Western Reserve Playhouse auditions for
“Anne of Green Gables”
from the novel L.M. Montgomery, adapted by Joseph Robinette
Directed by Brianna Joi
This new dramatization captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery’s enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen’s Academy. The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel. 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. Whether the playgoer is an “old friend” of Anne’s or meeting her for the first time, this play will solidify a lasting friendship between the audience and one of literature’s most unforgettable characters.
Audition Dates: June 10 & 11, 2019 from 6:30-9PM
Callbacks: 6:30-8pm June 12, 2019
Rehearsals: August 13, 2019 and continue Sunday thru Thursday 6:30 to 9:30PM Saturday rehearsals TBD by production team if necessary. A few rehearsals might be before August depending on cast availability.
Performances: September 13th -28th 2019 Friday & Saturday 8PM, Sunday matinee on September 22nd at 2PM
Location: Western Reserve Playhouse 3326 Everett Road, Bath, Ohio 44286
Arrive at least 10 minutes before audition time slot to fill out required information and receive excerpt.
When possible, actors will be asked to stay to read scenes with other perspective actors.
Total audition time will not exceed 40 minutes.
Please bring all known conflicts to the auditions.
Please bring, if available, headshots and resumes. (supplied material may not be returned)
Prospective cast, under the age of 18, will need to have a guardian attend the audition.
ALL roles are open to all ethnicities. No equity contracts at this time.
Anne Shirley (13-18): 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 flare 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 (45-60): 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 (15-20): 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 (13-18): 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 (40-55): 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.
Josie Pye (13-18): Anne’s classmate and often times, rival. She is typically snobbish and comes from wealthy family.
Jane Andrews (13-18): One of Anne’s classmates and friends. She is often with Anne for parties and adventures.
Ruby Gillis (13-18): One of Anne’s classmates and friends. She is often with Anne for parties and adventures.
Moody MacPherson (13-18): One of the boys in Anne’s class at the Avonlea school. He plans to be a minister.
Ensemble Parts Available:
Stationmaster, Mr. Phillips, Jerry Buote, Reverend Allen (15-30)
Charlie Sloane, Mr. Saddler (15-25)
Reverend Bentley, Jimmy Glover, President of Queen’s Academy (15-30)
Mrs. Blewett, Tillie Boulter, Miss Susan Stacy, Carrie Sloane (15-30)
Prissy Andrews, Aunt Josephine Barry (15-35)
Miss Rogerson, Bessie Wright, Mary Jo, Mrs. Allan (15-30)
Direct any questions to the Director Brianna Joi, she can be reached via text at 330-461-2906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.