Listing updated to reflect new audition dates
New Line Theatre will hold open auditions on two Monday nights, re-scheduled for October 5 and 12, 2020, for two of the three mainstage shows in the company's 2020-2021 season. The auditions will start at 7:00 p.m. both nights, at the Marcelle Theater, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive (63103), just three blocks east of Grand in the Grand Center Arts District. Performers need to come to only one of the dates. No appointment is necessary.
For directions to the theatre, GO to: http://www.newlinetheatre.com/auditions.html
New Line is looking for multi-racial casts of intelligent, fearless, singing actors who are willing to take risks onstage. We are very eager to cast actors of color. We do not cast anyone under 17.
Performers should prepare a contemporary theatre song, in rock or pop style (no R&H, please), with printed piano music for our pianist (no karaoke tracks and no a cappella). We do not accept video auditions. Performers may also be asked to sing from the score. There will be a dance audition. All three shows contain a lot of choreography. New Line is a non-union professional theatre company. Performers will share a guaranteed 10% of box office receipts, with a minimum of $150 per actor for the run.
No appointments for the audition are necessary. All performers should arrive for the audition before 7:00 p.m. If we need to call actors back, it will be on the same night. New Line continues its long-standing policy of considering people of all backgrounds for all roles that are not ethnically specified. We are proud to be part of a diverse community, and our stage will represent that inclusivity. To read New Line's Diversity Statement, click here.
Shows will be announced in spring 2020. All three shows will run twelve performances over four weeks at the Marcelle.
New Line rehearses on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m., plus every night the week the show opens. Most rehearsals are at First Congregational Church of St. Louis, in Clayton. Dance rehearsals are at the Marcelle Theater.
Rehearsals begin in early August for our October show; in early January for our March show; and in early April for our June show.
NEW LINE'S 18-MONTH RULE
If you have performed with New Line Theatre during the last eighteen months, you don't have to audition for us, to be considered. As playwright James Kirkwood has said, "The audition system, especially for musicals, is the closest thing to the Romans throwing the Christians to the lions. It really is brutal." So instead of being thrown to the lions, New Line actors just have to contact artistic director Scott Miller before the last night of auditions to tell him that you want to be considered. On the other hand, if you want to be considered for a role that's very different from what you've done for New Line before, then you are more than welcome to audition and show us how perfect you are for that role.
For more information, call us at 314-773-6526 or email us.