Theatre Frisco, www.theatrefrisco.com, 972-370-2266
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman – Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Director – Neale Whitmore
Music Director – Shane M. Hurst
Choreographer – Emily McClendon Leekha
Stage Manager – Katie Dedman Radke
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These are not normal times. Theatre Frisco is proceeding very cautiously into producing this show with the health and safety of all involved our top priority. If the quarantine carries into June, the show will be postponed or canceled. Auditions will be video, however, there will be limited callbacks on May 14, county guidelines permitting. All social distancing guidelines will be strictly adhered to.
When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….Winner of Four Tony Awards!
Audition Dates: Video submissions received no later than midnight, May 9th
Callbacks (if needed): Thursday, May 14, 7:00 – 10:00
At the Black Box Theater located in the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034 off Cotton Gin Road east of the Dallas North Tollway.
All roles are open, 5 Men and 6 Women, British accent is required in all characters. Please do not underestimate the ensemble roles. The 6 member ensemble will be all throughout the show, each with multiple characters and featured roles.
Montague “Monty” Navarro – Tenor, Handsome, clever, charismatic, vulnerable and endearing. Discovers he is in line to become the Earl of Highhurst, and intends to kill off the family that stands in his way.
Miss Shingle – Character Alto, Monty’s unexpected visitor.
Sibella Hallward – Soprano, The girl Monty loves.
Phoebe D’Ysquith – Soprano, Monty’s cousin, who Monty also loves
The D’Ysquith Family – A vocally versatile Male to play all 9 characters, both male and female:
Jr., a dandy
*Lord Adlabert D’Ysquith, Eighth Earl of Highhurst
*Reverend Lord Ezekiel D’Ysquith, a clergyman
*Lord Adlabert D’Ysquith, Sr., an elderly banker
*Henry D’Ysquith, a country squire
*Lady Hyacinth D’Ysquith, a benefactress
*Major Lord Bartholomew D’Ysquith, a bodybuilder
*Lady Salome D’Ysquith Pumphrey, an actress
*Chauncey D’Ysquith, a janitor
Ensemble of 6
WOMAN #1: Mourner; Tour Guide; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Pub Owner’s Wife; Mrs. Pebworth; Phoebe’s Maid; 3rd Newsboy; Tailor; Selina Chard (Servant); Flower Girl
WOMAN #2: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Mrs. Hetherington; 4th Newsboy; Tailor; Lady Eugenia D’Qsquith; Flower Girl
WOMAN #3: Mourner; Sibella’s Maid; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Miss Evangeline Barley; Bridesmaid; Miss Hayes; Tailor; Hilda (Servant); Flower Girl
MAN #1: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 2nd Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Tom Copley; Dr. Brownlee; 1st Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 3rd Actor; Ancestral Bust; Walter (Servant); Dr. Pettibone (Medical Examiner); Prison Guard
MAN #2: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 1st Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Owner; Mr. Cross; 2nd Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 1st Actor; Lord Asquith’s Physician; Ancestral Bust; Mr. Waters (Servant); Chief Inspector Pinckney
MAN #3: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Patron; Henry’s Employee; Mr. Goodsall; 2nd Actor; Alfred Gorby (Butler); Lord High Steward (voiceover); Magistrate
Email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org, a video of at least 32 bars of 2 contrasting songs, at least one to be sung in a British accent. Also include a headshot, a resume and a completed audition form. Audition forms are available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v21l174jthyeyaj/AAB54gCGNkkm7CI0XJd-BA9fa?dl=0 or can be requested by email.
July 24 – August 9, Friday and the 1st and 3rd Saturday Nights at 8:00, the 2nd Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 with an additional Saturday matinee at 2:30 on the 3rd Saturday at the Black Box Theatre in the Frisco Discovery Center. Actors will receive a stipend.
Rehearsals begin with a meet and greet on Saturday, May 30 for contracts, etc. After that, rehearsals will typically be Monday through Thursday evenings with a possible Saturday afternoon. July 3rd, 4th & 5th will be off.