Auditions

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.


QUICK LINKS

Play Auditions
THREE TALL WOMEN By Edward Albee
LOBBY HERO By Kenneth Lonergan

Selected Sides

Musical Auditions
GUYS & DOLLS Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling / Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
The Who’s TOMMY Book by Des McAnuff and Pete Townshend / Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend / Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon
DISENCHANTED! Book, Music, Lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino
ANNIE Book by Thomas Meehan / Music by Charles Strouse / Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Silver Stage Senior Theatre
MACBETH By William Shakespeare


PLAY AUDITIONS

THREE TALL WOMEN


By Edward Albee

A young woman has been sent to sort out the finances of an elderly client, but it’s more than money that gets put through the wringer as the older woman’s life is laid out in all of its charming, vicious, and wretched glory. Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize, Three Tall Women is one of Albee’s most compelling works.

Performances: February 6-22, 2020 | 8PM Thursday-Saturday, Additional Performance 2/16 at 2PM
First Rehearsal: January 5, 2020
How to Schedule an Audition

A Character Breakdown can be found here.


LOBBY HERO


By Kenneth Lonergan

When Jeff, a luckless young security guard, is drawn into a local murder investigation, loyalties are strained to the breaking point. As Jeff’s tightly wound supervisor is called to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an attractive rookie cop finds she must stand up to her seasoned partner, truth becomes elusive and justice proves costly.

Performances: June 4-20, 2020 | 8PM Thursday-Saturday, Additional Performance 6/14 at 2PM
First Rehearsal: May 3, 2020
How to Schedule an Audition

A Character Breakdown can be found here.


MUSICAL AUDITIONS

GUYS & DOLLS


Book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling / Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Guys & Dollstakes us from the heart of Depression-era Times Square, to the cafés of Havana, and into the sewers of New York City to give us what some have called the perfect musical comedy. This timeless tale follows ruthless gamblers, sexy nightclub performers, and the hot-tempered law enforcers who keep them all in line.

Performances: August 8-24, 2019 | 8PM Thursday-Saturday, Additional Performances 8/18 at 2PM and 8/21 at 8PM
First rehearsal: June 23, 2019
How to Schedule an Audition

A Character Breakdown can be found here.


THE WHO’S TOMMY


Book by Des McAnuff and Pete Townshend / Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend / Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon

Back by popular demand! Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s TOMMY is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years.

Performances: October 10-26, 2019 | 8PM Thursday-Saturday, Additional Performances 10/20 at 2PM and 10/23 at 8PM
First rehearsal: August 25, 2019
How to Schedule an Audition

A Character Breakdown can be found here.


DISENCHANTED!


Book, Music, Lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino

Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses take the stage in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come to life to set the record straight.

Performances: December 5-21, 2019 | 8PM Thursday-Saturday, Additional Performances 12/15 at 2PM and 12/18 at 8PM
First rehearsal: October 27, 2019
How to Schedule an Audition

A Character Breakdown can be found here.


ANNIE


Book by Thomas Meehan / Music by Charles Strouse / Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Leapin’ lizards! Everyone’s favorite plucky, irresistible orphan is back! Based on the popular 1920s Harold Gray comic strip, Little Orphan Annie, Annie is considered one of the most acclaimed musicals of all time. This seven-time Tony Award-winning family favorite features unforgettable hits like “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street” and the iconic Broadway standard “Tomorrow.”

Performances: April 9-25, 2020 | 8PM Thursday-Saturday, Additional Performances 4/19 at 2PM and 4/22 at 8PM
First rehearsal: February 23, 2020
How to Schedule an Audition

A Character Breakdown can be found here.


TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:

Email: auditions@straydogtheatre.org (No phone calls, please.)

PLEASE INCLUDE:

  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 10, 2019 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm (Audition Space opens at 11:30am)
Monday, February 11, 2019 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Audition space opens at 6:30pm)

PLAY CALLBACKS: Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm


PLEASE NOTE: Play callbacks will be posted on this website on February 12 at 12:00pm.

Musical Appointment Dates/Times:

Please Note: The youth roles in Annie are being auditioned on a separate day from the general musical auditions. This includes anyone auditioning for the role of Annie.

Sunday, February 17, 2019 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Audition Space opens at 6:30pm)
Monday, February 18, 2019 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Audition space opens at 6:30pm)
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Audition space opens at 6:30pm)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Audition space opens at 6:30pm)

DANCE AND MUSICAL CALLBACKS: Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Please wear comfortable clothing, and come prepared to move.)

