Audition dates are September 14th and 15th, with callbacks on September 16th if necessary. Performance dates are on November 12-15, 2020. Auditions will be held at the Washita Theater - 509 Chickasha Ave, in downtown, Chickasha, OK.
Parts are available to actors ages 13 to 18 years old.
Please prepare a cut of a song one to two minutes in length. You will sing this one to two minute audition as a solo. Please bring an accompaniment track with you. This must be an accompaniment track with no lead vocals on it. A CD player will be available. You may play the music on your phone, but only a standard mini-headphones type cord will be provided. If you have an iPhone or other device that does not support a standard headphones jack, please bring an adapter. This is required for all persons auditioning. Every role is a featured role. There are no ensemble-only parts.
In addition to your prepared solo, you will learn a few bars of a song from the show and sing it as a group as part of a group singing audition.
Please wear appropriate (easy-to-move-in) attire and shoes. No bare feet or sandals will be permitted on the stage. If you have jazz shoes, you may wear them. Otherwise, a good pair of sneakers or something similar will work fine.
You do not need to prepare or memorize a monologue. You will be asked to do cold readings from the show during the audition process.
The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics, and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience. This colorful crowd-pleaser was devised by the authors of Murder at Rutherford House and other popular interactive entertainments.
The play has variations to match each of the possible endings and will be slightly different every time it is performed.
MR. BODDY - the charismatic, handsome, and playful host
MRS. PEACOCK - an acerbic, manipulative socialite
PROFESSOR PLUM - an astute intellectual with a wry sense of humor
MISS SCARLET - a shrewd, attractive vixen
COLONEL MUSTARD - a pompous military man
MRS. WHITE - a fun-loving maid (portrayed by a male)
MR. GREEN - a slick, handsome wheeler-dealer
DETECTIVE - a hard-nosed, snappy, humorous female
For song choices in the music audition, the director is particularly interested in seeing your ability to show character and energy in singing. This is a comedy that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The best song choices would be those that allow you to portray energy and exaggerated character. Also, the director would like to hear you sing, so please avoid songs that are mostly rap or sing-spiel.
In acting auditions, please focus on energy and entertainment more than realism. If you are going for dead-pan humor, make it obvious. Dull acting is the archenemy of this script.
Have fun. Auditions can be nerve wracking. That never completely goes away no matter how much experience you have. That said, our creative directors are going to do everything we can to make sure that the experience of auditioning is a fun one. So, please do your best to breathe and relax and just enjoy the process. I hope there will be plenty to keep us laughing and having a good time even at auditions.
We’ll be putting together a musical in just under 8 weeks of rehearsal. This is an aggressive schedule that is going to require a lot of commitment. Please list all conflicts during the audition process. Missing rehearsal apart from these conflicts will be allowed only in cases of emergency. No conflicts are allowed beginning Friday, November 6 through the end of the run on Sunday November 15.