2018 Auditions

The Bell Road Barn Players of Parkville, Missouri is holding joint auditions for the Restoration comedy, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER by Oliver Goldsmith, directed by Shari Wassergord and the Hitchcock whodunit, THE 39 STEPS by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan, directed by Matt Hentges. Auditions are walk-in, cold readings, but monologues will be heard by the directors if you are more comfortable. There are roles for adult actors of all ages and experience levels. All ethnicities encouraged to audition.

Please bring a list of conflicts, a picture of yourself and a theatrical resume if you have one.

Auditions are
Sunday, April 8th 5pm to 8pm
Tuesday, April 10th 7:00pm-9:00pm
at Park University-David Theatre
8700 NW River Park Dr.
Parkville, MO 64152

Callbacks on April 12th and 13th as needed.

Rehearsals for SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER will be 3 weekday nights a week and Saturday mornings. Performances are Jun 15-17 and 22-24.

We are always looking for people interested in designing or working backstage. Please send any questions or requests for additional audition times if you can't make it, to director Shari Wassergord at sharingj@juno.com

SHE STOOPS Roles Available:
Tony Lumpkin-Male 20's-40's Good-natured scoundrel, must be able to sing
Marlow-Male 20's-30's Young male romantic interest, who is overly friendly with some women and totally scared of others
Hastings-Male 20's-30's Young male romantic interest and sidekick
Hardcastle-Male 40's and up Blowhard father, infatuated with all that is old-fashioned
Mrs. Hardcastle-Female 40's and up Comic, meddling, clueless mother, must be okay with wearing tight, unflattering costume
Miss Hardcastle-Female 20's-30's Self assured young woman with her own ideas, easily amused
Miss Neville-Female 20's-30's Best friend
Sir Charles Marlow-Male 40's and up Typical controlling father
Maids, Landlady and servant
No accents needed

 

THE 39 STEPS-Play description
Mix a classic Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps. A fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! Winner of 2 Tony and Drama Desk Awards in 2008 and recipient of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy! The show is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters, an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
THE 39 STEPS will be performed July 27-29 and August 3-5.
Rehearsals will be Sunday-Thursday nights.

THE 39 STEPS Roles available:
RICHARD HANNAY (Age Range 30-40) – Charming and dashing leading man. A British orphan, involved in international espionage and intrigue. Standard British dialect, physical comedy and good comic timing required.
ANNABELLE SCHMIDT/PAMELA/MARGARET (age range 25-40) This is the only scripted female role in the show. The same actress in meant to play all 3 roles. The role calls for multiple dialects (German, Scottish, & British romantic). All three dialects will be required. Must have excellent comic timing and great versatility.
MAN #1 & #2 - THE CLOWNS (age range 20-60) These two actors play ALL OF THE OTHER CHARACTERS in the show not already mentioned above. (approximately 130 characters) These role calls for exceptional physical and verbal comic ability. Must be able to provide multiple dialects, primarily European. These actors play multiple characters, sometimes simultaneously therefore creativity, confidence, focus and stamina are a must.
This is a face paced comedy and all roles demand stamina, versatility, and excellent comic timing.

If you have any questions at regarding characters or rehearsals for THE 39 STEPS please email the director at red5standingby@outlook.com

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