Stage @ The Warner Auditions
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Sunday, August 27 and Monday August 28 beginning at 7 pm.
Auditions will be held at the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education.
Fridays & Saturdays: November 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 8 pm
Sundays: November 12 & 19 at 2pm
The Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
For inquiries please contact:
Stage @ The Warner Artistic Director
ABOUT THE SHOW
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer–in case he or she decides to strike again. (Dramatic Comedy/ 5 women, 5 men)
Director: Keith Paul
Auditions are open to the community. Actors of all ethnicities, abilities and gender identities are encouraged to audition and all roles are available. Additionally, roles may be cast without callbacks.
HOW TO AUDITION
Please prepare at least one monologue or scene from the selected sides for the character(s) for which you are auditioning. Sides are available for download by clicking on the Audition Resources link above.
You may also be asked to stay and read from the script with other auditioners.
While many people are familiar with the various film adaptations, please bring your own interpretation to the characters.
Typically Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-9PM, and Sundays 6-9PM beginning Sept. 5. Mandatory tech week rehearsals are Oct. 29 through Nov. 2.
Mandatory midweek rehearsals are Wednesday Nov. 8 & 15.
Sat. 11/4 8PM
Sun. 11/5 2PM
Fri. 11/10 8PM
Sat. 11/11 8PM
Sun. 11/12 2PM
Fri. 11/17 8PM
Sat. 11/18 8PM
Sun. 11/19 2PM
If you are unable to make all the performances, tech week and midweek rehearsals we will be unable to cast you.
Stage @ The Warner does not offer compensation or housing for performers.
We are seeking a diverse company of actors. Actors of all ethnicities and genders will be equally considered for all roles and are encouraged to audition. All roles are open. Ages listed are “stage ages” so older/younger performers will be considered.
HERCULE POIROT – A short, retired Belgian police officer; always neatly-attired & with a stiff military moustache. Considered by many to be the world’s greatest detective.
MONSIEUR BOUC – A middle-aged Belgian man of good humor; director of Wagon-Lit, the company that owns “the most luxurious train in all the world,” the Orient Express.
MARY DEBENHAM – An English beauty in her late 20’s.
HECTOR MACQUEEN – A nervous American in his 30’s.
MICHEL THE CONDUCTOR/HEAD WAITER – A good-looking Frenchman, (about 40) who doubles as the Turkish Head Waiter.
PRINCESS DRAGOMIROFF – Russian, 70’s, expensively dressed and heavily bewjeweled.
GRETA OHLSSON – Swedish, 30’s, plain. (Companion to the Princess.)
COUNTESS ANDRENYI – Hungarian, 20’s, brilliantly beautiful & dressed to the nines with a warm and winning smile.
HELEN HUBBARD – An outspoken American (from Minnesota) in her 50’s; wealthy, well-dressed with a touch of flamboyance.
COLONEL ARBUTHNOT/SAMUEL RATCHETT – The Colonel is a handsome, matter-of-fact Scotsman in his mid-30’s. Doubles as Ratchett, a middle-aged American businessman with a brusque, unforgiving, threatening demeanor.