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Zanna Don’t

Welcome to Heartsville High, set in a world where everyone is gay–well, almost everyone! The big-man-on-campus is the chess champion, and the captain of the football team is made cool by being cast as the lead in the school musical. The students write a controversial show called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” about straight people in the military, which becomes the catalyst for a young man and woman to fall in love. Enter Zanna, a magical, musical fairy who, with a wave of his wand, brings true love to one and all!

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Dates and Times


Show Date Show Time
Friday, September 8th, 2023 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 9th, 2023 7:00 PM
Friday, September 15th, 2023 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 16th, 2023 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 17th, 2023 2:00 PM
Friday, September 22nd, 2023 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 24th, 2023 2:00 PM

COVID Protocol: – Please note: All actors auditioning for Zanna Don’t! will be required to be Fully Vaccinated, as defined by current CDC and state guidelines.

What: Open auditions for Zanna, Don’t!

When: 6/11/2023 and 6/12/2023 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: The Repertory Theatre | 23 Norden Street | New Britain, CT 06051

Run Dates: 09/08/23-09/24/23

Audition Preparation: All roles are open for this terrific show Looking for a very diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. There will be a short dance routine taught at auditions suitable for all skill levels. Please bring sheet music in your key, your resume and a headshot if you have one. An accompanist will be provided. A call back audition, if needed, will be held by invitation only on Wednesday, June 14, 2023. Age ranges listed are stage ages. If you have any questions, please email us at info@connecticuttheatrecompany.org.

Character Breakdown:

ZANNA (tenor/baritone to high G): the heart and soul of Heartsville; a hip, fun-loving matchmaker, driven to make the world better, even if he doesn’t always fully think through his choices

STEVE (baritone to E-flat above middle C): the new guy in town; All-American high school football hunk, but self-effacing and shy; hoping desperately to fit in, his dreams will be alternately fulfilled and shattered.

KATE (belt to C, plus a few other higher notes mixed in): sweet, innocent over-achiever who, like Steve, is not quite prepared to have her world thrown upside-down.

MIKE (tenor/baritone to high G): all-around cool guy; captain of the chess team, which makes him king of the school, but with a humble appreciation of the simple joys in life, like finding that one special guy to settle down with.

ROBERTA (belt to high F): tough as nails on the outside, a hopeless romantic on the inside; perennial unlucky in relationships, she heroically, and comically, never gives up her pursuit of true love.

TANK (tenor/baritone to high G): Zanna’s sidekick, and the school DJ; somewhere between nerdy and ultra-cool, he’s also hopelessly in love with Zanna; doubles as a DINER CUSTOMER and also TEX.

CANDI (belt to C, plus a few other higher notes mixed in): the school’s narrow-minded busy-body, the one you love to hate; doubles as a DINER CUSTOMER and LORETTA.

ARVIN (baritone to E-flat; should have a few low notes as well): Candi’s browbeaten sidekick; a nice guy who just sort of goes with the flow; doubles as DINER CUSTOMER and also BRONCO.