Audition Notice: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.
Performance Dates: Fri/Sat/Sun from January 14 - February 7, 2017.
CALLBACKS (by invitation only): Saturday, November 5th at 10:00am.
SYNOPSIS: 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 snowbound Westchester estate of a wealthy "angel". The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, and a German maid who is apparently four different people - all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem that ensues when the infamous "Slasher" makes his reapperance and strikes again - and again.
Helsa Wenzel - A maid (20s - 30s) German accent. Plays multiple roles. Helsa appears briefly in her underwear.
Elsa von Grossenkneuten - Middle-aged, attractive. It is her estate where the action takes place. Elsa is working with police to try to solve the "Stage Door Slasher" murders. She is extremely eccentric, and thinks that the idea of chasing after a killer is great fun.
Nikki Crandall - (mid 20s) Young, beautiful dancer, but actually an undercover Naval Intelligence Officer. Must sign and dance.
Marjorie Baverstock - (35 and up) A Broadway producer and potential backer for the show. Has lots of money and acts like it.
Bernice Roth - (late 30s and up) The librettist and Roger's partner. A cross between Betty Comden and Ruth Gordon. Always thirsty, and very emotional. Must be able to pratfall to her knees.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. These are all larger-than-life characters. Please do not read cold. Please use accents when called for.
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