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Auditions: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

05/23/2019


Raleigh Little Theatre is seeking actors for all roles for the musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak. Auditions are June 17 & 18 with callbacks on June 22. The show will be directed by Patrick Torres.

Important dates

Auditions: Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 PM. Registration from 6:30 PM. In the Sutton Theatre. You only need to attend one of these dates. Please register on our Signup Genius page.

Callbacks: Saturday, June 22, 1PM to 5PM in the Sutton Theatre

Rehearsals: Begin Tuesday, June 25

Tech rehearsals: August 10 – August 13

Preview Performances: August 14 and August 15

Performances: Opens August 16 and runs through September 1 with a possible extension through September 8

For any questions or accessibility accommodations, please contact Patrick Torres at patrick@nullraleighlittletheatre.org or 919-821-4579 ext. 222.

About the show

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….

About the roles

We encourage actors with disabilities, actors of all ethnicities, and actors of all gender identities to audition.

All roles are singing roles.

Montague “Monty” Navarro — 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 — Monty’s unexpected visitor.

Sibella Hallward — The girl Monty loves.

Phoebe D’Ysquith — Monty’s cousin.

The D’Ysquith family (Note: These roles all played by one actor):

  • Asquith D’Ysquith, 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

About the production team

  • Director: Patrick Torres
  • Music Director: Mark L. Hopper
  • Stage Manager:TBD
  • Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell
  • Set Design: TBD
  • Lighting Design: TBD
  • Choreographer: Nany Rich

About the auditions

Auditions: Please prepare 16 bars of an audition song from a musical (no rock or pop) that showcases your voice, and bring the sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

To register for an audition slot, please use our Signup Genius page.

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions plus some helpful documents:

  • RLT audition form — Please fill out
  • Conflict calendar — please list every weeknight or weekend day that you have a conflict.  We will not cast an actor with more than 4 conflicts throughout the rehearsal period, and absolutely no conflicts after Thursday August 1.