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Kentwood Players
announces auditions for
Something’s Afoot

Auditions for Something’s Afoot
on Saturday, September 12
and Sunday, September 13, 2015
at the Westchester Playhouse.

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the murder mystery musical spoof Something’s Afoot on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 1:00-4:00pm and on Sunday, September 13 from 6:00-9:00pm. Callbacks, if needed, will be Monday, September 14 at 7:00pm.

This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Catherine Rahm and produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete by special arrangement with Samuel French. Performance dates are November 13 to December 19, 2015 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

Something’s Afoot is a murder mystery musical that spoofs detective stories, most particularly Agatha Christie’s, And Then There Were None (a.k.a. Ten Little Indians). The book, music, and lyrics were written by James McDonald, David Vos, and Robert Gerlach, with additional music by Ed Linderman. The play involves a group of standard British mystery characters (the Cockney servants, the brash retired military man, the imperious dowager, the snoopy spinster, the ne’er-do-well nephew, the ingénue couple) who are invited to the lake estate of Lord Dudley Rancour. When the wealthy lord is found dead, it's a comical race against the clock and some outrageous booby traps to find out whodunit.

Character Breakdown

All roles are singing and auditioners should prepare 32 bars of any standard musical theatre song. An accompanist will be available. Everyone should be prepared to learn a short dance routine and to read from sides. Please note the appropriate accents for each character. Roles are as follows:

Clive, the proper butler
Age range 35+, baritone, standard British
Flint, the randy handyman
Age range 25+, tenor, Cockney
Colonel Gillweather, the military man
Age range 45+, baritone, standard British
Nigel, the ne’er-do-well nephew
Age range 40+, tenor to A, standard British
Geoffrey, the handsome college letterman
Age range 20-25, baritone/tenor, standard British
Lettie, the saucy housemaid
Age range 25+, mezzo, Cockney
Doctor Grayburn, the slightly dim family doctor
Age range 45+, mezzo, standard British
Lady Grace, the desperate aristocrat
Age range 40+, mezzo, standard British
Miss Tweed, the spinster sleuth
Age range 40+, mezzo, standard British
Hope, the sweet ingénue
Age range 20, soprano, standard British

Those auditioning should allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork. Please bring a current headshot and resume with you as well as your calendar. A rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts. If you have any questions, please email somethingsafoot@kentwoodplayers.org.

To meet the Something’s Afoot production team and learn more about Kentwood Players, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.
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