The Walpole Footlighters will hold auditions for the musical Something's Afoot, Music and Lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos, and Robert Gerlach, Additional Music by Ed Linderman on Sunday, February 10 at 7:30 PM and Monday, February 11 at 7:30 PM. Callbacks, if needed, will be held on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 PM. Auditions will be held at the Footlighters Playhouse, 2 Scout Road, East Walpole, MA. Something’s Afoot will be directed by Marianne Phinney, with Music Director Dave Coccia and Choreography Lisa Kelleher.
Something’s Afoot is a zany, entertaining musical that takes a satirical poke at Agatha Christie mysteries and musical styles of the English music hall of the '30s. Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm. One by one they're picked off by fiendishly clever devices. As the bodies pile up in the library, the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit.
Auditioners are asked to please prepare 16 bars of one musical number. If you are auditioning for Hope or Geoffrey, a ballad or a love song is suitable. For the other characters, an up-tempo number, especially one similar to British music hall, is appropriate. Please bring sheet music. There will be piano accompaniment. Dialogue auditions will involve reading from the script. During dance auditions, the choreographer will go over a few simple steps. Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to move.
Please arrive before 7:30 if possible and be prepared to stay for the entire audition.
LETTIE - the saucy maid. Age 21-30. Mezzo soprano.
FLINT - the caretaker. Age 40-60. Tenor.
CLIVE - the butler. Age 30-50. Baritone.
HOPE LANGDON - the ingénue. Early 20s. Soprano.
DR. GRAYBURN - the family doctor. Age 40-60. Baritone.
NIGEL RANCOUR - the dissolute nephew. Age 21-35. Tenor.
LADY GRACE MANLEY-PROWE - the grande-dame. Age 40-65. Mezzo soprano.
COL. GILLWEATHER - the old army man. Age 45-65. Baritone.
MISS TWEED - the tweedy, elderly amateur detective. Age 40-60. Mezzo soprano.
GEOFFREY - the juvenile. Early 20s. Tenor.
Ages are approximate stage appearance. The ability to handle the role is more important than the age.
Flint and Lettie will require a Cockney accent. The rest of the characters require Standard British. Although accents are not required for auditions, an attempt is always welcome.
Please bring a headshot and resume, if possible, and please download and complete our audition form or come prepared to fill out the form before the audition starts, including scheduling conflicts.
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The Walpole Footlighters Playhouse is located at 2 Scout Road, East Walpole, MA, 508-668-8446. For inquiries concerning auditions, contact the Member at Large at
Call 508-668-8446 for general information and to be put on our mailing list. For more information, email us at email@example.com. You can download our Audition Form and bring it with you to auditions.
Auditions for all Footlighters shows are open to everyone. Most auditions consist of readings from the script. A prepared song is required for musical auditions. Details are usually posted a few weeks before the scheduled audition dates.
Footlighters auditions are typically held at 7:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. at the theater at 2 Scout Road. No appointment is necessary. Audition notices will be posted here regularly as well as in the Walpole Times, the Hometown Weekly, the Patriot Ledger, and Stage Source.