AUDITION NOTICE!! Annie Get Your Gun
by 2nd Star Productions

Come out and audition with award-winning 2nd Star Productions in Bowie, MD for our fall musical Annie Get Your Gun!

Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and when she's discovered by Col. 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. The stage is set for this classic musical comedy featuring famous Irving Berlin tunes including "There's No Business Like Show Business," "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun," "I Got the Sun in the Morning," "Anything You Can Do," and many more! 

Direction by Atticus Boidy
Music Direction by Sandy Griese
Choreography by Morgan Gingerich

Auditions/Callbacks Detail:

Dates: Monday, June 12 & Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 PM, with Callbacks on Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 PM
Location: The Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715)
Production Dates: Sept 22 - Oct 21, 2017, Fridays through Sundays

We welcome non-traditional casting - all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities!

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning in July, with the exception of the final two weeks of Tech, for which all will be called nearly every night of the week. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at

If you are auditioning:
*If you have one, bring a theatrical resume and a headshot (professional quality not necessary) or recent face picture for the casting team. 
*Bring a written list of any and all remotely possible conflicts that you have or may have between the start of July and October 21
*Prepare 1 vocal piece, 16-32 bars in length, that shows vocal and acting range and provide sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella singing or recorded accompaniment will be permitted.
*Come prepared to learn a short dance combination with clothes and shoes you can comfortably and safely move in.
*Please note that candidates who are invited to callbacks will be asked to read from the script and/or sing a selection from the score. It is strongly suggested that you familiarize yourself with the script and the score. Preparation is essential to a strong audition.

Character Breakdown:

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. (Mezzo-Belt)

Frank Butler - 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. Baritone. 

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.

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.

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. Baritone.

Charlie Davenport - middle-aged 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. Extra points if he can make "armpit noises." Boy Soprano or Alto.

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

Other featured roles including: Mac (Prop Man), Running Deer, Eagle Feather, Mrs. Sylvia Potter-Porter, Mrs. Schuyler Adams, etc.

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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