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Mr. Michael Joseph Despars

Fullerton Union High School Academy of the Arts 

Presents

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Music and Lyrics by: Irving Berlin
Book by: Herbert & Dorothy Fields
As revised by: Peter Stone
Directed by: Michael Despars

About the Show

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN scored a bulls-eye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, starring Bernadette Peters and sporting a revised libretto by Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Peter Stone. As Newsday reported, Stone's revisions 'are sweetly ingenious, and the show is a dream.' Stone reshaped the 1946 book to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless 'Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better' love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Stone has added a secondary romance between the younger sister of Frank's bothersome assistant Dolly, and a boy who is (to Dolly's horror) part Native American. 'The book has been updated in ways that pass p.c. muster,' reported Time Magazine, 'without losing all the fun.' Joined to the new book, of course, is that amazing Irving Berlin score, featuring hit after hit after hit. 'Irving Berlin's greatest achievement in the theater,' wrote the New York Post, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN 'will always be a musical for the ages, one of the Broadway theater's enduring triumphs. 

Rehearsal audition tracks, sheet music, and more information can be found at the bottom of this page. 

 

Audition Information

 

Auditions will take place on one day

FRIDAY DECEMBER 19th, 2014.

Singing and Acting Auditions:

All Leads and Ensemble. Dancers will have to sing in the show but do not have to be at this audition.

8:30AM-11:30PM

(You will be brought in groups of 5)

Dance Auditions

12:00 PM-2:00PM

All students who audition will need to be here for this. Be warmed up and dressed to dance. Cuts will happen however, if you receive a callback for acting and singing you need to stick around.

Callbacks (Posted at 2:00PM)

Singing and Acting Callbacks

2:30PM-4:30PM 

*You will be notified through www.stagemanagement.com about casting.

IMPORTANT DATES

MANDATORY Parent/Student Meeting

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015, 6:30-7:30PM

First Read Through

Thursday, January 8th and Monday January 12th, 2015 5:45-8:45

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Please learn the musical indicated under the character you are audition for.

 

Annie Oakley - 30-ish 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. Mezzo-Soprano Low G-High F

Sing:

#9 – Moonshine Lullaby- m. 5-36

 #14 – They Say It’s Wonderful – entire song

 #23 – I’ve Got the Sun In the Morning – m. 4-33

 #27 – Anything You Can Do – m. 1-35


Buffalo Bill Cody - 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. Tenor or High Baritone Low B – High F.

Sing:

#7 – Show Business Reprise (learn specific part)


Frank Butler - 40-ish star sharpshooter, a "swollen-headed stiff" convinced he is, and will always be, Number One. Baritone Low A-High F.

Sing:

#1 – Opening (There’s No Business Like Show Business) – m. 1-48

 #14 – They Say It’s Wonderful – entire song

 #15 – My Defenses are Down – m. 1-10 and into m. 23-58

 #27 – Anything You Can Do – m. 9-33/m. 74-75


Charlie Davenport - middle-aged manager of the Wild West Show, always setting the scene for this show-within-a-show.

Sing:

#7 – Show Business Reprise (learn specific part)


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.

Sing:

#1 – Opening (There’s No Business Like Show Business) – m. 127-147

Tommy Keeler - 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.

Sing:

#8 – I’ll Share It All With You – m. 3-51

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.

Sing:

#8 – I’ll Share It All With You – m. 3-51

Foster Wilson - appears in Act 1, Scene 1 and then blends into the Ensemble. The hotel proprietor in Ohio who "discovers" Annie Oakley and sets her up in a shooting match with Frank Butler.

Sing:

#7 – Show Business Reprise (learn specific part)


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 one-liners.

Sing:

#7 – Show Business Reprise (learn specific part)


Pawnee Bill - owner of the Far East Show; Buffalo Bill's former partner and current rival.

Sing:

#7 – Show Business Reprise (learn specific part)


Little Jake - 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.

Sing:

#3 – Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly – m. 146-end (sing this even though most of it is for Annie)

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.
Sing:

#3 – Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly – m. 146-end (sing this even though most of it is for Annie)

The Ensemble: 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.

Sing:

#7 – Show Business Reprise (learn specific part)