Annie Get Your Gun Auditions to be held February 17 and 18

Annie Get Your Gun
Directed by Krista Neumann

AUDITIONS 

February 17 (Friday) 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. or
February 18 (Saturday) 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Callbacks: February 19 (Sunday) 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Auditions will be held at the Community of Christ Church, 2121 S. Ridge Dr. in Coralville.

Please prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice that shows off your voice and your ability to tell a story.  Bring your sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

Fill out an Audition Form to secure an audition appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority. Once you fill out an Audition Form, our producer, Liz Tracey will contact you with your appointment time. If you submit a form, and don’t hear back from us within a couple of days, please email etracey@coralville.org.

This is a big show with many character parts and a large ensemble and all ages are welcome to audition.

Performance dates for Annie Get Your Gun are April 28-30 and May 5-6.

Rehearsals will begin Sunday, February 26 at 2 p.m.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Rough-and-tumble Annie Oakley is the best shot around. A backwoods gal, Annie uses her skill to support her family by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill and persuaded to join his Wild West Show, Annie is plucked from obscurity and becomes the toast of Europe. Annie meets her match in Frank Butler, Buffalo Bill’s leading man and star marksman. She falls head over heels for Frank, but soon eclipses him as the main attraction in the show. Her success with a gun makes trouble for Annie’s chance at romance. Annie Get Your Gun follows the journey of Annie and Frank, revealing their competitive natures as they vie for best shot – and each other’s hearts. This fictionalized version of the life of real-life sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her romance with Frank Butler boasts a score of Irving Berlin gems including “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “I Got Lost in His Arms”, “I Got the Sun in the Mornin’”, “Anything You Can Do,” and “They Say It’s Wonderful.”

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

PRINCIPAL MALES:

FRANK BUTLER — The male star of the Buffalo Bill Show, excellent baritone, strong actor(25+). Self assured character bordering on conceited.

CHARLIE DAVENPORT — Manager of Buffalo Bill Show, strong comedic timing (30+),
sarcastic, Dolly Tate’s brother and chief critic.

BUFFALO BILL — Owner and emcee for the Buffalo Bill Show, good baritone (40-65+) Good showman personality, loud commanding speaking voice.

CHIEF SITTING BULL — Indian chief who adopts Annie Oakley, baritone (40-70).
Comedic timing a plus.

FOSTER WILSON — Hotel Manager, baritone (40-70) strong personality with dry wit.

PAWNEE BILL — Owner of Far East Show, competitor of Buffalo Bill, baritone (40-70) Good showman skills.

PRINCIPAL FEMALES:

ANNIE OAKLEY — Famous sharpshooter, strong belter with significant range to sing soprano (19-35) Plays backwoods character with self assurance and spunk. Good comedic timing, and no inhibitions. Strong presence.

DOLLY TATE — Frank Butler’s Assistant in Buffalo Bill Show, good alto, (25+) 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 (ages vary from 7-15).

LITTLE JAKE — Annie Oakley’s brother, capable singer, good comedic timing (7-15)

In addition, there are numerous other character parts, and a need for a large ensemble. All ages are welcome to audition.