2022-2023 Season Audition Dates

Upcoming Audition Dates:

Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

Directed by Tyler Smith

Auditions December 5-6, 2022

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

by Joe Tracz, Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki

Auditions April 3-4, 2023

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Arsenic and Old Lace Audition Details

 

Theatre Longview is dying for you to come audition for Joseph Kesselring’s

Arsenic and Old Lace!

 

When: December 5th & 6th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Where: Longview Community Center, 500 E Whaley St.

 

Performances: March 23 - 26, 2023

 

Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. 

 

Audition sides are posted below as links:

Jonathan/Einstein/Martha/Abby

Harper/Abby

Abby/Martha

Brophy/Klein

Mortimer/Abby/Martha

Morty/Elaine

Mortimer/O'Hara

Teddy/Abby

Rooney/O'Hara/Teddy/Mortimer

Teddy/Einstein/Jonathan

Witherspoon/Mortimer/Rooney/Teddy/Abby/Martha

Synopsis:

 

Living in the 1930’s, the Brewster sisters are legendary in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their kindness and generosity to all in need. They are friends to the local cops walking the beat, loving neighbors to the minister next door, and surrogate mothers to their nephews Teddy and Mortimer. But when newly engaged Mortimer discovers one of their “charities” involves poisoning elderly men to save them from living out their days in loneliness, he must find a way to stop their murder spree without turning them over to the police - a task that becomes more and more complicated with the return of his long-lost brother Jonathan, himself a prolific serial killer.

 

Roles available:

 

3 Women, 11 Men, ages 20s-70s. Some actors may play multiple roles. Please note the stated age ranges are flexible. If an actor is able to play the suggested age, they will still be considered for the part.

 

The Women:

Abby Brewster (Late 50s to early 70s) Victorian in style and sensibility. A tireless do-gooder and reliable friend to all in need, she is - between herself and her sister - the more forceful personality, though is also a touch more oblivious.

Martha Brewster (Late 50s to early 70s) High-collared and proper, but kind and affectionate. Equally as sweet and anachronistic as her sister, though perhaps a bit sharper and a little more savvy.

Elaine Harper (Late 20s to early 40s) An attractive girl, daughter of Rev. Dr. Harper, and Mortimer’s fiancée. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister’s daughter. She is a little bit wily, sassy, and absolutely sharp.

The Men:

Mortimer Brewster (Late 20s to early 50s) A very likable, Mortimer is a drama critic who is in love with, & engaged to Elaine Harper. A good-hearted cynic who is about to have his world turned upside down. PHYSICAL ROLE.

Teddy Brewster (Late 20s to early 50s) A kindhearted man who believes that he is the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. Extreme dedication and energy is necessary while charging up a flight of stairs and screaming “CHARGE!” PHYSICAL ROLE.

Jonathan Brewster (Late 20s to early 50s) Jonathan is a psychopath who has numerous murders to his credit and no scruples whatsoever. He is creepy. Jonathan is a killer that loves his business and he’s got an unbelievably short temper. * Some PHYSICAL work.

Dr. Einstein (Late 20s to Late 50s) A German plastic surgeon with a heart of gold. Dr. Einstein is mousey and submissive to Jonathan - like Igor to Dr. Frankenstein. With somewhat of a ratty appearance, his face wears the benevolent smirk of a man who lives in a pleasant haze of alcohol. 

The Reverend Dr. Harper (Early 50s to Early 70s) (Cameo) Elaine’s Father. A doctor of divinity, and the minister to the church next door to the Brewster house. Should display a sense of polish, refinement, and mild mannered sensitivity towards others. 

Officer Brophy (Late 20s to late 40s) (Cameo) The first police officer we meet in the show, Brophy is a thoroughly likable sort of fellow. Some PHYSICAL work.

Officer Klein (Late 20s to late 40s) (Cameo) A flatfoot Brooklyn officer who makes his rounds with Officer Brophy collecting Christmas toys.

Officer O’Hara (any age) (Cameo) An officer who doesn’t really want to be an officer. He wants to write plays and is eager to tell the renowned critic Mortimer about his plot. He’s not very good at reading the room or knowing when now is not a good time.

Mr. Gibbs (Late 50s to early 80s) (Cameo) An elderly gentleman who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters; and nearly falls victim to the sisters “charity”. He is a little gruff, but he warms up fairly quickly upon being offered a treat he hasn’t had since he was a child.

Lieutenant Rooney (50s) (Cameo) The man in charge at the local police precinct. He has very little patience for blunder and mistakes, and needs to run a pretty tight ship. He is loud, decisive, and clearly in-charge of every situation in which he finds himself.

Mr. Witherspoon (50-60s years old or able to Play age) (Cameo) The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium. Very mild mannered and kind. 

Auditioners are asked to bring a headshot and resume if available. 

GENERAL AUDITION INFO

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Participation in auditions does not guarantee a role in the production.

All actors are required to be at load-in, strike, and every rehearsal unless conflicts are noted on their audition forms.

Auditions are closed--only those auditioning are permitted in the audition room.