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Auditions for High Springs Playhouse 2019 – 2020 Season

Please NOTE we are requesting video auditions due by March 30th

Anne of Green Gables

TENTATIVE SHOW DATES: July 17 – Aug 9, 2020
Adapted by Peter DeLaurier  |  Directed by Steve Bates

1. Create a video. Tell us your name, age and a one minute monologue
2. Please go to YouTube and create an account for yourself or log in if you already have one.
3. Upload your audition videos to your channel and select UNLISTED as the privacy setting before you upload.
4. Place the URLs of your audition videos in the allotted space on the registration form below.
5. Complete the registration form below
6. We will contact you if we need any additional information
If you have questions you can email us at [email protected]

When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to help them on the farm, they get more than they bargain for. Due to a mix-up, they are instead left with 11-year-old Anne Shirley. Over the course of six years, this romantic, hot-headed, and energetic girl wins their hearts and turns the stodgy, rural Canadian community into a bright world of “kindred spirits.” This swift yet theatrical adaptation of the classic novel is an all-ages crowd-pleaser.
Script sample – CLICK HERE

Anne of Green Gables Characters

Cast of 8 females and 3 males. Since the play spans several years 5 females and 2 males will be played by two actors age range, 12-14 & 15-18

  • Anne Shirley (age range 12-14 & 15-18) The red-haired orphan who is adopted at age 12 by Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert and grows up on their farm, Green Gables. Anne is passionate, stubborn, warm, loyal, intelligent, an articulate chatterbox, hugely loving, in love with beauty and a dreamer of great imagination. When she makes mistakes, they’re doozies, but she is full of integrity, and always wants to be a good person..
  • Marilla Cuthbert (40+) Marilla is all angles and straight lines, with a stern face and tightly knotted hair. This physical severity mirrors her moral and emotional severity. A smile should feel like her face cracking. Although Marilla does not usually express emotion, underneath she has a wry sense of humor and a loving heart. She raises Anne strictly, but she secretly adores her adopted daughter, and by the end of the story she becomes softer and more expressive.
  • Matthew Cuthbert (40+)  A sixty-year-old bachelor, Matthew is painfully shy and a little eccentric. Although he is terrified of women, he is gentle, wise, loving, and humble. Despite his painful shyness, he instantly loves the lonely orphan Anne and in his gentle stubborn way pressures Marilla to adopt her. Anne considers Matthew a kindred spirit and always turns to him for a sympathetic ear.
  • Diana Barry (age range 12-14 & 15-18)Anne’s best friend. Diana and Anne become bosom friends immediately after they meet, and swear devotion to each other forever. Diana is loving and charming, likes romance, and has a sense of humor, though she lacks Anne’s imagination, and independence. Anne is usually the leader in their scrapes.
  • Gilbert Blythe (age range 12-14 & 15-18) A handsome, brilliant boy who becomes Anne’s rival when he makes the mistake of teasing her about her red hair. They are equally intelligent and should be friends, and he teases her because he likes her, but Anne refuses to talk to him, although their rivalry keeps her motivated throughout her academic career. By the end of the story, the rivalry has become affectionate, and Anne and Gilbert become friends.
  • Mrs. Rachel Lynde (30+) The town busybody, Mrs. Lynde likes nothing better than to give her opinion sharply and preach morals. A woman infused with her own sense of righteousness, she is outspoken about everything from politics to fashion, and, although childless, she never fails to advise Marilla on how to raise Anne. She starts off sure Anne’s adoption will end in disaster, but in the end even she is won over.
  • Josie Pye (age range 12-14 & 15-18) A silly, snobby, not very motivated classmate of Anne’s.
  • Moody MacPherson (age range 12-14 & 15-18) Anne’s classmate, moody and serious, as his name implies. Moody, unlike Gilbert, is quiet and focused in class.
  • Ruby Gillis (age range 12-14 & 15-18) Anne’s classmate, pretty, but not terribly bright
  • Jane Andrews (age range 12-14 & 15-18) is a friend of Anne Shirley, Diana Barry and Ruby Gillis
  • Mrs. Barry, Mrs. Spencer and Voice of Stacy (30+)


Auditions will be held at the High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE 1st Ave. (use for GPS navigation), High Springs, FL  32643

Rehearsals are typically weekday evenings but may vary by director.  Show dates are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. (July 4th will be at 2pm)

The High Springs Playhouse is a ‘Community Theater’ and we encourage anyone to audition for our season productions. Experience in theater is not required. We welcome theater enthusiasts from all walks of life.

When planning to audition for an HSP production, please consider researching the particular play to see which role(s) you would be interested in and to have an understanding of the story being told. Performers should plan on providing basic information about themselves to the show director and production staff and may be asked to ‘read for’ various roles during the audition. If possible, please print out the Audition Form below and bring it to the audition already filled out with your information.