Audition: the 39 Steps

  • Monday or Tuesday, August 20 or 21 at 7pm
  • Wednesday, August 22 at 7pm

All auditioning will do cold reads from the script and character improv exercises.

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, then add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who gets carried away by the magic of theatre!

This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters performed by a fearless cast of only four, an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance.

In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy.  When he takes her home, she is murdered.  Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale.

A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!


Richard Hannay (Lead): Male, 29-42
a dashing 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.

Annabella Schmidt/Margaret/Pamela (Lead): Female, 22-40
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.

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.

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Jamie Bower

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