For Immediate Release
Contact: Theresa M. MacNaughton,
office 860-520-7114, cell 203-213-4102    

Hartford Stage to Audition Girls Ages 7-13 for the New Musical Anastasia

Hartford, CT, January 20, 2016 – Hartford Stage will hold auditions for girls, ages 7-13 years old, for the role of Anya at age 7 in the Tony Award-winning theatre’s new musical Anastasia.

From Darko Tresnjak—2014 Tony Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder—and the Tony Award-winning writers of the Broadway classic Ragtime, the new musical Anastasia is the romantic and rousing story of one brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past while finding a place for herself in the rapidly changing world of a new century.

Auditions will be held on Thursday, January 28 from 3 to 6 pm.
Callbacks will be held on Saturday, January 30 from 10 to 11 am.

Girls must be between the ages of 7 and 13; they may not turn 14 until after June 19, 2016. Girls will be auditioning for the role of Anya at age 7 – a sweet and impressionable young Russian girl with a beautiful soprano voice. (No belting, please.)

Auditions are by appointment only, and there are a limited number of appointments available. To schedule an audition, email Auditions will be held at Hartford Stage Offices at 942 Main Street in Hartford. Enter under the red Residence Inn awning, and take the elevator to the second floor (Rehearsal Studio 2).

Girls must prepare a monologue, poem or speech that is under one minute long and sing 16 bars of a song (accompanist will be provided). Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key, as well as a headshot and resume. Please wear something casual and comfortable to the audition.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, April 5, with performance dates from Friday, May 12 through Sunday, June 19. Please note that participating in this production will result in missed classes.

For questions, please email No phone calls, please.


Now in our 52nd year, Hartford Stage is one of the nation’s leading resident theatres, known for producing innovative revivals of classics and provocative new plays and musicals, including 68 world and American premieres, as well as offering a distinguished education program, which reaches more than 20,000 students annually.

Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation’s most prestigious awards, including four 2014 Tony Awards for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical by Darko Tresnjak, and the 1988 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Other national honors include Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, OBIE, and New York Critics Circle awards. Hartford Stage has produced nationally renowned titles, including the New York transfers of Enchanted April, The Orphans' Home Cycle; Resurrection (later retitled Through the Night); and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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