BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY - The Warner Stage Company Non Equity Auditions

Posted: December 6, 2018
Audition Location: Torrington, CT

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The Warner Stage Company will hold Open Auditions for a


Nancy Marine Studio Theatre production of Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY on Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th (by appointment only)






























 

 
   


The Warner Stage Company will hold auditions for a Nancy Marine Studio Theatre production of Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY on Monday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 9th, by appointment. The production is directed by Katherine Ray. It will be presented at the Warner Theatre's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre beginning March 23, 2019 for 5 performances.


 


All roles are open to audition. We are seeking 4 men and 1 woman for this production.  Auditioners are asked to prepare two short monologues from the materials that will be provided with your audition appointment confirmation.  Auditioners will also be asked to read from the script (reading copies are available from the production office) as well as participate in several improvisation exercises.  Please dress comfortably for movement.


 


Rehearsals will be held three nights per week on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-10:00pm beginning Sunday, February 3rd. We will do a read-thru of the show and hand out rehearsal materials on Sunday, January 20that 7:00pm.


 


Tech week rehearsals will be Sunday through Thursday, March 17-21, 2019.  We do ask that Friday, March 22, 2019 be held in case an additional tech week rehearsal is needed.  The pickup rehearsal will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019. 


 


Please note: Audition appointment spaces are limited and filled on a first-come, first served basis.


 


Please have all conflicts for the rehearsal period available and note on your audition form. If you are unable to make the mandatory tech week rehearsals and/or midweek pickup rehearsal, we will be unable to cast you in this production.


 


CALLBACKS:         Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 8:30pm (if needed)


 


The Warner Stage Company is a regional community theatre company and does not offer compensation or housing for performers.


 


AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


Please visit our website at www.warnertheatre.org/auditions and fill out the online appointment request form or send an email to auditions@warnertheatre.org to schedule your appointment.


 


An audition confirmation e-mail will be sent with full details on what will be expected at your audition. Audition appointments requested on-line or by e-mail are preferred, but if you do not have access to e-mail call the Warner Theatre Audition Line at 860-489-7180 ext.151. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.


 


If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please send your resume and headshot to swhouk@warnertheatre.org. If additional auditions are needed, you will be contacted.


 


PERFORMANCE DATES:          


Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:00pm


Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2:00pm


Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8:00pm


Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8:00pm


Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:00pm


 


REMEMBER:


Casting is subjective and completely based on someone else’s opinion. Sometimes casting decisions are based on looks, height, or how you look next to other cast members. You will not get cast in every role you want and sometimes you won’t get cast at all. If you are not cast in this show, you should still celebrate the fact that you gave it your best shot and we hope to see you at future auditions!


 


ABOUT THE SHOW


Put on your deerstalker cap, the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic, The Hound of the Baskervilles, into a murderously funny theatrical adventure. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one, but Sherlock Holmes is on the case! A dizzying web of clues unravels as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can Holmes and Watson discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be. 


 


AVAILABLE ROLES


All ages are just a suggestion and will be adjusted to fit the needs of our casting.


 


Sherlock Holmes: Male, 30-49


highly intelligent, confident, charismatic, quick-witted, obsessive. Thinks very highly of his close friend Watson. A sophisticated mind who savors adventure and an intriguing mystery, and has a manic gleam of mischief in his eyes. A mind that works overtime. All ethnicities strongly encouraged.


ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities


 


Doctor Watson: Male, 40-49


smart, grounded, full of heart and wonder, lives to have adventures and assist his close friend Holmes. We see the play through his eyes. The heart and soul of the play. All ethnicities strongly encouraged.


ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities


 


IN ADDITION TO THE CHARACTERS OF HOLMES AND WATSON, WE WILL HAVE THREE ACTORS PLAY OVER 40 UNIQUE CHARACTERS ON STAGE:


 


Actor One: Male, 30-49


must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles (over 10), including Stapleton (seemingly geeky butterfly lover who conceals a psychopath within), Barrymore (mournful caretaker of Baskerville Hall), Milker (scrappy Dickensian urchin boy), Lucy (loving wife of Wilson), and Dr. Mortimer (elegant, friendly, passionate). All ethnicities strongly encouraged.


ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities


 


Actor Two: Male, 20-39


must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles, including Sir Hugo Baskerville (a brutal, cruel Cavalier), Wilson (exuberant, hearty head of messenger office), Sir Henry Baskerville (young Texan relation to Baskervilles, open-hearted, earnest, ready for adventure and to fall in love), and Inspector Lestrade (cocky police inspector). All ethnicities strongly encouraged.


ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities


 


Actress One: Female, 30-39


must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles, including Miss Stapleton (Stapleton's initially secretive, scared “sister” who passionately falls in love with Sir Henry), Cartwright (scrappy Dickensian urchin boy), Mrs. Barrymore (severe, humorless Swedish caretaker of Baskerville Hall), Mrs. Hudson (older, maternal housekeeper for Holmes). All ethnicities strongly encouraged.


ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities


















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Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat studio theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org


















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