Theatricks is holding auditions for Anne of Green Gables.
This 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.
“Theatricks tries to do plays based on literature so that we can accentuate the importance of good books to read, as well as make a connection and to cooperate with local schools and their teachings,” Theatricks Director Webster Crocker said.
Auditions are open to anyone interested in auditioning, and consist of filling out an audition form and reading a few scenes from the script. Perusal copies of the script can be obtained through Webster Crocker Theatricks Director prior to auditions. This play version is adapted by Joseph Robinette of Dramatic Publishing Company from the book by L.M. Montgomery, and has 6 men parts and 12 women parts with an age range of 9 years to 70 years.
“This is the second time that we will have done this play, the last time was the spring of 2008. There are no prerequisites for auditioning, and we try to audition characters by age, so if an adult is required we use an adult or a child in the right age range of a child character,” Crocker added.
There are two nights of auditions being held open to the public. You may come on either Tuesday or Wednesday, January 21 and 22 in the Finley Cultural Center at 500 N. Elm, Sherman Community Players youth program.
The cast list will be posted by noon Thursday, January 23 on the Theatricks website www.theatricks.org.
If cast, rehearsals will be held Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. for four weeks in the Honey McGee Playhouse beginning Monday, February 3. Performances are February 28 to March 8.