Auditions for "The 39 Steps" at the Civic

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

July 21, 2013 at 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM

Location: West Rehearsal Hall of the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main Street

Phone: 422-8641 EXT. 225

Email: pcolglazier@fwcivic.org

Link: http://www.fwcivic.org

Event Description

July 1, 2013 Updated Jul 1, 2013 at 10:48 AM EDT

"The 39 Steps"
By Patrick Barlow, John Buchan, a Comedy.
Winner! 2 Tonys and Drama Desk Awards, 2008, WINNER!
BEST NEW COMEDY Laurence Olivier Award, 2007.

Mix a 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! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 100 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! The 39 Steps, was Broadway's longest running comedy, and played its 500th performance on Broadway, May 19th, 2009!

Auditions: Sunday, July 21st, 5:30-8:30 pm West Rehearsal Hall

Call Backs: Only if needed: Monday, July 22rd, 7:00-9:00 pm

Rehearsals: Mon.-Fri., August 5th-30th @ Plymouth Church,

6:30 to 9:30 pm

Dry Tech/Tech Reh: Sat., August 31st 10 am -11:00 pm (cast call-1:00 p.m./Dinner break-5:00 to 6:00 pm)

Tech/Mounting Rehearsals: Mon.-Fri., Sept. 2nd-6th, at Arts United Center - 6:00-11 pm

Final Dress Rehearsal: Friday, Sept. 6th, Arts United Center, 7:00 call/8:00 curtain

Performances: Opening Night is on Sat. Sept. 7th w/ performance thru Sept. 15th (2 weekends)
Performance Times: Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 pm, (7:00 call time), and Sundays @ 2 pm (1:00 call time)

Auditions will take place on Sunday, July 21st at
5:30 p.m. in the West Rehearsal Hall of the Arts United Center at 303 E. Main Street. Please arrive early to check in and fill out the audition forms.

Scripts may be signed out with a refundable $10 deposit.

Please Contact Phillip Colglazier at



Audition Requirements: It is important we have a list of ALL CONFLICTS at the time of the audition.

CHARACTERS: 3 men, 1 woman plays all the roles.
The hero, Richard Hannay, is played by one man throughout. The roles of Annabella, Pamela and Margaret are played by the woman in the cast. All the other characters, over 100 roles, are played by the two other men in the cast. Below are brief descriptions of the main characters in THE 39 STEPS.

Richard Hannay is the hapless hero of the play. An ordinary 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 woman Hannay meets on the train to Scotland as he runs from the police who are hot on his trail.

Margaret is the 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.

Compere is the Master of Ceremonies at the London theatre show Hannay attends. Mr. Memory is the star of the London show - a gifted man who Compere describes by saying every day Mr. Memory commits to memory fifty new facts and remembers every one of them. His performance demonstrates his amazing skill, a photographic memory.

Professor Jordan is described by Annabella Schmitt as an Englishman living in a grand house at Alt-na-shellach in Scotland. She believes that he holds the secret of the Thirty-Nine Steps containing top secret and highly confidential information crucial to the safety of the country.

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