Anne of Green Gables

Audition Requirements: Music and Monologues

 

Anne

Song: Apology & Kindred Spirits

Monologue: ANNE: Oh, I know you and I are going to get along just fine, Mr. Cuthbert. I love this place already. I always heard that Prince Edward Island was the most beautiful place in Canada, and I used to imagine I was living here. This is the first dream that has ever come true for me. It's always been one of my dreams to live by the sea. These red roads are so peculiar. When we got into the train at Charlottetown and the red roads began to flash past, I asked Mrs. Spencer what made them red, and she said she didn't know and pity's sake not to ask her anymore questions. Dreams don't often come true, do they Mr. Cuthbert? Just now, I feel pretty nearly perfectly happy. I can't feel exactly perfectly happy because, what color would you call this? 
Red. That's why I can't ever be perfectly happy. I know I'm skinny and a little freckled and my eyes are green. I can imagine I have a beautiful rose-leaf complexion and lovely, starry violet eyes, but I cannot imagine my red hair away. It'll be my life-long sorrow.
 

Matthew

Song: Humble Pie

Monologue: Reckon you're glad we kept her Marilla? My girl! Earned a first‐class teacher's license and an Avery Scholarship! (Has a moment of dizziness) Oh, I've been working too hard. I'm getting old. Just keep forgetting. Guess I've worked hard all my days and would rather drop in the harness. I suppose it would be different if we'd gotten that boy. But then, I'd rather have you than a dozen boys, Anne. Just remember that‐‐more than a dozen boys. Reckon it wasn't a boy that took the Avery scholarship, wasn't it? It was a girl‐‐my girl‐‐my girl that I'm so proud of.

 

Marilla

Song: Apology or Kindred Spirits

Monologue: Anne, you’re so grown up—never thought I’d see the day. Leaving the Island—going off to the University in Nova Scotia…And Gilbert Blythe—my, he’s grown into a handsome lad. Looks like his father. We used to be real good friends, John Blythe and I. People used to call him my beau. I suppose you might have called it…a romance. Nobody’d think so to look at me. But you can never tell about folks—from their outside. Anyway, we had a quarrel. And I wouldn’t forgive him. I was angry and I wanted to punish him. He never came back. I’ve always kind of wished I’d forgiven him when I had the chance.

 

Diana

Songs: Kindred Spirits

Monologue: I'm going to pin your braids up and put a big bow right here. There. I remember at the Christmas concert, a silk rose fell from your hair. I remember, because Gilbert Blythe tucked it in his pocket. Or am I not supposed to mention that name? What if Gilbert asks you to dance tonight? Will you accept? Is the old rivalry finally over?  I'll probably end up with Moody McPherson stepping on my toes. Oh, I'd like to marry some dashing wicked young man and reform him! But it's not likely.

 

Gilbert

Song: Wonderin’ or Humble Pie

Monologue: I'd like to talk with you, Anne. Anne, the trustees voted to give you Avonlea school. I withdrew my application and gave them your name instead. I knew you'd be wanting to stay and help Marilla. I already signed the papers at White Sands. So it won't do any good to refuse. I can be stubborn too, you know. Do you finally forgive me, after all these years? We were born to be friends, Anne. I only teased you because‐‐because I thought you had wonderful red hair. I guess we have a lot of catching up to do, carrots.

 

 

Miss Stacey

Song: Open the Window

Monologue: Miss Cuthbert, I want Anne to join my special class. I'm offering lessons after school‐‐to prepare students for Queen's Academy. Anne is a clever girl, with a wonderful imagination. And, though she gets to daydreaming, she has a genuine talent for writing. I think Anne belongs at Queen's, Miss Cuthbert. Exams are a year away, but In my opinion it's always best to start early. Miss Cuthbert, have you considered Anne's future? Will she lays have a home with you at Green Gables? Always is a long time...anything can happen. Shouldn't a girl be fitted out to earn a living? 

 

Mr.Phillips

Song: Humble Pie

Monologue: Recess is over. Slates out: time to check your sums. Very good, Ruby. All wrong, Moody, not good enough. And now our new pupil, Miss Shirley. Well, I can see they did not emphasize arithmetic at your former school. Class, it's time to complete our spelling bee. Slates down, close your spelling books. Ruby's first: "category" (listens) Quite wrong. Gilbert: "knowledge" (listens,  nods approval) Miss Shirley: "strength" (listens) Miss Shirley, your spelling isn't quite so perfect as you think. Very good Gilbert. Time for your reading books, I'll be in the cloak room helping one of our‐‐older students. Coming Prissy!

 

Mrs. Lynde

Song: Humble Pie or Kindred Spirits

Monologue: As I live and breathe! Matthew Cuthbert! In his Sunday suit! On a week day! Where’s he going and why? That’s what I’d like to know. Doesn’t need his Sunday suit to go after turnip seed. And he wasn’t driving fast enough to go for the doctor. I’m clean puzzled and won’t know a moment’s peace till I ask Marilla. If you want my opinion—which I’m sure you don’t—that brother of hers is the oddest fellow in all Canada! Can’t get a blessed word out of him. Marilla Cuthbert! Where—for heaven’s sake—was Matthew going in that buggy?

 

Mrs. Pye

Song: Did You Hear or Kindred Spirits

Momologue: Choose either Diana or Anne

 

Josie

Song: Did You Hear (0:55-1:45)

Monologue:Chose either Diana or Anne

 

Mrs. Barry:

Song: Did You Hear or Kindred Spirits

Monologue: Mrs.Lynde, Marilla or Miss Shirley

 

Lucille

Song: Open The Window or Did You Hear

Monologue: Mrs Lynde, Marilla Or Miss Shirley

 

Stationmaster

Song: Humble Pie  

Monologue: Mathew or Mr Phillips

 

Farmer

Song: Humble Pie

 Monologue: Mathew or Mr Phillips

 

Milkman

Song: Humble Pie  

Monologue: Mathew or Mr Phillips

 

Female Teen Ensemble

Song: Summer

Monologue: Diana or Anne

 

Male Teen Ensemble

Song: Summer

Monologue: Gilbert or Mr Philips

 

Women Ensemble

Song: Kindred Spirits or Humble Pie

Monologue: Marilla or Mrs Lynde or Miss Shirley

 

Male Ensemble

Song: Humble Pie or Did You Hear

Monologue: Mathew, Gilbert or Mr Phillips

Character Break Down Anne of Green Gables

Please note some people may be asked to play several featured roles. The featured roles will also be in all ensemble numbers

Marilla Cuthbert-  Stern woman.  Marilla has lived with her brother Matthew ever since their parents died

 

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Matthew Cuthbert-Shy Matthew Cuthbert has never married and is a bit of a loner. He is gentle and kind.

Male

Lead

Baritone

Gilbert Blythe- Handsome, popular, smart boy of Avonlea who is in competition and in love with Anne

Male

Lead

Tenor

Anne Shirley- Orphan Anne Shirley is adopted by Mathew and Marilla she is spirited, imaginative, spunky and very bright.

Female

Lead

Soprano

Miss Stacy-Miss Stacy is a bright and imaginative teacher who finds non-traditional ways of teaching.

Female

Supporting

Mezzo-Soprano

Mrs. Rachel Lynde- A nosy Neighborhood lady who is in the “know”

Female

Supporting

Mezzo-Soprano

Diana Barry- Anne’s best friend, She is sweet, pretty and very well behaved. Anne opens up Diana’s mind to imagination and play

Female

Supporting

Mezzo-Soprano

Josie Pye- Josie pie is a school mate of Anne’s with a crush on Gilbert they somewhat compeate for his affections.

Female

Supporting

Mezzo-Soprano

Mr. Phillips- A School teacher who has lack luster ways of educating his students. He is replaced by Miss Stacy.

Male

Featured

Baritone

Mrs. Spencer- a neighbor of Mathew and Marilla’s

Female

Featured

Spoken

Mrs. Blewett- A rough woman who has had way too many children to take care of

Female

Featured

Spoken

Prissy Andrews- One of the oldest students in Avonlea. She is pretty and has a unusual relationship with Mrs. Phillips

Female

Featured

Ruby Gillis-One of the younger school children

Female

Featured

Mezzo-Soprano

Tillie Boulter-A classmate of Annes

Female

Featured

Mezzo-Soprano

Gertie Pye- Josie’s younger sister

Female

Featured

Alto

Earl-Mailman of Avonlea

Male

Featured

Baritone

Cecil- Farmer in Avonlea

Male

Featured

Baritone

Minister-

Male

Featured

Baritone

Moody Spurgeon MacPherson- Friend of Gil’s

Male

Featured

Baritone

Charlie Sloane- Friend of Gil’s

Male

Featured

Tenor

Jerry Buote (alt. spelling Gerry Boute)

Male

Featured

Tenor

 Malcolm Andrewsv

Male

Featured

Baritone

Stationmaster

Male

Featured

Baritone

Lucilla Harris

Female

Featured

Soprano

Tommy Sloane

Male

Featured

Baritone

 

 

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