Sunday, August 18, 2019

audition notice - ANNIE GET YOUR GUN - Desert Foothills Theater - September 7 & 8


Director: Eric Schoen
Music Director: Kent Campbell
Choreographer : Chelsea Neiss

Rehearsals Begin: September 12, 2019
Performance Dates: November 7, 2019 – November 24, 2019

Audition Dates/Times
Sat. Sept. 7, 10am - 2pm
Sun. Sept 8, 2pm - 6pm

Callback Dates/Times
Mon. Sept 9, 6pm - 8pm

Audition Venue:
Holland Community Center, Orion Bldg
34250 N. 60th St, Orion Building, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Annie Oakley is a poor but spirited and happy country girl,  who lives by her native sharp shooting quickly makes her the star of Buffalo Bills Wild West Show where she meets and falls in love with expert rifleman Frank Butler.  Unfortunately the tough outspoken Annie is not Frank's idea of what a wife should be and the two remain at competitive odds. Then Annie is initiated into an Indian tribe, whose Chief, Sitting Bull, gives her some advice: only by deliberately and discreetly losing a shooting contest can she win Franks' affection. What will she do?

Character Breakdown
Frank Butler (Lead): Male, 30-60
A suave sharpshooter in Buffalo Bill’s show–he enjoys his status as a heartbreaker and star of the show, and would like to keep it that way; low A-high F. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Annie Oakley (Lead): Female, 18-40
Backwoods woman, an incredible talent as a markswoman, has no idea about “nuthin’ cept shootin'”; she immediately falls head over heels for Frank, who prefers a more dainty type of woman; a happy, endearing country girl who is an amazing markswoman; illiterate, not very “lady-like”; strong singer-comedian who carries the show; mezzo-belt, low G-high F. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Dolly Tate (Lead): Female, 18-40
Frank Butler’s “lovely” assistant, an over-the-top, bigoted, ambitious, and mean-spirited woman whose principal role is to make everyone else miserable; she does this in a very funny way. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Buffalo Bill Cody (Lead): Male, 35-75
middle-aged soldier/Indian scout turned showman; runs the “Wild West Show” that features sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, and plenty of musicians, cowboys, cowgirls, Indians and assorted family members; low B–high F. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Charlie Davenport (Lead): Male, 30-70
middle-aged manager of the Wild West Show, always setting the scene for this show-within-a-show.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Chief Sitting Bull (Supporting): Male, 35-80
leader of the Sioux Nation, adopts Annie as his daughter and puts his money into show business with the Wild West Show in order to be near her; has keen insight into human nature, which he shares through many one-liners.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Pawnee Bill (Supporting): Male, 35-80

Little Jake, Annie’s Little Brother (Supporting): Male, 5-14

Jessie, Annie’s Little Sister (Supporting): Female, 6-16

Nellie, Annie’s Other Little Sister (Supporting): Female, 6-16

Adult Ensemble (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 13+

Children Ensemble (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 4-13

Tommy Keeler (Lead): Male, 17-26

Winnie Tate (Lead): Female, 15-26

What To Prepare
Prepare two contrasting songs - 30 measures each - from a musical that is NOT Annie Get Your Gun
Dress for movement
Cold Readings - material provided

Rehearsals are typically Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 7 pm - 10 pm / Saturday 10 am - 1 pm as needed.
Not every actor is needed every rehearsal.
Tech week is mandatory November 2 - 6.
Show runs three weekends, done the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving.

Each actor receives at least two complimentary tickets to the production.
We have a professional photographer take your headshot for the playbill and publicity.

Audition Contact
Kelly Weigel
480-488-1981
koweigel@gmail.com

CLICK HERE to schedule an audition

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