Auditions: 2018–2019 Season

Open auditions for experienced non-equity professional actors

Now casting for the 2018–2019 Season

Contact Production Manager Erik Kuhn to schedule an appointment: erik at metroplays dot org

Metro Theater Company is St. Louis’ 45-year-old premier professional theater for youth and family audiences. We have a strong commitment to diversity in casting. This season, Frida Libre and Wonderland are musicals; all actors cast will be required to sing. Many actors in Wonderland will be required to play musical instruments which may include piano, keytar, guitar, bass, ukulele, violin, harmonica, accordion, drums; rock music crosses many genres and any instrument will be considered. The Hundred Dresses is not a musical.

When

Saturday, March 24, 2018 1:00-4:00pm—for those new to Metro and non-singers

Sunday, April 8, 2018 afternoon by appointment, starting at 1:00pm—singers and musical instrument players

Callbacks will be held on April 14, 2018 (or by appointment)

Where

Metro Theater Company’s rehearsal studio
3311 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63103
(2 blocks east of Grand, 1 block west of Compton)

Who

Seeking professional, non-equity actors of all types; casting decisions will be made on a basis that is inclusive of diversity in terms of race, age, color, national origin, gender identity and disability. We have no roles for actors under the age of 18 this season.

ALL ROLES ARE PAID.

How

Please sign up for one of the following audition dates:

If you are new to Metro or not interested in singing:

On Saturday, March 24th — You will engage in a short group session of movement and improvisation; dress comfortably for physical work. Reading from the script will follow.

Bring a resumé and headshot.

If you are a singer/musician:

On Sunday, April 8 —  auditions by appointment

Prepare 32 bars of a pop-rock song to sing; bring sheet music for accompanist, resumé and headshot. If you are also playing an instrument, please prepare 1 minute of material.

The 2018-2019 Season Includes

Frida Libre

By Karen Zacarias; Music by Debbie Wicks La Puma

Directed by Julia Flood

Rehearsals begin August 20, 2018

On tour September 7–November 4, 2018; Must be available daytime hours; most performances are during the school day.

Note: CONFIRMED ONE-WEEK TOUR TO PALM BEACH, FL, performance dates September 17–21. Most other performances will be local/regional

Characters (4 actors. 2 males. 2 females)

ALEJANDRO – Latinx, a shy quiet boy with lots of imagination.

FRIDA – Latinx, a colorful girl with lots of imagination.

2 ACTORS – any ethnicity, He and She morph and transform to help the story along. They also become MAESTRO, and SUPER LUCHADOR and FRIDA LIBRE

Synopsis: Alex may seem like a quiet, shy boy, but he secretly holds big ideas inside his head. He wants to be a luchador (wrestler) and defeat bad guys in the ring. His life changes when he meets brave and colorful Frida, an unusual girl who dreams of being a doctor so she can help people. Forced to do a science project together on butterflies and metamorphosis, the pair discovers how true friendship can help you overcome fear and transform your dreams into reality. Inspired by the childhood of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Frida Libre is an uplifting story full of physical acting (actors become trees, trains and sinks) featuring delightful songs that explore the meaning of friendship, bravery and transformation.

Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure

Book by Rachel Rockwell. Music by Michael Mahler. Lyrics by Michael Mahler and Rachel Rockwell. Adapted from Lewis Carroll‘s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

Directed by Jamie McKittrick

Rehearsals begin the week of October 29th

Runs December 1–30; weekday 10am matinees through December 20th, Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm.

Note: December 26–30th 2pm matinees daily, 2 pm and 7pm on Dec 28 & 29

Cast will be made up of 8 to 10 actor/musicians of either gender; doubling will depend on the musical abilities of each actor and instruments played

Characters (with doubling used in the original production)

ALICE — any ethnicity

CHESHIRE CAT/JABBERWOCK — any ethnicity

RED QUEEN — any ethnicity

LORINA/FELICITE — any ethnicity

BIANCA/UNICORN — any ethnicity

WHITE RABBIT/TWEEDLE DEE — any ethnicity

CATERPILLAR/TWEEDLE DUM — any ethnicity

MARCH HARE/KING OF HEARTS — any ethnicity

MAD HATTER/SEVEN — any ethnicity

DORMOUSE/FOUR — any ethnicity

Synopsis: How can you march to the beat of your own drummer when you’re still writing the song? A cast of actors/musicians create an eclectic, live rock soundtrack as young Alice searches for her own inner musical voice. In learning to believe in the impossible, Alice learns to believe in herself. Throughout her journey, the actors surround Alice in a live musical tapestry ranging from classic rock to punk to ska and even a little bit of Bollywood. Rock concert meets live theatre as Alice reflects the vulnerabilities of all kids and then confidently finds her own inner voice.

The Hundred Dresses

from the book by Eleanor Estes, adapted by William Kent Williams.

Directed by Julia Flood

Rehearses January 2019

Performs at the Grandel Theatre February 1–27; weekday 10am matinees, weekends at 7pm and/or 2pm.

Characters (5 ACTORS, 3W, 2M)

WANDA PETRONSKI — any ethnicity, an immigrant girl new to Room 13, the target of bullying

MADDIE — any ethnicity, Wanda’s classmate, also plays herself as an adult, bystander

PEGGY — any ethnicity, the most popular girl in school, perpetrator of Wanda’s bullying

TOMMY — any ethnicity, class clown, wants to be popular, bystander

MR. MASON — any ethnicity, the favorite teacher

Synopsis: When Wanda Petronski, the new girl in Room 13 who wears the same faded blue dress to school every day, claims she has one hundred dresses at home she becomes the target of merciless bullying. One day Wanda does not return to school, and the other students learn the consequences of their actions and how much they have lost. Based on the classic, Newbery honor book of the same name.

Contact Production Manager Erik Kuhn to schedule an appointment: erik at metroplays dot org