Project Success works hand-in-hand with Anwatin Middle School students to produce and perform their annual school musical. The 2023-2024 production is Annie Jr.
Each year, up to 90 students work in front of and behind the scenes. For nine weeks, students act, dance, and sing in rehearsal with professional artists and work with high quality sound, sets, lighting, and costumes. Students perform at the end of process for their peers, family, friends, and community. The musical experience helps students build confidence, gain new skills, and learn more about themselves and each other through the power of theater.
Any questions regarding the Anwatin Musical can be directed to Katie Langemo, Program Manager – Musicals
All Anwatin students are eligible to audition for the cast or apply for the tech crew. We encourage students of all abilities and experiences with musicals to apply! We work to include as many students as possible in the cast and tech crew, but are not able to guarantee a space for every student who auditions or applies. See below for details on these opportunities.
The cast is onstage singing, acting, and dancing in a variety of roles during the show. Parts available include lead roles who have many lines and often musical solos, supporting roles who have some line and generally shorter solos, and ensemble roles who usually sing and dance as a part of a group . All roles are critical to the success of the performance!
Dates: The week of March 25th – Exact dates to be determined.
Time: After school, 3:10PM start
Location: Anwatin Auditorium
No need to prepare anything for auditions! We will teach you a short song and dance and give you part of a script to read. Looking for auditioning tips? Click here. More information about auditions will be available on the Project Success bulletin board at Anwatin as well as in announcements during advisory.
Dates: Monday April 8th – Thursday May 30th*
Location: Anwatin Auditorium
*Depending on your role, you will be asked to be at rehearsal 2-5 days a week.
Transportation: Transportation options include family pickup and an afterschool bus (available Monday-Thursday) through Anwatin’s Afterschool Program. Project Success can provide rides as needed using volunteer drivers.
Friday, May 31st – Two school matinees + 7:00pm public performance
Saturday, June 1st – 7:00pm public performance
Tech Crew Information
The tech crew helps with the backstage elements of the musical, such as changing scenery on stage, managing props, and running spotlights.
Tech Crew applications will be available in the Anwatin Main Office in early May.
Tech Rehearsal Dates: Thursday May 23rd – Thursday May 30th
Tech Rehearsal Times: 3:10pm-6:40pm
Performances: Friday May 31st – Two school matinees + 7:00pm performance & Saturday June 1st – 7:00pm performance
History of the Anwatin Musical
Since 1999, Project Success has produced musicals in partnership with Anwatin Middle School. Past productions include:
1998-1999: Guys & Dolls
2000-2001: Bye Bye Birdie
2001-2002: The Music Man
2003-2004: Here’s Where I Stand
2005-2006: Little Shop
2006-2007: The Wiz
2007-2008: Here’s Where I Stand
2008-2009: Willy Wonka
The Lion King, the 2019 annual production presented by Project Success and Anwatin Middle School, took the stage in June with a cast and crew of more than 50 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Learn more about the production: