Auditions: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions plus some helpful documents: