the Main Stage production of
Annie Get Your Gun
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields
Directed by Reid Horton
Music Direction by Richard Gwozdz
Performed at Artisan Center Theater at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas
Seeking Male Performers
for the roles of Tommy, Sitting Bull and Male Ensemble
The story of the great sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who rose to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.
AUDITION DATE: Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:30pm
LOCATION: Auditions will be at Artisan Center Theater's Second Stage at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053.
REHEARSAL DATES: Rehearsals will begin Saturday, January 12, 2019 and will be Monday-Friday from 7-10p and Saturdays from 9a-5p. (Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal.)
PRODUCTION DATES: The production runs February 22-March 30, 2019. Performances are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30pm, with additional Saturday matinees at 3pm beginning March 2. Most parts are double cast to accommodate scheduling.
ROLES AVAILABLE: (all other roles have been cast)
Tommy Keeler – Male, 17-26, Supporting, Tenor; 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.
Chief Sitting Bull – Male, 35-80, Featured; 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.
Male Ensemble – Large singing-dancing ensemble with numerous small roles
AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS: Copy the following link into your browser and then make an appointment: http://www.meetme.so/ArtisanCenterTheater. Please choose 16 bars of a song in the style of the show that will best display your vocal ability and come prepared to sing with your sheet music cut and marked and in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided so accompaniment CDs or phone recordings may not be used. Please bring a headshot/resume and your completed audition info found at http://artisanct.com/auditions.
Actors will also learn and perform a dance combination, so please bring clothes you are comfortable dancing in and appropriate dance shoes. Please be warmed up and ready to dance. Some may be asked to stay and read or learn/sing a song from the show.
Actors will be given six complimentary vouchers to be used during the first four performances, a season ticket (valid for one year) to be used during the first week of Main Stage productions, a show t-shirt and access to digital production photos.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out. The rousing, sure-fire finale hits the mark every time in a testament to the power of female ingenuity.
Featuring such Irving Berlin hits as “Anything You Can Do”, “You Can’t Get A Man with A Gun”, “Doin’ What Comes Naturally”, “The Girl That I Marry”, There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “I Got The Sun In The Morning”, “Anything You Can Do”, “They Say It’s Wonderful”, and many more, this is one show you won’t want to miss!
ABOUT THE THEATER:
Artisan Center Theater produces eight full scale Broadway style musicals a year in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round. Artisan also stages three additional special event plays on the new 150-seat thrust stage located on Second Stage. Also on Second Stage, Artisan Children’s Theater produces six children's shows each year where children perform for children. As part of their mission to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003 and now serving more than 90,000 patrons each year, Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sunday. For more information on Artisan visit www.ArtisanCT.com.
Artisan Center Theater
444 East Pipeline Road
Hurst, Texas 76053