AUDITIONS FOR CABARET

AUDITIONS FOR BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY

AUDITIONS FOR SHE KILLS MONSTERS

Cabaret has been cast! Please see the show page for the list. Thanks for auditioning!

AUDITIONS FOR BASKERVILLE:  A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

By Ken Ludwig

Rehearsals run December 10, 2017 – January 18, 2018

Performances run January 19 – February 4, 2018

 

Directed by Jenny Ballard

 

AUDITION DATES
Saturday, Nov. 18th, 2 – 6 pm
 
CALLBACKS
Sunday, Nov. 19th, 7 – 10 pm

 

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

To sign up for auditions, please call the Box Office at 225-924-6496. If you are unable to make these auditions, but are still interested in auditioning, please call the box office. They will give you more instructions on what to do. DO NOT contact the directors or stage management. Thank you!

 

Auditions will consist of cold and prepared readings from the script – no prepared monologues required.

 

Scripts will be available for checkout at the Box Office ($20 cash refundable deposit). Please call the box office before coming to pick up a script so they can have one prepared for you.

 

ABOUT THE PLAY

Get your deerstalker cap on—the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles” into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

 

Actors with experience with plays in the styles of The 39 Steps and Peter and the Starcatcher are an ideal fit. The play requires that the actors can embody these vivid characters while delivering rich language with high energy and without parody. Seeking actors who will commit to the heightened style without become caricatures.

 

CAST NEEDS:

TBR is excited and interested in collaborating with actors of all races and ethnicities. For auditions, actors should adopt the appropriate dialects for the roles for which they’re reading.

 

SHERLOCK HOLMES

30s – 40, male. Highly intelligent, confident, quick-witted, and obsessive. Lives to solve mysteries and discover the truth. Thinks very highly of his close friend Watson.

 

DOCTOR WATSON

Late 30s – early 40s, male. Smart, grounded, and full of heart. Doctor Watson is full of wonder. He lives to have adventures and assist his close friend Holmes.

 

 

ACTOR ONE

30s – 40s, male. Must show great versatility both physically and vocally. Plays multiple roles, including STAPLETON (seemingly geeky butterfly lover persona conceals the psychopath within), BARRYMORE (mournful caretaker of Baskerville Hall), MILKER (scrappy Dickensian urchin boy) and DR. MORTIMER (elegant, friendly, passionate).

 

ACTOR TWO

20s – early 30s, male. Must show great versatility both physically and vocally. Plays multiple roles, including SIR HUGO BASKERVILLE (brutal, cruel Cavalier), WILSON (exuberant, hearty head of messenger office), SIR HENRY BASKERVILLE (Texan relation to Baskervilles. Open-hearted, earnest, ready for adventure and to fall in love), and INSPECTOR LESTRADE (cocky police inspector).

 

ACTRESS ONE

20s – early 30s, female. Must show great versatility both physically and vocally. Plays multiple roles, including MISS STAPLETON (STAPLETON’s initially secretive, scared “sister” who falls passionately in love with SIR HENRY), MRS. BARRYMORE (severe, humorless Swedish caretaker of Baskerville Hall), MRS. HUDSON (older, maternal housekeeper for HOLMES).

 

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

 

To sign up for auditions, please call the Box Office at 225-924-6496. If you are unable to make these auditions, but are still interested in auditioning, please call the box office. They will give you more instructions on what to do. DO NOT contact the directors or stage management. Thank you!

 

 

AUDITIONS FOR SHE KILLS MONSTERS

 

Auditions: Tuesday, November 28th and Wednesday, November 29th, from 6pm – 10pm

 

Directed by: Jason Breaux

Fight Choreography: Courtney Mckay Murphy

Choreography by: Tony Collins

 

Rehearsals Begin: Some rehearsals may be held December 10-21, with a regular rehearsal process beginning January 2.

Run Dates: Friday, February 9th – Sunday, February 18th

 

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

 

To sign up for auditions, please call the Box Office at 225-924-6496. If you are unable to make these auditions, but are still interested in auditioning, please call the box office. They will give you more instructions on what to do. DO NOT contact the directors or stage management. Thank you!

 

*Please note that you must be 15 or older by December 1 in order to audition, all roles are open to all races and ethnicities, and that all actors in the production will engage in significant amounts of stage combat. In addition to their main role, almost every actor in the production will be called upon to also play various monsters and minor characters.*

 

Scripts will be available for checkout at the Box Office ($20 cash refundable deposit). Please call the box office before coming to pick up a script so they can have one prepared for you.

 

About the Show:

 

She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans, who is mourning the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

 

She Kills Monsters Cast Needs:

 

Agnes Evans (female, mid 20s): Ignorant of geek culture, painfully average, and desperate to understand a sister she was never close to, Agnes sets out on a quest to address all of these issues that will also change her entire world view.

 

Tilly Evans (female, teenager): Creative, geeky, and sarcastic. A great friend to have. Bullied at school for being a suspected lesbian. Has written a very personal story into a Dungeons and Dragons campaign she designed.

 

Lilith (female, mid-late teens): While in-game she is the "muscle" of the group of heroes and a powerful Demon Queen. Kicks butt and takes names. Described as "the perfect combination of beauty and brawn". Has a closer relationship to Tilly than most realize.

 

Kaliope (female, mid-late teens): "No pointy-eared creature has ever rocked so much lady hotness" as this dark elf. Athletic and nimble. She brings a more collected, old soul to the party of heroes. The game lets her be someone she can't be in real life.

 

Orcus (male, teens-early 20s): Demon meets couch potato. The once great Overlord of the Underworld now prefers TV and Easy Cheese to conquest and treasure.

 

Chuck (male, early-mid 20s): Wise, generous, and charismatic. As Dungeon Master and leader of the game, he is a key consultant in Agnes's quest. Runs a comic book store. At times fancies himself both a grunge rocker and ladies man.

 

Miles (male, mid-late 20s): Agnes's equally average and easily confused boyfriend. Some fear of commitment. His temper sometimes lands him inside the game as an evil version of himself or as a sentient cube of gelatin.

 

Steve (male, mid teens-early 20s): Considered nerdy even among the nerds, Steve has a "charge in first, ask questions later" approach that finds his characters meeting their deaths time and time again. Nevertheless, his bravery and determination never waiver.

Vera (female, 20s-40s): The high school guidance counselor you'd never want, but the work friend you hope for. Saucy, blunt.

 

Evil Gabbi & Evil Tina (female, teenagers): Demon bully cheerleaders with wings and fangs who as evil in-game as they are in school. Their cruelty could give "The Heathers" or "Mean Girls" a run for their money.

 

Farrah (female, mid teens-early 30s): Tinkerbell filled with homicidal rage.

 

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

 

To sign up for auditions, please call the Box Office at 225-924-6496. If you are unable to make these auditions, but are still interested in auditioning, please call the box office. *Please note that you must be 15 or older by December 1 in order to audition, all roles are open to all races and ethnicities, and that all actors in the production will engage in significant amounts of stage combat. In addition to their main role, almost every actor in the production will be called upon to also play various monsters and minor characters.*

 

 

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