Auditions for the Musical Comedy Murder of 1940 at Chickasaw Civic Theater will be on Wednesday and Thursday, January 9-10, at 6:30pm. No preparation is necessary.
It is a play about theatre, musical theatre. Yet, it is NOT a musical. This comedic romp pokes fun at various musicals through a murder mystery. Producers, writers, actors, dancers, and so on assemble for an audition at a wealthy backer’s house. When the bodies begin to pile and the labyrinthine house, replete with secret passageways drive everyone batty, the guests seek to unmask the “Stage-Door Slasher” before they are the next victim.
Helsa Wenzel (Female — Age flexible): The German maid of the estate.
Elsa Von Grossenknueten (Female – Middle Aged): The eccentric owner of the mansion and the financial backer of the musical.
Michael Kelly (Male – Age Flexible): A tough, burly undercover cop.
Patrick O’Reilly (Male – 30s-50s): Large and sinister. The actor will need to do three accents: Irish, Bronx New York, and German.
Ken De La Maize (Male – Middle Aged): A name-dropping, stereotypical movie and stage director.
Nikki Crandall (Female – 20s): A sharp chorus girl who is secretly an undercover ensign in the Navy.
Eddie McCuen (Male – 20s-30s): Young and energetic; an out of work comedian
Marjorie Baverstock (Female – 30s-60s): A Broadway producer full of flattery.
Roger Hopewell (Male – 30s-50s): A snide, angry composer
Bernice Roth (Female 30s-50s): An odd and emotional lyricist.