Starting 2/25/24, 2:30:00 pm: Something Rotten!

Auditions for Meet Me in St. Louis August 7th and 8th

Courtny Rocarek

Come spend the holiday season basking in the warmth, charm and nostalgia of the classic Judy-Garland-film-turned-stage musical, Meet Me in St. Louis.(Music and Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. Book by Hugh Wheeler). 

Meet Me in St. Louis will be performed live at Theatre Cedar Rapids, November 18-December 18, 2022. Performances take place Thu – Sat at 7:30 p.m. and Sun 2:30 p.m. Rehearsals will start the week of September 26th. Rehearsals will typically be held Monday through Friday from 6:30-9:30 and one weekend day. Not all cast will be called to all rehearsals.  

Creative Team

  • Director Lisa Kelly
  • Music Director Kelsey Legore
  • Choreographer Megan Helmers
  • Scenic and Lighting Designer S. Benjamin Farrar
  • Costume Designer Joni Dee Sackett.

ABOUT AUDITIONS

Contact Lisa Kelly (lisa.kelly@theatrecr.org) with questions about auditions. If you cannot attend auditions on these dates we may be able to accept a video audition.  Email for more information. Kids aged 7-15 interested in the roles of Agnes and Tootie should also attend auditions on these days. A perusal copy of the script is available HERE.

  • Audition Dates/Time: August 7th and 8th, 2022
  • Fill out an audition form HERE
  • Sign up for an audition slot HERE
  • On audition day:
    • Arrive at the TCR lobby at least 10 minutes before your scheduled audition time and you will be directed to the audition space. 
    • Prepare part of a song: Prepare 16-32 bars of any musical theater song in the style of the show. This is more “golden age” than contemporary as it is based on the 1944 movie musical. You may sing a song from the show. There will not be any sides or dance auditions on these initial dates. 
    • Bring sheet music or accompaniment: Bring marked sheet music for our accompanist to play, or bring a track on your phone to connect to our bluetooth speaker. No acapella auditions.  
    • After you have finished singing you will be done for the evening.  
  • August 9th Callbacks and dance call We will let people know if they should attend callbacks by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Callbacks will involve reading sides and learning music from the show. We will also have a dance call for ensemble and principals at 6:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE SHOW

It is the summer of 1903, and everyone in 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. The musical includes seven of the best-loved songs from the Judy Garland film, plus  additional songs written specially for the stage, including “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song,” and “Whenever I’m with You.”

ROLES AVAILABLE

The creative team seeks a diverse company of child and adult actors. Actors of all ethnicities will be equally considered for all roles and actors of color are encouraged to audition. All roles are open. Ages listed are “stage ages” so older/younger performers will be considered.  

  • Rose Smith – mezzo-soprano, 18-early 20s, eldest daughter, chic and stylish
  • Esther Smith – alto – late teens – lively and adventurous
  • John Truitt – baritone early 20s athletic, boy next door (literally)
  • Mr. Alonso Smith – baritone – 40s-50s, father, lawyer
  • Mrs. Anna Smith – alto – 40s-50s, mother, advice giver and leader of family
  • Lon Smith – tenor late teens- early 20s, Princeton freshman
  • Agnes Smith – mezzo-soprano – around 12, tomboyish, fun loving
  • Tootie Smith – around 6-10, precocious, bright, likes getting into trouble
  • Grandpa Prophater – baritone, 50s-70s, Mr. Smith’s father, a Civil War veteran
  • Katie – alto – 30s-50s, family cook and housemaid, Irish dialect required
  • Warren Sheffield – baritone, early 20s – eligible man from a wealthy family
  • Ensemble – Get ready to dance in a variety of classic Broadway styles, wear gorgeous costumes, and play fun and varied supporting roles. (All vocal parts and ages 15+ welcome)