Online Coaching for upcoming Annie auditions

Online Coaching for upcoming Annie auditions

Julie Stevens
Julie Stevens

August 15th, 2008, 5:17 pm #1

From the post halfway down this page, it seems that some of you would be interested in doing an online coaching session in preparation for the upcoming "Annie" auditions.

I found a service that does not require you to have anything other than a connection to the Internet. You will be able to login to a website and see and hear me LIVE. You will be able to type your questions live or if you have a web cam, you can ask me your question on video. It is pretty amazing.

I can have up to 10 participants and the class will last 60 minutes. The cost for the class will be $25 for the hour. If you would prefer your own private class, the cost would be $50.

So now we have to find a good time and day and those of you who are interested will have to email me and let me know.

Julie
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annienut
annienut

August 16th, 2008, 10:31 pm #2

Hi Julie.
You are very sweet to offer this service to help out the girls auditioning. But, and I dont intend this to be a rude question at all, and I am fairly new on this board so maybe everyone else already knows... What are your qualifications other than being a very nice and helpful person? Have you auditioned for them before? Hope your not offended by the question. I know nothing... I am just a mom that has a daughter with dreams.
Thanks

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Kim
Kim

August 16th, 2008, 11:56 pm #3

Julie was in the show on tour and the last Pepper on Broadway in 1983. She also has studied hard for years and has coached other kid's in acting and performing in general.
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Julie Stevens
Julie Stevens

August 17th, 2008, 12:05 am #4

Hi Julie.
You are very sweet to offer this service to help out the girls auditioning. But, and I dont intend this to be a rude question at all, and I am fairly new on this board so maybe everyone else already knows... What are your qualifications other than being a very nice and helpful person? Have you auditioned for them before? Hope your not offended by the question. I know nothing... I am just a mom that has a daughter with dreams.
Thanks
No offense taken and I don't mind answering the question. My qualifications would be that I was in the original run of "Annie" twice - in a National Tour in 1980 (playing Tessie) and the Broadway Cast (as Pepper) from 1982 until it closed in January of 1983. I played Star-to-Be (a featured ensemble role) in a revival production in 1991, directed by Bob Fitch, the original Broadway Rooster and starring many of the adult cast members from the original Broadway production. I have been a professional working actress since the age of 9 and continue to audition and perform on stage as an adult. I am a card-carrying member of 4 Unions - Screen Actor's Guild, AFTRA, Equity and the Director's Guild. I was hired by and worked with the current NETworks "Annie" tour director, Martin Charnin, several times and interviewed him extensively for the documentary film I directed and produced about "Annie," called "Life After Tomorrow." In fact, if you rent the film, Martin talks a lot about what he looks for when he casts children, which is included in the bonus footage on the DVD.

As for the current NETworks tour, I have advised and coached many families who have gone on to be cast in the 3 years the tour has been running. I have seen the tour every year since it began and feel confident that I can offer valid advice and direction for anyone auditioning for the show. I would consider myself somewhat of an expert on the show and know it inside and out. I created this website, annieorphans.com, and have been moderating this chat board for over 8 years. Many of the families with children who have been in professional productions of "Annie" are frequent readers and posters on this forum.

In addition to being a professional performer myself, I also have a private coaching business and work with many talented child actors appearing on stage, in film and on television. I created a product for actors, a deck of instructional/motivational cards, currently on sale in stores and online (www.actingoutsidethebox.com). I have also been an on-set Studio Teacher (responsible for the education and welfare of minors working professionally in the State of California) for over 15 years. I own an extensive music collection and sheet music collection and am sought out by industry professionals to recommend and provide audition material.

If you have any further questions about my qualifications, feel free to check out my personal website at www.juliestevens.com or any of my other websites listed on the "Links" page of this site. I hope I was able to address your concerns about my qualifications.

Julie
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annienut
annienut

August 17th, 2008, 4:38 pm #5

Well I feel silly asking that question now. You are way way way beyond qualified and I do apologize. Your website is wonderful. I love this site and so does my daughter.
Thanks again for taking the time to write all that out for us. Again I am sorry.
I hope you can help ALOT of little girls!!

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k-the-O ;-)
k-the-O ;-)

August 20th, 2008, 1:58 am #6

Go to the video page

Click "Broadway"


Then click "Hard Knock Life Live" and "Smile Live". You'll see Julie performing on Broadway. She opens the Smile number.

Very cute!
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Julie Stevens
Julie Stevens

August 21st, 2008, 5:56 am #7

Nope, that's actually not me. That is the 1980 Broadway Cast and the orphans were:

Allison Smith - Annie
Jennine Babo - Molly
Stacey Lynn Brass - Duffy
Tara Kennedy - Kate
Martha Byrne - July
Tiffany Blake - Tessie
Caroline Daly - Pepper

I wish I had a video of me in the show. The only one available is at the Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library in New York. They filmed the show a few weeks before we closed.

Julie
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