Grades: 4th - 9th grade


Auditions: Tuesday, September 3 from 4:15-6:30pm


First Rehearsal for ALL: Friday, September 6 from 4:15-6:30. (We will be having our first rehearsal BEFORE callbacks.  This gives us a chance to see the kids in action and observe their work ethic!  Plus it will give the actors a little extra time to work on their callback materials.)


Callbacks: Tuesday, September 10 from 4:15-7:15pm (You will not be called the entire time)


Weekly Rehearsals: September 13 - November 22: 4:15-6:30pm Tuesdays & Fridays



We will likely be splitting up our Tuesday rehearsal time into 2 groups that don't attend the entire rehearsal based on casting (EX. Orphans 4:15-5:30 & Adult roles 5:15-6:30.)  This is to be able to give more individualized attention to each group and utilize their time more wisely.  Once the kids are cast, you will get this information.


MANDATORY Parent Meeting & Mixer: Tuesday, September 13th: 6:30-7:15pm


Extended Rehearsals:

Friday, September 20:  4:15 - 8:00pm

Friday, October 18: 4:15pm - 8:00pm

Friday, November 8:  4:00 - 8:00pm

Tuesday, November 19: 4:15pm - 7:30pm

Friday, November 22: 4:00pm - 8:00pm


NO Rehearsals:    

November 12 & 15 (Anastasia Tech Week)

November 26 & 29 (Thanksgiving Break)


Dress Rehearsals/Tech Week: All following rehearsals at Novato Theater Company

December 1 (Sunday): 11:30am - 5pm (Final day of NUSD Thanksgiving Break)

December 2 (Monday): 4pm - 8pm 

December 3 (Tuesday): 4pm - 8pm 

December 4 (Wednesday): 4pm - 7:30pm 

December 5: (Thursday): 4pm - 7:30pm 


Performances: (at Novato Theater Company)

Friday, December 6 - 7pm

Saturday, December 7 - 1:30pm

Saturday, December 7 - 7pm

Sunday, December 8 - 1:30pm

Friday, December 13 - 7pm

Saturday, December 14 - 1:30pm

Saturday, December 14 - 7pm

Sunday, December 15 - 1:30pm 


All shows are MANDATORY and students may not miss them for any reason except illness or family emergency.  Students will be called between 1.5-2 hours before showtime for each performance.  



After the final Sunday performance the cast will have a 60 minute strike to help pack and clean the theater.   Strike is a required component of participation in the show.


Cast Party

We will have a cast party after strike at Rhythms.  The cast party is included in your fee so we hope you'll all attend!


Parent Volunteer Requirement

There are many things to do to put together a show, and therefore we ask for a parent volunteer from each family to fulfill two volunteer positions. However if this is not convenient for you, you have the option to pay the opt out fee of $50. Certain positions require expertise in a field (set, costumes, etc.) but most just require your time (backstage parent supervision, etc).  Most jobs will require about 3 hours of work. If you LOVE volunteering or have a special skill that might be helpful, please email us.


We will have the volunteer list ready by November; at that time you can choose your position or pay the opt-out fee.  



Production Fee 

The musical costs $690. Your Production Fee includes your script, show t-shirt, digital video of the performance, cast party, and some costume items (you will be asked to provide some costume items like shoes, leotards, tights, wigs, particular costume items - all things the student keep).


Your Rhythms account will be charged three payments of $230:

  • The first payment will be charged upon enrollment.
  • The second payment will be charged during the first week of October.
  • The third payment will be charged during the first week of November.

When you enroll, you will enter your credit card information and be enrolled in auto-pay, so you will be automatically charged each month and won’t have to worry about when to pay. If you prefer, you can pay the total production fee in full by cash or check by the first rehearsal date. Please email the studio if you choose this option.


Payments later than 5 days past the due date will incur a $15 late fee. We are not able to give refunds.



Actors will be required to provide several items for their costumes, including but not limited to tights and shoes.


Family Discount:

If two or more siblings are enrolled in a Rhythms musical (including our younger or older shows), we offer $65 off for each child.


New Friend Discount:

For every new friend that a returning actor registers for Annie the musical, the returning actor will receive $100 off their performance fee. (Friends must be new to Rhythms Performing Arts).


Overachiever Discount:

Students enrolled in over 3.5 hours of other weekly Rhythms classes (excluding the musical) will receive a $100 discount off the Production Fee.


Multiple Musical Discount:

Students participating in both Anastasia and Annie the musical will receive $100 off their total production fees.


Important Note:

These discounts may not be automatically added to your Studio Director account. Please email the studio if you would like a discount applied to your account.




1. Please go through the following audition pack: ANNIE AUDITION PACKET


2. Please be sure to fill out the audition form by Sunday, September 1st.


3.  Sign up on our studio registration website:


4. If you have any questions about audition music or anything else, please direct them to Amanda at


5.  Come to auditions on Tuesday, September 3rd from 4:15-6:30!