Posts

Auditions for the Branson Regional Arts Council‘s production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers will be held at the Historic Owen Theatre on Sunday, August 18 & Monday, August 19 (2019) from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Call backs will be held on Tuesday, August 20, from 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Performance dates are:

  • Friday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 2, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 3, 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 9, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 10, 2:00 p.m.

Rehearsals will be held at the Historic Owen Theatre from 6:00-10:00 p.m., Sunday-Thursday.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Seeking performers ages 16+

Please prepare a 1-2 minute vocal selection that showcases your strengths. All vocal selections must be from standard musical theatre repertoire. NO POP, ROCK, COUNTRY OR GOSPEL.
Please DO NOT perform any songs from the show.
Please bring sheet music, marked and cut, in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Participants may also use an accompaniment track. If using a track, please provide a digital device such as a phone or iPad. NO CD’s.

All participants will be required to attend the dance call. Please bring appropriate clothing that fits closely to the body to showcase your physique. NO BAGGY CLOTHES. Appropriate footwear is required. Ladies are required to wear high heel character shoes and men are required to wear closed toed shoes; jazz shoes preferred. NO SANDALS or BARE FEET ALLOWED.

The Branson Regional Arts Council’s production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is directed and choreographed by Jordan Alexander-Holt, and musically directed by Lloyd Alexander-Holt.

CASTING:

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown
Milly
A feisty, beautiful, frontier woman with a vibrant sense of humor. Strong-willed, smart, and unafraid to say how she feels. She falls in love with Adam.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Adam
The eldest of seven brothers. A tall and attractive hunk. Farmer and hunter. Vigorous, confident, charming. He falls in love with Milly.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Alice
Sweet but very naïve and not too bright. Ultra clean. Very excitable and a hopeless romantic. Falls in love with Gideon.
Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 19
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Gideon
The youngest brother. Shy, sensitive, and deeply honest to a fault. Still rough around the edges like his brothers. Eventually falls in love with Alice.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Dorcas
She is feisty sexpot. Works in her parents’ store and rebels against their overbearing nature. Pushes the dress code and acts as if she is not the virgin that she is. Falls in love with Benjamin.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Benjamin
The second eldest and second in command. A driven leader who is as quick to being hot tempered as he is to action. Falls in love with Dorcas.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Ruth
A buttoned-down teacher. Very practical with a sensuality underneath. A problem solver. The mother of the group of girls. Falls in love with Caleb.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Caleb
A brother. Solid and smart, he a hunter who is unaccustomed to women. The most levelheaded of the brothers. Falls in love with Ruth.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Liza
A homebody attached at the hip to Martha. She is very superstitious. Eventually falls in love with Daniel.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Daniel
A brother. He is rough-and-tumble, unkempt, and talkative. Falls in love with Liza.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Martha
A bit of a goody two-shoes who does everything with Liza. She eventually falls in love with Ephraim.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 22
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ephraim
A brother. Rough-and-tumble and unkempt. He is like a twin with Daniel, but less talkative. Falls in love with Martha.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Sarah
A gardener and “tom boy” raised in a family of boys. She has a fiery sense of exuberance to match her red hair. Falls in love with Frank.
Gender: Female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Frank
A brother. He is a hot head who is always ready to erupt. Reluctant to do anything that might be classified as sissy. The most rugged and “uncivilized” of all the brothers. Falls in love with Sarah.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Mr. Hoallum
Owner of the general store. He is also the town mayor and Dorcas’ dad. Plays guitar and banjo, and is very protective of his daughter and girls in town.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 65
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Mrs. Hoallum
Mr. Hoallum’s wife and Dorcas’ mother. She is an accordionist. Snobby and uptight. Like her husband, she does not like Adam and his brothers.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mr. Sander
Owner of the local restaurant and Ruth’s father. Gruff and grumpy. He is conservative and very protective of his daughter.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 65
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Sander
Mr. Sander’s wife and Ruth’s mother. Plays jug, washboard bass, and the autoharp. Snobby and conservative.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Preacher
Alice’s father. A peaceful and deeply religious man who loves his daughter. Dislikes confrontation. He is a violinist.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Ensemble

Brothers; Lumbermen; Townsboys; Townsgirls; Suitors (Jeb, Joel, Nathan, Luke, Matt, Zeke)

 

ANY QUESTIONS? Please direct questions to Lloyd Alexander-Holt at lloyd@bransonarts.org.

