Character Guide – Annie Jr.

Annie – Annie is a complex little girl. She is a tough, streetwise urchin who is nevertheless vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: a newfound “family” who loves her. Although she is at times aggressive or crafty, the audience should never doubt Annie is a friendly and caring child; she will go to any extent to gain the love of a family to which she can belong.
The Orphans – Molly, Tessie, July, Duffy, Kate and Pepper. These girls are gritty, neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially lovable.
Miss Hannigan – This woman is definitely a “has-been.” Her distaste for her job and the children that are part of it should be obvious in every line she speaks, every song she sings and every move she makes.
Grace Farrell – Grace is mature, calm, cool and “together.” She is classy and businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie.
Rooster – Rooster is flashy and self-assured. His “moves” are as smooth as a gambler’s, as is the message he sells in “Easy Street.”
Lily – Lily (airhead that she is) is always distracted, although she manages to pick up on any conversation involving money. She never acts as the leader, always bringing up the rear while tripping over her own feet (it is difficult to walk and check your makeup in a compact at the same time).
Warbucks – . At first awkwardly affectionate toward Annie, he soon finds himself completely charmed by her. He begins his transformation when he views “N.Y.C.” through Annie’s eyes and falls in love with the city again…and with her.
Sandy – In this production, Sandy is played by a human. Sandy is Annie’s canine friend and scrappy in her own right.
Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer and Mrs. Pugh) – The most fastidious of domestic help.