Auditions Announced for Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logoGreater Hamilton Civic Theatre hosts its 5th annual murder mystery dinner theatre event May 18-19, 2018.
Auditions
Date: 
4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4 and 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5

Location: Creative Center at the Palace, 215 S. Third St., Hamilton (free parking, enter through side door)

Requirements: Please bring a theater resume. A headshot is also highly encouraged. Those auditioning are asked to perform a 60-second comedic monologue. Accents include French, Russian, German, 1940s Gangster, 1940s GumShoe Detective.

More info: Email the director and producer with questions: OliviaTaylorStewart@gmail.comZCPlummer@mercy.com. All selected cast must be GHCT members (forms available at ghctplay.com)..

Show synopsis
A strange accident occurs one night in the 1940s at Chez Mort, and we investigate the circumstances of this shocking event.

Character needs
Jean (or Joan) Paul Truffaut – host and nightclub manager. A Frenchman with a thick accent.. Is sometimes slow to understand what is happening around him.

Mack – Streetwise Stage Manager. Typical 1940’s hard boiled no nonsense guy.

Lady Lelu- glamorous night club singer. Has a bit of a hard shell under her beauty.

“Big Suit” Stu – sharp dressed gangster. Bark is much worse than bite.

Bodyguard (male or female) – Stu’s bodyguard. Speaks with a German/Russian accents. Not necessarily menacing in stature. A person of few words and some of them English.

Sweet Sue- ditsy girlfriend of Stu. Dreams of being as glamorous and popular as Lady Lelu. Unfortunately has no talent.

Chief Inspector Constantine – Police inspector who has been around the block a few times. Slightly unkempt and shabby. Sometimes has an issue keeping his facts and names straight. He has worked so many cases they all are starting to run together.

Smitty: quick-talking news reporter.

About the event
GHCT hosts a fun evening of murder mystery action and tasty food while raising money to keep it thriving. Plan to bring your friends — and your dollars!

The dinner theatre venue has changed for this year. ‘Last Call at Chez Mort” will be performed in the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, 1601 University Blvd. on the Miami University Hamilton campus. Guests will enjoy a full catered dinner. Alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for cash purchase. There will also be raffle baskets..

Directed by Olivia Stewart
Produced by Zach Plummer

Sponsored by Neil and Honi Cohen

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