Metro Theater Company Season 51 Auditions

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Metro Theater Company is seeking actors for our upcoming 51st season, including Maddi’s Fridge, Eddie and Vinnie, and A Year with Frog and Toad (TYA Version). MTC seeks adult actors of all genders, races, ethnicities, and abilities. MTC is a professional Theater for Young Audiences, and as such, may ask any and all employees to submit to a Criminal Background Check at the company’s expense. Submissions will be accepted through May 26, 2023.

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Maddi’s Fridge

By Anne Negri

Adapted from the book Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt

with illustrations by Vin Vogel

Published by Flashlight Press

Directed by Jess Shoemaker

Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park. But when Sofia learns a secret about Maddi’s fridge, she’s faced with a difficult decision: to keep her promise or tell her parents about Maddi’s empty fridge. Based on the book by Lois Brandt, this heartwarming and hilarious play is a story about honesty, sensitivity and instilling important lessons in friendship, empathy and helping others!

This show will tour the STL region!

Rehearsals: August 14th – September 1st, 2023

Technical Rehearsals: September 5th-7th

Performances (primarily during the school day, with select evening and weekend performances): September 8th- October 22nd

Pay Rate: Non-Equity, $400/week (rehearsals and performances up to 7 per week, for additional performances an additional $50 will be paid per performance)

Character Descriptions:

Maddi: Sofia’s best friend, 4th grader

Sofia: Maddi’s best friend. 4th grader

Luis: Sofia’s little brother (The fourth character is Pepito, a loveable dog who will be a puppet operated by Sofia and Luis.)


Eddie and Vinnie

By Jenny Millinger

Directed by Alicia Revé Like

At its heart, Eddie & Vinnie is a buddy comedy about Eddie, a young boy with dyslexia, and his best friend/pet gecko, Vinnie. Eddie struggles with his schoolwork and faces the possibility of going to summer school if he can’t get his grades up. In a last-ditch effort to get on the honor roll, Eddie teams up with the overly helpful new girl in class to write their end of the year report. It seems like Vinnie is always there to distract him or, is he really challenging him to lean into his uniquely beautiful mind?

Rehearsals: September 18th – October 8th, 2023

Technical Rehearsals: October 11th – 15th

Performances (daytime, weekends): October 18th – November 5th At The Grandel Theater, 3610 Grandel Sq, St. Louis, MO 63108

Pay Rate: Non-Equity, $400/week

Character Descriptions:

VINNIE: A charming and brilliant gecko, nearing the prime of life in gecko years

EDDIE: A fifth grader, male-identifying

PEN: A fifth grader, female-identifying


A Year with Frog and Toad (TYA Version)

Music by Robert Reale

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale

Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Directed by Jamie McKittrick

This three-time Tony nominated musical follows best friends Frog and Toad through four seasons of adventures from garden planting in spring, to flying a kite in summer, and sledding in winter. Through these adventures and the bumps along the way, the pair learns to embrace each other’s differences and grow in their friendship. The show features a “jazzy, upbeat score” full of humor and fun.

Rehearsals: January 3rd – 28th, 2024

Technical Rehearsals: January 31st – February 4th

Performances (daytime, weekends): February 7th – March 3rd At The Grandel Theater, 3610 Grandel Sq, St. Louis, MO 63108

Pay Rate: Non-Equity, $450/week

Character Descriptions:

Frog (male-identifying)

Toad (male-identifying)

An ensemble of three will play:

Track 1 (Bird, Turtle, Squirrel, Mother Frog, Mole)

Track 2 (Bird, Mouse, Squirrel, Young Frog, Mole)

Track 3 (Bird, Snail, Lizard, Father Frog, Mole)


More Information:

Rehearsals will take place daytime, weekdays, and weekends, 5 days/week, in-person at the MTC rehearsal space at 3311 Washington Avenue in Grand Center.

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