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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Student Actors Needed for "Annie Get Your Gun"

Submitted by Charlie Leonard.

Blue Water Theatre Company is delighted to announce auditions for our summer production of "Annie Get Your Gun," set to take place on July 30 through August 1 at Wayzata Central Middle School.

Auditions will be held at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church on the following dates and times:

Monday, May 18 from 6:00-8:00
Wednesday, May 20 from 4:00-6:00
Tuesday, May 26 from 6:00-8:00
Thursday, May 28 from 4:00-6:00

Students do not have to prepare anything for their audition. They simply need to show up, and we will handle the rest!

"Annie Get Your Gun" is open to students who are currently in grades five (going into middle school) through twelve (heading into college). We are looking for at least 35 students, and as many as 50 (or more!) for this production. This is an exciting opportunity for students of all ages and levels of experience.

Rehearsals for "Annie Get Your Gun" take place at Wayzata Central Middle School, and begin on Monday, July 6, and run from 9:00-4:00 every weekday through Thursday, July 30. Performances are on July 30, July 31, and August 1.

"Annie Get Your Gun" tells the story of the unlikely romance between sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, both part of a traveling Wild West show. Featuring an Irving Berlin score with such famous numbers as "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun," "The Girl That I Marry," "Anything You Can Do," and "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Annie Get Your Gun" is a classic night at the theatre that will have audiences dancing in their seats!

Please visit www.bluewatertheatre.com to download the informational packet and parent permission slip. The permission slip must be signed and returned by the student at the time of their audition.

"Annie Get Your Gun" marks the second summer production for Blue Water Theatre Company, but the sixth in all for members of the directing team. Past productions (some under the name Wayzata Summer Youth Theatre) include A Midsummer Night's Dream (2004), She Loves Me (2005), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2006), The Pirates of Penzance (2007), and Beauty and the Beast (2008). This summer program is the Plymouth/Wayzata area's longest running, and most successful summer theatre camp for middle school and high school students.

Blue Water Theatre Company is also pleased to announce that Barb Brauch (choreographer) and Kirsten Hoiseth (music director) will be, once again, part of the directing team for the summer show, along with Blue Water's artistic director Charlie Leonard. Both Brauch and Hoiseth were on the directing team for last summer's production of Beauty and the Beast.

Please contact Charlie Leonard if you have any questions about the production via email, charlie.leonard [at] bluewatertheatre.com


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