Annie Jr.

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Would it violate the licensing agreement if we cast boys as orphans in Annie Jr.?
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Thanks you for your reply. If we cast additional orphans, which I believe is allowable based on the information in our perusal script, must those be girls or can we cast boys as 'additional orphans'?

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April 13, 2017

Thank you for your question. It is not permissible to change the gender of any of the characters. It would be fine to cast a male in a female role, and vice versa, as long as the actor plays the charcater as the correct gender and is true to the author's intent. All of the orphans in ANNIE are female. So, if you cast a male as an orphan, they would have to play the role as a female character and be true to the author's intent.