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Auditions for The Snowy Day


SteppingStone Theatre for Youth presents:

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Script by Jerome Hairston
Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats
Music by Victor Zupanc

The wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure comes to life in The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats. This story celebrates the joy in the quiet moments of a child’s world.


November 15th, 16th and 17th from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Park Square Theatre

Rehearsal Dates: January 3 – 27.

Tech Week: 2/2 – 2/9

Performance Dates: February 10 – 27

View the audition listing and complete rehearsal and performance dates on Minnesota Playlist.

Looking for:

  • 1 African-American Male Identifying adult actor (paid, non-union) (College students encouraged to audition)
  • 1 African-American Female Identifying adult actor (paid, non-union) (College students encouraged to audition)
  • 6 young actors (ages 14-19) (Transportation stipends are provided to youth actors)

Young performers of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities are encouraged to audition.

What to do if you are interested:

Please use this link to Sign Up for an audition slot.


Please fill out this Audition Information form.

Adult actors are encouraged to sign up for the Monday Auditions.
Young Actors are encouraged to sign up for the Tuesday and Wednesday Audition slots.
If your schedule does not allow for you to do so, you may sign up at whatever time works for you.

We encourage youth with or without experience to audition. Our auditions are open to actors of all races, cultures, sizes, and abilities. Try it, it’s fun!

Our auditions are friendly toward novice actors, but we are looking for performers with a variety of experience levels.

No preparation is necessary for the audition.

Most of our productions have acting, singing and dancing, and those may be a part of the auditions along with reading selections from the script.

What we are looking for in an audition:

  • Focus
  • Energy
  • Expressiveness
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Professionalism
  • Ability to take direction
  • Willingness to try new things
  • Respect for fellow auditioners and staff
  • Punctuality (auditioners should arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to their audition time)
  • Ability to attend rehearsals, technical rehearsals and performances

Please Be Aware

We see many actors for each show we audition for and are able to cast a few actors – in this case just six! Many times, someone who has an outstanding audition may not get cast simply because there is not a role that suits that actor, whether it is age, or height or some other factor that is harder to define.

We recognize that disappointment is a part of this process. We are disappointed that we can’t choose everyone as well! We try as hard as we can to make the audition process itself as fun as possible, so that even if you are not cast, you will have a good time auditioning. And we always encourage actors who are not cast in one show to come back again. Your time will come!


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At SteppingStone, we are committed to access and inclusion for all people. We stand firmly in opposition to racism, and our programs challenge our young artists, staff, and Board of Directors to foster inclusion and seek equity for all, including Black people, Indigenous peoples, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people of all economic backgrounds, people of all religions, and people with disabilities. SteppingStone collaborates with families to meet students’ needs, whether they are social, academic, developmental, or physical.

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