When: Friday, November 3rd, 2023 at 6:00pm.
Location: Paramount Arts Center Main Theater.
Rehearsal Schedule: Monday-Friday, 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Show Dates: December 15th and 16th at 7:30pm
Please click the name of the character you are interested in auditioning for, to view the music cuts.
CUTS: Anya- 1, Anya II, Anya- Callback
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.
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.
Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna Romanov/ Young Anastasia
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 shrap 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
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.
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, though he can be calculating when he needs to be
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