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Pied Piper Theatre

Pied Piper Theatre

The Center for the Arts’ nationally recognized Pied Piper Theatre (PPT), welcomes young people ages 8 through 18 to explore the world of theatre both on the stage and behind the curtain. Offering three fully staged musical presentations a year, this award-winning children’s theatre provides dramatic and musical theatre training while building confidence, responsibility, and self-esteem.


Make sure you are fully prepared for the upcoming auditions by taking our "How to Audition" classes for ages 8-18, which will be offered before the audition dates of each production. Learn the "need to know" basics of preparing for an audition and learn how to leave them remembering you. Upcoming dates are listed below:

HA-8   Mon., Feb. 25     5:30-7:30 pm
HA-9   Wed.,  Feb. 27    5:30-7:30 pm
HA-10  Thu., Feb. 28   5-7 pm

Go to  the "Classes > Drama" tab at the top of the page to view pricing and to register for a class.

Please note: Due to recent schedule changes with the Director of Annie, auditions are now going to be held Friday evening and Saturday as per usual.

We want to thank InsideNoVa again for sponsoring the programs for our production of Disney's Newsies and a big thanks to all the parents, volunteers and patrons for coming out and supporting Pied Piper Theatre. What a great audience!



Full color Annie LogoThe sun will come out this spring with Pied Piper Theatre closing out their season with one of the best-loved musicals, Annie. The beloved redhead will leap from the comic strip and into your heart as she searches for her parents. Aided by the other orphans, Annie escapes from the cruel Ms. Hannigan's orphanage and goes out in 1930s New York City to begin her search, making many new friends along the way. Filled with adventure and spunk, Annie will delight audiences of all ages with musical favorites such as "Tomorrow" and "Hard Knock Life" by Tony Award winners Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. Book by Thomas Meehan and original Broadway production directed by Martin Charnin. Come out and audition for this world-renowned musical!

Auditions for Annie will be held at the Center for the Arts on the following days:

Friday, March 1 from 6-9PM
Saturday, March 2 starting at 9AM
Callbacks Sunday, March 3

Performances will be Saturday, May 11 at 2 & 7 pm and Sunday, May 12 at 3 pm at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Take Mom to see the show for Mother's Day!

Based on "Little Orphan Annie" ® by permission of Tribune Content Agency, LLC. "Annie" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 55th St., New York, NY 10019. T: 212-541-4684.

Audition Details

Auditions for Annie will be held at the Center for the Arts on:

  • Friday, March 1 from 6-9 PM
  • Saturday, March 2 starting at 9 AM
  • Callbacks will be Sunday, March 3

Auditions will take approximately one hour. Please arrive 30 minutes early to fill out paperwork. If you'd like to come with papers already filled out follow this link. Be sure to list any potential scheduling conflicts. There will be a mandatory 10 minute parent meeting after each set of auditions. 

There is a $10 Non-refundable audition fee (paid at the time of audition)

  • Bring a small photo (wallet-sized school photo is fine).
  • Prepare a short monologue that is about one minute long (example: poem, lines or paragraph from a play). Acting is encouraged.
  • Prepare a short song (about 16 bars) to sing acapella.

Wear comfortable clothing such as: (modest) athletic/dancewear and tennis shoes or jazz shoes, if you have them. Clothes should not be restrictive as dance movements may be required. Absolutely no dresses, flip flops, crocs or sandals. 

If cast in the play, there is a Participation Fee of $245 plus a $50 Production Fee. Members of the Center for the Arts pay a $220 Participation Fee plus the $50 Production Fee. Please make all checks payable to Center for the Arts. 

Rehearsals are held at the Center for the Arts (9419 Battle Street); and Baldwin Elementary School (1978 Eagle Way, Manassas) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM and Saturdays at the Center for the Arts from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.