AUDITION NOTICE: "An Audition for a Murder" by Lee Mueller
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"An Audition for a Murder" by Lee Mueller
Directed by: Alana Pate
MURDER MYSTERY / FARCICAL COMEDY
A Theatre group is holding auditions for a Murder Mystery called "Death of A Disco Dancer".
All of the typical actors show up to audition: There is Mia Monahan - the militant method actress, Amber Frost- the ditzy Drama queen, Chad - the energetic actor who never seems to get a part in anything, Alan- the accomplished Theatre Major who works at a fast food place in the mean time. Troy May - the ego-centric actor who always gets a role and his gorgeous assistant Tantanya who holds his imported bottled water and carries his Portfolio. And last but not least, Mrs. Needleman and her precious daughter Julie , fresh from the Little Miss Pumpkin Pageant finals.
The auditions get underway without too many problems, well a few.. Well, all right, you see, the thing is.. the Director Vivian Vinderlou and assistant director Reed Moore have a bit of the problem with "script". The problem is they don't have enough copies for everyone. And the bigger problem is they don't actually have a finished script.
The playwright arrives in the nick of time with a few more copies and a few more finished pages just as one of the actors mysteriously dies. As luck would have it, Jim has brought Inspector Bonnie Brauvera along to the auditions to serve as Technical advisor for the play. Perhaps the investigation into this "mysterious death" will inspire the playwright and help him finish the play. After all, there is a read-through on Monday.
Reed Moore - assistant Director. More or less holds everything together. Not 100 per cent sure what he is doing but manages to fake his way through.
Vivian Vinderlou- Director of the play. Slightly flamboyant in an artistic nature calling everyone darling and would hug everyone. Has a few surviving brain cells and a massive hangover.
Amber- Auditioning actress. Proverbial drama queen who overdoes everything from her wardrobe to her make up.
Mia- Auditioning actress. Intellectual that questions everything whether she wants the answer or not. Probably wears a Che Guerva T-shirt, trench coat and combat boots.
Chad- Auditioning actor. Happy go lucky guy who attends all auditions but seems to freeze on stage and cant project above a whisper when reading from the script. Willing to work props or build sets if he doesn't get cast.
Troy - Auditioning Actor. Attractive male. Is a legend in his own mind. Everyone and everything is below his talent. Problem is he has no talent. Gets a part in every play on reputation only.
Tatanya- Troy's significant female friend. Attractive girl that was caught up in the lure of "Troy-ness". Perceives herself as Troy's girlfriend but is actually his gopher. And only his gopher because she has a car and can drive him to auditions.
Alan- Auditioning Male. Quiet subdued intelligent guy. Holds down numerous jobs. Probably has a degree in theater but works at a Drive though Hamburger chain just to make a living.
Julie- Auditioning actress. Was shuttled to auditions since the day she was born. Won "Little Miss Cute Baby" and "Little Miss Talent Toddler" etc.. etc..
Mrs. Needleman- Julie's mother. The one who shuttled Julie to pageants and talent shows all over the region. Can you say, Over Protective Stage Mother?
Jim Culter- Playwright. Slightly scatter-brained due to his always listening for dialogue or ideas.
Inspector Bravura- Female detective. Came to the auditions at the invitation of the playwright to serve as a technical advisor.
Saturday, April 14, 10am
Monday, April 16, 6pm
In the lobby of Kress Theatre: Alexandria, LA 71301
Select script pages will be printed and available for auditions.
Rehearsals will begin April 17
Show dates: June 7-17, 2018. (Dress rehearsals June 5-6)
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