Upcoming Auditions

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3 Great Shows • 1 Fun Audition!

• Date & Time: 

          • Monday, December 5, 2022 - 7:00 p.m.

          • Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 7:00 p.m.

• Productions:​

          • “Murdered to Death”  -  Directed by Matthew Bradshaw

              February 4 - 25, 2023

          • “Church Basement Ladies: The Last Potluck”  -  Directed by Mitchel Sommers

              March 4 - April 15, 2023

          • “Church Basement Ladies: Away in the Basement”  -  Directed by Mitchel Sommers

              December 16 - 23, 2023

• Venue: The Barn Dinner Theatre

               120 Stage Coach Trail, Greensboro, NC

• Pay: Yes (rehearsals & performance)

• Affiliation: Non-Union

• Housing: None

• Prepare:

          • Bring 2 copies of your Headshot & Resume.

          • Audition accompanist provided. Please bring sheet music in key to be played. Wi-Fi will be available for non-complicated electronic accompaniment.

          • Auditions will be asked to read from provided scripts.

          • Short dance/movement combination will be taught based on role/show requirement. Bring/Wear clothes and shoes that you can dance in.

No phone calls please • All information is listed here, Box Office does not have any additional information.

MURDERED TO DEATH

Murdered to Death is the first in the ‘Inspector Pratt’ trilogy of spoofs of the Agatha Christie ‘whodunnit’ genre, with a dash of Inspector Clousseau thrown in for good measure. The play, set in the 1930s, takes place in an English manor, slightly worse for ware, with worn out decor and furnishings.  It introduces the inept and bungling Inspector Pratt, who battles against the odds and his own incompetence to solve the murder of the house’s owner. It soon becomes clear that the murderer isn’t finished yet; will the miscreant be unmasked before everyone else has met their doom or will the audience die laughing first?

Mildred– Late fifties. Moderately wealthy owner of Bagshot House.

Dorothy– Mildred’s niece. Late twenties and rather plain but very appealing.

Bunting– The butler. Sixties. Pedantic and rather creepy.

Colonel Charles Craddock– Early sixties. Dresses in tweeds. Confident but over the top bluster.

Margaret Craddock– The long-suffering but acerbic wife of Charles.

Elizabeth Hartley-Trumpington – Mid twenties. Attractive and stunningly dressed. Very high society.

Pierre Marceau– A french art dealer in his early thirties. An exaggerated french accent. 

Joan Maple – A spinster in her sixties. Amateur sleuth. Think of all the Miss Marples you have ever seen and this is Joan Maple.

Constable Thomkins– Young, bright uniformed village policeman, but well aware of Inspector Pratt’s pratness!!!!

Inspector Pratt – Inept, posing and clumsy. Thinks he so clever but we know better.  A master of malapropism, but this is not intentional.

Directors note: Ages listed above are just for reference and may not be strictly adhered to.

CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES: THE LAST POTLUCK

It’s 1979 and the parishioners are celebrating the Centennial of First Cornucopia Lutheran. As the ladies work, memories of the past come to life. Travel back to 1897 and meet Vivian’s grandmother, one of the founding members of the church; see Karin as a newlywed, learning the politics of the kitchen; and be there when Mavis first bursts through the swinging door. It’s 100 years of history in toe-tapping song and dance with a serving of hot dish and egg coffee.

The Pastor (also plays additional roles): Served as Pastor of the church from 1944 -1970, but has been in "the Cities" for the past 9 years. The ladies have a great deal of respect for him and are thrilled to see him again. He is a nice man, if perhaps not a terribly dynamic preacher. He lives a life of service and humility.

Mrs. Elroy Engelson (Karin) (plays 20's-50's): Beverly’s mother. The most fashionable of the ladies and the best cook in the kitchen, she married very young but, over the years, has blossomed into a strong and gracious leader of the church, and of the kitchen.

Beverly Signe Engelson Hauge (plays age 13-35): The mother of four children, she grew up in this kitchen and has a great deal of affection for the women of the basement. Although strong willed, she has a good head on her shoulders.

The Widow Snustad (Vivian) (plays 40’s-70’s but never changes): Her husband died very early in their marriage, and she turned all her attention to the church, and to the kitchen. Clearly the matriarch, she holds tightly to tradition with both hands. The other women get a kick out of her and secretly enjoy watching her squirm when she is challenged.

Mrs. Glimer Gilmerson (Mavis) (plays 30's-60’s): An able-bodied farm wife, Mavis is extremely good-natured and often tries to dispel any tension in the kitchen by changing the subject or telling a joke. She knows the lineage of every family in town, and is always willing to pitch in to fix a tractor, peel a potato, or scrub the lutefisk pot. She believes hard work is good for the soul.

CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES: Away in the Basement

It is 1959 and the day of the Sunday School Christmas Program. As the children rehearse up in the sanctuary, the ladies of the kitchen are finishing up the goody bags and putting final touches on the Nativity pieces. Little do they know what surprises are in store for them as they are called upon, once again, to step in and save the day!

The Pastor – Of indeterminate age. He has been the Pastor at this church for some time. The ladies have a great deal of respect for him and were very fond of his late wife who died 2 years ago. Now the Pastor has begun to show interest in the new parish worker, and some of the ladies are struggling with that. He is a nice man, if perhaps not a terribly dynamic preacher. He lives a life of service and humility.

Mrs. Elroy Engelson (Karin) – In her late 30’s/early 40’s. Karin is Beverly’s mother and is the most fashionable of the ladies and the best cook in the kitchen. She married young and has always strived to be a good wife and mother. Although she appears happy, had she been born in another time her life might have turned out quite different. She understands the hierarchy of the kitchen and graciously allows Vivian to retain some control.

Beverly Signe Engelson – Blond, age 15, she will be confirmed this year and can’t wait to finally be “an adult”. She has grown up in this kitchen and has a great deal of affection for the women of the basement but, typically teenaged, is embarrassed by everything her mom says and does. Although she is strong willed, she has a good head on her shoulders.

The Widow Snustad (Vivian) – Late 50’s/early 60’s. Her husband died very early in their marriage. As the matriarch of the kitchen she barely needs to lift a finger in order for folks to rush to assist her. She holds tightly to tradition with both hands. The other women get a kick out of her and secretly enjoy watching her squirm when she is challenged. As she gets older, however, she is starting to lose control of the kitchen and that bothers her.

Mrs. Gilmer Gilmerson (Mavis) – Late 40’s/early 50’s, she is an able-bodied farm wife. Mavis is extremely good-natured and often tries to dispel any tension in the kitchen by changing the subject or telling a joke. She knows the lineage of every family in town, and is always willing to pitch in and fix someone’s tractor, peel a potato, or scrub the lutefisk pot. She believes hard work is good for the soul.