Pontiac Theatre IV is an independent community theatre group presenting live theatre to Pontiac and Oakland County since 1969. Theatre IV presents four or five shows per season including a musical, a straight show, a children’s show and a musical review. The 2019-20 Season shows include, the hilarious horror spoof Curse of the Werewolf; the family favorite Anne of Avonlea; our children’s show Disney’s The Lion King, Jr, a Musical Review performed by our teenage members; and one of the all time classics of the dramatic stage, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. We will also be announcing a major musical once the rights have been awarded. Watch the site and Facebook for more information!

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Pontiac Theatre IV Announces Auditions for Anne of Avonlea

By on September 5, 2019

Pontiac Theatre IV is pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming family show, Anne of Avonlea from the novel by L. M. Montgomery written by Joseph Robinette,” directed by John Tonner with Assistant Director Sean Harbert.

Anne of Avonlea is the first sequel to the classic Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. Told in the form of a memory play, this tells Anne’s story from Matthew’s death until she applies to attend University after two years of teaching. As a memory play, the story is told in short scenes and with Anne as both a participant and narrator.

The cast for Anne of Avonlea is large and includes adults (both men and women), children and teens. Since the show is written in such short scenes we are able to work around any schedule, except for the actress who plays Anne. Please note all the ages are suggestions, not requirements.

The Parts Available Are:
Anne Shirley – 16 years old, very imaginative, she is writing her autobiography for college
Marilla Cuthbert – Anne’s guardian, about 60, still stern but loves Anne
Young Anne – Anne as a young girl – Double possible
Rachel Lynde – Marilla’s best friend, seems to be a busy body, but loves Anne and Marilla
Diana Barry – 16 years old, Anne’s best friend
Gilbert Blythe – Still hoping to be Anne’s boyfriend
Mr. Harrison – Anne’s neighbor, blustery but a kind heart
Julia Bell, Jane Andrews, Ruby Gillis, Tillie Boulter the other members of Anne’s circle in the same age group
Davy and Dora Keith – Young twins adopted by Anne and Marilla

In addition to these parts there are many others, including children in Anne’s class and a number of other adult men and women.

For more information email jtonner481@aol.com or call 248-467-9061

Please be prepared to read from the script.
Audition Dates:
Sunday, October 13th, 4pm
Monday, October 14th, 7pm
Tuesday, October 15th, 7pm
Waterford Central United Methodist Church
3882 Highland Road
Waterford, Michigan 48328

Performance Dates:
Jan 24, 25, 31 Feb 1, 8, 9 2020

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