CURRENT AUDITIONS

Auditions for our second production of our 53rd season as Calgary's longest running community theatre company.

A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED

Written by Agatha Christie

Directed by Louis B. Hobson

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock's Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house's several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death and a determined inspector grimly following the case's twists and turns. Fortunately, Miss Marple is on hand to provide the solution – at some risk to herself – in a dramatic final confrontation.

 

AUDITIONS

Monday December 12th, 2022

7:00pm-8:30pm   Male and female characters, aged 50+ 

8:30pm-10:00pm   Male and female characters, aged 20-25

*This link will redirect you to our secure Google Forms page for registration*

CHARACTERS DESCRIPTIONS

Some roles may be combined to be portrayed by one actor or actress. This will be determined during the casting process.

MISS MARPLE

Miss Marple is overly inquisitive, grandmotherly, but shrewd. Amateur detective.

(Age: 50+)

LETITIA BLACKLOCK

Owner of Little Paddocks, Letitia is attractive. She has clearly looked after her figure and features. She has taken in Bunny as well as Julia, Patrick and Phillipa. Reserved and opinionated.

(Age: 50+)

INSPECTOR CRADDOCK

Craddock is the local police inspector. He is serious and business oriented.

(Age: 50+)

JULIA SIMMONS

Julia is staying with her Aunt Lettie. She is studying pharmacy. Beautiful but difficult.

(Age: ~25)

PATRICK SIMMONS

Julia’s brother, Patrick is a very handsome young man. A jokester, fights with Julia.

(Age: ~25)

DORA BUNNER

Dora is Lettie’s school chum who has become her companion. Befuddled and laughable.

(Age: 50+)

MITZI

Lettie’s cook, Mitzi is mid-European. She is explosive, if not paranoid but is very funny.

(Age: ~25)

PHILLIPA HAYMES

Tall, rather elegant looking, and classy, Phillipa is a war widow with a young son.

(Age: ~25)

EDMUND SWETTENHAM

A serious young man with pretensions of being a writer. Embarrassed by his mother. He is interested in Phillipa. (Age: ~25)

MRS. SWETTENHAM

Mrs. Swettenham is new to the village, she is very pushy but easily flustered.

(Age: 50+)

SERGEANT MELLORS

Mellors is Craddock’s assistant. Sometimes not too bright but diligent. Cameo role

(Age: any age)

RUDI SCHERZ

Rudi is a young Swiss national. Cameo role

(Age: early 20's)

 
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Auditions done with cold reads from selected sides in group form. No monologues please.

  •  You will be emailed with your confirmed date and time if available.

Rehearsals

 Sundays (1pm-5pm), Mondays and Tuesdays (7pm-10pm) 

*Rehearsals are subject to change.


Performance Dates

March 10th, 11th, & 15th through 18th, 2023

Evening Performances at 7:30pm

Matinee performances at 2:30pm

*Exact performance locations TBA

*Exact cast call time TBD

*Mandatory for all cast/crew members to be available

*Rehearsals will be held at the Workshop Theatre space.