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Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis

Songs by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, Book by Hugh Wheeler

Based on The Kensington Stories by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture Meet Me in St. Louis

Director: Jenny Hernandez

Musical Director: Jacquelyn & Brennan Whitaker

Producer: Gary Pugh Newman & Sarah Lodick

Meet Me in St. Louis is a rare treasure in the musical theatre, and is based on the heartwarming movie. Join the Smith family at the 1904 World's Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. Memorable musical numbers include The Boy Next Door, A Raving Beauty, The Trolley Song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Whenever I'm with You and A Day in New York. Suddenly there's a blackout. Imagine yourself standing with the family as the lights from the World's Fair fill the stage; you've never seen such a spectacular panorama in your life!


Audition Dates

Saturday, June 7: 12PM - 3PM

Sunday, June 8: 6PM - 8PM

Rehearsal Dates

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, June 10 at 7pm in the Gallery. Most rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, with occasional Saturday or Sunday rehearsals as needed, especially as we near Tech Week.

The Tech Week and Dress Rehearsal Period will begin on Sunday, August 10th. Attendance is mandatory for all actors/crew during that week.

Audition Notes

  • No appointment is required unless you plan to arrive more than 1 hour after the audition start time.
  • If you would like to audition but are unable to attend the auditions, please the director prior to the audtion date to schedule an alternative audition appointment.

Callbacks

Monday, June 9: 7PM - 10PM

Audition Requirements

  • Song: 32 bar cut of song, memorized in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in your correct key (accompanist will be provided). No a cappella or recorded music; songs from the show are not acceptable.
  • Optional Monologue: 30-60 seconds memorized, in the style of the show. Be prepared to do a cold read from the script.
  • Optional Special Talents: Juggling, unicycling, balloon art, acrobatic ability are not required but greatly appreciated.
  • Age: Actors must be at least 7 years old and have parent permission to be involved in this production (if under 18)
  • Resume: List of past shows and theater training. Nice to have, not required.
  • Calendar: List of potential conflicts. Availability will affect casting decisions.
    Rehearsal attendance is very important!
  • Headshot: Nice to have, but not required.

Cast of Characters

Mr. Alonso Smith (Early 40s to late 50s, baritone) Father and lawyer, a kind, generous, loving father and a successful business man, to boot.

Mrs. Anna Smith (mid 30s to early 50s, soprano) Good and loving mother, an attractive woman, with a firm but gentle manner. She has graciousness and charm, which the years and raising a family have mellowed.

Lon Smith (14 to mid 20s, tenor) Good-looking Princeton freshman, he is the oldest of the kids in the family, nineteen. Athletic and sporty-looking

Rose Smith (14 to mid 20s, soprano) Beautiful and chic daughter, she is the oldest of the girls, eighteen, and the “beauty of the family”. She has a loyal, loving nature--and also a bit of a temper.

Esther Smith (14 to mid 20s, mezzo) Lively and attractive daughter, she is a year and three months younger than Rose, attractive and effervescent. She tends to look up to Rose and clings to her in time of trouble.

Agnes Smith (9 to 16) She is about two years younger than Esther and inclined to be a tomboy. Agnes is independent and forthright, and greatly admired by Tootie.

Tootie Smith (5 to 14) Tootie is the youngest in the family, a bright-eyed, serious faced youngster with a slightly macabre sense of humor.

Grandpa Prophater (50s to 70’s) Mrs. Smith’s father and a Civil War veteran, Grandpa is a spry old gent in his seventies, with a neat white beard and mustache. The children adore him and never tire of hearing his "tales."

Katie (30 to 60s, mezzo) The Smiths’ cook and housemaid, Irish, Katie is ageless; she might be anywhere from forty-five to sixty--you can't tell. She is good-humored, generous loving--and Irish. Her brogue is slight but musical.

John Truitt (15 to mid 20s, tenor) Handsome, athletic boy from next door, He is slightly older than Rose a nice strapping fellow, sincere and friendly

Warren Sheffield (16 to mid 20s, baritone) Rose’s suitor, an eligible young man from a rich family

Lucille Ballard (14 to mid 20s) A sophisticated and charming young lady, she is eighteen, a very pretty but decidedly affected girl from the East. Her manner in front of the boys is arch and coy.

Clinton Badger, Peewee Drummond, Sidney Purvis (16 to 30s) Three akward, bumbling men - three stooges like

Eve (14 to mid 20s) Lon’s date at his going away party

Postman (25 to 50s) Middle aged Irish man

Motorman (25 to 50s) Trolley car driver

Ensemble Trolley Passengers, Guests at Lon’s Party, Ballroom couples, Carolers

Additional Information

Pay? No

Equity? No

Location

Pacifica Spindrift Players
1050 Crespi Dr., Pacifica, CA

Performance Dates

Performances August 15September 7 (possible extension until September 14)

  • Fridays: 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, (9/12) at 8pm
  • Saturdays: 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, (9/13) at 8pm
  • Sundays: 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, (9/14) at 2pm
  • MANDATORY Brush Up Rehearsal: Thursday, August 21

Contact Info

Email Jenny (director) for more information.