Hope Summer Repertory Theatre is holding auditions on Saturday, March 4, for young girls to be in this summer’s production of “Annie-The Musical.”

Following the story of the fiery, red-headed orphan, “Annie – The Musical” is the classic tale of a young orphan stuck in a miserable orphanage under the care of the greedy Miss Hannigan. Her hard-knock life takes a turn for the better when she is chosen to live with the wealthy Oliver Warbucks. With the help of Mr. Warbucks, she discovers the meaning of family, love and friendship.

HSRT is looking for girls from third to 12th grades for the role of Annie and to portray six to 10 orphans. Young people auditioning can be older than the character descriptions, but must realistically be able to play a younger role.

The auditions will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, on Hope College’s campus.  They are being scheduled in half-hour blocks, and individual auditions will last for approximately five minutes.  Audition requests should be made by contacting Cara Maas at hsrt@hope.edu or by completing the audition request form at hope.edu/hsrt.

Those auditioning should come prepared to sing “Tomorrow” from “Annie,” memorize two short scenes and read several lines from the script.  The required scenes and lines will be emailed to those who have registered.

Audition sign-ups for “Annie” will continue until Wednesday, March 1, or when slots are full.

Rehearsals may begin as early as March, with full rehearsals beginning Saturday, June 3. “Annie” will run Friday July 7, through Saturday, Aug. 12.

Those who are auditioning should dress in comfortable clothes and shoes so they are able to move, bring a photograph with their name on it and a resume if they have one.

Established at Hope College in 1972, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre is West Michigan’s premiere professional theatre company and produces plays and educational programs of the highest professional standards that address the needs of, and enhance the quality of life for, Hope College and the community.  The productions are presented across the summer months in venues including the college’s DeWitt Center main theatre, DeWitt Center studio theatre and Knickerbocker Theatre.  The company numbers more than 100 annually and features a unique blend of distinguished professionals and young theatre artists from across the United States.