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READY FOR THE SPOTLIGHT?

Audition for one or more of our shows this season!

We try to keep auditions as easy and stress-free as possible. No appointment is required, and everyone is welcome!  We'll have you fill out an audition form and conflict sheet when you arrive, so please bring your calendar.  We'll also take your photo.  For plays, you'll be asked to do cold readings ("sides"); for musicals, you'll sing a song you've prepared and possibly learn a short choreography routine. 
Details about upcoming auditions are below.

 

The Little Theatre believes in non-traditional casting, and encourages all who are interested to audition. 

Questions about auditions? Email kristina@ltofws.org

 

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AUDITIONS FOR

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

by Agatha Christie & Ken Ludwig
directed by Ron Law

 

AUDITION DETAILS

Monday, August 30 from 6:00-8:30 pm

Callbacks on Tuesday, August 31
at The Little Theatre’s offices, 419 N. Spruce Street

Please read the character descriptions below.

Auditions will consist of reading from sides.

 

Please bring your calendar and be prepared to list all potential conflicts for the rehearsal and performance period.  

 

REHEARSAL

Rehearsals are scheduled to begin September 2.

PERFORMANCES

October 15-24, 2021
at Hanesbrands Theatre
209 N. Spruce Street in Winston-Salem

 

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for this time of year with its elegant and somewhat eccentric list of passengers. As morning dawns, however, the train is one traveler short: an American tycoon has been found stabbed to death in the bed of his private compartment. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, adroit detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case they decide to strike again.

 

ROLES

Roles are available for 5 women (ages 25-79) and 5 men (ages 30-65).

All characters can be any ethnicity.

HERCULE POIROT

(male/55-65) – a famous Belgian detective; a "big" personality; authoritative, witty, charismatic, and slightly pompous; driven to find the answers, good or bad, with a strong moral sense; very aware of his ability and his well-deserved reputation.

MONSEIUR BOUC
male/30-59) – a Belgian man of good humor; playful, proud, generous; a predilection for grandeur; a whirlwind of energy; must be an excellent comedian.

 

MARY DEBENHAM

(female/25-35) – an English beauty; a governess, capable yet romantic; a sadness around her eyes and a hardness about her person.

 

HECTOR MACQUEEN

(male/30-40) – tightly wound, edgy and nervous; he seems to always be on the verge of falling apart or coming unwound.

 

MICHEL THE CONDUCTOR/MARCEL

(male/35-59) - one actor will play two roles: Michel: a good-looking Frenchman, about 40, a quiet, almost grave sense of humor; unfailingly polite; Marcel: a Turkish waiter, snooty, smooth; must have great comic timing.

 

PRINCESS DRAGOMIROFF

(female/60-79) - a Russian dowager; very formal, a sweeping, impressive presence; imperial, impatient.

 

GRETA OHLSSON

(female/25-60) - inherently odd, and a very devout Swedish woman; a frightened, sheeplike quality; must be an excellent comedienne with an impeccable Swedish accent.

 

COUNTESS ANDRENYI

(female/25-39) - brilliantly beautiful, like something out of a fairytale; impeccably put together, with a warmth that wins over everyone she meets; her delicacy belies a steely edge; she is no wilting flower; Hungarian accent.

 

HELEN HUBBARD
(female/40-65) - an outspoken and flamboyant American from the Midwest; jovial, obnoxious, domineering, deliciously nosy and brash; unapologetic; must be an excellent comedienne.

 

SAMUEL RATCHETT/COLONEL ARBUTHNOT

(male/35-59) - one actor will play two roles. Samuel Ratchett: middle-aged American businessman, evil at heart and frightening, brusque, unforgiving, stern demeanor; pushy, domineering; Colonel Arbuthnot: Scotsman, middle aged, handsome, very matter of fact, occasionally tender; must have great comic timing.

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