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Meet Me In St. Louis
ManeStage Theatre Company

  • Meet Me In St. Louis
  • ManeStage Theatre Company
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Sumner, WA
  • Project Begins: Aug 28, 2017
  • Project Ends: Oct 22, 2017
  • Project Website

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  • Contact Person: Evan Hildebrand
  • Primary Phone: 253-447-7645
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  • Prefered method of submission: Other

    Audition Location:
    The Sumner Performing Arts Center
    1707 Main Street
    Sumner, WA 98390

    Submission instructions:
    Email for audition appointment:

Based on the heartwarming MGM film, this delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family takes audiences on a journey back to the beloved age of movie musicals and the opening of the St. Louis World’s Fair. This hilarious and uplifting classic features the famous “Trolley Song,” “The Boy Next Door” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”


Other details:
ManeStage Theatre Company is a professional quality community theatre.

Meet Me in St. Louis will begin the 11th Season and be their 63rd production.

Auditions are open for ages 6 through adult.

All cast, crew and musicians are volunteers.


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
ESTHER SMITH – Lively and attractive. The second oldest of the Smith daughters. (Alto/Mezzo- Soprano (G3-A5), Age Range 18-25)

ROSE SMITH – Beautiful, loyal, with a bit of a temper. The oldest of the Smith daughters. (Mezzo/Soprano (B3 – F5), Age Range 18-28)

JOHN TRUITT – Handsome, athletic boy next door. (Baritone (Bb2-F4), Age Range 18-30)

MR. ALONSO SMITH – A kind, generous and loving father. Successful business man
(Baritone (Ab2-E4), Age Range 40-50)

MRS. ANNA SMITH – Gracious and charming mother. A firm yet gentle manner.
(Mezzo (Ab3-E5), Age Range 40-50)

LON SMITH – The oldest in the family.
(Tenor Bb2-G4), Age Range 20-30)

AGNES – Independent, forthright and a tomboy. The second to the youngest Smith daughter.
(Mezzo, (G3-E5) Age Range 11-14)

TOOTIE – The youngest in the Smith Family. Bright-eyed and serious faced youngster with a slightly macabre sense of humor.
(Young Mezzo/Soprano (A3-E5) Age Range 6-10)

GRANDPA PROPHATER – Mrs. Smith’s father, a Civil War veteran. A spry old gent that the children adore. Lives with the Smith Family.
(Baritone, (Bb2 – F4) Age Range 50+)

KATIE– The Smiths’ cook and housemaid. Irish, good humored, generous and loving. Her brogue is slight but musical. (Alto/Mezzo (F3 – C#5) Age Range 40-65)

WARREN SHEFFIELD – Rose’s suitor. An eligible young man from a wealthy family.
(Baritone (Ab2 – E4) Age Range 20-30)

LUCILLE BALLARD - a sophisticated and charming lady. (Age Range 18-30)

Dancers that sing with strong jazz, ballet and partnering skills. Male and Female
(Age Range 15+) (Party Guests, Trolley Passengers, Ballroom Dancers, etc.)

Singers that move well. Male and Female
(Age Range 15+) (Eve, Postman, Motorman, Clinton Badger, Pewee Drummond, Sidney Purvis, etc.)

Audition/Interview Dates:
August 22 from 6-9pm by appointment only

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Invitational Callbacks August 24

Audition Requirements:
Bring a current headshot and resume to leave with the panel. Prepare one song selection, no longer than one verse and one chorus (approximately 16-32 bars) of sheet music from the musical theatre canon. Accompanist will be provided. Accompanist will not transpose music. No taped accompaniment or singing acapella permitted.

Monetary compensation:
All cast and crew are volunteers.

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