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Auditions: Murdered to Death

About the Show:

Murdered to Death is a spoof of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery traditions that takes place in a 1930s country house. The show follows Inspector Pratt, who is incompetent and bungling, as he tries to solve the murder of the house’s owner. The show also features the homeowner, a colonel, an art dealer, and an amateur sleuth who seems to attract murder. The characters all

get caught up in side-splitting antics after a mysterious death, and the audience wonders if the murderer will be unmasked before everyone else meets their doom.

Written by Peter Gordon

Directed by Olivia Johnson

Auditions:

Friday, July 12, 2024 

6:00-9:00 p.m. 

1108 Main St., Vancouver, WA 98660

Potential callbacks (decided on 7/12):

Saturday, July 13, 2024

2:00-5:00 p.m.

1108 Main St., Vancouver, WA 98660

Rehearsals:

July: 22, Aug: 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, Sept.: 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17,
18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26

Performances:

Sept: 27, 28, 29, Oct: 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13

Evenings - 7:30 p.m. GO 

Matinees (Sundays only) - 2:00 p.m. GO

Auditions will consist of reading sides. They will be provided at auditions. Please bring a headshot and resume. Sign ups not required.

 

Magenta Theater is committed to authentic, transparent community that celebrates all people. All auditionees are considered for all characters without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender assigned at birth, or the presence of a medical condition or handicap unless otherwise contractually obligated by licensing agreements in place.

 

All roles are volunteer. There is no pay.

If you require any audition accommodations, please contact Magenta Theater’s Managing Director at md@magentatheater.com

Characters

Mildred:

Late 50s, vain, lady of the house

 

 

Dorothy:

Late 20s, niece and companion to Mildred, feels much put upon

 

Bunting:

60s, butler, very dry until he gets into the sherry

 

Colonel Charles Craddock:

Early 60s, blustering, typical old English military man

 

Margaret Craddock:

Mid-late 50s, Colonel’s wife, acerbic and caustic, never pleased

 

Elizabeth Hartley-Trumpington:

Mid 20s, flirty, well-endowed, very high society or is she?

Pierre Marceau:

Early 30s, french art dealer or is he?

 

Joan Maple:

60s, Miss Marple type, knows how to act to get what she wants

 

Constable Thomkins:

Late teens/early 20s, typical village policeman

Inspector Pratt:
Middle aged, “inept, posing, & clumsy walking disaster area”

Auditions: OUTward bound

Auditions: Outward Bound

About the Show:

An odd assortment of characters are passengers on an ocean liner, but no one can remember where they’re headed. The lovers have a secret that no one can know; the society lady can’t accept that there is only one class on board and she has to share a table with a low-brow charwoman for dinner; the young man drinks too much but sees through everything; and the mysterious ship steward seems to be the only crewmember. Outward Bound explores mortality and morality with light touches of social commentary and gallows humor.

Written by Sutton Vane

Directed by Rick Hoover

Auditions:

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 

6:30-9:30 p.m. 

1108 Main St., Vancouver, WA 98660

Rehearsals:

7/24, 7/30, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8; 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Magenta Theater

Performances:

8/10, 8/11; 7:30 p.m. GO

The audition process will be cold readings from the script. Please bring the following:

  • A headshot if available. If not, we will have someone to get a picture of you.

  • A resume of past performances

  • A list of conflicts

Sides will be available. Email director rick@rickhoover.net to request sides prior to auditions. Sign ups not required.

 

Magenta Theater is committed to authentic, transparent community that celebrates all people. All auditionees are considered for all characters without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender assigned at birth, or the presence of a medical condition or handicap unless otherwise contractually obligated by licensing agreements in place.

 

All roles are volunteer. There is no pay.

If you require any audition accommodations, please contact Magenta Theater’s Managing Director at md@magentatheater.com

Characters

(ages are for reference only)

Scrubby:

[Age 40 -60] Ship’s Steward/Barman. Reposed, calm, quietly spoken and helpful.

 

Ann:

[Age 25-30] Henry’s wife? Very protective of (and seemingly stronger than) Henry. Quietly spoken, edgy, nervous and mysterious.

 

Henry:

[Age 25-30] Ann’s husband? Dazed, mystic, quietly emotional, serious and sincere.

 

Tom Prior:

[Age 30ish] Public School education. Pleasant personality but a bit of a waster. Highly strung, nervy, heavy drinker [to drown his various failings].

 

Mrs. Cliveden-Banks:

[Age Mid 50’s to 60’s] A class conscious, snobbish socialite. A schemer, a beautiful woman who entrapped her husband and others.

 

Mrs. Midget:

[Age Mid 50’s to 60’s} A Charwoman, with simple needs. Motherly, very humble, feels out of place on the liner, sweet, sincere, has a heart of gold.

Mr. Lingley:

[Age 55-60] A Businessman. Rude, arrogant, unpleasant and self-opinionated.

 

Rev. Duke:

[Age 30ish] A Clergyman. Sincere, earnest, pleasant, personable, an organizer.

 

Rev. Thomson:

[age 50 plus] A Clergyman. THE EXAMINER. Cheerful, amiable, pleasant, sincere and honest.

The director may look for English accents but do not worry if you cannot do one at auditions.

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