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Audition Notice
Anastasia: The Musical

Audition registrations will be accepted until 6 PM on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

We are extremely excited to announce auditions for Anastasia!

Based on the 1997 animated film of the same name, Anastasia is a reimagining of the beloved film for the stage. Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, who created the music and lyrics for the film, reunite with their partner Terrence McNally who together created such Broadway classics as Ragtime and Once On This Island, to bring this new stunning version to life. This dazzling show transports its audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.

Auditions will be held at the Westminster Senior Center, located at 125 Stoner Ave, Westminster MD.

You may sign up for 1 hour audition slot on the following dates:

  • Friday, April 26 from 5 PM to 9 PM
  • Saturday, April 27 from 10 AM to 12 PM; 12:30 PM to 5 PM
  • Sunday, April 28 from 1 PM to 3 PM Callbacks & Ballet/Tap Auditions ONLY
    • Those auditioning for ballet should be in Middle School and up.
    • You must be available to attend in person if you are invited to callbacks.
  • Video auditions will be accepted, but priority will be given those who audition in person

We encourage ALL ethnicities and backgrounds to audition! We will be casting 4 youth in the roles of Young Anastasia and Young Alexi. Both roles will be double cast and performers will be included in select ensemble scenes when they are not performing as the named characters. Other performers cast will be limited to ages 13 and up.

What to Prepare:
Please prepare one of the pre-selected cuts of music from the show provided on our website. Those who are required at callbacks will be reading pre-selected sides from the show that will also be provided on our website. Visit www.septembersong.org/auditions for more information.

Come prepared to dance as you will be asked to learn and perform a short dance call in various styles. Please Note, this show does include a traditional/classical ballet number, so please notify or mark on the audition sheet if you have any ballet experience. Auditions for the ballet roles will be done on Sunday, April 28th. We are seeking male and female dancers. The ballet role can be non-singing. We invite auditioners with tap dancing skills, particularly those who appear old enough to be part of a bar scene. If auditioning individuals are underage, we require assurance that they have obtained parental consent to participate in the bar scene. We look forward to seeing your talents in action!

Please fill out and submit our online audition form on TheaterForms and make an appointment for your audition. Have your calendar handy and be prepared to enter rehearsal conflicts. You will be asked to upload a headshot (a JPEG file) and a theatrical résumé (a PDF file) if you have one. If you don’t have either of these files you can still submit the form. Additionally, we will take individual photographs of auditioners on audition day to facilitate our casting process.

Rehearsals will be held at the Westminster Senior Center. We will rehearse  3 to 4 times a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and occasionally on Thursdays 6 PM to 9 PM and Saturdays from 11 AM to 5 PM, beginning with a read-through on Saturday, May 11 from 11:30 AM to 5 PM. You may not be called to every rehearsal. We expect you to work on your own outside of rehearsals on music, choreography, lines, and character development.

Conflicts will be accepted for some rehearsal dates. However, an excessive number of conflicts with rehearsal times may impact casting decisions. We request that all known conflicts be shared with us at the time of auditions. Please be aware that conflicts brought to our attention after the casting of the show may result in recasting or being released from the show. We welcome auditioners to participate in other productions concurrently, provided they disclose their involvement to us and are fully committed to our production. We may require details regarding your concurrent production. Conflicts with tech rehearsals and performances will not be allowed.

We will not accept any conflicts starting Saturday, July 27th through the end of our run.

Our first FULL CAST tech rehearsal will be Monday, August 5th This Full tech rehearsal is mandatory for ALL ACTORS and CREW. Tech week then runs the rest of the next week, M-TH, starting at 6 pm, leading up to opening night. ATTENDANCE AT TECH REHEARSALS, ALL PERFORMANCES, AND STRIKE ARE MANDATORY!

Performance dates are:
All performances will be at The Scott Center for the Fine & Performing Arts at Carroll Community College
Friday, August 9, 2024: 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2024: 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2024: 2:00 PM
Sunday, August 11 2024: 2:00 PM
Strike: Immediately following the show on Sunday, August 11

Production Team:
Director- Debbie Mobley
Stage Manager- Ciaire Green
Music Director/Assistant Director- Kelly Stoneberger
Choreographer- Amy Appleby
Scenic Design- Jim Stoneberger
Costume Designer- Andrew Malone
Props Designer- Melissa Grim
Executive Producer – Allen Cross
Production Manager - Stephen Strosnider