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Audition Notice

Annie Get Your Gun

January 28 & 29 at 7PM

At Geauga Lyric Theater Arts Center 106 Water Street, Chardon OH 44024

Directed by Michael J Rogan

"Anything you can do I can do better!"

About the Show

Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out. The rousing, sure-fire finale hits the mark every time in a testament to the power of female ingenuity. 

Auditions Requirements

Come prepared to sing 16 to 32 measures of a song. Bring your own sheet music.
Dress for movement.
There will be cold readings from the script.

Rehearsal Information

Rehearsals begin Sunday, February 25
Performances: 
April 20- May 13, 2018

Rehearsal Information

Rehearsals begin Sunday, February 25
Performances: 
April 20- May 13, 2018

Roles

All roles are open. All ethnicities considered.

ANNIE OAKLEY-Lead Female, young backwoodswoman who transforms from dirty illiterate to the star of Buffalo Bill’s show by virtue of her expert marksmanship and sunny disposition. Fantastic Singer (Belter) and good comedic timing. Low G-High F **

FRANK BUTLER- Leading man. Best marksman in the world – until Annie comes along. Masculine and romantic. Lyric Baritone. Low A-High F. 

BUFFALO BILL CODY- Major Domo of the traveling show. Retired old west military man. Huge presence, showman. Baritone. Low B – High F. 

DOLLY TATE- Frank’s original partner in the show. Wild with jealousy over Annie’s success. Belter. 

CHARLIE DAVENPORT- Stage manager of the travelling show. Seen it all roadie. Capable, direct, exasperated with the craziness of the tour. Baritone. 

WINNIE TATE- Dolly’s pretty younger sister and chorus girl in the show. Falls in love with and marries Tommy Keeler – a scandal. Dancer. Light belter. 

TOMMY KEELER- Half Irish/Half Indian. Marries Winnie, much to Dolly’s dismay. Dancer. Light Baritone/Tenor. 

CHIEF SITTING BULL- Wise old Native American leader. Dryly hilarious. 

MAC- The Prop man for the Wild West Show 

JESSIE- Annie's 14-year-old sister who is part of the family hunting business. 

NELLIE- Annie's 12 year-old sister, also part of the family hunting business. 

LITTLE JAKE- Annie's 8-to-10-year-old brother, her "bird dog" who flushes out game for her to shoot. 

PAWNEE BILL- Buffalo Bill’s primary competition. A somewhat oilier, less respectable version of Buffalo Bill. 

FOSTER WILSON- crusty old hotel manager. Grump who’s got an eye for a buck. 

MRS. SYLVIA POTTER-PORTER- an elegant society lady. 

ENSEMBLE ROLES: Children, teens and adults of all ages are needed to play Cowboys, Indians, Roustabouts, Squaws, Cowgirls, Royals of Europe, New York Socialites. Special talents for members of the ensemble include rope twirlers, guitar pickers, gymnasts and tumblers, mandolin or fiddle players, tap dancers, Indian hoop dancers, and whistlers. All voice types needed.
 
Director encourages family participation in his shows. 

For More Information

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