Classical Catholic Drama Club

announces auditions for

Anne of Green Gables

Adapted by Joseph Robinette from the novel by L.M. Montgomery

Directed by Kenneth Henderson

Auditions for Anne of Green Gables

Adapted by Joseph Robinette from the novel by L.M. Montgomery

Directed by Kenneth Henderson

WHO

All Catholic Homeschool students, parents, grandparents, etc.

WHEN

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm *Sign-up required*

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm *Sign-up required*

Callbacks Thursday, August 26, 2021 – 6:00pm

Sign up for your audition slot here!

You will only be kept for your audition time. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

 

WHAT TO BRING

 DOWNLOAD this Audition Packet. Please bring the completed audition form, include any conflicts on the calendar.

AUDITION PACKET

 

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please be familiar with the audition scenes that are in the Audition Packet (no need to memorize).

PRODUCTION DATES

FRI/SAT
January 28, 29, and February 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7PM
SAT/SUN Matinee
February 5, 6, 12, 13 at 2PM

BROKEN ARROW COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

1800 South Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74013

ABOUT THE SHOW

This play is a dramatization of the beloved classic by L.M. Montgomery. Whether you grew up reading or watching Anne Shirley grow from an orphan girl to a sophisticated adult, or are new to Green Gables, you will enjoy this live stage version! A traditional coming of age story, Anne of Green Gables is set in Prince Edward Island, Canada featuring many of Montgomery’s unforgettable characters. All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne’s growth from adolescence to early adulthood are here: her friendship with Diana, her feuds with Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew, the mistaken wine bottle, the cake disaster, the broken leg, the scholastic achievements, and the saving of Green Gables.

THE TIME

The early 1900’s

THE PLACE

Avonlea and other locations on Prince Edward Island, Canada

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

6 to 12 males
12 to 20 females
(Cast size is flexible. Doubling of characters is possible.)

Major Roles – Speaking appearances in two or more scenes.

Anne Shirley (13-16yrs): Anne is a spirited red-headed orphan who comes to Green Gables to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. She tends to talk too much, but loves deeply. She is passionate with a flair for the dramatic. Anne has a positive attitude, but her temper can get her in trouble. Throughout the course of the play, Anne transforms from a girl to a beautiful, intelligent young woman.

Marilla Cuthbert (40-60): An independent, private, no-nonsense unmarried woman who raises Anne with her brother Matthew at Green Gables in Avonlea. She struggles with Anne’s temper, dramatic tendencies, and wild imagination but over the years begins to care deeply for her.

Matthew Cuthbert (40-60): Marilla’s brother. He is quiet and a man of few words. He is irresistibly drawn to Anne from the moment he meets her. He often helps Anne through some of her toughest moments and helps Marilla see the good in her.

Gilbert Blythe (15-18): Gilbert quickly becomes Anne’s adversary when he calls her “carrots”. Their rivalry extends to their schoolwork as well, but the two have a mutual admiration for each other which blossoms into love.

Diana Barry (13-16): Diana is Anne’s bosom friend. She is sweet and adores Anne’s vitality. She comes from a wealthy home. She has dark hair that Anne envies.

Rachel Lynde (40-60): Long time neighbor of Matthew and Marilla. Rachel wants to know all the business of everyone in Avonlea. She loves to gossip, and offers unsolicited advice freely.

Mrs. Barry (30-45): Diana’s mother. She is wealthy and difficult to please. She is unsure of Anne, but eventually grows to love her just as the others do.

Minnie May Barry (7-11): Diana’s younger sister who gets very ill and Anne comes to her rescue.

Mr. Phillips (20-30): The Avonlea schoolmaster during Anne’s first year there. He flirts with Prissy Andrews. He is a rather inept teacher who scapegoats Anne unfairly on a couple of occasions.

Miss Susan Stacy (20-40): Miss Stacy is the Avonlea schoolteacher who takes Mr. Phillips’s place and becomes Anne’s beloved mentor.

Aunt Josephine Barry (60-80): Diana’s father’s elderly, rich aunt, known to be very prim and proper.

Mrs. Allan (30-50): Mrs. Allan is married to the Reverend Allan. Mrs. Allan, a “kindred spirit,” is the most significant person in Anne’s religious upbringing. Anne is immediately drawn to her because she is pretty.

Josie Pye (13-18): Anne’s classmate and often times, rival. She is typically snobbish and comes from wealthy family.

Jane Andrews (12-18): One of Anne’s classmates and friends. She is often with Anne for parties and adventures.

Ruby Gillis (12-18): One of Anne’s classmates and friends. She is often with Anne for parties and adventures.

Moody MacPherson (12-18): One of the boys in Anne’s class at the Avonlea school. He plans to be a minister.

Charlie Sloane (12-18): Charlie is a classmate of Anne’s.  He hopes to become a politician someday.

 

Anne’s Other Classmates

Prissy Andrews (15-18): Prissy is a sixteen-year-old student with whom Mr. Phillips flirts.

Tillie Boulter (12-18): Classmate of Anne’s

Carrie Sloane (12-18): Classmate of Anne’s and Charlie Sloane’s sister

Bessie Wright (12-18): Classmate of Anne’s

Mary Jo (17-20): Mrs. Barry’s French-Canadian house maid.

Jimmy Glover (12-18): A classmate of Anne’s.

 

Other Roles

Jerry Buote (16-20): Teen boy that Matthew hires to work the farm.

Mrs. Blewett (30-50): Mrs. Blewett is a sharp-tongued, stingy woman with a temper who offers to take Anne in order to help care for her children; this prompts Marilla to accept Anne instead.

Reverend Bentley (50-90): Elderly minister who later retires.

Reverend Allan (30-60): Mr. Allan is the young minister of the Presbyterian Church in Avonlea. He is very much in love with his wife Mrs. Allan.

Mr. Saddler (30-60): Neighbor of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert who offers to buy the Cuthbert farm after Matthew’s death.

Miss Rogerson (20-40): The Sunday school teacher.

Stationmaster (30-80)

President of Queen’s Academy (30-60)

Extras (10-18): School Children, Girls at Sunday School, etc.

Contact

If you have questions, please contact Classical Catholic Drama Club director, Kenneth Henderson below.

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