Musical Comedy Guild searches for “Anne”

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To help celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday, Musical Comedy Guild of Sault Ste. Marie is proud to announce it will be staging Anne of Green Gables – The Musical November 23rd – 26th, 2017 at the Sault Community Theatre Centre. The full-stage production will be directed by Timothy Murphy with music direction by Ron Dal Cin and produced by Thomas Brandstetter and Leith Harris.

Based on the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the musical has been performed continuously ever since 1965, making it Canada’s longest-running musical! In March 2014, the production was officially recognized as the longest running annual musical theatre production in the world by Guinness World Records.

There will be an online video audition contest titled Searching For Anne to cast the lead role of Anne Shirley.  Those wishing to audition for the lead role are to video record themselves singing one of five songs and either upload the video to YouTube and email us the link or email your audition video to SearchingForAnne2017@gmail.com by 9:00 pm on Thursday, June 15th.

The eight contestants receiving the most votes and two director’s picks will be announced on Friday, June 23rd.  The ten contestants will take part in a live audition at Station Mall (Dennis Street Court) starting at 11:00 am on Saturday June 24th which will consist of singing, acting and choreography.   Full contest details and the list of audition songs can be found at www.musicalcomedyguild.com. The winner of the contest will be announced on July 1st immediately following the City of Sault Ste. Marie’s Canada Day Opening Ceremonies at the Bondar Pavilion which start at 1:00 pm.

Youth Ensemble Auditions will take place at St. Hubert’s on Dacey Road at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 25th and Adult Auditions will take place at St. Hubert’s on Dacey Road at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 25th .   Lead Character Auditions will take place at St. Hubert’s on Dacey Road at 7:00 pm on Monday, June 26th .

Tickets for Anne of Green Gables – The Musical will go on sale Saturday, June 24th at the Sault Community Theatre Centre Box Office in the Station Mall.