The Branson Regional Arts Council announces open auditions for it’s next two productions… Into The Woods, and CHICAGOthe Musical.

Into the Woods Auditions

Auditions for the Forte Theatre Productions and Branson Regional Arts Council production of INTO THE WOODS
Date: February 8th – 7pm (Callbacks February 10th 1-4pm)
Place: Historic Owen Theatre , 205 S. Commercial Street, Branson MO

  • Please prepare a 16-32 measure cut of a song (up to 1:30) which matches the style of the show
  • You may sing from the show
  • Please bring recorded accompaniments
  • Head shots and resumes highly welcome

Cast will be announced February 11. Rehearsals will begin February 15. There will be some weekday daytime rehearsals.

If you have any questions, please email fortetheatreproductions@gmail.com

Chicago – the Musical Auditions

Auditions for the Branson Regional Arts Council’s production of CHICAGO…
Dates: Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Callbacks Wednesday March 6 & Thursday March 7 from 6-9pm)
Place: Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St, Branson, MO
NOTE: These auditions are for ages 18+ only. CHICAGO is rated PG-13.

Into The Woods will be presented at the Historic Owen Theatre April 4-15.

Requirements:
*Bring audition form and one copy of your head shot and resume.
*We greatly prefer a LIVE audition, but will accept video/online submissions if absolutely necessary. Please email online submissions to lloyd@bransonarts.org
*Ages 18 and up ONLY. Prepare TWO contrasting songs, one up-tempo and one ballad, in the style of Kander & Ebb. Please, no POP songs.
*An accompanist will be provided. We greatly prefer that you utilize the accompanist, but we will allow the use of tracks if absolutely necessary.
*Please bring a clean copy of your music, in the correct key, clearly marked, and preferably in a binder.
*Lead sheets WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. If using a track, the music must be in digital format. No CD’s or tapes allowed.

DANCE CALL
*All auditioning MUST attend the dance call AND have a singing audition, unless otherwise specifically arranged.
*MEN and WOMEN MUST bring proper dance attire and appropriate dance shoes. Please wear clothing that fits close to the body and shows off your physique. NO BAGGY CLOTHES. Ladies must wear 2 inch character shoes, and character shoes OR dance sneakers are required for men. NO OPEN TOED SHOES.
*You will be given the opportunity to change after the vocal audition.
*The audition combination(s) will be taught in groups.

Please contact the director, Lloyd Alexander-Holt, with any questions regarding auditions. lloyd@bransonarts.org

About Chicago

John Kander and Fred Ebb’s hit musical Chicago was based on the play of the same name by Maurine Dallas Watkins. A reporter in Chicago in the 1920s, Watkins covered the popular trials of two female murderers– Belva Gaertner and Beulah Annan– who both blamed their actions on the negative effects of drink and jazz. At the time, female murderesses were media darlings, and following the two “jazz babies’” acquittal in 1924, Watkins wrote a satirical play, turning Gaertner into Velma Kelly and Annan into Roxie Hart. The play was produced in 1926 on Broadway, directed by George Abbott.

Broadway’s longest-running American musical, Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Set in 1920s Chicago and based on real-life murders and trials, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who murders her lover and is arrested, despite her attempts to convince her pushover husband, Amos, to lie for her. In the Cook County Jail, Roxie meets her hero, the famed double-murderess and nightclub performer Velma Kelly. When both acquire the same lawyer, the greedy and lustful superstar, Billy Flynn, tensions come to a head as they vie for the spotlight– though instead of onstage, they’re mugging for the flashbulb of the newspaper reporters. With catchy, sexy music and timeless lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and a funny, intelligent, and utterly engaging book by Kander and Bob Fosse, Chicago is a musical spectacular that is as addictive as gossip rags and as unforgettable as any trial of the century.

