AUDITION NOTICE: Stray Dog Theatre’s Silver Stage Senior Theatre

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The Silver Stage program by Stray Dog Theatre is returning in September 2024, featuring a cast of actors exclusively over the age of 55. This production will be Much Ado About Nothing, A Play In One Act adapted by John Minigan, from the original by William Shakespeare. Silver Stage hopes to provide the experience of theater to senior citizens, regardless of ability, age, experience, or background, and create a network of mature performers who can become an active and vibrant part of our theater community for years to come.

No experience necessary! Whether you’re a seasoned actor or a first timer, we want to work with you. Auditions will consist of cold readings from sides from the play. Any seniors (55 and over) who can provide their own transportation to and from rehearsals/performances and are interested in theater can audition.

As always, Stray Dog Theatre honors diversity and non-traditional casting practices.



July 12, 2024 | 10AM – 12PM

July 13, 2024 | 10AM – 12PM


Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Adapted by John Minigan

Directed by Camille Fensterman



Friday, September 6, 2024 at 8PM

Saturday, September 7, 2024 at 2 PM and 8PM

Sunday, September 8, 2024 at 2PM

First Rehearsal: August 2024.

Tech Rehearsals will take place on the evenings of September 3-5, 2024.

We will try to schedule rehearsals to accommodate those cast, but are looking at Saturday afternoons and Sunday evenings.
Roles to be Cast:

DON PEDRO – A Prince from Aragon, Benedick and Claudio’s commanding officer

DON JOHN – Don Pedro’s bastard brother

BENEDICK – A soldier, in a relationship with Beatrice

CLAUDIO – A soldier, in a relationship with Hero

BEATRICE – Leonato/Leonata’s niece, in a relationship with Benedick

HERO –  Leonato/Leonata’s daughter, in a relationship with Claudio

MARGARET – Gentlewoman to Hero

URSULA – Gentlewoman to Hero

LEONATO/LEONATA – Governor of Messina, Hero’s father, Beatrice’s uncle/aunt

BORACHO/BORACHIA – Follower of Don John

CONRAD/CONSTANZIA – Follower of Don John

DOGBERRY – A constable

VERGES – A police recruit


SEXTON – An interrogator

MESSENGER – A messenger




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1 First and last name

2 Contact phone number

3 Desired appointment time


Appointment Dates/Times:

July 12, 2024 | 10AM – 12PM

July 13, 2024 | 10AM – 12PM

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not available for the listed audition times but are interested in auditioning, please let us know. The casting director will consider those with an appointment first but if a role goes unfilled we will let you know about additional auditions.


For Your Appointment:

Location: Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Ave., Saint Louis, Missouri 63104

(Off-street parking at lot north of the Abbey.)

Arrive at scheduled audition 15 minutes early to complete necessary paperwork.

A: Please be prepared to do cold readings from the script.

B: Provide a picture of yourself.

C: Have fun! We want to see that you are excited about joining us. Don’t be nervous, and show us what you’ve got.

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