Artisan Theatre

Artisan Center Theater (NON EQUITY) announces auditions for
Anne of Green Gables
Adapted by Taffy Geisel from the book by L.M. Montgomery
Original Music and Lyrics by Joey Geisel

Directed by Taffy Geisel
Performed on Artisan Center Theater’s Second Stage
Located at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas

AUDITION DATES: Monday, November 27, 2017 and Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 7-9pm.
CALL BACKS: Callbacks (if necessary) will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 7-10pm.
LOCATION:  Artisan’s Second Stage Theater at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas, 76053.
REHEARSAL DATES: Rehearsals will begin Monday, December 11, 2017 and will generally be Monday through Friday evenings from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-3pm.
PRODUCTION DATES: The production runs January 18-February 3, 2018. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:00pm and Saturdays at 3:30pm. All parts will be single cast.
 
AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS: Actors should sign up for the audition by copying the following link onto browser: http://meetme.so/ ArtisanSecondStage. Please prepare 32 bars of a song of your choice that best displays your vocal ability and one of the monologues provided on the Artisan website. An accompanist will be provided. Monologues do not need to be memorized. Actors should also be prepared to read from the script. Please bring a headshot/resume and your completed conflict calendar and audition info found at http://artisanct.com/ auditions. It is highly recommended that actors read the script before the audition. A perusal will be available in the A.C.T. box office during box office hours. The play is based firmly on the book Anne of Green Gables.
 
Actors will be given two complimentary tickets to be used during the first two performances, a season ticket (valid for one year) to be used during the first week of Second Stage productions, a show t-shirt and photos from the production.
 
ABOUT THE SHOW: When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to help them on the farm, they get more than they bargain for. Due to a mix-up, they are instead left with 11-year-old Anne Shirley. Over the course of six years, this hot-headed and energetic girl wins their hearts in this warm, poignant story about love, home and family.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
Youth Roles:
Anne Shirley – red headed orphan, lively, imaginative, loving, fiery tempered, must be able to play 11 - 16 years old. The actress does not have to be red headed.
Gilbert Blythe – handsome, bright, teasing – attracted to Anne, plays 14 – 18.
Diana Barry – dark haired bosom friend of Anne, must be able to play 11 – 16. The actress does not have to be dark haired.
Ruby Gillis – sweet natured girl, entranced with the idea of boyfriends, teenager
Josie Pye – critical, rude nemesis of Anne’s, teenager
Jane Andrews – steady, reliable, unimaginative school girl, teenager
Prissy Andrews – not too bright older student, the object of Mr. Phillip’s affections, older teen
Charlie Sloan – awkward young man, has a crush on Anne, teenager
Moody Spurgeon McPherson – friend of Gilbert’s, plans on becoming a minister, teenager
Minnie May Barry – Diana’s younger sister, sweet and a bit fragile, elementary age. Must be able to believably play
a dying child – coughing and struggling to breathe - for an extended scene
Flora Jane Spencer – Mrs. Spencer’s daughter, friend of Minnie May, elementary age
Mary Jo – the French girl hired by the Barrys to babysit Diana and Minnie May – goodhearted, not a quick thinker. Older teenager
Schoolchildren
 
Adult Roles:
Marilla Cuthbert – never married, childless farm woman, mid fifties
Matthew Cuthbert – quiet, shy, gentle farmer, nearing sixty, Marilla’s brother
Rachel Lynde – their middle-aged neighbor, a busy body, but a kindly soul, raised ten children
** Stationmaster - humorous agent at the Bright River Train Station (may also play Dr. Spencer)
**Doctor Spencer – helpful, kindly physician (may also play Stationmaster)
** Miss Stacy – the new, dynamic schoolteacher (may also play Mrs. Spencer)
**Mrs. Spencer – the lady who brings Anne to Avonlea (may also play Miss Stacy)
** Mrs. Blewett - worn out woman who wants to take Anne in, to care for her many children (may also play Aunt Josphine)
**Aunt Josephine, Diana’s spinster great aunt – rich, self-focused and cranky (may also play Mrs. Blewett)
Mr. Phillips – the not very competent Avonlea school teacher, infatuated with Prissy Andrews
Avonlea Townspeople
** indicate one actor possibly playing two distinct parts
 
ABOUT THE THEATER:
Artisan Center Theater produces eight big Broadway style musicals in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round. Artisan also stages three additional plays on the 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.
 
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Artisan Center Theater
444 East Pipeline Road
Hurst, Texas 76053
817-284-1200
www.ArtisanCT.com