Open casting is available for the following roles:

  • Roxie Hart (Female – Lead – Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Velma Kelly (Female – Lead – Alto)
  • Amos Hart (Male – Supporting – Baritone)
  • Billy Flynn (Male – Supporting – Baritone)
  • Mary Sunshine (Either Gender – Supporting – Countertenor)
  • Matron Mama Morton (Female – Supporting – Alto)
  • Fred Casely (Male – Featured – Spoken)
  • Sergeant Fogarty (Male – Featured – Spoken)
  • Martin Harrison (Male – Featured – Spoken)
  • Go-to-Hell Kitty (Female – Featured – Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Aaron (Male – Featured – Spoken)
  • Judge (Male – Featured – Spoken)
  • Harry (Male – Featured – Spoken)
  • Liz (Female – Featured – Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Annie (Female – Featured – Mezzo-Soprano)
  • June (Female – Featured – Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Hunyak (Katalin Helinszki) (Female – Featured – Spoken)
  • Mona (Female – Featured – Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Ensemble (8-10) roles available

The BRAC’s production of CHICAGO is staged and musically directed by Lloyd Alexander-Holt, choreographed by Jordan Alexander-Holt, and produced by Kimberly Hale and Lisa Murphy. CHICAGO will be presented at the Historic Owen Theatre May 2-5.

Advanced Reserved Seat Tickets for both Into The Woods and Chicago The Musical are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix.

The Branson Regional Arts Council wants to help area residents let their talent shine in the 1st Annual BRAC Talent Show at the Historic Owen Theatre.
  • Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Time: 6pm – 9pm (email casting@bransonarts.org for audition time slot)
  • Place: Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616
All types of talent are welcome! Singers, magicians, comedians, jugglers, impressionists, or even talented pets will be considered. Family friendly performances only please!
 
All acts should be no longer than 3-5 minutes in length.
 
There is no cost to audition, and anyone with talent to share is invited to participate in this exciting event. There will be prizes for the top performers as selected by our panel of celebrity judges (to be announced). The public performance will be on Friday, November 16, 2018 and proceeds benefit the BRAC Youth Education Fund.
 
To audition, send an email with contact information and description of your talent to casting@bransonarts.org. Please put “BRAC Talent Show” in the email header.

Audition to join the cast of Little Shop of Horrors, with public performances Oct 25-28 and Oct 31-Nov 4th at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson, Missouri.

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

Public performances will be October 25-28, 31, November 1-4, 2018, with rehearsals beginning September 4, 2018.

The show is Directed and Choreographed by Jordan Alexander-Holt. Music is under the Direction of Lloyd Alexander-Holt.

[download & print audition information & character breakdowns packet]

General Audition Information:
Tuesday, August 28 & Wednesday, August 29 at 6pm – No appointment required!

Call backs: Thursday, August 30 starting at 6pm (Possible extension into Friday, August 31 starting at 8:30pm)

Place: Historic Owen Theatre 205 S. Commercial St. Branson, MO 65616

Requirements:

  Bring audition form and one copy of your head shot and resume.

  We greatly prefer a LIVE audition, but will accept video/online submissions through August 29th at midnight if absolutely necessary.

Singing:

  Prepare TWO contrasting songs, one up-tempo and one ballad, 16-32 bars of each only.

  An accompanist WILL be provided. We greatly prefer that you utilize the accompanist, but will allow the use of tracks if absolutely necessary.

  Please bring a clean copy of your music in the correct key, preferably in a binder. Lead sheets will not be accepted. (If using a track: the music must be in a digital format. No CDs or tapes.)

  Those interested in being considered for Audrey MUST prepare a selection that shows off their belt voice.

Dance Call:

  All auditioning MUST attend the dance call AND have a singing audition, unless otherwise specifically stated.
  Bring proper dance attire and dance shoes.
  A combination will be taught in groups.

Please contact the casting coordinator, Melissa Rivera, with any questions regarding auditions. casting@bransonarts.org

Why do some actors get cast in a stage production, while others don’t? Would you like to improve your audition abilities with one, fun afternoon workshop?

Preparation is crucial, and to help make the audition process easier, the Branson Regional Arts Council is presenting an Audition Workshop on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 12pm – 4pm at the Historic Owen Theatre, 2015 S. Commercial Street, Branson, MO 65616. Registration fee to participate is $25, payable by credit or debit card, or check.

NOTICE: Actors must be at least 16 years old to participate.

