San Leandro Players is back
LIVE! and we’re excited to announce auditions for our fall production of the delightful murder mystery/farce/thriller, Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot: Or Holmes for the Holidays.
This is a full live production! Non-AEA, no pay; all ethnicities encouraged All rehearsals and performances will observe Alameda County and City of San Leandro COVID safety protocols. Auditions: September 1, 2021, 7-9pm (and possibly September 2, if necessary).
No appointment necessary--if interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with resume and preferred role(s).
Auditions will consist of reading sides from the script.
Callbacks: September 7, 7-9pm if necessary Rehearsals: First read September 10 or September 11 daytime (TBD) Rehearsals run from September 13-October 22 (Monday through Thursday 7-9pm) Run Dates: October 23-November 21, Saturdays 8pm; Sundays 2pm;
It is December 1936, and (real life) 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 home for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated fun-palace of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous, not to mention hilarious. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim succumbs.
The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays. In other words, this is a damn fun show! The open parts are 3m, 4f (Inspector is pre-cast).
These are ALL great character parts, no walk-ons or minor roles here! Stage combat experience is a plus.
William Gillette / Sherlock (plays late 30s – 50s): Male. A dynamic and charming stage actor (based on a real person). Has made a fortune from his stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, whom he also plays. A dashing leading man and ardent lover of all that the glorious game of life has to offer.
Felix Geisel / Moriarty (plays 30s-45):Felix is a true theatrical who has given his life to the stage. Felix is Gillette’s best friend and occasional sidekick. Married to Madge. Actor should be able to drag a “dead” woman by himself.
Simon Bright / Zerlinksy (plays 20s-30s): 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. Ability to play an instrument is a plus as ukulele is noted in script, but NOT required. A witty jokester who finds humor in nearly everything.
Martha Gillette (plays 60+): Gillette’s dotty mother, elegant though a bit foggy, Martha never shies away from a fight. She lives a lavish and glamorous lifestyle; but lacks the class and subtlety normally associated therewith.
Madge Geisel / Marian (plays 30s-40s): Wry and outspoken, Madge, like her husband Felix, is a lifelong theatrical. A witty and energetic character actress. She has an edge to her, and a sharp tongue, but her affection is genuine.
Aggie Wheeler / Alice (plays 20s-30s): Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Aggie is the ingénue of the company. Good-natured and kind. Recently married to Simon, they make a charming and wonderful couple. A genuine and sensitive young actress who is often swept away by the goings on around her. This character has dark side. In the show, she is “choked” by a male.
Daria Chase (plays 30s-50s): Glamorous & self-absorbed, 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. Very self-confident and aware of her own power and charm. Must be willing to be dragged around stage a lot by others. Daria must scream multiple times