Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig
Emily M. Muller
Michael A. Muller
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Director Mike Muller is seeking the following:
5 Adult Males
5 Adult Females
Ages: 20’s – 70’s+
40’s – 60’s
Famous Belgian detective; a “Big” personality; authoritative, witty, charismatic and slightly pompous; driven to find the answers, good or bad, with a strong moral sense; very aware of his ability and his well- deserved reputation.
30’s – 60’s
A Belgian gentleman of good humor; playful, proud, generous; a predilection for grandeur; a whirlwind of energy; must be an excellent comedian.
30’s – 40’s
One actor will play two roles. Colonel Arbuthnot: Scotsman, also middle aged, handsome, very matter of fact, occasionally tender; must have great comic timing.
Samuel Ratchett: middle-aged American businessman, evil at heart and frightening, brusque, unforgiving, stern demeanor; pushy, and domineering.
40’s – 70’s
An outspoken and flamboyant American from the Midwest; jovial, obnoxious, domineering, deliciously nosy and brash; unapologetic; must be an excellent comedienne. Also sings. Please familiarize yourself with the song “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”.
30’s – 50’s
Brilliantly beautiful, like something out of a fairytale; impeccably put together, with a warmth that wins over everyone she meets; her delicacy belies a steely edge; she is no wilting flower.
20’s – 30’s
An English beauty; a governess, capable yet romantic; a sadness around her eyes and a hardness about her person.
40’s – 70’s
a Russian dowager; very formal, a sweeping, impressive presence; imperial, impatient. Everyone knows when she enters the room. More battle axe than princess.
20’s – 50’s
Tightly wound, edgy and nervous; he seems to always be on the verge of falling apart or coming unwound. Assistant to Samuel Ratchett.
Michel the Conductor
20’s – 50’s
One actor will play two roles. Michel: a good-looking Frenchman, with a quiet, almost grave sense of humor; unfailingly polite.
Marcel: a Turkish waiter, snooty, smooth; must have great comic timing. (Accent is a plus but not a deal breaker.)
20’s – 60’s
Inherently odd, and very devout Swedish woman; a frightened, sheeplike quality; must be an excellent comedienne with an impeccable Swedish accent.
at 7:00 PM
Call backs, if necessary
Wednesday, December 6th
The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm
March 8th through March 24th.
NOTES FOR AUDITIONS:
Character monologues, audition sides, and music for auditions are linked above. Please dress in comfortable clothing for improvisational exercises. For those auditioning for Mrs. Helen Hubbard, please familiarize yourself with the song “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”.