Directors Jordan Alexander-Holt and Lloyd Alexander-Holt will teach you how to maximize your chances of landing that important role at your next audition for the hilarious Broadway musical, Little Shop of Horrors, coming to the Historic Owen Theatre in October. Class size is limited to the first 50 students who register.

The attendees will get a chance to workshop their vocal audition selection and receive vocal critique and feedback. All attendees will learn the audition choreography combination in advance as well.

This workshop is especially recommended for anyone Interested in auditioning for the Little Shop of Horrors musical (Performances Oct 25 – 28 and Oct 31 – Nov 4).

Click here to register in advance online.

Miscast Cabaret Auditions Announced!

Calling ALL Branson entertainers, actors, singers, dancers and accordion players…. MISCAST wants YOU to be part of this amazing production to benefit the Branson Regional Arts Council’s Education Scholarship Fund.

Perform what you were never meant to sing!

Auditions: Sunday, May 20th 6-9pm and Monday, May 21st 8-10pm at the Historic Owen Theatre. 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616

NO AUDITION APPOINTMENT NEEDED.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Singers will be seen on a first come first serve basis. Please bring your resume; no head shot needed. We will also have a form for you to fill out upon arrival. Bring a track or sheet music in the appropriate key.

PLEASE NOTE that accompanist will only be available on MONDAY.

The public performances will be later this Fall at the Historic Owen Theatre.

QUESTIONS? Contact Melissa Rivera at casting@bransonarts.org

Casting call auditions for the Branson Regional Arts Council production of Legally Blonde the Musical, will occur on Thursday May 17th 6-9pm and Friday May 18th 6-9pm at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial Street, Branson, MO 65616

Rehearsals begin June 4th and performance dates are July 12-15, 2018, and tickets are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix.

  • Director – Jacob Estes
  • Choreographer – Kristen Dasto
  • Music Director – Lloyd Alexander-Holt

General Auditions: Thursday, May 17 & Friday, May 18

  • Singing: 6pm-8:30pm
  • Dance call: 8:30-10pm
  • Call backs: Saturday, May 19

CLICK & DOWNLOAD AUDITION PACKET

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Arrive 10 minutes before your audition slot.
  • Bring one copy of your head shot and resume.
  • Prepare two contrasting songs, 16-32 bars of each only. (Do not sing from Legally Blonde.) It is likely you will only be asked to sing one selection. But make sure you have a second in case the directors ask for it.
  • Accompanist will be provided. You may also use a track. If using our accompanist: bring a clean copy of your music in the correct key, preferably in a binder. Lead sheets will not be accepted.
  • If using a track: the music must be in a digital format. No CDs or tapes.
  • All interested MUST attend the dance call AND have a singing audition, unless otherwise specifically stated.
  • MUST be 16 years of age or older to audition. No exceptions. If cast, minors will need a signed parent/guardian consent form on file. Only actors over the age of 18 will be considered for the role of Elle.
  • Video/online submissions MAY be accepted. Please contact casting director for information.

Please contact casting director Casting Coordinator, Melissa Rivera (casting@bransonarts.org) to sign up for an audition slot. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows.

Legally Blonde: The Musical Character Breakdown

Elle Woods (Gb2-G5 Soprano Belt) – Elle is a very bubbly college-age girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality to offer the world! She is very lovable, determined, vulnerable, energetic and outgoing! A true triple threat. Must be comfortable being kissed on stage, must be comfortable with dogs. Preferably 5’-5’7”.

Emmett Forrest (B2-A4 Tenor) – Emmett is a smart, quirky, sensitive and personable law student. He ends up taking Elle under his wing and believes in her when it seems that no one else does. Must be comfortable being kissed on stage, must be comfortable with dogs. A strong singer/actor with great comedic timing! Preferably taller than Elle.

Paulette Buonofuonte (A3-A5 Soprano Belt) – Paulette is the funny owner of a local salon. She becomes friends with Elle and longs to marry a man from Ireland. She and Elle help each other achieve their dreams! Must be comfortable with dogs, must be willing to be kissed on stage. Strong singer with a powerful belt to match the personality! Must play older than Elle.

