Paradise Theatre Holds Auditions for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Today, 5/26

May 26
12:30 AM 2012


Paradise Theatre is holding auditions for Irvin Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN today, May 26th starting at 1pm. The theatre asks to prepare a one minute song only. The show calls for a large cast of men, women, teens and children; there are parts for all ages. The theatre will be doing the newer revival version with the added love interest parts. They are looking for triple threat teens/young adults that can sing, dance and act for the "Buffalo Bill Show". They also would like two gymnasts for the "Buffalo Bill Show".

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. Rehearsals begin June 8th and the show runs Aug 3-19. The theatre asks to call to schedule an appointment and to bring a picture and resume if available.
The Paradis Theatre is located at 9911 Burnham Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Character Breakdown:

Annie Oakley - 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

Frank Butler - 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.

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.

Winnie Tate - 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.

Dolly Tate - Frank Butler's "lovely" assistant, an over-the-top, bigoted,
ambitious and mean-spirited woman whose principal role is to make everyone
else miserable.

Buffalo Bill Cody - 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 - middle-aged manager of the Wild West Show, always
setting the scene for this show-within-a-show.

Chief Sitting Bull - 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 oneliners.

Pawnee Bill - owner of the Far East Show; Buffalo Bill's former partner and
current rival.

Little Jake - Annie's 8-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.

Mary, Jessie, Nellie - Annie's 10-to-14-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, and whistlers. All voice types

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