Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 8:00pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 2:00pm
Friday, December 15, 2017 | 8:00pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 8:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 | 2:00pm
Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:00pm (by appointment)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:00pm (by appointment)
All roles are open to audition. We are seeking 3 men and 5 women for this production. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script (reading copies are available from the production office).
Rehearsals will be held three nights per week on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-10:00pm beginning Tuesday, October 10th.
Tech week rehearsals will be Monday through Friday, December 4-8, 2017. There will be an evening rehearsal on Sunday, December 3rd but it may or may not be on set because of other scheduling conflicts in the studio theatre. The pickup rehearsal will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
If you are unable to make the mandatory tech week rehearsals and/or pickup rehearsal, we will be unable to cast you in this production.
The Warner Stage Company is a regional community theatre company and does not offer compensation or housing for performers.
CALLBACKS: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:00pm (if needed)
AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.
CHARACTER LIST (ALL ROLES ARE OPEN)
MADGE GIESEL - wry and outspoken (think Rosalind Russell), Madge, like her husband Felix, is a lifelong theatrical. Is game for anything, but back her into a corner and she will come out swinging. Must have great comic chops. Character age range: 40-50
SIMON BRIGHT - the 'mangenue' of the company, Simon is an enthusiastic young man, eager to please and find success. A bit of a naïf, Simon can occasionally be overly sensitive. Recently married to Aggie, they make a charming and wonderful couple. Character age range: 20-30
DARIA CHASE - glamorous and gorgeous, Daria is the theatre critic we all love to hate. Biting, bitchy, and utterly charming, you can’t help but like Daria, despite the terrible things she says and writes. A wonderful sense of humor goes a long way towards endearing Daria to the audience. The actress must have wonderful comic timing and be a skilled physical comedian. Character age range: 30-50
INSPECTOR HARRIET GORING - English and eccentric, completely one of a kind. By turns, witty and incisive, suddenly lost and dim, she is disarming in her inability to be defined. Always off the mark, and yet never far from the truth, somehow she always gets her man. Wonderful opportunity for a character actress; must have great comic chops. Character age range: 40-60
AGGIE WHEELER - bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Aggie is the ingénue of the company. Good-natured and kind, Aggie has had tragedy in her past, though she seems to have dealt with it well, and even moved on. Recently married to Simon, they make a charming and wonderful couple. Actress needs to have a dark side. Character age range: 20-30
MARTHA GILLETTE - Gillette’s dotty mother, elegant though a bit foggy, Martha never shies away from a fight. Always willing to lob a criticism when necessary, all the same, Martha is loyal to Gillette and his gang of theatrical misfits. Must have great comic chops. Character age range: 60-79
WILLIAM GILLETTE - a dynamic and charming stage actor (based on a real man). Has made a fortune from his stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, whom he also plays. Recently shot in the arm in a bizarre incident, Gillette is determined to bring his Sherlockian skills to bear on solving the case. Must have great comic chops. Character age range: 35-50
FELIX GEISEL - the company’s character actor, Felix is histrionic and arch. A true theatrical that has given his life to the stage, Felix is Gillette’s best friend and occasional sidekick. Married to Madge. Actor must have great comic chops and be physically strong. Character age range: 40-50