MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - The Little Theatre of Manchester Non Equity Auditions

Posted: October 22, 2019
Audition Location: Manchester, NH

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LTM Holds Auditions for Murder on the Orient Express

 

The Little Theatre of Manchester announces auditions for a February production of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express adapted by Ken Ludwig, and directed by Shane Kegler. Auditions are November 3 and 6 at 7 pm at Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road, Manchester. NO RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY.

Please bring a resume. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Rehearsals will start the end of November/early December for a February open. Any questions please contact auditions@cheneyhall.org
We are seeking an ensemble of comic actors with great facility with accents. Actively seeking all ethnicities for all roles.

The roles are as follows:
POIROT – 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;

MACQUEEN - tightly wound, edgy and nervous; he seems to always be on the verge of falling apart or coming unwound.

BOUC – male, 30’s to 50’s. A Belgian man of good humor. Playful, proud, generous. A whirlwind of energy. Must be an excellent comedian.

SAMUEL RATCHETT: Middle-aged American businessman, evil at heart and frightening, brusque, unforgiving, stern demeanor. Pushy, domineering.

COLONEL ARBUTHNOT: Scotsman, 30’s to 40’s, handsome, very matter of fact, occasionally tender.

MICHEL: A good-looking Frenchman, about 40, a quiet, almost grave sense of humor. Unfailingly polite.

MARCEL: A Turkish waiter, snooty, smooth.

MARY DEBENHAM – female, 30’s. An English beauty. A governess, capable yet romantic. A sadness around her eyes and a hardness about her person.

GRETA OHLSSON – female, mid 20’s to 60’s. Inherently odd, and very devout Swedish woman. A frightened, sheep-like quality. Swedish accent.

COUNTESS ANDRENYI - female, 20’s to 30’s. 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.

MRS. HUBBARD – female, late 40’s to 60’s. An outspoken and flamboyant American from the Midwest. Jovial, obnoxious, domineering, deliciously nosy and brash. Unapologetic.

PRINCESS DRAGOMIROFF – female, 60’s to 70’s. A Russian dowager. Very formal, a sweeping, impressive presence. Imperial, impatient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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