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"A Gentleman's Guide to Love And Murder" - Open Call - Alexandria, Virginia

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1602917
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Alexandria, Virginia - 22314
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
10-4-2019
Audition Date
10-27-2019
Expiration Date
10-25-2019
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Washington, DC | Baltimore, MD

Audition Description

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a high-style, British romantic farce set in the Edwardian era. It requires trained actors who have great comic skills and sing beautifully. All roles are similar stylistically to characters in Oscar Wilde plays. There is also an ensemble of six, all of whom play important roles throughout the play; solo singing required by all. British accents are required for all roles, a dialect coach will be provided. All auditionees should prepare 32 bars of music in the style of the show.

Prior to auditions, please be familiar with the original cast recording as it will greatly assist you with this show, especially if you are called back. Audition pianist will be provided. Please choose music that is appropriate to this show. Ladies who sing alto, regrettably, unless you have a solid A5, this show is not for you.

  • Role #1 - D'Ysquith Family

    Must be an experienced, skilled, and transformational comedic actor who has a superb grasp on British farce. Physical comedy and stamina are a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer but must be able to carry a musical comedy without an ounce of hesitation. Plays a full range of characters from the same family, ranging from an off-kilter priest to a closeted bee enthusiast to a lowly custodian (each of them intrinsic English types). Baritone (B2-F4)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 37 - 56
    Expiration Date: Oct 25, 2019
  • Role #2 - Monty Navarro

    Handsome and effortlessly charming, clever and charismatic, vulnerable and endearing, with a highly developed appreciation for life’s ironies. Monty is the engine of the plot; must be able to command attention and draw the audience in. While he is intent on killing off the entire family tree, he must have a winning charm that would garner anybody’s trust. High baritone with a strong top and solid low.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 31 - 46
    Expiration Date: Oct 25, 2019
  • Role #3 - Sibella

    Sexy, flirtatious, narcissistic, willful, calculating, and irresistible. A social climber, yes, but also truly loves Monty, and in the end would do anything to protect him. Tremendous wit and high style. Soprano – Operatic, .
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 27 - 36
    Expiration Date: Oct 25, 2019
  • Role #4 - Phoebe

    Beautiful, virtuous, forthright, romantic, comically earnest, with a backbone of steel. She is not your typical ingénue. Actress must have a sense of irony and humor, in addition to a youthful innocence behind her sophistication. Operatic/ legit (B3-C#/Db6. Coloratura soprano up to a high sustained C# with an optional high Eb. Very flexible and agile, B below middle C on the bottom. Open to performers from a strong legit vocal background.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 21 - 33
    Expiration Date: Oct 25, 2019
  • Role #5 - Miss Shingle

    A Cockney housekeeper/governess who has served a wealthy, titled family for 30 years. She informs Monty that he is indeed a D’ysquith. Confident character voice with a superb ability to draw in the audience through storytelling. While she is forthright, there is a touch of mystery and cunning about her. Excellent vocal technique is not necessary. Should be comfortable with music hall style singing. Soprano A3-A5.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 47 - 66
    Expiration Date: Oct 25, 2019
  • Role #6 - Woman #1

    Tour Guide. As well as PUB Owner's wife, Mrs. Pebworth, 3rd Newsboy.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 47 - 69
    Expiration Date: Oct 25, 2019
  • Role #7 - Woman #2

    Plays Miss Barley, an alluring artist model. Also plays Sibella’s Maid, Hyacinth Colleague, Phoebe’s Maid, Hilda. Covers Sibella and Phoebe.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 24 - 36
    Expiration Date: Oct 25, 2019
  • Role #8 - Woman #3

    Plays Lady Eugenia, an unhappily married countess. Overbearing and mean spirited at times, but comically so. Must be highly adept at the biting quip and the withering glare. Also plays Miss Hetherington, and 4th Newsboy.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 31 - 49
    Expiration Date: Oct 25, 2019
  • Role #9 - Man #1

    Appealing and attractive. Plays TOM COPLEY (aka FARMER), as well as 2nd Clerk, Hyacinth Colleague, 2nd Newsboy, Actor, Ancestral Bust, Dr. Pettibone, and Guard.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 21 - 36
    Expiration Date: Oct 25, 2019
  • Role #10 - Man #2

    A versatile and appealing character man. Plays Detective Pinckey, who has a featured number. Also plays 1st Clerk, Pub Owner, Mr. Cross, 1st Newsboy, 1st Actor, Physician, And 2nd Ancestral Bust.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 31 - 49
    Expiration Date: Oct 25, 2019
  • Role #11 - Man #3

    A character man. Plays The Magistrate, as well as Mr. Goodsall, Actor, And Mr. Gorby. The Magistrate has a featured number with Detective Pinckey.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 24 - 49
    Expiration Date: Oct 25, 2019

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