THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
Auditions for The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Sunday, February 26 at 3pm, Monday, February 27 at 7pm.
This wildly warm-hearted interactive theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Now, Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve-but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit?
Music, Lyric, and Book by Rupert Holmes
Directed by Lisa Kirschner
Show Dates: May 26, 27, June 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30pm • May 30 at 3pm
Please come prepared to sing a musical theatre song in the style of the show. Songs from the show are welcome, but not required. Vocal auditions will be limited to 2 minutes per person and will be closed. An accompanist will only be available for the Sunday afternoon audition, so those auditioning on Monday will need to bring a track. Additionally there will be cold readings and a dance audition so please wear comfortable clothing that you can dance in.
All actors play two parts. Each plays an actor of the Music Hall Royale and also the character he or she plays in Music Hall’s production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In the following breakdowns, the acting company member is listed first, followed by the Drood role, gender and voice part.
Chairperson of the Board / Mayor Thomas Sapsea - Either Gender Lead Alto, Baritone
Clive Paget / John Jasper - Male Lead Tenor, Baritone
Angela Prysock / Princess Puffer - Female Lead Alto
Alice Nutting / Edwin Drood / Dick Datchery - Female Lead Mezzo-Soprano
James or Joyce Throttle, Stage Manager - Either Gender Supporting Spoken
Deirdre Peregrine / Rosa Bud - Female Supporting Soprano
Janet Conover / Helena Landless - Female Supporting Mezzo-Soprano
Victor Grinstead / Neville Landless - Male Supporting Baritone
Cedric Moncrieffe / Reverend Crisparkle - Male Supporting Tenor
Phillip Bax / Bazzard - Male Supporting Baritone
Nick Cricker, Sr. / Durdles - Male Supporting Tenor, Baritone
Nick or Nicole Cricker, Jr. / Deputy - Either Gender Featured Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor,
Isobel Yearsley / Alice - Female Featured Mezzo-Soprano
Florence Gill / Beatrice - Female Featured Mezzo-Soprano
Company Members - Either Gender Ensemble Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
Auditions for Barefoot in the Park: May 7 and May 8
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by JC Crider
Show Dates: July 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm • July 16 at 3pm
Auditions for Outside Mullingar: Sunday, June 11, and Monday, June 12
Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness.
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Haley Hughes
Show Dates: August 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30pm • August 13 at 3pm
ACP is committed to diverse and inclusive casting. Casting decisions, as much as possible, are made regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or gender unless specifically noted for a particular show or role. Preference in casting will not be given to members of the Board of Directors, season subscribers, production staff or relatives of the aforementioned parties.