Audition Notice for The Crimson House Murders

The Thistle Rose Young Artists announce auditions for The Crimson House Murders, a play by Tim Kelly and directed by Danielle Wright.

Show Synopsis

The Crimson House Murders is a play based on an Agatha Christie's, Mouse Trap. 

This is the story of Crimson House, a seedy hotel where the guests pay outrageous rent for shoddy service. Arriving on the scene is that famous, inept, yet funny Hoboken detective. Hercules Porridge, who goes by Junior. A corpse has been discovered in the sitting room, and a beautiful secretary is done in by deadly orchid juice. Who would have done such dastardly deeds? The guest list includes a mystery writer Anguish Crispie, an eccentric young man who dresses like a jungle explorer, and a strange actress who always dresses in black. Or maybe its Colonel Chutney, a crazy neighbor, who thinks he is in India in 1880. There's also Jeeves, the butler, who has a wandering mind. Thrills and chills collide with sidesplitting laughter as the case is surprisingly solved by Detective Porridge


Audition Dates, Times, and Location

August 15th and 16th; 6-9 PM; Trinity in the Woods 26880 La Muera St. Farmington Hills, 48334

Additional Audition date added: Tuesday, August 21 from 6-8 PM at Trinity in the Woods


Cast Age Requirements:

Ages 11yrs - 18yrs   Ages 10yrs - 18yrs

Mandatory Dates:

            ·        TECH Rehearsal - October 13th   12:30 PM – 10:30 PM

·        October 15th   6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

·        October 16th   6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

·        October 17th   6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

And ALL Performance Dates


Performance Dates, Times and Location:

·        October 18th, 7:00 PM

·       October 19th, 7:00 PM

·        October 20th,  2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Performance Venue:  North Congregational Church  36520 Twelve Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48331 


Rehearsal Notes:

-  Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, August 21 Friday, August 24th and will run generally every Tuesday and Friday evenings from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Trinity.

-  There is a $40 fee for all participants, due on the first rehearsal date (August 21 August 24).  A Show Shirt is included in that fee.

-  Please realize that it requires a full cast meeting regularly to plan, rehearse, and pull together a great show.  Therefore we need to count on regular attendance from ALL participants.  The Director respectfully asks that cast members not miss more than 4 rehearsal dates, all of which must be cleared with her in advance.  Please be prepared to submit a list of conflicts on the day of the auditions.

 

Audition Notes:

-  Please wear comfortable clothing to the Audition that you can move freely in.

-  Please be prepared to list your conflicts at auditions.

-  Please try to fill out the audition form prior to the audition.  Extra copies will be available if needed.

-  Your picture will be taken at auditions.  This picture will only be used to help the director and audition staff - they will not be used anywhere else.

-  Auditions will take place as a group so please be prepared and on time. You may not be needed for the entire 2 hours of the audition but please be prepared to stay if needed.

-  Please review the sides posted but be advised that there will be changes made to what is posted.  Please do not bring printed copies to the audition.  Sides with the correct cuts/changes will be made available to you at the audition.

-  As the sides are short, if you have a monologue already prepared that you would like to audition with in addition to the sides, there may be time at the end of the evening to showcase this.  It is completely optional.


Sides for Auditions: Pages 1-4, 9-11, 16-20, and 31 (see linked/attached files at bottom)


Character List and Description:


Rebecca Fitzwilliam..................landlady of Crimson House
Jeeves................................................old butler; totally confused
Shirley..............................................young maid
Fay Strange....................................strange young actress
Anguish Crispie...........................writes mystery plays
Mark Palegrave............................eccentric young man; interested in orchids and bugs
Penny Russell...............................distraught young bride
Delivery Person..........................anyone for pizza?
Hercules Porridge.....................the famous Hoboken detective (well almost)
Leon Russell.................................corpse
Bridget Moriarty.......................doomed visitor
Detective Bobby.........................city police
Officer Mulligan.........................Bobby's partner
Colonel Chutney.........................bizarre neighbor
Student 1........................................aspiring investigative reporter
Student 2........................................another
Student 3........................................another
Nurse Payne.................................Not what the doctor ordered