This Sunday, 95 aspiring young thespians will vie for a role in the Toowoomba Choral Societyâ€™s major production of the year, Annie.
Young people from across the Toowoomba region will display their performance talent during the audition, hoping to secure a prized spot in the musical, which will be held at the Empire Theatre from 9 â€“ 11 September.
Based on Little Orphan Annie, the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide sensation and is one of the most loved musicals of all time. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the beloved show features a wonderful score written by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, including the Broadway smash hit, â€˜Tomorrowâ€™, as well as â€˜Itâ€™s a Hard Knocked Lifeâ€™, â€˜Easy Streetâ€™, â€˜Little Girlsâ€™ and â€˜I Donâ€™t Need Anything But Youâ€™.
With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of the audience as we witness her rise from next-to-nothing in New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who left her at the orphanage years ago. Though things donâ€™t quite work out the way she has planned, she does manage to thwart the plans of the evil Miss Hannigan and find a new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his secretary Grace Farrell, and her lovable pooch, Sandy.
The Toowoomba Choral Society stages two major productions each year. Into the Woods will be held 9-12 June at the Armitage Centre followed by Annie at the Empire Theatre from 9-11 September.