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.



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.


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.

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. The adult roles have been cast.

ANNIE YOUTH ROLES: April 13, 2019 | 11:00am – 3:00pm (Audition space opens at 10:30am)

ANNIE YOUTH ROLE CALLBACKS: Will be held the same afternoon starting at 3:30pm. 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 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.
  5. 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 Friday, April 19, 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