Auditions

Stray Dog Theatre (SDT) celebrates 2016-17 as a Saint Louis professional theatre and is holding non-Equity auditions for their upcoming musicals. Additional Musical and Play auditions will be at a later date. As always, Stray Dog Theatre honors diversity and non-traditional casting practices.


BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL

Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming. Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Loosely based on the notorious Weekly World News story about a half-boy/half-bat who was discovered living alone in a cave, Bat Boy is the hysterical, clever, and surprisingly touching tale of a strange young creature and the townsfolk who despise him.

Performances: Opens August 4, 2016 and closes August 20, 2016.
Twelve performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm with additional performances on Wednesdays, August 10 & 17 at 8pm and Saturday, August 20 at 2pm.
First rehearsal: June 26, 2016. Must rehearse through Independence Day weekend. Evenings and weekends.

Audition: See “TO SCHEDULE A MUSICAL AUDITION” below.



Cast

Roles not identified were cast in a previous public casting call.

SUPPORTING CAST

NOTE: All Supporting Cast should be comfortable with playing both genders as there may be casting of multiple roles per actor.

MAGGIE (Female, 20-40 years old. All ethnicities. Mezzo.) Mayor of Hope Falls.

RUTHIE TAYLOR (Female, 16-35 years old, All ethnicities, Mezzo) Rick & Ron’s younger rowdy sister who is attacked by Bat Boy.

MRS. TAYLOR (Female or Male, 30-50 years old, All ethnicities, Tenor) The overprotective, aggressive mother of Rick, Ron, and Ruthie.

BUD (Male, 18-40 years old, All ethnicities, Bari-Tenor) A rancher with a low IQ.

ENSEMBLE (Female and Male, Ages 18-40 years old, All ethnicities, SATB


Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s. The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror.

Performances: Opens October 13, 2016 and closes October 29, 2016.
Eleven performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm with additional performances on Wednesday, October 26 at 8pm and Saturday, October 29 at 2pm.
First Rehearsal: August 28, 2016. Must rehearse through Labor Day weekend. Evenings and weekends.

Audition: See “TO SCHEDULE A MUSICAL AUDITION” below.



Cast

PRINCIPAL CAST

DR. FRANK ‘N’ FURTER (Male, ages 30-50, All ethnicities, Range: Baritone, D3-G4) A cross-dressing mad scientist/ transvestite from the planet Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania, brilliant comic timing and charismatic.

BRAD MAJORS (Male, ages 20-30, All ethnicities, Range: Bari Tenor, Bb2-G4) A handsome and wholesome young man, must be able to play stilted innocence and as well as some fragility.

JANET WEISS (Female, ages 20-30, All ethnicities, Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, A3-Eb5) A youthful, pretty and wholesome young woman, she is coy and shy at first then becomes sexy and outlandish.

SUPPORTING CAST

NARRATOR (Male or Female, age 30+, All ethnicities) mostly non-singing, guides us through the show, a unique speaking voice is required, must have a strong presence.

RIFF RAFF (Male, ages 20-50, All ethnicities, Range: High Rock Tenor, D3-B4) An eccentric butler of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter.

MAGENTA (Female, ages 20-40, All ethnicities, Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, Bb3-Eb5) A very strange servant of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, possibly has Eastern-European accent, an exotic beauty, she exudes sex.

ROCKY HORROR (Male, ages 20-30, All ethnicities, Range: Tenor, A3-G4) the result of one of the Frank’s experiments, he is muscular, tan and epitomizes the image of “the perfect man.”

COLUMBIA (Female, ages 20-30, All ethnicities, Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, E4-E5) One of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter’s groupies, strong character actor, cute and bubbly with a rough, rocker side, must be able to tap.

EDDIE/DR. EVERETT SCOTT (Male, ages 20-45, All ethnicities, Range: Baritone, E3-F#4) A freeze-dried delivery guy who rocks, a rumpled scientist, high school tutor of Brad and Janet, in a wheelchair, strong character actor with amazing comedic timing, German accent.

