Auditions

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of our audiences, actors, crew and volunteers, we are currently only auditioning/casting individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please bring proof of vaccination to your audition. 

We are committed to building diversity and inclusion onstage and throughout our organization. Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities are highly encouraged to audition.


By Sandy Rustin, Hunter Foster & Eric Price
Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Directed by Ian Galligan

AUDITIONS: Monday, May 16 (just added!), Tuesday, May 17 & Wednesday, May 18 from 6:30-9:30pm (Sign up required!)
PERFORMANCE DATES: July 29–August 13, 2022
REHEARSALS: Begin in early-mid June.
LOCATION: Almira Stephan Memorial Playhouse, 59 West Main St., Meriden

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT!
Walk-ins will only be seen if time permits.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Based on the iconic cult film, 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 the 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. Featuring all your favorite jokes and one-liners from the movie, CLUE is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches!

WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue (memorized, please). You may also be asked to read sides from the script. Please bring your resume and headshot (or recent photo), as well as proof of vaccination.

FROM THE DIRECTOR: A familiarity with the 1985 film is encouraged. While we are not looking to create a carbon copy of it, or of the iconic performances it features – our goal is to honor and pay homage to it as much as possible. The script can be read HERE.

For the safety of our audiences, actors, crew and volunteers, we are currently only auditioning/casting individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please bring proof of vaccination to your audition. Masks are required at auditions, except when you are reading.

Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions!

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Important Note: ALL roles require STRONG physical comedy skills.

LEADING ENSEMBLE: These characters appear in the majority of scenes and will be called to the majority of rehearsals.
– WADSWORTH – 25-49 – A traditional British butler in every sense; uptight, formal and “by the book”. He is the driving force in the play. (Must be able to do a Standard British accent or RP and a Standard American accent.)
– MISS SCARLET – 25–45 – A dry, sardonic D.C. madam, more interested in secrets than sex.
– MRS. PEACOCK – 49–69 – The wealthy wife of a senator. A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria.
– MRS. WHITE – 35–59 – A morbid, and tragic woman. Mrs. White may or may not be the murderer of her five ex-husbands.
– COLONEL MUSTARD – 35–69 – A puffy, pompous, dense, blowhard of a military man.
– PROFESSOR PLUM – 35–55 – An arrogant academic, easily impressed by himself.
– MR. GREEN – 25–45 – A timid yet officious rule follower. He’s awfully anxious.

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS: The following roles vary in size and will NOT be called to every rehearsal.
– YVETTE – 20–35 – A loyal and sexy French maid with her own secret aspirations. Must be comfortable wearing a skimpy French maid outfit on stage. Speaks with a French accent.
– ENSEMBLE MAN 1 – 25–55 – Plays the following roles: MR. BODDY: a slick, Frank Sinatra, film noir-esque type fella. (Alive and Dead.), THE MOTORIST: a benign gentleman who rings the wrong doorbell. (Alive and Dead.), and CHIEF OF POLICE: a cop who helps to save the day.
– ENSEMBLE MAN 2 – 25–55 – Plays the following roles: THE “BROKEN DOWN CAR” COP: a regular Joe. (Alive and Dead.), BACKUP COP: backup for the chief., AUXILIARY MUSTARD: the back of Colonel Mustard during a scene of theatrical trickery.
– ENSEMBLE WOMAN – 25–55 – Plays the following roles: THE COOK: a gruff woman with a sinister presence. (Alive and Dead.), SINGING TELEGRAM GIRL: a tap dancer with a heart of gold. (Alive and Dead.), AUXILIARY SCARLET: the back of Miss Scarlet during a scene of theatrical trickery.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT!
Walk-ins will only be seen if time permits.