UPDATE: Due to severe weather, auditions have been rescheduled for Saturday, January 28. If you have signed up to audition already, you will be contacted to confirm your availability for the 28th.

2017 Season Non-Equity Auditions:

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Lindenwood University | J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts
2300 W. Clay, St. Charles, MO 63301

Times: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Please register for an audition by clicking here.

Please bring your current headshot and resume.

No monologues required.  Audition sides can be found here.

Call backs will be held from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.


Your audition time will be confirmed via email (or phone if no email address is provided) the week before auditions.


The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan

Directed by Rob Grumich


Equal parts Alfred Hitchcock movie masterpiece and thrilling spy novel, The 39 Steps is a high-speed comedy smash straight from Broadway. A beautiful spy tells a lethal secret to a man she’s just met. With that, our hero Richard Hannay finds himself embroiled in a riotous chase across England and Scotland, discovering clues, dodging police, and charming ladies at every turn. With tons of characters played by a small group of actors, the play provides actors the opportunity to perform multiple wildly creative characters in the midst of a fast-paced, hilarious evening at the theatre.


Richard Hannay is the hapless hero of the play. An ordinary Canadian man who has led a pretty hum-drum existence, finds himself fleeing from the wrongful accusation of murder through a series of improbable adventures as he is pursued by the authorities.

Anabella Schmitt is the beautiful, mysterious woman Richard Hannay meets at a London theatre.

Pamela is the attractive British woman Hannay meets on the train to Scotland as he runs from the police who are hot on his trail. Although at odds at the beginning, they ultimately team up to solve the mystery.

Salesman 1 & 2 are women’s underwear salesmen who Hannay encounters on the train - big and silly personalities. In the audition scene they step in and out of multiple other characters who are all very different.

Margaret is the Scottish wife of the farmer who invites Hannay to stay the night at their cottage. She flirts with her houseguest, enraging her husband, and helps our hero to get away when the police are at the door.

Crofter is the rural, uneducated Scottish farmer that Hannay runs into on his journey. A rough man, he becomes suspicious of Hannay’s attention to his wife.

Professor Jordan is a typical “evil villain” described by Annabella Schmitt as an Englishman living in a grand house. She believes that he holds the secret of the Thirty-Nine Steps containing top secret information crucial to the safety of the country.

Heavy 1 & 2 are “thugs” working for Professor Jordan and are attempting to kidnap/kill off Hannay and Pamela.  They are not very smart or good at their jobs.

Mr. & Mrs. McGarrigle are an older husband and wife team who runs the tiny roadside hotel where Hannay and Pamela seek refuge.  They are very Scottish, a little senile and a bit naïve as they think Hannay and Pamela are a cute young couple. 

The play also includes MANY other male and female roles that appear in various scenes.

Performance dates:

June 9, 10, and 24    8:00 p.m.

June 11 and 25         2:00 p.m.


By William Inge

 Directed by Emily Jones

7 females

Millie Owens (smart and spunky), 16

Madge Owens (beautiful sister of Millie), 18

Flo Owens (mother), late 30s – 40s

Rosemary Sydney (a school teacher), late 30s – 40s

Irma Kronkite (a school teacher), 30s – 40s

Christine Schoenwalder (a school teacher), 30s – 40s

Helen Potts (the neighbor), 50s – 60s

4 males

Hal Carter (young drifter), 20’s

Bomber (paper boy), late teens

Alan Seymour (Madge’s boyfriend), 20s

Howard Bevans (friend of Miss Sydney), 40s

Performance dates:

June 16 and 23         8:00 p.m.

June 17, 18, and 24  2:00 p.m.

All positions are compensated.
All rehearsals will take place at Lindenwood University.
Rehearsals will begin in early May.

Questions? Email us at!

Hope to see you there, and break a leg!