June 30, 2014

Auditions

Auditions are set for The Diary of Anne Frank on Saturday, August 19th from 1-3pm at the Harrell Theatre. Show dates are February 16-25, 2018 with school matinees at 10am on February 20 and 21, 2018. Lorraine Cotten is directing. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please read the script before coming. Those auditioning will be expected to stay for the entire audition period. Callbacks will be as needed. No roles have been pre-cast. Actors should be able to PLAY the age range suggested but need not necessarily BE the age suggested. Please use standard American dialects for the audition. No accents please.
BREAKDOWN
[ANNE FRANK]
Female, Caucasian.Age 13 through 15 during her time in the Secret Annex. The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank, Anne is a lively, curious, intelligent girl. She is terrified but optimistic throughout the two years they are in hiding and tries to make the best of the situation. As her diary reveals, she is creative, introspective and highly imaginative. She is entering puberty and should physically be believable as that developmental age. Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and raised a reformed Jew.
[OTTO FRANK]
Male, Caucasian, 40s-50s. Ottto’s age during his time in the Annex was 53–55. Otto is Anne’s loving, polite, and practical father. Mr. Frank is the head of the Secret Annex – his kindness, calmness and patience are tested as he is often the one to try to settle disputes. Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, a Reformed Jew.
[EDITH FRANK]
Female, Caucasian, 40s-50s. Mrs. Frank loves her daughters but worries about Anne’s rambunctious behavior. Edith is Jewish and was 42–44 years old during her time in the Annex.
[MARGOT FRANK]
Female Caucasian. Margot is age 16 through 18 during her time in the Annex. Margot is a poised, mature, and well-behaved young woman – the temperamental opposite of her sister Anne. Deeply considerate and absolutely terrified, Margot wants to be as little trouble to her parents as possible. She hardly eats and tries to take up as few resources as possible. Her parents are very concerned about her loss of weight. She is lonely and afraid. Margot is Jewish and was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
[PETER VAN DAAN]
Male, Caucasian. Peter was 16-18 during his years in the Annex. He is the shy and lonely son of Mr. and Mrs. van Dann. During their time in the annex, he becomes a friend and confidant to Anne and their relationship blossoms into something more. Born in Osnabruck near the Dutch border. Peter is Jewish.
[MRS. VAN DAAN]
Female, Caucasian. 41-43 years old during her time in the Annex. She is a proud high status women who longs to keep the connection to her parents and her past life. She demands to be treated with the upmost respect. She loves her husband but the relationship is not what she would want it to be. She was born in Buer near Osnabruck, Germany. Jewish.
[MR. VAN DAAN]
Male, Caucasian. Was 44 through 46 during his time in the Annex. A former business partner of Mr. Frank who helped the Frank family when they first immigrated to the Netherlands. In return for that generosity, Mr. Frank invites the van Daan family into the Secret Annex. The terrible circumstances weigh heavily on him, making him at times irritable and petty as he tries to look out for his family. He and his wife have long-standing grievances with each other as neither feels like they are being loved as much as they deserve. He is Jewish and was born in Gehrde, Germany.
[MR. DUSSEL]
Male, Caucasian. Was 53-55 years old during his time in the Annex. A Jewish dentist separated from the love of his life who is a Gentile woman. Not accustomed to living in close quarters with teenage girls. Mr.Dussel is very uncomfortable in the Annex. Born in Giessen, Germany.
[FIRST MAN]
Male, Caucasian. A Nazi officer who leads the raid in the Annex. Speaks German. Takes command and wields a gun. The oldest of the three soldiers.
[SECOND MAN]
Male, Caucasian, 20s-30s. A Dutch Nazi Collaborator who raids the Annex. Speaks German.
[THIRD MAN]
Male, Caucasian, 20s-30s. A Dutch Nazi Collaborator who raids the Annex. Speaks German.
To sign-up for an audition slot go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080E4EA8AE28A4FA7-thediary.
http://Anne Frank Audition Form 2018 Anne Frank Audition Form 2018

Join us at The Harrell Theatre in Collierville for auditions for A Charlie Brown Christmas on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9:00am-11:30pm This show is being directed by Cecelia Wingate and music directed by Jason Eschhofen. We are looking for actors age 16 and up. Please prepare a short monologue and be prepared to sing 16 bars of a Christmas carol that you can sing a capella.  We are also looking for an actor who can play stand up bass and one who can play the drums.  The show runs December 2-10, Friday and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Note: We open on Saturday because the annual Collierville Christmas Parade is scheduled for Friday, December 1st. We will also have school matinees at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 5 & 6, 2017.

Rehearsals will start around October 16, 2017.

To sign up for an audition slot go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080E4EA8AE28A4FA7-acharlie

Audition form: A Charlie Brown Christmas Audition Form 2017

Synopsis: When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

Characters include:

Charlie Brown
Snoopy
Lucy
Linus
Pig Pen
Frieda
Schroeder
Violet
Sally
Patty
Shermy

Questions: Contact Terry Dean at colliervilleartscouncil@gmail.com.

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