Audition Notice-Annie Get Your Gun: Student Cast

(Student Cast: ages 5- college)

Performs August 7th– 16th

Rehearsals begin June 8th

Directed by Julie Reinbold

Music Direction by: Tammy Holt

Choreographed by Leah Barrett

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 Bill’s 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 good advice: only by deliberately, but discreetly, losing a shooting contest can she win Frank. Annie does so and the show ends with the exuberant climax “There’s No Business Like Show Business”.

**Due to concern for the health of our student cast and creative team, we have decided to adapt this year’s production of Annie Get Your Gun into a staged concert. This will help us facilitate a safer rehearsal environment and performance. The production will still feature costuming, minimal set and staging, and choreography, very similar to the staged concert of Les Miserables.

AUDITION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

All auditions can be sent to agyg.auditions@gmail.com by May 22nd.  Please label each attached video with the name of the auditionee. Please also fill out and attach the audition form below and attach a current headshot.

VOCAL: 32 bars of a song, preferably from the show or similar in style with either track or piano accompaniment. Please no acapella.

DANCE: Please learn the posted dance combination from the video below. There is a provided track for recording your audition.

MONOLOGUE: Please choose at least one of the provided monologues.  You may choose to do one or both and they do not need to be memorized.

*A virtual callback may be held if needed.

PRINCIPAL MALES:

FRANK BUTLER — The male star of the Buffalo Bill Show, excellent baritone, strong actor, Self-assured character bordering on conceited, strong command

CHARLIE DAVENPORT — Manager of Buffalo Bill Show, strong comedic timing, sarcastic, Dolly Tate’s brother and chief critic

BUFFALO BILL — Owner and emcee for the Buffalo Bill Show, good baritone, Good showman personality, loud commanding speaking voice

CHIEF SITTING BULL — Indian chief who adopts Annie Oakley, baritone Comedic timing a plus

FOSTER WILSON — Hotel Manager, baritone strong personality with dry wit

PAWNEE BILL — Owner of Far East Show, competitor of Buffalo Bill, baritone Good showman skills

PRINCIPAL FEMALES:

ANNIE OAKLEY — Famous sharpshooter, strong belter with significant range to sing soprano Plays backwoods character with self-assurance and spunk, carries show, Good comedic timing, and no inhibitions. Strong presence

DOLLY TATE — Frank Butler’s Assistant in Buffalo Bill Show, good alto, obnoxious Personality lending herself to some hysterical moments. Must be able to play ‘big character’ without being ‘over the top’.

PRINCIPAL CHILDREN: MINNIE, JESSIE, NELLIE — Annie Oakley’s backwoods sisters, strong singers and actresses should be able to show dry wit

LITTLE JAKE — Annie Oakley’s brother, capable singer, good comedic timing

SECONDARY ROLES (with some lines and/or small group singing): MAC, CONDUCTOR, PORTER – some singing, some lines

SYLVIA POTTER-PORTER — Frank Butler’s date for the Ball, lines

MR. & MRS. SCHUYLER ADAMS, MR. & MRS. ERNEST HENDERSON, DR. & MRS. PERCY FERGUSON — Guests at Ball, some lines

Dance Links:

Back view  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xvrqz9UYArYlkz246tcEf0h6Dg9ylZrt

Side view https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Um0wommdsRNR3ghgBd9mdNwkhorYwHaO

Choreo with guidance  https://drive.google.com/open?id=11pHbw76djMiEFhMlJImJylZ4l5slagB2

Choreo Breakdown  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1a0G9m-UNhLPoECYx-W6s8yQQHlrE-L2e