Our next play will be
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
a musical version
Book by Joseph Robinette
Music by Evelyn Swensson
based on the novel by L. M. Montgomery
Directed by Sher Lee
Show dates: July 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25.
Friday and Saturday curtain at 8pm.
Sunday curtain is 3pm.
AUDITION DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION: Please call for an audition date and time. Most auditions will be held weekday evenings at the convenience of the person auditioning, the accompanist, and the casting team.
Phone: 407-725-0079 (Sher Lee). Sher can also be contacted through her facebook page: Colonial Beach Community News.
Auditions will be held at the Playhouse office, 108 Hawthorn, Colonial Beach, VA.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: All auditioners will be asked to perform cold readings from the script. For singing roles, please prepare a few bars from a show tune and either bring sheet music or a karaoke track on your cell phone. NO A CAPELLA SINGING. Except as noted below, all roles require singing. The actors cast in the two roles that do not require singing may sing in the chorus.
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will begin in April and will be held at times most convenient to those cast. Major roles must commit to rehearse four times a week. All those cast must commit to all Show Dates above and the final dress rehearsal on Friday night, July 10. Rehearsals prior to July 10 will be held at the Playhouse office, 108 Hawthorn, Colonial Beach. Final dress and all performances will be held at the Colonial Beach Community Center, 717 Marshall Avenue, Colonial Beach.
All roles are available. Please note: the age range given is not the age of the performer, but the age he/she must play convincingly.
MAJOR ROLES (6)
ANNE SHIRLEY. 15-17. Title role. An orphan. Red hair. Outspoken and full of life.
MARILLA CUTHBERT. Mid-50s. Spinster, sister of Matthew.
MATTHEW CUTHBERT*. Early 60s. Bachelor, lives with Marilla.
DIANA BARRY. 15-17. Best friend of Anne.
RACHEL LYNDE. Mid-50s. Town busybody. Raised 12 children.
GILBERT BLYTHE. 16-18. Good student. Likes Anne.
SUPPORTING TEENS (4). All aged 15-18.
DOUBLING ROLES (3)
ACTOR #1*: Plays REV. BENTLEY, SCHOOL PRESIDENT, REAL ESTATE AGENT
ACTOR #2: Plays STATION MASTER, TEACHER, FRENCH TEACHER
ACTRESS#1: Plays SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER, MRS. BARRY, PREP SCHOOL TEACHER
MINOR ROLES (2)
MINNIE MAE BARRY*, 7-10. Sister of Diana
AUNT JOSEPHINE, elderly, Diana's aunt
* Non-singing roles
SYNOPSIS: Set in the late 19th century, the story recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl, who is mistakenly sent to two middle-aged siblings, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who had originally intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island, Canada. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way through life with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.