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Mainstage Auditions for CLUE and ELF

Mainstage Show

Production:

Mainstage Auditions for CLUE and ELF

Audition Dates:

  • August 14, 20226:30 pm
  • August 15, 20226:30 pm

Location:

Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall
1158 East 12th Street
Erie, PA 16503

Cattle Call Auditions for the Erie Playhouse productions of Clue: On Stage and Elf The Musical will be held on August 14 & 15 at 6:30 pm at the Erie Playhouse Rehearsal Hall at 1158 East 12th Street.

Actors are asked to arrive and to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. The Erie Playhouse practices Color Conscious casting. All ethnicities and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for these events. Perusal scripts are available in the box office for 24 hrs. with a refundable $10 deposit.  Questions? Please contact kate@erieplayhouse.org

 

PLEASE NOTE: All actors who are eligible for vaccinations will be required to be fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible,  for COVID-19 to participate. If you are vaccinated, we will ask to see your card at the time of auditions. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, but plan to be by opening, we will ask you mask until fully vaccinated. Masks will be required at rehearsals if currently recommended by the CDC.

Auditions, rehearsals, and production will follow the Playhouse’s COVID-19 Protocols, which are available for review here.  


CLUE: ON STAGE

Based on the screen play by Jonathan Lynn

Written by Sandy Rustin

Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE

Co-Directed by Courtney Wyatt & Kate Neubert-Lechner

Show Dates – October 14, 15, 21-23, 27-30

Rehearsals Begin – Week of August 22

Audition Requirements – Auditions will consist of reading from the script with other auditionees. Actors do not need to prepare a monologue.

Synopsis: Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

ROLES AVAILABLE:

Please note:  All roles are open to actors of all ethnicities and gender identities.

Wadsworth – Male identifying. A traditional British butler in every sense: uptight, formal and “by the book.” he is the driving force of the play.

Yvette – Female identifying.  A loyal and sexy French maid.

Miss Scarlett – Female identifying.  A dry, sardonic D.C. madam, more interested in secrets than sex.

Mrs. Peacock – Female identifying. The wealthy wife of a senator, A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria.

Mrs. White – Female identifying. A pale, morbid and tragic woman.  Mrs. White may or may not be the murderer of her five ex-husbands.

Colonel Mustard – Male identifying. A puffy, pompous, dense, blowhard of a military man.

Professor Plum – Male identifying. An arrogant academic easily impressed by himself.

Mr. Green – Male identifying. A timid yet officious rule follower. He’s awfully anxious.

Ensemble 1 – (Cook & Telegram Girl Female Identifying):

The Cook – A gruff woman with a threatening presence (Alive and Dead)

Singing Telegram Girl – A tap dancer with a heart of Gold. (Alive and Dead)

Backup Cop – Backup for the Chief in the very final Cop entrance

Ensemble 2 – (characters are male identifying):

  Mr. Body – A slick, Frank Sinatra, film noir-esque type fella. (Alive and Dead)

  The Motorist – A professional driver. (Alive and Dead)

  Chief Of Police – A cop who helps save the day

Ensemble 3 – (Unexpected Cop is male identifying):

  The Unexpected Cop – A regular Joe. (Alive and Dead)

  Backup Cop – Backup for the Chief


ELF THE MUSICAL

Music by Matthew Sklar Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

Book by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan

Based on the motion picture Elf

Directed by Ryan Ingram

Show Dates – December 2, 3, 9-11, 15-18

Rehearsals begin September 25

All adult roles are open to ages 10 and up plus 1 boy age 12.  A few additional children will be cast. Everyone must sing and dance.

Audition requirements – 32 bars of a song preferably with piano sheet music – an accompanist will be provided.  A karaoke CD is acceptable but not preferred.  A short monologue approx. 1 1/2 minutes in length is also required. There will be a movement audition for any people new to the Playhouse.

