Auditions are set for June 12 and 13 at 6PM - 8PM at The Center For the Arts in Murfreesboro. Callbacks if needed will be June 15th with first read through on June 16th. All of the parts are open, but I will be giving preference to the cast of Murderous Crossings simply because this is my directorial debut and I am comfortable with them.
The character descriptions were posted earlier, but after I have read the full script I will have a better idea of what I am looking for and will hopefully figure out how to find it.
Murderous Crossing was a great experience and we sold out every show except the first one, and then oversold and had to expand the last two, so on the whole we sold out the entire run. Well at least in my mind.
Auditions will consist of a series of dry reads. No dancing or singing required.
Of course, this could all change between now and then, so stay tuned.
MATTHEW PERRY - Mid-50’s, a man who from birth has had more dollars than sense. He is facing a minor mid-life crisis.
BUTTRAM - 40’s-50’s, the family butler for many years, though convinced he is above being a butler – at least for this family. He is given to crying jags, and harbors a terrible secret.
JULIA PERRY - Mid-50’s, Matthew’s wife. A classy, intelligent woman who loves her husband despite his many faults – and is always a step ahead of him.
BUNNY PERRY - Mid 20’s, Matthew and Julia’s sweet, but dim-witted and deeply shallow daughter.
DONALD - Mid-20’s, Bunny’s fiancé. He is very earnest, and very much in love with Bunny, despite her lack of savvy.
PLOTNIK - 30’s-50’s, a witless detective. He was born 40 years too late, and read too many Dashiell Hammett novels. (Yes, he can read, sort of.) He fancies himself a cynical gumshoe, but lacks the savvy to locate, let alone solve, a crime.
Well I have accepted the opportunity to direct my first show. It is a dinner theater murder mystery in August. It will be performed at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro (boroarts.org). NOTE: It is never to early to buy tickets, buy ads in the program, volunteer your time.
This will only be my fifth show, but first as a director. I ran lights and sound for Oliver; sound for Scrooge; played guitar, had a part as Carol and was a Union solider in Shenandoah; and lastly was Fr. Casse-Cous in Murderous Crossings. Tech to actor to director.
There seems to be a thrill to seeking side of me that keeps looking for things that I have never done and gone out to see what I can do with them. While I have never mastered a single one of them I can happily say that I have been able to succeed at most of what I have tried.
But this is going to about the process. I am going to log what happens, how I make decisions, who I cast and why, how rehearsals go and what I think of the final product. The actors will be told about this at auditions, so that might be interesting.
So clear your calendar for a night out starting August 5 to the 20, A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone.