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Auditions

2019-AnneFrank

  • Director: Dann Peterson

Dates

  • Monday, December 17 ~ 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, December 18 ~ 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Callbacks: Wednesday, December 19 ~ 6:30 p.m.

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  • Location

    Osseo United Methodist Church
    16 2nd Ave SE, Osseo, MN 55369 – Map

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Preparing for auditions

Auditions for this production are open to all performers aged 15 and up.

  • No appointment necessary, times are assigned first come, first serve.

  • You will be asked to complete an audition form prior to auditioning. Feel free to bring an actor/singer resume to provide additional experience and training details.

  • Bring a headshot (a snapshot photo is perfectly fine).

  • Be prepared to provide a list of rehearsal conflicts January-February.

  • You will be provided with a selection from the script to read as part of the audition. Click link below for audition sides.

    Anne Frank audition sides

  •  Anne – monologues : 10-11, 17-18, 26-27, 39, 40-41, 50, 57

  • Anne & Peter : 15-16, 45-46, 51-53

  • Anne, Margot, Mrs Frank : 24

  • Anne & Margot : 50-51, 56

  • Anne & Mr. Frank : 16, 32

  • Mr. Frank : 14 (omit others’ lines) & 61

  • Mr. Dussel : 28 (with reader)

  • Mr. Dussel & Anne : 29-30

  • Mrs. Frank & Miep : 43-44

  • Mr. Van Daan, Mrs. Van Daan & Peter : 44-45

  • Mrs. Van Daan : 56-57

If you are interested in volunteering behind the scenes please contact us at mail@crossplayers.org

 

Performances

February 22, 23, 24, 28, March 1, 2, 3

 

Character descriptions

Five females – two teenagers, one able to play 13-15 and one able to play 16-18 | one young adult late 20’s to 30’s | two mature motherly types — 40’s – 50’s

Eight males – one teenager able to play 15-16 | two fatherly types 40’s – 50’s | one mature 50’s – 60’s | three extras Nazi soldiers

 

Anne Frank – 13, Young at heart. She’s wise beyond her years, fun, caring, and outspoken. She’s also a free spirit and incapable of being tamed. Anne consistently demonstrates love, affection, and the willingness to forgive.

 

Otto Frank – Anne’s father, who she adores, and even has a cutesy nickname for him: “Pim.”  Otto is a perpetual student, inhaling books, history, and news, and he encourages these interests in his daughters, as well as in Peter Van Daan. Otto is the only one who plays along with Anne’s prankster clowning, he is also brave. Otto is also sensitive to the needs of the others in the Annex.

 

Edith Frank – Anne’s Mother. Mrs. Frank continues to make sure everyone has what they need to live a normal and healthy life. She wants Anne to live up to the bar her sister has already set pretty high. She’s constantly harping on Anne to be more lady-like, not to clown around so much.

 

Margot Frank – 16, Anne’s older sister, is sixteen at the start of the play and eighteen at the end. more mature and demure than Anne. Margot is smarter, quieter, prettier, and more grown-up than Anne. The two sisters don’t often get along, are not close friends, and don’t confide in each other much.

 

Mr. Van Daan – Peter’s father, a resident of the Annex because he was super-kind to Mr. Frank when Otto immigrated to Holland. Mr. Van Daan helped him find a job, a house, and introduced him all around. Mr. Van Daan’s selfishness is evident throughout the play, and is generally angry and irritated.

 

Mrs. Van Daan – Pride and vanity play a fair share in Mrs. Van Daan’s personality. She is overly fearful and illogical. She hen-pecks her husband and becomes jealous of the relationship Anne builds with Peter.

 

Peter Van Daan – At first, Peter’s sort of a wishy-washy Charlie Brown. He doesn’t think he’s good at anything and considers himself sort of a “lone wolf.”  At first, he’s shy and doesn’t know how to deal with girls. He easily falls prey to Anne’s pranks and can’t really stand her. Later, He starts to realize Anne’s a pretty courageous gal and someone he might like to get to know better.  Their friendship begins to turn into a bit of a romance.

 

Mr. Dussel – Having no kids and no family makes Mr. Dussel pretty horrible. He’s a fussy old guy who’s got little to no redeeming qualities. He doesn’t respect Anne at all, but asks for her respect simply because. He is overwhelmingly selfish.

 

Miep Gies – was Mr. Frank’s stenographer and secretary before he had to leave his job and go into hiding. In the play, Miep is seen as a steadfast and true friend who has dedicated her life to helping others.

 

Mr. Jan Kraler – Worked for Otto Frank. Along with Miep, he risks his life to run Otto’s business for him and keep the residents of the Annex safe. He brings news about the war, the situation of Jews in Holland, and other information. He usually tries to put a positive spin on his info.