Roundabout Productions announces auditions for our July production, Ken Ludwig's "The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)".
It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous.
Auditions will consist of improvisational games and readings from the script. This is a high-energy, sometimes physically demanding, comedy. Please come prepared to move. NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY, BUT PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 7:00 P.M.
REHEARSALS: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m., starting May 14.
PERFORMANCE DATES: July 25, 26, 27 & 28 (8 p.m. on Thursday - Saturday; 2 p.m matinees on Saturday and Sunday)
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS (ALL ROLES ARE OPEN)
WILLIAM GILLETTE: MALE, 36-45
A dynamic and charming stage actor, Gillette made a fortune from his stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, whom he also plays. Recently shot in the arm in a bizarre incident, he is determined to bring his Sherlockian skills to bear on solving the case.
FELIX GEISEL: MALE, 40-45
The company’s character actor, Felix is histrionic and arch. A true theatrical that has given his life to the stage, Felix is Gillette’s best friend and occasional sidekick. Married to Madge.
SIMON BRIGHT: MALE, 23-27
Simon is an enthusiastic young man, eager to please and find success. A bit of a naïf, Simon can occasionally be overly sensitive. Recently married to Aggie, they make a charming and wonderful couple.
INSPECTOR HARRIET GORING: FEMALE, 40-59
English and eccentric, completely one of a kind. By turns, witty and incisive, suddenly lost and dim, she is disarming in her inability to be defined. Always off the mark, yet never far from the truth, somehow she always gets her man.
MARTHA GILLETTE: FEMALE, 70-79
Gillette’s dotty mother, elegant though a bit foggy, Martha never shies away from a fight. Always willing to lob a criticism when necessary, all the same, Martha is loyal to Gillette and his gang of theatrical misfits.
MADGE GEISEL: FEMALE, 40-45
Wry and outspoken, Madge, like her husband Felix, is a lifelong theatrical. Is game for anything, but back her into a corner and she will come out swinging.
AGGIE WHEELER: FEMALE, 23-27
Bright-eyed and energetic, Aggie is the ingénue of the company. She is good-natured and kind, and has had tragedy in her past, though she seems to have dealt with it well, and even moved on. Recently married to Simon, they make a charming and wonderful couple.
DARIA CHASE: FEMALE, 34-47
Glamorous and gorgeous, Daria is the theatre critic we all love to hate. Biting, bitchy, and utterly charming, you can’t help but like Daria, despite the terrible things she says and writes.
2 Dates · Apr 9 and Apr 11, 2019
at Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center / The Orpheum Theatre - Foxboro
Roundabout is happy to announce auditions for our third annual production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".
Please come prepared to read from the script and sing a Christmas carol or two! No appointment necessary. All ages welcome!
Monday September 25, 2018 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday September 25, 2018 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Dec. 7, 8 & 9. Friday night, 2 on Saturday, Sunday matinee.
Start Oct. 4, and will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
All auditions and performances at:
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center / The Orpheum Theatre
Foxboro 1 School Street, Foxborough, Massachusetts 02035
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