Come join us for auditions for the Irving Berlin classic Annie Get Your Gun! Auditions are 4/14 at 5PM and 4/15 at 6PM. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song from the musical theatre genre. All ages welcome and needed.
Performances run July 11-22.
Frank Butler (30-50)- A suave sharpshooter in Buffolo 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.
Annie Oakley (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 shot. Illiterate, not very "lady-like". Strong singer-comedian who carries the show. (Mezzo-Belt) Low G-High F
Buffalo Bill Cody (40-70)- 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.
Charlie Davenport (25-50)- middle-aged manager of the Wild West Show, always setting the scene for this show-within-a-show.
Chief Sitting Bull (35-70)- 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.
Dolly Tate (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.
Winnie Tate (15-25)- Dolly's 17-year-old sister. Tommy throws knives at her and hopes to marry her as soon as she turns 18. Mezzo Soprano or Soprano. Low B flat – High F. Two duets with Tommy.
Tommy Keeler - a dashing young knife-thrower with the Wild West Show, part Native American, and very much in love with Winnie. Tenor or High Baritone Low B flat – High F. Two duets with Winnie.
Pawnee Bill (35-70)- owner of the Far East Show; Buffalo Bill's former partner and current rival.
Little Jake - Annie's 7-to-10-year-old brother, her "bird dog" who flushes out game for her to shoot. Extra points if he can make "armpit noises." Boy Soprano or Alto. Low B flat-High D.
Jessie, Nellie - Annie's 8-to-13-year-old sisters, also part of the family hunting business. Sopranos/Altos. Low B flat-High D.
The Ensemble: 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, stilt walkers, and whistlers. All voice types needed.