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Auditions for The Chameleon Theatre Circle

The Chameleon Theatre Circle announces auditions for The 39 Steps!

Auditions will take place on Saturday, October 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, October 2 from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville MN 55337. Callbacks will take place on Tuesday, October 4 at the same location.

Auditions are by appointment only. To register, email Andrew Troth at andrew@chameleontheatre.org, specifying your preferred day and any time preferences, and you will be assigned an audition time. Please include a phone number in your email.

Actors should prepare a one minute period appropriate melodramatic or serio-comedic monologue. All roles are available. Actors of all varieties are welcome and encouraged to audition.

$50 stipend paid.

All performances will take place at the Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337.

About the show:

The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan
Directed by Kimberly Miller
February 10-26, 2017

Richard Hannay was not expecting any of this. He merely went to see a show, with no idea he would end up being drawn into a vast conspiracy, handcuffed to a femme fatale, and chased all around the English countryside. Cling to the edge of your seat and prepare to laugh yourself silly as Hannay tries to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps in this madcap mashup of suspense and comedy, based on the same novel as Alfred Hitchcock's famous movie, with just four actors portraying dozens of different characters!

Roles:

Richard Hannay - (30's-40's) Classically suave character. Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. A James Bond-esque role changing between action and romance. He handles his predicament with a dry wit and sense of humor in this melodramatic world of unforeseeable danger.

Female Lead will play the following three parts (20's to 40's), each representing a different type of classic Hitchcock romantic interest for Hannay.
Annabella Schmidt - A dark and mysterious GERMAN woman with an alluring persona.
Margaret - A young and shy SCOTTISH house wife.
Pamela - ENGLISH, guided by her morals and tries to do the right thing. Bright/Bookish. She is more annoyed by Hannay’s personality/situation than charmed at first, then warms to him.

Clowns 1 and 2 (any gender) - These two actors play every other character in the show: Townspeople, criminals, men, women, and children of all ages. The versatility of these actors physically and vocally is paramount. ENGLISH and SCOTTISH accents will be used.

Rehearsal Schedule: Up to five nights per week starting in early December.

Performances: February 10-26, 2017 (Fri-Mon, Fri-Sun, Fri-Sun; 10 total)

Questions? Contact Andrew at andrew@chameleontheatre.org!