ROLES AVAILABLE:

Santa Claus – Vocal range: Baritone (Bb2 – E4) Male identifying Age – 40+ Santa Claus has a lot on his plate during the Christmas season, and it is starting to show. He is annoyed with the Elves, tired of lying to Buddy and sad that people seem to be losing their Christmas spirit. He is still the same jolly old St. Nick underneath it all, but the job is getting to him. This is a great role for a character performer who can play an older (and somewhat cranky) man while trying hard to keep his holiday spirit. Must move well.

Buddy – Vocal range: Tenor (Bb2 – A4) Male identifying; Age – 25-35. Buddy is the perfect elf! He’s good-natured, he means well, and he’s happy all the time. There’s only one problem. He’s not an elf, he’s an adult human. This role is perfect for a young man who is an excellent actor and good singer who has the energetic earnestness and comedic timing that Buddy needs. Buddy is preferably taller than the other Elves. This will help differentiate Buddy and adds to the humor of the show. Must have strong movement skills and be able to rollerblade. Tap dancing a plus.

Walter Hobbs – Vocal range: High Baritone (A2 – G4) Male identifying; Age  45-60. Walter Hobbs, Buddy’s real father, is so focused on keeping his job that he is not making time for his family. He can be stern and unemotional at times, but ultimately he learns to recommit to his family. Looking for a great actor with a strong, authoritative presence, but must also show his softer side. Strong movement and Tap dancing is a plus.

Deb – Vocal Range: Alto (C4 – C5) Female identifying, Deb, Walter’s secretary, has the big responsibility of keeping her boss and the whole office happy. She does this by sharing her positive attitude with everyone. This is a plum role for a woman with a pleasant demeanor, yet efficient work ethic, who is a solid actor. Must be a very strong character singer with an excellent belt. Tap dancing is a plus.

Emily Hobbs – Vocal range: Alto (F3 – D5) Female identifying; age 40-50. Emily Hobbs is Walter’s devoted wife who would prefer her husband to spend a little more time at home. She is a problem solver and an excellent mother who is doing everything she can to provide a positive family dynamic. Looking for an excellent actress and singer who effortlessly conveys a sense of maturity and warmth. Must have a strong belt up to a C.

Michael Hobbs – Vocal range: Child Male Alto (F3 – E5) Male identifying; Age 8-12. Michael Hobbs is the smarter-than-average 12-year-old son of Walter and Emily. He quickly befriends his new adult brother, Buddy, and does everything he can to make sure Buddy becomes a permanent part of the family. Looking for a solid young actor and singer with an unchanged voice up to an E. Must move well, Tap dancing is a plus.

Jovie – Vocal range: Alto (G3 – D5) Female identifying, Age  25-30. Jovie works as a store elf at Macys, but don’t be mistaken, she doesn’t quite exude the Christmas spirit. She’s kind of cynical, a bit tough around the edges, and now the target of Buddy’s complete adoration Must have an amazing singing voice with a strong belt up to a D flat and great acting chops. Must have strong movement skills and be able to rollerblade. Tap dancing is a plus.

Mr. Greenway – Vocal Range: Tenor (to A5) Male identifying; Age 50- 60+. Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss with a commanding presence to tackle this acting role.

Chadwick and Matthews – Male identifying, Walter’s right hand men who are desperate to keep their jobs. Will also be part of the ensemble. Strong singing, acting and dancing skills.

Manager – Vocal Range Baritone (to F#4) Male identifying; Age 30+.  A heavy-set manager at Macy’s. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by. Tap dancing is a plus.

The Ensemble – Mrs. Claus, Elves, Charlie, Tiara, Mr. Narwhal, Teenager, Employees, Security Guard 1&2, Customer 1 & 2, Saleswoman, Store Elf 1&2, Fake Santa 1 & 2 & 3, Boy, Mother, Policeman 1 & 2, Sarah, Jim, Vendor, Waitress, Charlotte, Man, Woman. Tap dancing a plus. Elves must be comfortable performing an entire sequence on their knees.