PLEASE NOTE: Musical callbacks will be posted on this website on February 21 at 12:00pm.

ANNIE YOUTH ROLES: Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 4:30pm – 8:00pm (Audition space opens at 4:00pm)


ANNIE YOUTH ROLE CALLBACKS: Will be held the same evening starting at 8:30pm. You will be informed at the time of your audition whether or not you need to attend callback that night.

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 Breakdowns sheets (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. 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. FOR ANNIE YOUTH ROLE AUDITIONS: Prepare the song “Tomorrow” from Annie. Accompanist provided. Bring sheet music, marked and in the appropriate key. No recorded tracks or a cappella. You may be required to demonstrate belt and range or asked to read sides from the shows.
  7. 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.

FOLLOW UP

  1. Everyone who auditions will receive a follow up phone call on/by Wednesday, March 6, 2019 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


SELECTED SIDES

THREE TALL WOMEN

Character A
Character B
Character C

LOBBY HERO

Bill
Dawn
Jeff
William


SILVER STAGE SENIOR THEATRE

The Silver Stage Senior Theatre program by Stray Dog Theatre presents an annual production, featuring a cast of actors exclusively over the age of 55 years old and a production team largely composed of professional and pre-professional young adult artists. The next production will be William Shakespeare’s Macbeth in May 2019. Silver Stage hopes to provide the experience of theatre to older adults, regardless of ability, age, experience, or background, and create a network of mature performers who can become an active and vibrant part of our theatre community for years to come.

Auditions for Macbeth will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019.  As always, Stray Dog Theatre honors diversity and non-traditional casting practices.

No experience is necessary! Whether you’re a seasoned actor or a first timer, we want to work with you. Anyone aged 55 and over who can provide their own transportation to and from rehearsals and performances and are interested in theatre can audition!

MACBETH


By William Shakespeare

A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia as his enemies close in on him.

Performances: Opens May 3, 2019 and closes May 5, 2019. The three performances are scheduled for Friday, May 3 at 8 PM Saturday, May 4 at 8 pm, and Sunday, May 5 at 2 pm.

Silver Stage Program Director: Julie George-Carlson


First Rehearsal: Saturday January 26, 2019.  Weekly rehearsals from Janurary through opening weekend are scheduled for Saturdays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Additional rehearsal time may be scheduled in April. Rehearsals will include theatre and improvisation games and exercises, language work, staging, and fight choreography.

ROLES TO BE CAST

Three Weird Sisters (F)*: the witches who prophesy Macbeth’s future
Macbeth (M): a nobleman and general in the Scottish Army
Lady Macbeth (F): his wife
Banquo (M): a nobleman and general in the Scottish Army
Fleance (M)*: his son
Duncan (M): King of Scotland
Malcom (M): elder son of Duncan
Donalbain (M)*: second son of Duncan
Macduff (M): a nobleman
Lady Macduff (F)*: his wife
Young Macduff (M or F)*: their child
Ross (M): a nobleman
Lennox (M or F) *: nobleman
Ensemble (M and F): noblemen, doctor, porter, servants, murderers, messengers, soldiers

*Actors cast in these roles will also play multiple ensemble parts

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:

Email: auditions@straydogtheatre.org (No phone calls, please.)

PLEASE INCLUDE:

  1. First and last name,
  2. Contact phone number,
  3. Desired appointment dates and times

Play Appointment Date/Times:

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Audition Space opens at 9:30 am)
Callbacks: Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not available for the listed audition times but are interested in auditioning, please let us know. Those with appointments with have casting priority but if a role goes unfilled we will let you know about additional auditions.

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. You may read one of audition sides available below (sides do not need to be memorized, copies will be provided at the audition), perform a 2-3 minute Shakespearean monologue, or show a special talent that you have. This can be singing, a musical instrument, dancing, yodeling, snapping, knock-knock jokes, anything. No talent is too big or too small.
  3. Provide a picture of yourself.
  4. Have fun! We want to see that you are excited about joining us. Don’t be nervous, and show us what you’ve got.

FOLLOW UP

  1. Everyone who auditions will receive a follow up phone call within a week with news of their status in the casting process.
  2. All rehearsals and performances are at Tower Grove Abbey.
  3. All actors for this production are unpaid.
  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.

SELECTED SIDES

Side 1, Macbeth/Banquo
Side 2, Macbeth/Lady Macbeth
Side 3, Macbeth
Side 4, Duncan/Malcolm/Sergeant
Side 5, Lady Macduff/Ross/Young Macduff