Pilar, Margot, Serena (G#3-F5 Belt) – Pilar is the sassy and sensible sorority sister. Margot is the seemingly dim-witted, boy-crazy sorority sister. Serena is the energetic cheerleader, sexy, sorority sister. Margot, Serena, & Pilar are Elle’s entourage who follow her through the story acting as her “Greek Chorus”. Strong singers and dancers with good comic timing and youthful energy! Diversity preferred and encouraged!

Professor Callahan (A2-F#4 Baritone) – Callahan is a pompous and manipulative law professor at Harvard. Actor must be comfortable with a stage kiss. Callahan should be charismatic, but able to turn instantly into a conniving shark at the turn of a hat. Silver fox.

Warner Huntington III (Eb3-Ab4 Tenor) – Warner is attractive and charming, but very self-absorbed. He will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a senator, including breaking Elle’s heart. Actor must be willing to perform a stage kiss, and very comfortable on stage to best display the characters’ charisma! Tall.

Vivienne Kensington (A3-F5 HUGE Soprano Belt) – Vivienne is an overachieving, stuck-up, wealthy, smart and savvy law student who is intellectually driven. Yet
she feels very threatened by Elle’s presence at Harvard. Must be comfortable being kissed on stage. Powerful solo in Act II! Needs to effectively contract Elle.

Brooke Wyndham (A3-G5 Alto or Soprano) – Brooke is an exercise video star and Delta Nu alum sorority girl who was accused of murder. Being physically fit is a must for this role, to properly do high level aerobics with enough stamina to continue singing.

Kyle B. O’Boyle (no vocal requirement) – Kyle is a physically fit, smooth-talking UPS deliveryman. We soon find out that he is Paulette’s dream guy. Must be comfortable with dogs, must be willing to be kissed on stage.

Enid Hoops (G3-G5 Soprano Belt) – Enid is a strong, opinionated, feminist law student at Harvard. Great comedic timing!

Elle’s Mom (C4 – E5 Alto) – High society socialite from Malibu.

Elle’s Dad (D3 – E#4 Baritone) – High society golfer from Malibu.

Kate (Bb3 – Eb5 Alto) – Delta Nu scholastic chair, the bookworm! Featured in “What You Want”

Sundeep Padamadan – A foreign Harvard law student. Former leader of his country. Featured in “The Harvard Variations”

Aaron Schultz – A smug and arrogant Harvard law student. Featured in “The Harvard Variations”

Dewey – Paulette’s rude, mean, dog stealing, trailer-trash ex-boyfriend.

Nikos Argitakos – Brooke Wyndham’s pool boy. Featured in “Gay or European”

Carlos – Nikos’ “best friend”. Featured in “Gay or European”

Grand Master Chad – frat boy. Featured in “What You Want”

Winthrop – Harvard Law admissions officer.

Pforzheimer – Harvard Law admissions officer.

Lowell – Harvard Law admissions officer.

Whitney – Vivienne’s best friend at Harvard law. Her father is next in line to be the Speaker of the House and Vivienne brags about it.

Chutney Wyndham – Brooke Wyndham’s jealous step-daughter. Featured in the courtroom as a witness.

Judge – Featured characters in the courtroom trial.

CASTING PLAN (Subject to change based on availability)

WOMEN (14)

Elle Paulette Brooke Vivienne Enid Serena Pilar Margot Kate/Chutney/Ensemble Courtney/Mrs. Woods/Ensemble Store Manager/Judge/Ensemble (4) Greek Chorus/Delta Nu Girls/Dept. Store Ladies/Whitney

MEN (9)

Warner Emmett Callahan Kyle/Dewey/Grand Master Chad/Ensemble Sundeep/Nikos/Frat Boy/Ensemble Mr. Woods/Winthrop/Ensemble Carlos/Lowell/Frat Boy/Ensemble Aaron/Jet Blue Pilot/Frat Boy/Ensemble Pforzheimer/Frat Boy/Ensemble

QUESTIONS? Contact Casting Coordinator, Melissa Rivera, casting@bransonarts.org


Would you like to improve your audition abilities with one, fun afternoon workshop?

On Saturday, May 12th from 1-5pm, Director Lloyd Alexander-Holt will teach you how to maximize your chances of landing that important role at your next audition. This workshop is especially recommended for anyone Interested in auditioning for Legally Blonde the Musical.

CLICK HERE for more information.

