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Casting Patrick Barlow's comical adaptation of The 39 Steps, a fast-paced, often hilariously irreverent re-creation of Alfred Hitchcock's classic mystery thriller film of 1935. Four actors portray some 150 roles. Our leading man, Richard Hannay, meets a mysterious woman at a London music hall. After witnessing her murder, he becomes entangled in solving the murder, proving his innocence, and breaking a spy ring that seems to be attached to the whole affair. All roles require good comic timing.


Auditions will be held on:
Saturday, October 20 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, October 21, from 5:00pm – 9:00pm


Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, October 24 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
You will be informed by email if you are required for callbacks.


Advance appointments are not necessary. Actors only need to attend one day of auditions.


All auditions, and any necessary callbacks, will be held at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre.


Street parking available.

Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot is available on weekends and on weekdays after 6 p.m. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.


Please prepare two contrasting songs (16-32 bars each) from standard musical theater repertoire. Do not sing a pop/rock song. You may only be asked to sing one song, so do the “best one” first.  An accompanist will be provided; bring sheet music in the key you will be singing.

You may bring pre-recorded accompaniment on CD or iPhone/Android equivalent although we would prefer that you sing with the accompanist. Be prepared to dance at the initial audition.  


May 05 - May 27


Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sunday afternoons (matinees) at 2:00pm.
Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances. This is non-negotiable!


March 24 - May 04



Picture, resume and list of all conflicts for the rehearsal period.

All conflicts must be submitted prior to callbacks.

Sides available upon request and at audition.


Richard Hannay (Lead)

Male, 29-42

A dashing Canadian leading man (a la original star Robert Donat) entangled in the adventure of a lifetime, as he becomes a fugitive on the run to save his own life and foil the spy ring that is trying to silence him.

British dialect required.

ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Annabella Schmidt / Margaret / Pamela (Lead)

Female, 22-35

Seeking a versatile actress to play three roles a la a young leading lady from the black-and-white films of the 1930s; Annabella is a mysterious alluring German spy; Margaret is young, shy, sheltered, very pretty British wife of an older country farmer; Pamela is our spunky, independent, and very beautiful young British heroine.


ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

REQUIRED MEDIA: Headshot / Photo

Clown 1 & Clown 2 (Supporting)

Male, 20-50

Seeking two character males to share in playing some 150 other roles in the piece, must be extremely versatile, creative, and playful actors with excellent verbal and physical comic timing and a great sense of the genre of the film.

Must be adept with multiple European dialects.

ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

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Non-Equity, there is no pay.
Questions? Contact the director,
Aric Martin at

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