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Auditions for 'Annie Get Your Gun' by Naugatuck Teen Theater

Area teens in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to participate.

The Naugatuck Teen Theater, who tied with itself for the number one slot on my list of top ten shows presented by young actors in 2012, will be launching Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun in the spring.

Auditions Announced for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Naugatuck Teen Theater Production

Director – Daniel Wagoner
Music Director - Beckie Scattergood Wallace
Choreographer - Jennifer Mazzeo

AUDITIONS: Sunday, Jan. 20th at 7:30pm
                   Tuesday, Jan. 22nd at 7:00pm

CALL BACKS: Thursday, January 24th at 7:00pm

PERFORMANCE DATES:  Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 8:00pm
           Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at 2:00pm
           Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 8:00pm
           Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
           Sunday, May 12th, 2013 at 2:00pm

All roles are open to audition. Auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars, but no more than one minute, of a fully memorized Broadway-style musical selection that showcases their vocal range.

Auditioners should mark their selection with a highlighter. If your audition selection is from Annie Get Your Gun no sheet music will be required – we will have copies available. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing, instrumentals on CD, Tape, iPod, MP3 Player or digital recorder will not be allowed.

Auditioners may also be asked to read from the script and perform a brief dance combination that will be taught at the audition.

Rehearsals will be held on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, From 7:00pm to 9:00pm. There will be one midweek rehearsal on Thursday, May 9th. If you are unable to make all the performances and the midweek rehearsal, we will be unable to cast you in this production.

ABOUT NAUGATUCK TEEN THEATER
The Naugatuck Teen Theatre (NTT) program started in 1995 by Jim Fitch and a group of theatrical and educational volunteers. The St Michael’s Vestry saw a need for an after school theater program, and the rest is history. Well over 550 teens have past through our doors in the last 18 years.

Any students living in the Greater Naugatuck Region and CT in grades ninth through twelve (at the time of auditions) are eligible to participate.  We welcome students of all talent and experience levels.  Occasionally, with the permission of the director, eighth graders who have attended workshops with Naugatuck Teen Theater are eligible to audition.

NTT is a tuition-based program - although NTT uses St.Michael’s Parish Hall for rehearsals & performance, NTT is a separate entity and are not financially supported by the Church.  All of NTT’s programs are supported through a budget making NTT self-supporting.    Tuition is $150 per student (or $200 for families – more than one student involved in the production). Scholarships are available based on financial need.

ABOUT THE SHOW 
Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she is discovered by Colonel Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show.

It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction that, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out.

AVAILABLE ROLES
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.

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.
Tommy Keeler - a dashing young knife-thrower with the Wild West Show, part Native American, and very much in love 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.

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.

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.

Charlie Davenport - 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 one-liners.

Pawnee 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.

Mary, Jessie, Nellie - Annie's 10-to-14-year-old sisters, also part of the family hunting business.

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.

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