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October 9, 2017, 6:30 PM

Venue

Theatre 29!

73637 Sullivan Road

Twentynine Palms

760-361-4151

www.theatre29.org

AUDITION DATE

Monday, October 9 @ 6:30PM

CALL-BACK DATE

Casting same night

PRODUCTION

MEET ME IN ST LOUIS

Music and Lyrics by HUGH MARTIN & RALPH BLANE

Book by HUGH WHEELER

Artistically and Musically Directed by KATHRYN FERGUSON

Choreography by LISA GOLDBERG

CASTING

Mr. Alonzo Smith: Baritone, He is in his forties, a kind, generous, loving father and a successful business man, to boot.

Mrs. Anna Smith: Alto. She, too, is in her forties, an attractive woman, with a firm but gentle manner. She has graciousness and charm, which the years and raising a family have mellowed.

Lon: Tenor. He is the oldest in the family, nineteen. Lon is good looking and athletic.

Rose: Mezzo-Soprano. She is the oldest of the girls, eighteen, and the beauty of the family. She has a loyal, loving nature--and also a bit of a temper.

Esther: Alto. Esther is a year and three months younger (16) than Rose, attractive and effervescent. She tends to look up to Rose and clings to her in time of trouble.

Agnes: Mezzo-Soprano, She is about two years younger (14) than Esther and inclined to be a tomboy. Agnes is independent and forthright, and greatly admired by Tootie.

Tootie: Tootie is the youngest in the family (8 – 10), a bright-eyed, serious faced youngster with a slightly macabre sense of humor.

Grandpa Prophater: Baritone. He is a spry old gent in his “seventies”, with a neat white beard and mustache. The children adore him and never tire of hearing his "tales." A Civil War Veteran.

Katie: Alto. Katie is ageless; she might be anywhere from forty-five to sixty--you can't tell. She is good-humored, generous loving--and Irish. Her brogue is slight but musical

John Truitt: Baritone. Age 18 – 20. He is slightly older than Rose a nice strapping fellow, sincere and friendly

Warren Sheffield: (Age 18 – 20) Baritone. Rose’s suitor, an eligible young man from a rich family

Lucille Ballard: She is eighteen, a very pretty but decidedly affected girl from the East. Her manner in front of the boys is arch and coy.

Ida: Ida is eighteen, a sweet, rather shy girl, and very much in love with Lon.

Fred: (Age 16-18) Fred is a good-looking, well-mannered boy of Esther's age. He is very smitten with Esther, and she is with him

*Mrs. Waughop: She is a fussy, irate, middle-aged woman

*Mr. Dodge: He is a harassed-looking business man, a few years older than Mr. Smith. His speech is clipped and brusque he is all business.

*Duffy: Duffy is Mr. Dodge's shadow, a meek little "yes" man. He is somewhat younger than Mr. Smith and obviously envious of his importance in the firm.

*Conductor: Trolley Car Driver, as he makes only a brief appearance at the curtain of Act One.

*Eve: Lon’s date at his going-away party

*Postman: middle-aged Irish man

*Clinton Badger, Peewee Drummond & Sidney Purvis: three awkward, bumbling young men

*Trolley Passengers

*Assembled Guests at Lon’s party

*Ballroom Couples

*Carolers

*Several Ensemble roles will be doubled.</

DETAILS

Auditions for the Holiday production of Theatre 29’s 2017 season, the classic family Broadway musical “MEET ME IN ST LOUIS”, have been scheduled for Monday, October 9th at 6:30pm on the Theatre 29 Main Stage at 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. This warm hearted musical journey will take the stage for four weeks beginning November 24th through December 17th. Based on the 1944 heartwarming film of the same name, Meet Me In St. Louis takes audience members on a musical journey back to the early 1900’s, on the brink of the 1904 World’s Fair. In the show’s center are the Smiths, a humble middle-class family made up of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, their four daughters Rose, Esther, Agnes, and Tootie, and their son Lon. With the addition of romantic suitors, comedic misunderstandings, and jovial pranks, this musical is filled with nonstop entertainment featuring memorable musical numbers such as “The Boy Next Door”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “The Trolley Song” and “A Day In New York”. Veteran director Kathryn Ferguson will be seeking a cast of 25-28 (6 female; 5 male principals) musical performers for this production. MOST ROLES MUST SING AT LEAST CHORALLY! Auditions will consist of vocalization for 16 bars in the style of the show, movement and cold readings. Bring a karaoke or non-vocal backing track on CD, or on mobile device (Musical Theatre piece, NO ORIGINAL WORKS OR POP SONGS). An accompanist will NOT be provided. If you bring accompaniment on mobile device or phone, please bring a speaker for the device as well. Dress prepared to move. Production is also seeking technical assistance as stagehands, set builders and costume construction. Any wishing to participate in these capacities, please also attend auditions (you will not be required to audition). For more information, check out the audition details on Theatre 29’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/Theatre29TwentyninePalms or on www.theatre29.org/auditions or contact the director, Kathryn Ferguson, via email at theatre29webmaster@gmail.com