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Anastasia Audition Information

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Audition Dates: April 17th, 18th, and 19th 2024

Walter’s Elementary School

705 N Marshall Ave

Marshall, MI 49068


*Auditions open to current 8th grade through graduating Seniors

*All auditionees should attend EITHER 

Wednesday the 17th


Thursday the 18th

and be prepared for callbacks on Friday the 19th.  

*All auditionees 18 and over must provide additional information and pass a background check to participate in the production.

*All production team members and volunteers 18 and over will be background checked before participating in the show

*If you have any questions, please contact producers Jeremy Young at 304-444-1432 or Jennifer Butterfield at 269-832-8520.

Production Team

Producers: Jeremy Young & Jennifer Butterfield

Artistic Director: Tucker Hale

Music Director: Brian Ketner

Choreographer: Hallie Machalka

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Wednesday & Thursday April 17th & 18th (7PM - done) 


  • Music: Please prepare a 30-60 second cut of a song in the style of Anastasia but NOT from the show that demonstrates your vocal range and characterization.  If you exceed the time limit, you may be asked to stop. A bluetooth speaker will be provided so you can connect to and play your instrumental track.

  • Readings: Auditioners will be asked to cold read scenes from the play.

  • Choreography: A short dance combination will be taught and performed during auditions.  Wear appropriate clothing and shoes that you can comfortably and safely dance in.  Please bring a water bottle with you.


Friday April 19th (7PM-done) 

Callbacks are anticipated for the following characters: Anya, Dmitry, Vlad, Countess Lily, Dowager Empress, Gleb

Callbacks are not a guarantee of a role, also please do not be discouraged if you do not get a callback


If you are auditioning for the following characters, they will have scenes that include kissing: Anya, Dmitry, Vlad, and Countess Lily.  Separate intimacy training will be provided during rehearsals.  If you have any concerns or need more information, please contact the producers.


If you are cast, there is a $50.00 pay to play for this production.  Scholarships are available if needed.  Please contact a producer if you need a scholarship.


  • Rehearsals for this production will begin Monday, April 22nd at Walters Elementary School.

  • The first two weeks of rehearsals will be Monday - Friday 7-9:30 PM at Walters Elementary.  Starting on May 6th, rehearsals will be at The Franke Center for the Arts. 

  • We will rehearse May 6th, 7th, and 8th then regular rehearsals will start on Sunday May 12th and will run Sunday through Thursday for the remainder of the production.  


Conflicts will need to be listed on your audition sheet in order for them to be honored.  Starting Tech Sunday, June 30th, all cast members must be present.  There will not be rehearsal on July 4th.


Important Dates

Load In Sunday June 30

Tech Sunday: July 7

Shows 11th, 12th, 13th,and 14th.


Audition Form

A link to the Audition Form can be found below.  Please print this form, fill it out, and bring it with you to auditions.




Character Overview

Anya / Princess Anastasia: Range: G3-F5, Belt to D5. Disney-esque Soprano or Mezzo

● Dance Requirement: Some movement

● Anya is brave, fiery, witty, and above all determined. With no memory of her life before age 17 and having lived through the horrors of the Russian Revolution, Anya jumps at the sound of gunshots and is distrustful of strangers, but there is steel hiding just beneath the surface. Anya is strong-willed and compassionate. Her mantra, “Home, love, family” is her goal. All she knows is her family is in Paris and she will find them however she can.

Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna: Range: F3-Bb4. A regal Mezzo

● Dance Requirement: None

● The Dowager Empress has lost everything she once held dear and must now put up with imposter upon imposter never allowing her to grieve in peace. She is icy, proud, and regal (not to mention intimidating) to all but her family. Though, she does have a very sharp wit. She is especially warm with Anastasia both when a child and after it’s revealed that Anya really is the princess. She commands authority and attention the minute she enters a room.

Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch: Range: G3-C5 (Briefly sings a B5 at the end of Land of Yesterday, but the rest of the role is very Mezzo) Jazzy Mezzo with an upper extension.

● Dance Requirement: Dancer (Ideally a strong dancer)

● Lily is the lady in waiting to the Dowager Empress. She has been by the Dowager’s side since before the revolution. Lily is clever, dutiful, and above all fun (when not working for the Dowager). She deals with her exile from Russia with a sort of resigned dark humor…and a LOT of vodka. She and Vlad were once an item (unbeknownst to her oblivious husband) and rekindle their romance upon re-uniting. 

Dmitry: Range: A2-G4. “Baritenor”

● Dance Requirement: Some Movement

● Dmitry is a scoundrel with a heart of gold. A street rat who grew into a conman, Dima does all he does to get out of poverty and is not above lying, cheating, and stealing to do so–that is until he meets Anya. What starts as just another scheme (albeit much bigger than anything he’s tried to pull off before) turns into the adventure of a lifetime that requires Dimitry to look inward and figure out how to put the one he loves before himself.

Vlad Popov: Range: A2-F4. Comic Baritone

● Dance Requirement: Strong mover

● Vlad is Dmitry’s partner in crime (literally) and surrogate father. Before the revolution he scammed his way through society pretending to be a count. Vlad is dramatic, crafty, and a big softie at heart. While he, like Dmitry, is not above lying, cheating, and stealing, he cares greatly for his loved ones and is generally affable although he can be calculating when he needs to be.  

Gleb Vaganov: Range: A2-Gb4. Baritone with a strong upper extension.

● Dance Requirement: None.

● Gleb is the villain of the show, though not a bad person. He fully believes in the Communist ideals he follows. Loyal, honest, and hard working, Gleb almost has the potential to be a hero (he’s very much the hero of his own story). A deeply conflicted person, Gleb’s infatuation (and borderline obsession) with Anya leads to his battle with the idea of doing one’s duty vs. doing what is right. 

Young Anastasia: Range: C4-C5, a sweet child soprano

● Dance Requirement: Very little.

● Young Anastasia is the willful, brave, proud, and precocious youngest daughter of the Tsar. She has a special bond with her grandmother (whom she calls Nana). 

Alexei Romanov was the Tsarevich (Heir to the throne) and only boy of the Romanov siblings. He suffered from debilitating hemophilia that often left him bed-ridden. Anya mentions that he was her best friend.


Tsarina Alexandra

Tsar Nicholas Ii

Count Leopold
Maria Romanov
Odette in Swan Lake
Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake
Von Rothbart in Swan Lake
Count Ipolitov
Tatiana Romanov
Olga Romanov



Count Gregory

Countess Gregory

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