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Annie Get Your Gun

Adult Auditions:
Saturday, March 18, 4:00 – 6:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 6:30 – 9:30pm

Please prepare 16 bars of any music theatre song. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist.

Youth Auditions (up to 16 years old):
Tuesday, March 21, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Thursday, March 23, 4:30 – 6:00pm

Please prepare 16 bars of any music theatre song. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist.

Character Descriptions
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, 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. She does this in a very funny way.
Bill Cody – middle-aged soldier/ turned showman, runs the “Wild West Show” that features sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, and plenty of musicians, cowboys, cowgirls, 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.
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. Boy Soprano or Alto. Low B flat-High D. 2
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.