THE 39 STEPS will be directed by Diana Alioto. Please come to Sunset Playhouse on one of the audition dates listed above.  Auditions will consist of readings from the script.  Scripts are available to check out for a cash or check deposit prior to auditions.


Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the THE 39 STEPS Audition Form.


Auditions: March 2 – March 3, 2015 (7-10 pm)*

Callbacks: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (if necessary)


Rehearsals:  March 16 – April 22, 2015**

Performances: April 23 – May 10, 2015


Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions Click here to see our other upcoming auditions!
Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 deposit.

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 p.m.-7 p.m.;

Wednesdays-Fridays 1p.m. – 5 p.m. & Saturdays 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Contact Kristen Kraklow at kkraklow@sunsetplayhouse.com or

262-782-4431, ext 222  if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 for auditions.



Hitchcock meets hilarious as Englishman Richard Hannay encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents and devastatingly beautiful women in this fast-paced whodunit.  Part espionage thriller and part slapstick comedy, four actors play over 150 characters in this ingeniously adapted homage to film noir and theatrical stagecraft.



All the roles in the play are performed by four actors. One plays Richard Hannay; a female plays the three women in the play; and two “clowns” play every other character, including heroes, villains, men, women, children, and even the occasional inanimate object. The following is only a partial list of those many characters.


Richard Hannay: A dapper English gentleman, Richard Hannay is bored until Annabella Schmidt comes into his life and starts him on a heroic and hilarious journey.


The Woman:

Annabella Schmidt: An exotic secret agent, Annabella Schmidt is in dire need of Hannay’s help.

Pamela: A beautiful woman, Pamela is lured into Hannay’s adventure but is skeptical of his claims of innocence.

Margaret: The wife of Crofter the farmer, Margaret is a shy young woman who dreams of life and adventure in the city.

The Two Clowns:

Crofter: A deeply jealous and suspicious Scottish farmer, Crofter houses Hannay for a night while he is on the run.

Mr. Memory: A stage performer, Mr. Memory has the ability to recall thousands of facts on command.

Professor Jordan: Surrounded in mystery, Professor Jordan may hold the key to learning what and who “The 39 Steps” are.

Other heroes, villians, men, women and inanimate objects.


*We reserve the right to end auditions after 8:30 if all actors present have already been seen.  If you plan to arrive after 8:30, please call 262-782-4431prior to the day of auditions to notify the Production Coordinator, Kristen Kraklow.


**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00-10:00 pm.