Jobs In Acting For Play “Rehearsal for Murder”

Expires: 4/1/2024
Paying up to $120/day
Description

“Rehearsal for Murder” play casting actors. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please see the details below.

About the project:
Synopsis: A thrilling “theatrical” mystery. The playwright turns on the stage work light and prepares for the first reading of his new play. The actors, producer, director, and others connected with the show come onto the stage, and under their humorous theatrical talk, tension grows. We discover that everyone connected with this play was involved with another play by the same playwright. At its opening night, exactly a year ago and in this same theater, the beautiful leading lady, who was also the playwright’s fiancée, was murdered!
As the actors read the new play, startling connections to the murder begin to unfold. The growing tension reaches the boiling point with surprising revelations. The dazzling, yet basically logical twists build to a climax and solution that are theatrically stunning!

Additional info:
AUDITION INFORMATION
All people auditioning will be asked to fill out an audition information sheet for the auditions. Directors prefer you print the form out in advance (see the attachment), complete it, and bring it with you to the audition – this will make you check in process go much faster. If you don’t have access to a printer, you may fill out the form before your audition.
Scripts may be checkout out at the box office prior to the audition for a refundable deposit. Check out is open at the box office Tuesday-Friday from 1-4PM.
If you have a resume and/or headshot, please bring them to the audition.
Audition slots will be 45 minutes each with groups of 10.
On the night of your audition, please arrive at 15-minutes before your scheduled audition slot.
After the audition time slot is complete, you may be asked to stay for additional reading.
Please be prepared to stay until 10PM if asked.
Callbacks: April 3, 2024
First Rehearsal: April 15, 2024
Tech: May 25-29, 2024
First Call: May 27, 2024
Performances: May 30 – June 16, 2024
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

If you are interested, please apply.

13 Project roles
Alex Dennison
Male
40
-
59
y.o.
All ethnicities
A playwright, Alex is handsome, debonair, witty, intelligent, and willing to do just about anything to trap the killer of his beloved fiancé. Must be able to express the full range of emotions as well: being in love, grief, vengeance, desperation, etc.
Application deadline closed.
Monica Welles
Female
30
-
49
y.o.
All ethnicities
The famous and beautiful film actress, fiancé of Alex, and victim. Although Monica dies early in the play, she is “brought to life” through flashbacks in order to help Alex trap her killer. When she met her early demise. Must be able to express the full range of emotions: being in love, fear, desperation, disdain, etc.
Application deadline closed.
Lloyd Andrews
Male
40
-
69
y.o.
All ethnicities
The play’s director for the Alex’s show Chamber Music. He is handsome, although a bit nerdy.
Application deadline closed.
Bella Lamb
Female
40
-
69
y.o.
All ethnicities
The play’s producer for the show Chamber Music. Bella is bright, extremely wealthy, glamorous, and sophisticated. She is extremely confident!
Application deadline closed.
Karen Daniels
Female
30
-
39
y.o.
All ethnicities
An up-and-coming Broadway actress when the play begins, Karen is now a sought-after star. She was Monica’s understudy a year prior in Chamber Music, but she quickly reached her way to the top. She is beautiful and no longer the innocent ingenue she was. She starts the show meek and mild, but then shows herself to be ambitious and conniving.
Application deadline closed.
David Mathews
Male
40
-
69
y.o.
All ethnicities
A popular and handsome Broadway actor, David is also very smug and full of himself, believing that every woman worships him. He approaches each show with the belief that he’ll have to dust off his fireplace mantle for another Tony.
Application deadline closed.
Leo Gibbs
Male
40
-
59
y.o.
All ethnicities
A supporting Broadway actor, Leo is a tad awkward, & obnoxious, especially around Karen,
Application deadline closed.
Sally Bean
Female
18
-
25
y.o.
All ethnicities
Young, energetic, bright but naïve. A bit ditzy, and wide-eyed at the Big Apple.
Application deadline closed.
Frank Heller
Male
30
-
59
y.o.
All ethnicities
An observer in Act One to everything occurring on-stage during the present and “flashbacks” Frank, however, intervenes in Act Two, at first portraying Lieutenant McElroy, the detective who closed the Monica Welles’ case, and then himself. A jack-of-all-trades: actor (often out of work), bartender, cab driver, etc.
Application deadline closed.
Ernie
Male
18
-
56
y.o.
All ethnicities
The gruff, no-nonsense backstage theatre manager who reveres Alex and was genuinely fond of Monica. The following role can be doubled as needed.
Application deadline closed.
Loretta
Female
18
-
56
y.o.
All ethnicities
The play’s stage manager for Chamber Music (and the last time Monica was on stage). She is very efficient and determined. The following role can be doubled as needed.
Application deadline closed.
Policeman/Policewoman
Both genders
18
-
56
y.o.
All ethnicities
Assist in the investigation of Monica’s death. The following role can be doubled as needed.
Application deadline closed.
Santoro
Male
18
-
56
y.o.
All ethnicities
The delivery man who brings in Monica’s Study – set up exactly as it was on the day of her death and perfect for a re-enactment. The following role can be doubled as needed.
Application deadline closed.