TRANSYLVANIANS/PHANTOMS (Males & Females, ages 18-64, All ethnicities, Range: SATB) They appear for rocking back-ups and dance sequences, singers/actors of various body types and all vocal ranges.


SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

(Original Broadway Version – 1979) Book by Hugh Wheeler. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond. Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

This musical thriller follows a barber who was unjustly imprisoned for years by a corrupt judge who returns to England bent on revenge — a revenge that turns indiscriminately murderous, leading his resourceful accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, to bake the victims into meat pies.

Performances: Opens April 6, 2017 and closes April 22, 2017.
Ten performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm with additional performance on Wednesday, April 19 at 8pm.
First rehearsal: February 19, 2017. Evenings and weekends.

Audition: See “TO SCHEDULE A MUSICAL AUDITION” below.



Cast

PRINCIPAL CAST

SWEENEY TODD (Male, age 40-55, All ethnicities, Range: Top-Gb4 to Bottom-F2) A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna’s father, singularly focused on taking bloody revenge. Our story’s tormented protagonist.

SUPPORTING CAST

ANTHONY HOPE (Male, age 20-30, all ethnicities, Range: Top-F4 to Bottom-Bb2) A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.

JOHANNA (Female, age 18-21, all ethnicities, Range: Top-A5 to Bottom-Bb3) A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.

TOBIAS RAGG (Male, age 12-18, all ethnicities, Range: Top-Ab4 to Bottom Bb2) A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.

JUDGE TURPIN (Male, age 50-65, all ethnicities, Range: Top-Gb4 to Bottom-E2) A lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. He takes advantage of his position in the city and is responsible for imprisoning Todd.

THE BEADLE (Male, age 40-55, all ethnicities, Range: Top-D5 to Bottom-D3) A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.

BEGGAR WOMAN (Female, age 35-50, all ethnicities, Range: Top-F5 to Bottom-Ab3) A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.

ADOLFO PIRELLI (Male, age 30-45, all ethnicities, Range: Top-C5 to Bottom-B2) A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.

JONAS FOGG (Male, age 35-60, all ethnicities, Non-singing, but will be a part of the Ensemble) The owner of Fogg’s Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.

ENSEMBLE (Female and Male, Ages 18-40 years old, All ethnicities, SATB)

NOTE: The role of MRS. LOVETT has already been cast.


TO SCHEDULE A MUSICAL AUDITION:

Email: StrayDogTheatre@Gmail.com (No phone calls, please.)



PLEASE INCLUDE:
1.) First and last name,
2.) Contact phone number,
3.) Desired appointment time,

4.) The show(s) you are considering.

AUDITION DATES & TIMES

Saturday, February 13, 2016 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
(Audition space opens at 12:30pm)

Sunday, February 14, 2016 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
(Audition Space opens at 12:30pm)

Monday, February 15, 2016 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
(Audition space opens at 6:30pm)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
(Audition space opens at 6:30pm)

CALLBACK: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not available for the listed audition times but are interested in auditioning, please let us know. The casting directors will consider those with an appointment first but if a role goes unfilled we will let you know about additional auditions.

Casting Authority: Gary F. Bell and Justin Been.


Musical Director: Chris Petersen

Choreographer: Zachary Stefaniak

For Your Appointment:

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

Arrive at scheduled audition 15 minutes early to complete necessary paperwork.

  1. Prepare two contrasting 32-bar cuts of a Rock/Pop-Rock or Contemporary Musical Theatre song that showcases your vocal abilities, fitting the shows in which you are auditioning. Accompanist provided. Bring sheet music marked and in the appropriate key. No recorded tracks, please. May be required to demonstrate belt and range.
  2. Provide one headshot & resume for each show in which you are auditioning, even if you have been seen at SDT before.
  3. If requested by casting directors, actor may be invited to perform a cold-reading from one of the musicals.
  4. Dance auditions may be requested by the casting directors. This audition will occur at the CALLBACK on Wednesday, February 17, 7:00-10:00pm. Please wear comfortable clothing in which you can freely move.

A HELPFUL AUDITION NOTE: To assist you in having the best audition possible, it is highly advised that you research the musical(s) and character(s) for which you are auditioning.