The Branson Regional Arts Council announced last week, that auditions for the 2nd major musical of the year will take place this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (March 14-16, 2018) evening from 6pm until 9pm at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial Street, Branson, MO 65616.

Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart. – Broadway.com

Following the completely sold out run of Annie the Musical, the bar has been set a bit higher for this production, but Show Producers Kim Hale and Lisa Murphy are up to the challenge, as well as Director Lloyd Alexander-Holt and Choreographer Kristen Dasto.

Casting auditions are open to actors, singers, and dancers ages 15+, sorry, there are no child roles in this production.

WHAT TO BRING
Each performer needs to prepare a one minute, uptempo and ballad vocal selection. They should also please bring sheet music in the appropriate key, or provide CD accompaniment tracks. No acapella singing will be allowed. All actors should be prepared to stay for the dance call toward the later portion of the audition schedule.

Dancers, please come prepared to do a jazz and a tap combination. Appropriate dance footware, ie Jazz and Tap shoes, is suggested. Ladies if you have character tap shoes, please wear them. NO BARE FEET.

Rehearsals will be each Sunday-Thursday from 6-9pm at the Historic Owen Theatre. Saturday rehearsals will be held from 12pm-6pm on April 7 and April 14, Tech Week begins April 21-25. Performances are April 26, 27, 28 at 7pm, and April 28 and 29 at 2pm.

Performers who are unable to attend these auditions are invited to send a video audition link to info@bransonarts.org no later than 9pm Central this Friday, March 16th.

Public performances of Anything Goes will be April 26-29th at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson. Reserved tickets are expected to go on-sale on this website before Monday, March 19th.

Here are a few clips from the actual Broadway show for inspiration:


The Branson Regional Arts Council announce auditions for their first musical theatre production of the 2018 season… ANNIE.

5 public performances, March 8 – 11, 2018. Rehearsal schedule will be provided

AUDITION  TIMES

  • Sunday, January 21st from 2-5pm Central for youth under the age of 18.
  • Monday, January 22nd from 6-9pm Central for anyone age 18 and older.

PLACE – Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial Street, Branson, MO 65616

VIDEO AUDITION SUBMISSIONS are allowed if you cannot attend either of these audition times.  Please prepare a short video of you singing a one-minute song of your choice, as well as a short monologue that shows character. Send video links to: info@bransonarts.org. We will reply to let you know we have recieved your email. VIDEO SUBMISSIONS must be received no later than Monday, January 22nd at 9pm Central.

AUDITION PREPARATION

  • Please be prepared to sing a one-minute song (bring your own music CD or sing acapella)
  • Reading scripts will be provided by director
  • Director will lead a Dance Call for all auditioners as well as singing.
  • Bring Resume & Headshot if you have one (not required)

ANNIE CAST BREAKDOWN

  • Cast Size- 21 positions
  • Cast must excel in Singing, Acting, and Dancing due to limited rehearsal period.

LEADS  (4 positions)

  • Annie– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Miss Aggie Hannigan-Alto
  • Oliver Warbucks– Baritone
  • Grace Farrell– Soprano

ORPHANS (6 positions)

  • Tessie/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Molly/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Pepper/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Duffy/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • July/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Kate/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano

FEATURED ROLES
Men (6 positions)

  • Rooster Hannigan/Hans Morgenthau/Hooverville/Ensemble – Tenor
  • Bert Healy/Dog Catcher/Justice Louis Brandeis/Hooverville/Ensemble– Tenor
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt/Mr. Bundles/Hooverville/Ensemble– Baritone
  • Drake/Harold Ickes/Sound Effects Man/Hooverville/Ensemble-Baritone
  • L.T. Ward/Louis Howe/Jimmy Johnson/Hooverville/Ensemble-Baritone
  • Fred McCracken/Cordell Hull/Apple Seller/Hooverville/Ensemble-Baritone

Women (5 positions)

  • Lily/Hooverville/Ensemble – Soprano
  • Bonnie Boylan/Star to Be/Annette/Hooverville/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Ronnie Boylan/Mrs. Pugh/Hooverville/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Connie Boylan/Cecile/Hooverville/Ensemble– Mezzo-Soprano
  • Frances Perkins/Mrs. Greer/Sophie/Hooverville/Ensemble- Soprano