Auditions for "Bend in the Road, The Anne of Green Gables Musical" ( A NW Premier)

Mountaineers Players/Kitsap Forest Theater

About the project and the company

The Mountaineers Players are presenting Bend in the Road, The Anne of Green Gables Musical at the magical Kitsap Forest Theater in Bremerton.

Show dates: July 30, 31, August 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 – 2022  –  2:00 pm

Bend in the Road, The Anne of Green Gables Musical (book & lyrics by Benita Scheckel; music & lyrics by Michael Upward), is the Northwest Premier of this high-energy, brand new family show based on the “Anne of Green Gables” book. Bend in the Road’s themes of finding a home, being an intelligent and independent woman, using the power of imagination and growing up resonate with audiences from all walks of life. This is an ideal show for families to do together – a great way to spend the summer!

We will be working with the author and composer as we bring this show to life on our forest stage.


Location of Audition

Shoreline, WA (Richmond Beach)

Other details

The beautiful Kitsap Forest Theater is owned by The Mountaineers, a 501(c)3 outdoor education and conservation organization in Seattle. Next year is our 100th Anniversary year! We strive to produce high quality shows with stellar acting, singing and dancing. We value strong character development and fast-paced shows. We typically have actors and production staff from both sides of Puget Sound. Performing out of doors in our beautiful and unique outdoor theater brings many joys (and challenges) that bonds the multi-age cast together and delights the appreciative audiences. It's a great venue for all ages - kids included!

Our summer show is timed so that college students can spend their summer rehearsing and performing with us and still return to school by the time many schools start in August. This show is also great for families to be in together. The show opens the end of July and runs for 4 weekends. The last performance weekend is usually two weeks before Labor Day.

We prefer in-person auditions, but if you are unable to attend in-person, please send in a video audition. Instructions for sending a video audition are at

REHEARSAL INFO: Weeknight rehearsals are held in Edmonds for 2022. There may be some week night rehearsals on the Kitsap side depending on who is cast.

We have some weekend rehearsals at the theater in Bremerton (Saturday or both days with an overnight stay possible). Many actors choose to spend the night at the theater on Saturday night and enjoy the camaraderie of "hanging out" together at Kitsap Cabin where volunteer cooks prepare Saturday night dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch. We encourage carpools and sharing commuter ferry passes to help with transportation costs.

It is our policy to carefully schedule rehearsals so that you are not called unless you are needed. Main characters can be expected to come to most rehearsals.

We have a "Survival Guide" with more information about rehearsing and staying at the Kitsap Forest Theater and information about The Mountaineers Players on our audition page.

Audition requirements

To sign up for an audition, please email auditions at with your name, phone number, age if under 18, and your preferred time (between 1− 4 pm). Please prepare short song - 32 ms (bring recorded music or use our accompanist) and a 1-2 minute memorized monologue or scene cutting. A resume with photo is desired. Please warm up before your audition. If you are unable to attend in-person auditions, you may send in a video audition (due April 15). Instructions for video audition on our audition page.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Orphan, stubborn, passionate, loyal, fiery temper, impulsive, intelligent, vivid imagination, high spirited, loves beauty & fantasy (plays 12-18); Mezzo Soprano
Pretty, sweet girl who becomes Anne’s best friend (plays 15-18); Soprano
Handsome, teases Anne, secretly likes her (plays 15-18); Tenor
Diana’s little sister, falls ill and Anne saves her (plays 5-10)
Severe, unforgiving mother of Diana (plays mid-30’s); Mezzo Soprano
Inattentive teacher, nervous & nerdy (plays 20’s)
Admires Anne from afar (plays 13-18); Tenor
Bullies Anne (plays 13-18); Tenor
Acts more grown-up than other students (plays 12-17); Mezzo
Sentimental, has hysterical fits, superior knowledge of boys (plays 13-18); Mezzo
Lives up to her family’s bad reputation for meanness, pretty (plays 13-18); Soprano
Many roles, including students, salesmen, stationmaster and townsfolk for children, teens, women and men that include singing/dancing
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

April 16th in Edmonds - or video audition due April 15th

Pay type


Audition location

Edmonds and Bremerton WA

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

Sunday afternoon, April 24th, Edmonds, WA

Submission instructions

email to

Union Requirements

Open to All

Website specific to project

Equity Contract