January 19, 2016
Susan Goes, Executive Director, 541-942-8001
Cottage Theatre announces auditions for Annie Get Your Gun
Cottage Grove, OR — Cottage Theatre will hold auditions for Annie Get Your Gun on Sunday, February 7 and Monday, February 8 at 6:30 pm. This production of Irving Berlin's ever-popular musical, as revised in 1999 by Peter Stone, tells a fictionalized version of the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley (1860-1926). Auditions will be held at the theatre, located at 700 Village Drive in Cottage Grove.
Stone reshaped the original 1946 classic to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better" love story of Annie Oakley and rival marksman Frank Butler. “The book has been updated in ways that pass p.c. muster,” reported Time Magazine, “without losing all the fun.” Wedded to the new book is the amazing Irving Berlin score, featuring hit after hit after hit, including "You Can't Get a Man With a Gun" and that enduring favorite, "There’s No Business Like Show Business."
A large cast of over 20 actors (men, women, and children) is needed for this production directed by Tony Rust. Annie Get Your Gun will run for 15 performances from April 8 - May 1.
These auditions are open to any interested actors and no appointment is necessary. Potential cast members should come prepared to sing about 18 bars from a classic American musical and a section of "There's No Business Like Show Business." Actors should also come dressed and ready for a short dance audition. Additional details are available at www.cottagetheatre.org or by calling Cottage Theatre at 541-942-8001.