I would imagine that the Equity kids were seen by the casting director long before the open call, and probably the idea of Turning Point filming the Macy's auditions wasn't even thought of yet. A more interesting question would be why were they even at Macy's that final day?? Did they not know Turning Point would be filming there until after they arrived? Or, maybe they just wanted to be there to see the big moment, since they had auditioned for the part themselves.
Larissa would have probably been too big at the time she auditioned to be considered for Annie, but lots of kids do auditions even when they might think they don't have much of a chance. Besides, Larissa at the time was on Broadway in Show Boat, so she was in New York every day anyway.
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