Auditions for "Musical Comedy Murders of 1940"
Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts
About the project and the company
RCF announces auditions for John Bishop’s hilarious murder mystery, “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” directed by Cody Tumlin, running Sept 9-25, 2022.
The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher”) assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy “angel.” The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, and a cast of characters who are never who they seem to be–all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous “Slasher” makes his reappearance and strikes again–and again. As the composer, lyricist, actors, and director prepare their performance, and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions. However, and with no thanks to the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate, the mystery is solved in the nick of time and the “Slasher” unmasked–but not before the audience has been treated to a sidesplitting good time and a generous serving of the author’s biting, satiric, and refreshingly irreverent wit.
Location of Audition
The Red Curtain Arts Center is located at 9315 State Ave #J in Marysville, WA. We are in the same shopping center as Goodwill, with our entrance around the back of the building, behind the beauty school.
Auditions will be held July 12 and 13 in an "open audition" format--all actors should plan to arrive by 6:00pm and stay through the evening, ending no later than 10:00pm. The audition will consist of cold readings form the script and some improv activities. No prepared monologues required. Please submit your head shot and resume separately to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the audition date. All roles are available. Red Curtain encourages non-traditional casting in our shows, and promotes color-conscious and gender blind casting, in accordance with our publisher's contract. Age and gender listed below are for the character, and not necessarily the actor playing them.
Character breakdown / Project needs
Elsa von Grossenknuten
Ken De La Maize
Preferred method of submission
July 12 and 13, 2022
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Register online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054BA4AD2FABFA7-musical