AUDITION MATERIALS FOR SRO'S "ANNIE, JR."

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Before you listen to the materials:
READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!!
PARENTS: PLEASE READ AS WELL- we want your performer to have every opportunity to do their best. When performers arrive unaware that 2 audition songs are expected or are unfamiliar with the selections, they are at a disadvantage. Preparation is key.
We are excited to see each performer's unique style!

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Below, you will find the audition song selections we will be using for 
ANNIE, JR.
We have selected 9 song clips for the auditions. 
You will be singing to the exact same accompaniment tracks you hear on this page, so please become familiar with them.

The Guide Vocal Track and Accompaniment Track are
combined into ONE CONVENIENT TRACK.
So whether you are practicing on the site, or if you
download the tracks,the Guide Vocal Track will be first and
(after a few seconds) the Accompaniment Track will follow.

To practice on the SRO Website just click
Download (Your Song Choice) mp3
located below each song's lyrics,
then practice while you read the lyrics!!!

Practice as many times as you want!!!

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Download the MP3 by right-clicking on
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and selecting SAVE LINK AS

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BEFORE YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!!

Each performer should prepare
2 DIFFERENT SONG SELECTIONS 
You will be considered for all the characters in the show, regardless of which songs you choose.
 

Each selection is a combination of 2 audio tracks (Guide Vocals followed by Accompaniment only). The lyrics are provided directly below the audio tracks. Learn the song using the Guide Vocals, then use the Accompaniment to prepare for the audition.  It is preferred that lyrics be memorized so we can see the performer act as well as sing, but you may audition with the lyrics, if ABSOLUTELY necessary. It is in their best interests to be memorized.
PLEASE LISTEN TO ALL OF THE SONG SELECTIONS
IN CASE WE WANT TO HEAR YOU SING ANY OF THEM.

You do not have to memorize or rehearse the selections you aren't auditioning with- we just want you to have heard them and have some familiarity with them. This will benefit you in regards to other roles you for which you may be considered. You may be asked to sing other songs at your audition.

Additionally, we don't want you to necessarily copy the styles of the singers on the guide vocals. Feel free to sing in your own style!

WE KNOW YOU WANT TO START LEARNING THE AUDITION MATERIALS, BUT PLEASE GO TO THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS. THANK YOU- GOOD LUCK!!!

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IT'S THE HARD KNOCK LIFE 

It's the hard-knock life for us!
It's the hard-knock life for us
‘Stead a treated - we get tricked!
‘Stead a kisses - we get kicked!
It's the hard-knock life!

Got no folks to speak of, so
It's the hard-knock row we hoe
Cotton blankets – ‘stead a wool
Empty bellies – ‘stead a full
It's the hard-knock life!

Don't it feel like the wind is always howlin’?
Don't it seem like there's never any light?
Once a day, don't you wanna throw the towel in?
It's easier than putting up a fight!

No one's there when your dreams at night get creepy
No one cares if you grow or if you shrink
No one dries when your eyes get wet and weepy
From all the crying you would think this place’d sink
Ohhh!


Download IT'S A HARD KNOCK LIFE mp3

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LITTLE GIRLS

Little girls, little girls, everywhere I turn I can see them… Little girls, little girls, night and day I eat, sleep and breathe them…

Some women are dripping with diamonds; some women are dripping with pearls. Lucky me! Lucky me! Look at what I’m dripping with: Little Girls!

Someday I’ll step on their freckles. Some night I’ll straighten their curls. Send a flood, send the flu-anything that you can do to Little Girls!

Download LITTLE GIRLS mp3

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EASY STREET 

It ain’t fair how we scrounge for 3 or 4 bucks, while she gets Warbucks-the little brat!

It ain’t fair this whole life is driving me nuts, while we get peanuts, she’s livin’ fat!

Maybe she holds the key that little lady-to getting’ more bucks insteada less! Maybe we fix the game with something shady…where does that put us? Give you one guess…Yes!

Easy street, easy street…Annie is the key.
Yes Sirree! Yes Sirree! Yes Sirree! Easy street, easy street yeah!
That’s where we’re gonna be!

***(Even though you may hear different characters singing different parts, just sing the whole song in one character) ***

Download EASY STREET mp3

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TOMORROW

When I'm stuck with a day that's gray and lonely, I just stick out my chin and grin and say, Oh! The sun'll come out tomorrow, so ya gotta hang on 'til tomorrow...come what may! Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya tomorrow! You're always a day away. Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya tomorrow! You're always a day away!


Download TOMORROW mp3

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MAYBE

MAYBE is NOT one of the audition choices. It is for the actors who are auditioning specifically for the role of "Annie".
We want you to be very familiar with MAYBE
as you may be asked to sing it.
If you are serious about auditioning for this large role, you need to be very familiar with MAYBE.
We will only ask to hear it if we feel we need to hear it.
We will have the lyrics in the studio.

 
MAYBE 

Maybe far away or maybe real nearby
He may be pouring her coffee, she may be straightening his tie!
Maybe in a house all hidden by a hill
She's sitting playin’ piano, he's sitting paying a bill!

Betcha they're young, betcha they're smart
Bet they collect things like ashtrays and art!
Betcha they're good -- why shouldn't they be?
Their one mistake was giving up me!

So maybe now it's time and maybe when I wake
they'll be there calling me "Baby"... Maybe. 

Download MAYBE mp3

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I DON'T NEED ANYTHING BUT YOU
(sing FULL SONG as one character)

Together at last! Together forever! We're tying a knot,
they never can sever. I
 don't need sunshine, now, to turn my
skies to blue. I don't need anything but you.
Yesterday was plain awful. You can say that again.
Yesterday was plain awful. But that's not now, that's then!
I'm poor as a mouse, I'm richer than Midas, but nothing on
earth could never divide us! And if tomorrow I'm an apple
seller, too. I don't need anything, anything, anything!
I don't need anything but you!

Download I DON'T NEED ANYTHING BUT YOU mp3

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NYC

NYC...the shimmer of Times Square-the pulse, the beat, the drive...
NYC...you might say that I'm square, but wow! I come alive!
The city's bright as a penny arcade-it blinks, it tilts, it rings
 
"To think that I've lived here all of my life and never seen these things!"
NYC, the whole world keeps going-by bus, by train, you can't
explain their yen for NYC!

Download NYC mp3

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N.Y.C (STAR-TO-BE)
We've
added intro music to get into the Star-to-Be solo- don't sing "by bus, by train, you can't explain their yen for..." from vocal track

N.Y.C...Just got here this morning
Three bucks, two bags, one me
NYC...I give you fair warning
Up there in lights, I'll be!
Go ask the Gershwins or Kaufman or Hart
the place they love the best-though California
pays big for their art, their fan mail comes
addressed to...NYC...
Tomorrow a penthouse-that's way up high
Tonight...the Y...Why not? It's NYC...
 

Download NYC_STAR TO BE SOLO mp3

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I THINK I'M GONNA LIKE IT HERE
(sing FULL SONG as one character)

Cecille will pick out all your clothes. Your bath is drawn by
Mrs. Greer.
Annette comes in to make your bed. I think I'm
gonna like it here!
When you wake, ring for Drake. Drake will bring your tray.
When you're through, Mrs. Pugh comes to take it away.
No need to pick up any toys. No finger will you lift, my dear.
We have but one request: please put us to the test. I know I'm
gonna like it here!

Download I THINK I'M GONNA LIKE IT HERE mp3

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