Kelsey Casting Call: “Annie Get Your Gun”

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The Yardley Players have announced auditions for their summer 2017 Kelsey Theatre  production of Annie Get Your Gun, opening July 2017 at The Kelsey Theatre. Wanna audition? Good! Here is everything you need to know!


READ MORE: Everything You Need to Know About The 2017 Kelsey Awards!


This is a non-union, non-paid production.

About the Show

The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860–1926), a sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, and her romance with sharpshooter Frank Butler. The 1946 Broadway production was a hit, and the musical had long runs in both New York (1,147 performances) and London, spawning revivals, a 1950 film version, and television versions. Songs that became hits include “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly,” “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun,” “They Say It’s Wonderful,” and “Anything You Can Do.”

Audition Dates

Auditions and callbacks will be held in the Communications (CM) building adjacent to Kelsey Theatre. (On the campus of Mercer County Community College – 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ)

  • Saturday, April 29th from 12pm-5pm
  • Sunday, April 30th from 10am-1pm

Production Company & Creative Team

  • Presented by The Yardley Players
  • Directed by Kristy Davis
  • Music Directed by Matt South
  • Choreography by Laura Murey Ghaffoor

Performance Dates & Location

  • All performances will take place inside The Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College
  • Performance Dates:
    • Friday, July 28th at 8pm
    • Saturday, July 29th at 8pm
    • Sunday, July 30th at 2pm
    • Friday, August 4th at 8pm
    • Saturday, August 5th at 8pm
    • Sunday, August 6th at 2pm

Rehearsal Information

  • Rehearsals will begin Sunday, May 7th from 12pm-3pm.
  • Rehearsals are planned for Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 7pm-9pm or 9:30pm, and Sundays from 12pm-3pm.
  • Additional questions about rehearsals should be directed toward Kristy Davis at directorkristydavis@gmail.com.
  • All cast members are important to pulling together a professional and entertaining show. Please do not audition if you are involved in activities that will cause you to miss more than three rehearsals. NO ONE can miss a performance or be absent during the last two weeks of rehearsals.

How To Sign-up

  • To schedule an audition appointment, please email Kristy Davis at directorkristydavis@gmail.com with your preferred date and time slot (one hour intervals).
  • Appointments are required.

Audition Prep

  • Bring an updated acting resume and headshot (or recent photograph).
  • Bring a completed Audition Form, which can be downloaded via The Yardley Players website.
  • Prepare a song from the show.
  • Be prepared to dance.
  • Be prepared to do a cold reading from the script if asked.

Casting

All roles available.

  • ANNIE OAKLEY – Lead Female, young backwoodswoman who transforms from dirty illiterate to the star of Buffalo Bill’s show by virtue of her expert marksmanship and sunny disposition. Fantastic Singer (Belter) and good comedic timing. Low G-High F **Must prepare a ballad and an up-tempo song from show for auditions**
  • FRANK BUTLER – Leading man. Best marksman in the world – until Annie comes along. Masculine and romantic. Lyric Baritone. Low A-High F.
  • BUFFALO BILL CODY – Major Domo of the traveling show. Retired old west military man. Huge presence, showman. Baritone. Low B – High F.
  • DOLLY TATE – Frank’s original partner in the show. Wild with jealousy over Annie’s success. Belter.
  • CHARLIE DAVENPORT – Stage manager of the travelling show. Seen it all roadie. Capable, direct, exasperated with the craziness of the tour. Baritone.
  • WINNIE TATE – Dolly’s pretty younger sister and chorus girl in the show. Falls in love with and marries Tommy Keeler – a scandal. Dancer. Light belter.
  • TOMMY KEELER – Half Irish/Half Indian. Marries Winnie, much to Dolly’s dismay. Dancer. Light Baritone/Tenor.
  • CHIEF SITTING BULL – Wise old Native American leader. Dryly hilarious. Non‐singing role. MAC- The Prop man for the Wild West Show
  • JESSIE – Annie’s 14-year-old sister who is part of the family hunting business.
  • NELLIE – Annie’s 12 year-old sister, also part of the family hunting business.
  • LITTLE JAKE – Annie’s 8-to-10-year-old brother, her “bird dog” who flushes out game for her to shoot.
  • PAWNEE BILL – Buffalo Bill’s primary competition. A somewhat oilier, less respectable version of Buffalo Bill.
  • FOSTER WILSON – crusty old hotel manager. Grump who’s got an eye for a buck. Non‐singing role.
  • MRS. SYLVIA POTTER-PORTER – an elegant society lady. Non‐singing role.
  • ENSEMBLE ROLES Children ages 7 and up, teens and adults are needed to play: 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 needed.

How To Sign-up

  • To schedule an audition appointment, please email Kristy Davis at directorkristydavis@gmail.com with your preferred date and time slot (one hour intervals).
  • Appointments are required.
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