CLOSED for Annie Get Your Gun

AUDITION CLOSED for Annie Get Your Gun

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AUDITION NOTICE! for Annie Get Your Gun!

Audition Dates & Times:
Sunday 3rd June 2018 1pm & 3pm respectively

Audition Location:
The Playhouse Threate Somerset West

Call-backs and audition dates for the band/orchestra:
Sunday 10th June 2018.

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Directed by the critically acclaimed Darryl Spijkers, with Musical Direction from Jon-Paul Ruschenbaum, together with more of their award-winning team. HHDS proudly present their end of year musical – Annie Get Your Gun. Auditions will take please at the Playhouse Theatre on Sunday the 3rd of June.

Darryl Spijkers (Director of Annie, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Shrek the Musical and more), together with his Production Team, will be staging the classic smash-hit Broadway musical of Annie Get Your Gun later this year. 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.

Join the Wild West and come and audition for us. All auditionees are requested to learn “No Business Like Show Business” for their audition. For those auditioning for Annie and Frank, please learn “No Business Like Show Business” AND “Anything You Can Do”. Each auditionee will be given some dialogue and a piece of movement to learn on the day.

You are not required to sign up prior to auditions – just show up and show off on the day. On audition day, please ensure that you arrive within sufficient time for registration – registration will open 30 minutes prior to your audition slot.

Please note that call-backs and auditions for the band/orchestra will take place on Sunday 10th, please keep this date free.


Audition time slots

  • Supporting roles and ensemble: 1.30pm – 3.30pm (registration from 1pm)
  • Lead roles: 3.30pm – finish (registration from 3pm)


Leads (must be able to act, sing and dance)

  • Frank Butler – Male 25+
    A suave sharpshooter in Buffalo 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.
  • Annie Oakley – Female, 16 – 35yrs
    Excentric woman with 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.
  • Dolly Tate – Female 16 – 35yrs
    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.
  • Buffalo Bill Cody – Male 25+
    middle-aged soldier/Indian scout turned showman; runs the “Wild West Show” that features sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, and plenty of musicians, cowboys, cowgirls, Indians and assorted family members; low B–high F.
  • Charlie Davenport – Male 25+
    middle-aged manager of the Wild West Show, always setting the scene for this show-within-a-show.
  • Tommy Keeler – Male 16 – 30yrs
    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.
  • Winnie Tate – Female 15 – 30yrs
    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.


Supporting (must be able to act, sing as part of a chorus and dance) and Ensemble

  • Little Jake (Annie’s brother) – Male 7 – 12yrs
    Annie’s 8- to-10-year-old brother, her “bird dog” who flushes out game for her to shoot; extra points if he can make “armpit noises”; boy soprano or alto; low B flat-high D. 
  • Jessie (Annie’s sister) – Female 9 – 14yrs
    Annie’s 10- to-14-year-old sister, also part of the family hunting business; sopranos/altos; low B flat-high D.
  • Nellie (Annie’s sister) – Female 9 – 14yrs
    Annie’s 10- to-14-year-old sister, also part of the family hunting business; sopranos/altos; low B flat-high D.
  • Foster Wilson – Male 30+
    Arrogant hotel proprietor who discovered Annie.
  • Chief Sitting Bull – Male 25+
    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.
  • Pawnee Bill – Male 25+
    owner of the Far East Show; Buffalo Bill’s former partner and current rival.


Ensemble – Male and Female 7yrs+

  • Cowboys, Indians, Roustabouts, 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.
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