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Meet Me In St. Louis

Based on the heartwarming MGM film, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is a rare treasure in the musical theatre; a wholesome and delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family. It is the summer of 1903, and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. Over the course of a year, the family’s mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks.

Music and Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane

Book by Hugh Wheeler

“Meet Me In St. Louis” is produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

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Dates & Times

Auditions

Show Date Show Time
Friday, December 6th, 2019 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 7th, 2019 7:00 PM
Friday, December 13th, 2019 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 14th, 2019 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 15th, 2019 2:00 PM
Friday, December 20th, 2019 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 21st, 2019 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 2:00 PM

What: Open auditions for Meet Me In St. Louis, Music & Lyrics by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane and Book by Hugh Wheeler, at Connecticut Theatre Company

When: 9/15/19 & 9/16/19 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: The Repertory Theatre | 23 Norden Street | New Britain, CT 06051

Run Dates: 12/6/19-12/22/19

Audition Preparation: All roles are open. Looking for a very diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre or pop song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your key, your resume and a headshot if you have one. An accompanist will be provided. A call back audition, if needed, will be held on September 18, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Those auditioners who the director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition. Age ranges listed are stage ages. If you have any questions, please email us at info@connecticuttheatrecompany.org.

Character Breakdown:

Esther Smith: (Age 16 – 30) Esther is 17 years old, attractive and effervescent. She tends to look up to her sister Rose and clings to her in time of trouble. G3 – D5 mezzo. SONGS: “The Boy Next Door”; “The Trolley Song”; “Over The Bannister”; “Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas”; “You are for Loving”

Rose Smith: (Age 16 – 30) She is the oldest of the girls, 18. She is beautiful, and has a loving nature. B3 – E5 mezzo. SONGS: “A Raving Beauty”; “A Touch of the Irish”; “Skip to My Lou”; “A Day in New York”

John Truitt: (Age 16 – 30) He is about 19 years old and a nice strapping fellow. He is the romantic interest of Esther. Bb2 – F4 baritone. SONGS: “Over the Bannister”; “Reprise The Boy Next Door”; “You Are for Loving”

Mr. Alonzo Smith: (35 – 50) He is in his forties, a kind, generous, loving father and a successful business man, to boot. Ab2 – E4 baritone. SONGS: “Wasn’t it Fun?”; “A Day in New York”

Mrs. Anna Smith: (35 – 50) She, too, is in her forties, an attractive woman, with a firm but gentle manner. She has graciousness and charm, which the years and raising a family have mellowed. Ab3 – D4 alto. SONGS: “You’ll Hear a Bell”; “Wasn’t it Fun?”; “A Day in New York”

Agnes Smith: (Age 10 – 15) She is about 12 years old and is inclined to be a tomboy. Agnes is independent and forthright, and greatly admired by Tootie.
A3 – E5 mezzo. SONGS: “Under the Bamboo Tree”

Tootie Smith: (Age 6 – 9) Tootie is the youngest in the family, about 6 years old. She is bright-eyed, serious faced youngster with a slightly macabre sense of humor. A3 – D5 mezzo. SONGS: “Drunk song”; “Under the Bamboo Tree”

Lon Smith: (Age 16 – 30) He is the oldest in the family, 19. Lon is good looking and athletic. Bb2 – G4 baritone . SONGS: “The Banjo”; “Skip To My Lou”

Grandpa Prophater: (Age 50 and up) He is a spry old gent in his sixties to seventies, with a neat white beard and mustache. The children adore him and never tire of hearing his “tales.” Bb2 – F4 baritone. SONGS: “A Day in New York”

Warren Sheffield: (Age 16 – 30) About 19, rich love-interest of Rose. E4 baritone. SONGS: “A Raving Beauty”; “Skip To My Lou”

Katie: (Age 35 and up) Katie is ageless; she might be anywhere from forty-five to sixty–you can’t tell. She is good-humored, generous loving–and Irish. SONGS: “A Touch of the Irish”; “A Day in New York”

Ensemble: (Males/females; teens and up) Party guests dancers, carolers, trolley passengers. SONGS: “The Trolley Song”; “The Banjo”; “Meet Me in St Louis

Additional roles to be assigned during rehearsal:
Lucille Ballard, Clinton Badger, Peewee Drummond, Sidney Purvis, Conductor, Postman.