(11-17-24) Director Doug Grooms will be holding auditions for “Annie Jr” by appointment on Monday, November 28 and Tuesday, November 29 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Van Wert Civic Theatre located at 118 S Race Street in Van Wert, OH.

Youth interested in auditioning must complete an online form and select an audition time. The form is available at vwct.org

Youth ages 6 – 18 may audition. Children who audition should be able to read. Information about available roles and the songs in the show can be found at


Look for Cast and Songs down the right side of the website. Those auditioning should come prepared to move, read from the script, and sing a song. The director will be checking your vocal range. No need to prepare an elaborate song. The director may have you sing a song from the show. No need to prepare for that. Please wear shoes that will stay on your feet. Each audition will last 30 minutes. The adult with the youth will be asked to complete a permission form at the audition.

Rehearsals primarily will be 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Mondays– Thursdays at the theatre until the week of January 16 when the show will move to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center which is located next to the Van Wert Middle/High School.

Performances are January 21 at 7:30 p.m. and January 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale in the fall at vanwertlive.com.

“Annie Jr” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)