Stray Dog Theatre (SDT) is holding non-Equity auditions for their upcoming musicals and plays. As always, Stray Dog Theatre honors diversity and non-traditional casting practices.


Musical Auditions
The Robber Bridegroom Book by Alfred Uhry / Music by Robert Waldman / Lyrics by Alfred Uhry / Based on the novella by Eudora Welty
Dreamgirls Music by Henry Krieger / Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen
How to Schedule an Audition
Callback Sides


The Robber Bridegroom

Book by Alfred Uhry / Music by Robert Waldman / Lyrics by Alfred Uhry / Based on the novella by Eudora Welty

This rousing, bawdy Southern fairytale comes from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Driving Miss Daisy. Set in Mississippi, the show follows Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber of the woods, as he courts Rosamund, the sole daughter of the richest planter in the country. Thanks to a case of double-mistaken identity, the entangled relationship begins to unravel. Throw in an evil stepmother, her pea-brained henchman, and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk, and you have a rollicking country romp.

Performances: August 2-18, 2018
First rehearsal: June 17, 2018
How to Schedule an Audition

To download a character breakdown please click here.


Music by Henry Krieger / Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen

Journey back to a time in musical history when rhythm and blues weren’t everything, they were the only thing. In the swinging 60s, the Dreamettes, led by the powerful Effie White, embark on an R&B music career that leads them across the country. Romantic entanglements, Effie’s weight, racism, and the arrival of a fresh new sound in the 70s make this show biz musical a thrilling hit.

Performances: April 4-20, 2019
First rehearsal: February 17, 2019
How to Schedule an Audition

To download a character breakdown please click here.


Email: (No phone calls, please.)


  1. First and last name,
  2. Contact phone number,
  3. Desired appointment dates and times (one for plays, one for musicals),
  4. The show(s) you are considering.

Play Appointment Dates/Times:

Sunday, February 11, 2018 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm (Audition Space opens at 11:30am)
Monday, February 12, 2018 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Audition space opens at 6:30pm)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Audition space opens at 6:30pm)

PLAY CALLBACKS: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 2017 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Musical Appointment Dates/Times:

Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 11:00am – 4:00pm (Audition Space opens at 10:30am)
Sunday, February 18, 2018 | 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Audition space opens at 4:30pm)
Monday, February 19, 2018 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Audition space opens at 5:30pm)

DANCE AND MUSICAL CALLBACKS: Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 4:00pm – 10:00pm (Please wear comfortable clothing, and come prepared to move.)

For Your Appointment

Location: Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Ave., Saint Louis, Missouri 63104 (Off-street parking at lot north of the Abbey.)

  1. Arrive at scheduled audition 15 minutes early to complete necessary paperwork.
  2. Bring one copy of your headshot and resume for each production for which you are auditioning. Providing the appropriate number of headshots and resumes will help us remember you and assist us in considering you for multiple shows.
  3. To assist you in having the best audition possible, be sure to read and review the Production Information and Character Breakdown sheet (available here). It is highly requested that you read the play and familiarize yourself with the shows and characters for which you are auditioning prior to your audition.
  4. FOR PLAY AUDITIONS: Prepare one 2-3 minute monologue. You will be stopped at 3 minutes. Instead of a monologue, you may prepare one monologue from the sides provided. (See below.) You may be asked by the casting directors to read additional sides if necessary.
  5. FOR MUSICAL AUDITIONS: Prepare two contrasting 32-bar cuts of a rock, pop, or contemporary musical theatre song that showcases your vocal abilities. Those wishing to audition for The Robber Bridegroom should prepare a country-bluegrass song as one of your 32-bar cuts. Accompanist provided. Bring sheet music, marked and in the appropriate key. No recorded tracks or a cappella. You will be stopped after 32 bars. You may be required to demonstrate belt and range or asked to read sides from the shows.
  6. Your audition appointment may also serve as your callback. If you are called back, it is essential that you attend in order to be considered for roles. Please make yourself available on these dates in advance to ensure that you can attend in the event we need to see you. We see a high volume of actors over a very short time; absence at callbacks may prove detrimental to your chances of receiving a role in a production.


  1. Everyone who auditions will receive a follow up phone call on/by Wednesday, February 28, 2018 with news of their status in the casting process.
  2. All rehearsals and performances are at Tower Grove Abbey.
  3. The SDT pay scale per production for non-Equity actors in a Principal Role is $300 and for a Supporting Role $200 for rehearsals, performances, and special events. (Special events may include: media interviews, fundraising parties, etc.) If considered, Actors’ Equity members are paid according to the Special Appearance Contract.
  4. Please be aware that SDT is a professional organization and expects a professional working attitude from actors and technical crew who apply. Basic rules of time management for calls, honoring off-book deadlines, and memorizing lines exactly as they are written in the script are some of the professional requirements expected. Please take note of these requirements before accepting a role.

Casting Authority: Gary F. Bell and Justin Been


The Robber Bridegroom Callback Side 1
The Robber Bridegroom Callback Side 2

Dreamgirls Callback Side 1
Dreamgirls Callback Side 2
Dreamgirls Callback Side 3