Auditions – A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER – Virginia Rep Signature Season

By | May 5, 2019

–A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER—
(MUSICAL) Virginia Rep Signature Season
Music by Steven Lutvak, Lyrics by Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman
Book by Robert L. Freedman
Directed and Choreographed by Kikau Alvaro

SYNOPSIS: 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….

Rehearsals begin week of: August 26, 2019
Preview dates: September 25-26, 2019
Performance run: September 27-October 20, 2019


SEEKING:

THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY (30-50) Asquith, Lord Adlabert, Reverend Lord Ezekiel, Henry, Lady Hyacinth, Major Lord Bartholomew, Lady Solome, Chauncey 
(this role has been cast, but seeking understudy) 

MONTY NAVARRO (20-35) Discovers he is in line to become the Earl of Highhurst 
(this role has been cast, but seeking understudy) 

PHOEBE D’YSQUITH (20-35, female) Monty\’s cousin. 

SIBELLA HOWARD (20-35, female)The girl Monty loves.

MARIETTA SHINGLE (40-60, female) Monty\’s unexpected visitor.

WOMAN #1 (30-50, female) 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 (30-40, female) Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Mrs. Hetherington; 4th Newsboy; Tailor; Lady Eugenia D\’Ysquith; Flower Girl

WOMAN #3 (20-30, female) Mourner; Sibella\’s Maid; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Miss Evangeline Barley; Bridesmaid; Miss Hayes; Tailor; Hilda (Servant); Flower Girl

MAN #1 (20-30, male) 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 (30-40, male) 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 (40-60, male) Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Patron; Henry\’s Employee; Mr. Goodsall; 2nd Actor; Alfred Gorby (Butler); Lord High Steward (voiceover); Magistrate

Union and Non-Union. All performers paid. 
Virginia Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Performers of all ethnicities, races, gender identities,and (dis)abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.

AUDITION DETAILS
DATES: Sunday, May 19, 2019
TIME FRAME: 5:00-11:00 PM
LOCATION: Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn
1601 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond VA 23230

WHAT TO PREPARE
16-32 bars(1 minute or less) of “legit” musical theatre or english operetta repertoire (e.g.Gilbert and Sullivan, Victor Herbert). Comedic is preferred.
Please be sure to bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided.

To request an appointment:
Please email casting@virginiarep.org 
Include GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE – Audition Request in the subject line.
The body of your email should include the following:
your full name 
headshot
resume
Incomplete audition requests will NOT be processed
NOTE: Once your audition request has been processed, you will receive a Confirmation Email that contains further details regarding your audition, including your audition appointment time.

CALLBACKS
Callbacks will be held Monday, May 20, 2019. You will be contacted via email to attend the callbacks. No phone calls, please.

Please direct all questions to casting@virginiarep.org. No phone calls, please.

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