Anne of Green Gables

By Based on the book by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Music by Nancy Ford, Book and Lyrics by Gretchen Cryer

Directed by Jessica Lanius

It is the early 1900's and the Cuthberts are expecting an orphan boy to arrive in Avonlea for them to adopt. Imagine their surprise when a spirited young girl named Anne Shirley arrives in his place! Anne's spunk and personality win over the Cuthberts, and ultimately everyone on Prince Edward Island.

Produced by Children's Theater of Madison at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: October 12-27, 2013

Performance Times: Sat Oct. 12 @ 2:30pm AND 7pm
Sun Oct. 13 @ 230pm
Weds Oct 16 @ 930am
Thurs Oct 17 @930am
Fri Oct. 18 @ 7pm
Sat Oct 19 @ 230pm AND 7pm
Sun Oct 20 @ 230pm
Tues Oct 22 @930am AND 12noon
Weds Oct 23 @ 10am
Fri Oct. 25 @ 7pm
Sat Oct. 26 @ 230pm
Sun Oct 27 @ 230pm

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Youth Auditions (ages 10-17) July 12th from 5pm-8pm and July 13 from 2-5pm ; Adult auditions July 14th, 12-130pm
Callbacks for all roles: July 14th, 130-4pm.
Audition Location: CTM Studio, 228 State Street, Madison
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Include your name, age (actual if under 18; range you play if adult), phone number, and what date and hour you wish to be scheduled for. We will email you a confirmation within 2 weeks of the audition date.

Rehearsal Location: The Rotunda Studio, Overture Center
Performance Venue: The Playhouse, Overture Center
First Rehearsal: Sept. 7th
Dress Rehearsals: Oct. 5 – 11th (no rehearsal Oct. 7)
Performances: Oct. 12 – 27 (click here for detailed performance schedule)
Roles are available for ages 10 and up
Youth: 6 girls; 3 boys
Adults: 5 men; 4-5 women

Audition Requirements:
YOUTH – prepare a short (UNDER 1 MINUTE) song from a musical. NO Pop or Rock. Bring your music, marked and in a 3-hole binder. A piano accompanist will be provided.
ADULTS – a short musical excerpt from the show will be posted online closer to the audition date.

Lead/Principal roles (age listed is what the actor should be able to play onstage, regardless of actor’s real age)

Anne Shirley: female, age 12-16; Mezzo-Soprano A3-E5
Diana Barry: female, age 12-16; Mezzo-Soprano Bb3-Eb5
Gilbert Blythe: male, age 14-18; Strong singer Bb2-G4

Matthew Cuthbert: male, warm-hearted, age 45+; Baritone C3-F4
Marilla Culthbert: female, stern but not cold, age 40+; Alto A3-D5

Supporting Roles (will also be part of ensemble)

Josie Pye: female, age 12-16, chorus singer

Mrs. Barry: female, Diana’s mother, age 30-40, Alto B3-F4
Mr. Phillips: male, Schoolmaster, age 30+, Baritenor Bb2-F4
Rachel Lynde: female, “busybody”, age 40+, G3-D5
Postmaster/Doctor: male, age 25-35+, Tenor C3-A4

Ensemble / Chorus:
Mary Jo/Young Woman: age 14-18, chorus singer
Youth ages 10-16: 2 males and 2 females
Adults: 1-2 males and 1-2 females