Dogs needed for Norwich stage show

Orphans, a 'sugar daddy' and two well-behaved dogs are needed for a Norfolk drama production of the popular musical Annie.

Orphans, a 'sugar daddy' and two well-behaved dogs are needed for a Norfolk drama production of the popular musical Annie.

The show will be staged at Norwich Playhouse in the April easter holidays, but auditions for the cast begin at the weekend.

Norfolk Youth Music Theatre is seeking a curly-haired leading lady for the title role, and an actor in his 30s or 40s to play the bald baritone millionaire Daddy Warbucks,

Artistic director Adrian Connell is also looking for a host of dancing orphans all under 4' 10', Miss Hannigan, an Irish, drunken yet tuneful, orphanage matron, The Boylan Sisters - three close harmony singers, New Deal politicians, French maids, an English butler, down and outs and a gangster and his moll, Rooster and Lily.


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Two Sandy the dogs were needed. They should be obedient, love working with children, not suffer stage fright and have owners who 'don't mind sitting back stage with a pack of emergency biscuits for a week,' said Mr Connell.

Young musicians who would like to play in the orchestra are also being sought.

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Auditions for the human cast take place from January 3 - 15. Full details of how to book, the full range of parts to go for and audition scripts can be found on the company's website www.norfolkymt.net or by calling 01263 825718.

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