Two sets of auditions for a December production of the Broadway musical “Annie” will be held Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Waldo Theatre, Main Street/Route 220. One session will run from 4 to about 5:30 p.m.; and the second will run from 6 to about 7:30 p.m.

The title character is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Actors age 9 through senior citizen are welcome to audition. Children age five through eight also may audition, but if cast must be accompanied by an adult at all rehearsals unless other arrangements have been made with the directors.

Those trying out for a lead should come prepared with a maximum of 20 bars of music to sing, and those audition for the title role should be prepared to sing “Tomorrow” from the show. There are a limited number of non-singing roles available. The dog Sandy does not have to sing, but must come when called.

Performances will be Dec. 9, 10, 17, and 18 at 7 p.m.; and Dec. 11 and 19 at 2 p.m. The Waldo’s “Annie” will be directed by Melissa Hearth and Donna McClure with musical direction by Ruth Gelsinger.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to