in the Opening Night Youth Production's program, fees will be as follows:

$300 for Opening Night Arts Group Members
$325 for Non-members

Fee payment will be due in full by January 1, 2009. Payment plans are available.

The refund policy for this program is as follows:
Registration cancelled by March 31, 2009 - Receive a full refund of registration fees
Registration cancelled by June 29, 2009 - Receive a 50 percent refund of registration fees
After June 29, 2009 - No refund will be given

If you would like to
become a member of Opening Night Arts Group you may do so here.

Annie Jr. Summer Program Schedule


June 29-July 23, 2009
Mondays-Thursdays 9 a.m.-noon
Trinity Christian College
Ozinga Chapel building
Choir room and Recital Hall

Monday, July 27 - Monday, August 3, 2009
Weekdays 9 a.m.-noon (including Friday)
Trinity Christian College Communications Building
Marg Kallemeyn Theatre

Trinity Christian College Communications Building
Marg Kallemeyn Theatre

WHITE CAST:Tuesday, August 4, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 6, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 8, 2009 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 7, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 8, 2009 3:00 p.m.

More information will be provided during auditions and in future emails. If you need assistance now, you may contact us here.

Click here to go to the auditions registration page.

So that's the story. Since there are quite a few parts for boys, especially 7th and 8th grade boys, so don't feel that boys would not have a chance here. In fact, I think you would be at an advantage percentage wise in getting a good part. Since many of the "Adult" roles in Annie are men's roles. FDR, etc. However, this is Annie, Jr. and I don't know how it is different.

If you go for an audition - break a leg!


A Night of Variety I just noticed that the group is going to do "A Night of Variety" on January 23rd and 24th

Join us for a night of singing, dancing, and comedy as members of the Opening Night Performance Group and Take A Bow Performers entertain you!

Andy Avalos of WMAQ-TV Channel 5 is the Master of Ceremonies

This performance will assist Opening Night Arts Group in continuing our mission to provide contributions to charities throughout the year.

Two Nights Only!

January 23rd and 24th at 8 p.m.

Marg Kallemeyn Theater
Trinity Christian College
6601 W. College Drive
Palos Heights, Illinois

Tickets $17 for members / $20 for non-members
Tickets purchased online will be available at will call at the theatre on the evening of the performance.

Split-the-Pot Raffle! Entertainment galore! Refreshments!

This is a family friendly show so bring the kids along for a great night of entertainment.

We are asking that everyone who attends bring at least one item to be donated to
Operation Support Our Troops. These items will be delivered in care packages
to the men and women on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is a great way
to show your support to the troops and provide them with much needed and
appreciated supplies. The organization has requested the following supplies:

1. Toilet paper

2. Hand sanitizer (12 oz or less)

3. Lotion for men (16 oz or less)

4. Canned nuts (20 oz or less)

5. Jelly (plastic jars only, 32 oz or less)

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