Open Auditions for Meet Me in St. Louis (Oct. 2 – 3)

Category: Center Stage, Center Stage 2018/2019,

Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center to Hold Open Auditions for the Long Island premiere of Joe Landry’s Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play

Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center will hold open auditions for the Long Island premiere of Joe Landry’s Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play on Tuesday, October 2nd and Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:00 PM in Southampton Cultural Center’s Veterans Hall.

Auditions begin promptly at these times. Late arrivals will be seen at the discretion of the directors. Vocal and dance audition required. Readings from the script will also occur. Sides will be provided.

Michael Disher directs. Amanda Jones musically directs. Alyssa Kelly choreographs.

Performances will begin on November 23rd, 2018 and run through December 9th, 2018.

Landry’s radio play is adapted from the book by Hugh Wheeler.

“I am thrilled to be continuing this holiday tradition of presenting Joe’s timeless and humbling nostalgic whispers of gentler times,” said Disher. “Featuring our greatest technology – imagination, Joe effortlessly transports us through sounds and spoken word. And in this case, with a familiar score, to boot.”

Based on The Kensington Stories by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture Meet Me In St. Louis, starring Judy Garland, Meet Me In St. Louis: A Live Radio Play features songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blaine, including the classics "The Boy Next Door," "Skip To My Lou," "The Trolley Song," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "Meet Me in St. Louis."

Casting is flexible. Actors must cover several roles, so vocal dexterity is required. The available roles to be covered are:

  • MR. ALONZO SMITH, fortyish, father and lawyer
  • GRANDPA PROPHATER, Mrs. Smith’s father, a Civil War veteran
  • MOTORMAN, trolley car driver
  • CLINTON BADGER, an awkward, bumbling young man
  • ESTHER SMITH, lively and attractive daughter; about seventeen
  • TOOTIE SMITH, a bright six-year-old girl
  • KATIE, the Smith family cook and housemaid, Irish
  • EVE, Lon’s date at his going-away party
  • LUCILLE BALLARD, a sophisticated and charming young lady seventeen – twenty.
  • MR. NEELY, the iceman
  • JOHN TRUITT, handsome, athletic boy next door; about nineteen
  • GLENNIE, a friend of Tootie’s
  • MR. BRAUKOFF, a gruff neighbor with an accent
  • BUTCH POPKIN, who performs live sound effects and plays THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST
  • LON SMITH, good-looking nineteen-year-old Princeton freshman
  • WARREN SHEFFIELD, Rose’s suitor, an eligible twenty year old man from a rich family
  • PEEWEE DRUMMOND, an awkward, bumbling young man
  • ROSE SMITH, beautiful and chic daughter; about eighteen
  • MRS. ANNA SMITH, fortyish, good and loving mother
  • GEORGIA LEONARD, the pianist THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

Those auditioning should prepare 16-32 measures of Broadway standard, suitable clothing and shoes for a dance audition and a flexible schedule. Most rehearsals are scheduled