Musical Theatre Lessons 

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DeBase Music Centre is proud to present the November 2022 season of Annie: The Musical

Please note that we are a vaccinated venue, and all auditionees (and anyone involved in the production) will be required to present a valid vaccine pass. We will be following Ministry of Health guidelines regarding Covid-19 – please ensure to scan in via the QR code on arrival, wear a mask, and follow social distancing requirements.




Auditions will be held on Sunday the 26th of June (1pm to 4pm). Depending on the role they auditioned for, children will be let go at different points of the day.


The audition will be held at the Polish Association house, No.1 McDonald Street, Morningside, Auckland 1025.






Rehearsals will commence the following week during the first week of the school holidays for our “Annie Camp”.

Weekly rehearsals will be on Sundays from 10am to 2pm, with adequate amounts of breaks and time for lunch. Not every cast member will be needed for every rehearsal, it is dependent on the scene that is being worked on. The rehearsals may go for longer closer to the show dates.

Weeknight rehearsals will be needed for principal cast members (including Annie). As these will be more one-on-one rehearsals, the timing of rehearsal can fit around the schedule of the performer. Closer to the performance, whole cast rehearsals may be held during evenings.

There will be 3 performances during the 25th of November (1 show) and 26th of November (2 shows) at The Auckland Performing Arts Centre (TAPAC)


Audition details


Auditionees will be taught segments from three songs throughout the day, “Tomorrow”, “Hard Knock Life” and “Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”. Although they will be taught, listening to the songs in advance would be an advantage.


Auitionees will also learn a short dance segment and participate in an acting workshop before reading scenes.


Please wear clothing that you are comfortable to move and dance in and appropriate footwear (ex. sneakers, jazz shoes, ballet shoes).



Annie is a complex, tough, streetwise urchin who is surprisingly vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: her newfound "family." Cast an excellent actress who can act motherly, independent, overwhelmed and hopeful. She should be strong vocally and musically and be able to light up the stage in "Tomorrow!" Vocal range: D5 - A3


The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Cast girls that can have "mischievous" fun together, as well as "sibling style" fights. Each actress should be able to shape her own specific character, be a good singer and visually expressive. Ages are “playing age”, actors do not need to be this age to play the character. Vocal range: B4 - A3

  • Molly, the littlest (Age 6)

  • Kate (Age 7)

  • Tessie, the crybaby (Age 11)

  • Pepper, the toughest (Age 12)

  • July, the quietest, motherly one (Age 13)

  • Duffy, the oldest (Age 13)

  • Various other ensemble orphan roles

*note ages are not solidified, these are just a guide*

The courses Include:


-5 days Term 2 Holiday program (Monday 11th of July to Friday 15th of July)

 10am – 3pm each day


-5 days Term 3 Holiday program (Monday 3rd of October to Friday 7th of October)

10am – 3pm each day


-10 x Sundays in term 3 (Sunday 31st of July to Sunday 2nd of September)

10am -2pm each Sunday


-5 x Sundays in term 4 (Sunday 23rd of October to Sunday 20th of November)

10am -2pm each Sunday


-2 x venue stage rehearsals (Wednesday 23rd of November and Thursday 24th of November)

(Time is TBC)


-3 shows on TAPAC on both 25th  (1 show) and 26th November 2022 (2 shows)



Package Price: $850 / student



 These performances of Annie are licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia

Interested in musical theatre lessons? 

Musical Theatre lessons includes vocal training, performing, dancing and acting. Regular weekly lessons designed to explore students’ performance skills, vocal exercises, stage movement, and building up confidence.  This fun program can help students experience what it takes to be a part of show on stage in the future.

We follow the Trinity grading system

Why DeBase?

  • All our tutors are fully qualified, with years of teaching experience

  • We are Kiwi owned and operated

  • Our facilities are clean and professional

  • Own performance centre and facilities 

  • We use quality gear

  • Our rates are highly competitive

  • We are flexible, with tailor-made tuition programs to suit your individual needs


Contact us today and we'll be happy to help to arrange a lesson visiting


Terms of 2022 


Term 1: Monday 24th of January to Thursday 14th of April

 (12 weeks)


Term 2: Monday 2nd of May to Saturday 9th of July

(10 weeks)


 Term 3: Monday 25th of July to Saturday 1st of October

 (10 weeks)

Term 4: Monday 17th of October to Saturday 17th of December

 (9 weeks)


       No lessons on the public holidays