SHOW DATES: June 22 – September 1, 2018
Directed by Jenni Tronier
Tuesday, March 20 – 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday, March 21 – 6:30pm
LOCATION: Coaster Theatre Playhouse
Please arrive on-time, late arrivals may not be seen unless arrangements have been made. Please contact the theatre at 503-436-0609 if you are unable to make the audition date/time.
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
(1-3 women, 2-4 men)
SHERLOCK HOLMES (man – 20-60’s)
JOHN WATSON (man – 20-60’s)
ACTOR 1 (man or woman – any age) – plays 14 roles including Dr. Mortimer (village doctor), Barrymore (Baskerville Hall butler), Stapleton (local naturalist), Castilian Desk Clerk and many more.
ACTOR 2 (man or woman – any age) – plays 7 roles including Inspector Lestrade, Sir Henry Baskerville (heir to the Baskerville Estate), Sir Charles Baskerville, Sir Hugo Baskerville and many others.
ACTRESS 1 (woman – 20-40’s) – plays 14 roles including Mrs. Hudson, Miss Stapleton (sister to Stapleton), Cartwright (messenger boy), Mrs. Barrymore (housekeeper at the Baskerville Hall) and many more.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS & REHEARSAL INFORMATION
Everyone will read from pre-selected sides from the show. There will also be an improve element at auditions. Arrive prepared to fill out an audition form or download an audition form to fill out and bring with and make sure to bring your schedules and conflicts.
Rehearsals will begin April 9 and be held Monday – Thursday dependent on conflict schedules of the cast. Starting June 3 rehearsals will be held Monday – Friday leading up to tech week which will be held Sunday, 6/17 – Thursday, 6/21