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Announcing upcoming auditions for: 

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

- Book and Lyrics Robert L. Freedman, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Lutvak.

 

Directed by Noel MacDuffie. Music Direction by Benjamin Balatbat. Non-equity.

Auditions are Monday December 4th and Tuesday December 5th at 7 pm with call backs on Wednesday December 6th.

Please prepare a 1 minute comic monologue and 16 bars of a comic musical theater song that best showcases your range. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring clearly marked sheet music in the correct key and do not sing acapella. A solid British accent is a major plus. Please bring a headshot and resume. Callbacks will include dance auditions and reading/singing from the show. 

The Heights Players is located at: 26 Willow Place, bet. State & Joralemon Streets in Brooklyn Heights.

Please submit headshot and resume to schedule an audition slot. Walk ins will be seen as slots become available.

Rehearsals start Monday Dec 11th and will take place in the evenings and on weekends. There will be a break for the holidays. The show runs over three weekends February 2-18.

 

Synopsis:  Monty Navarro discovers, upon the death of his beloved but penniless mother, that he is ninth in line to the Earldom of Highhurst.  Desperately in love with a woman who is determined to marry up (not down), he jumps at the change to outshine his humble upbringing. But upon encountering his relatives and their prejudice, Monty begins to feel that he might be able to move up the line with a little well placed… homicide.

Featuring the entire D’Ysquith family played by one versatile actor and the ever charming Monty doing all he can to get ahead.

Character Breakdown

Please note that people of all races, gender identities, and abilities are encouraged to audition for this production. A solid British accent is a huge plus. We will also be casting Understudies for Lead Roles & Ensemble Swing Roles. 

The D’Ysquith Family: Age 30s to 50s, must be able to play a wide variety of roles — Vocal range B2 (bottom) / F4 (top). This actor plays all nine of the D’Ysquith family. All D’Ysquith family heirs are farces of British high society in the early 20th century. The actor in this role should have strong physical comedy skills and accent abilities that help differentiate the multiple characters. Must have stamina to carry the different characters throughout the show and make quick costume changes.

Monty Navarro: Age 20s to 30s, presents as male — Vocal range top: A2 (bottom) / A4 (top).  Ever the optimist, Monty nevertheless struggles as he seeks to join the D’Ysquith family whilst watching the woman he loves marries another. He perseveres with panache and strong physical comedy skills. 

Sibella Hallward: Age 20s to 30s, presents as female — Vocal range Gb3 (bottom) / D5 (top). The girl Monty loves. Sibella has true affection for Monty but more so for social status. Sibella is smart, funny and stylish, and as far as relationships are concerned, she wants to have her cake and eat it too.

Phoebe D’Ysquith: Age 20s to 30s, presents as female — Vocal range: C4 (bottom) / high sustained C#6 with an optional Eb6 (top). Monty’s cousin. Phoebe was raised high-class with idealistic fantasies of love. She foils Sibella in her interest in love over status and tries to find the true virtue in people. Though she is smart and earnest, she can also be naive. Must be a true soprano with a legit, possibly operatic sound.

Miss Shingle: Age 40s to 60s —Vocal range G3 (bottom) / A5 (top). Monty’s unexpected visitor. Mysterious, Miss Shingle has an obvious sense of justice. She comes to tell Monty the secret of his D’Ysquith lineage with a pivotal song in Act 1 that sets up the story of the show.

Ensemble: various ages, genders and vocal ranges. Ensemble actors play a variety of roles including featured characters with solos and lines. Must be able to portray a variety of characters with a variety of accents.

Woman 1: G3-A5

Woman 2: F#3-A5

Woman 3: G3-C6

Man 1: A2-A4

Man 2: C2-G#4

Man 3: Bb2-Bb4

 

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