New Line's next open auditions have been scheduled tentatively for June 12 and 19, 2017. All details will be posted on this page when they become available.
New Line rehearses on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m., plus every night the week the show opens. For shows with choreography, there is a fourth rehearsal for the first several weeks of the process, on Sunday afternoons or Weds. nights. Rehearsals are at First Congregational Church of St. Louis, in Clayton.
Most productions run twelve performances over four weeks, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, with no Sundays and no matinees.
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.
Performers share a guaranteed 10% of box office receipts, with a minimum of $150 per actor for the run.
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.
To learn more about New Line, read our Statement of Philosophy and browse our past shows.
For more information, call us at 314-773-6526 or email us.
All auditions for future shows will be announced on this page. All details will be posted here when they become available.Do I need an appointment? No, just show up before 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). What should I bring? You should prepare a song (sometimes we have preferences about what kind of song, noted in the audition announcement), and you should bring a legible copy of the piano music for our accompanist, in the key you want. THIS IS IMPORTANT: If you want our accompanist to play your music well, do NOT bring unattached pages of sheet music. Do NOT bring a lead sheet (music with only vocal lines, no piano part). You should either put your music in a three-ring binder or bring a published book. Mark clearly any cuts or changes. If you're bringing a published music book, please break the binding ahead of time so your music lies flat on the music stand. If you put your sheet music into plastic sleeves, make sure the sleeves have a matte finish, not shiny. Can I sing something from the show? The answer is almost always YES at New Line. Other companies often have different preferences. Do you want me to sing only 16 bars, or more than that? Our best advice is to find a great piece of music about 32 bars, so we don't have to cut you off if we're running late... What if I have conflicts with the rehearsal schedule? If you have one or two schedule conflicts, we may be able to make accommodations in the schedule. If it's more than that, we will not cast you. Can I submit a video audition if I can't make it to the scheduled auditions? No, we do not accept video submissions. We audition only in person, and only on the dates announced. Do I need a picture and resume? If you have those, bring them. If not, it's not a problem. I've never worked with New Line before -- can I still get a lead? Yes! We often give leading roles to actors who have not worked with us, and we regularly practice colorblind casting.