Friday, November 29, 2019

An audition for "An Audition For A Murder" at Isla Grand Beach Resort

On Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. and Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10 A.M., El Paseo Arts Foundation’s Players Troupe will hold auditions for two plays:  An Audition for a Murder and Love, Sex and the IRS.

An Audition for a Murder by Lee Mueller is El Paseo’s annual comedy-mystery play:  an evening of escapist fun with a play that invites audience members to play detective and win a prize.  The plot of the play is about a theatre group that is holding auditions for a murder mystery called “Death of a Disco Dancer.”

All of the typical actors show up to audition.  There is Mia Monahan, the militant method actress; Amber Frost, the ditzy Drama queen; Chad, the eager actor; and Alan, the struggling theatre major.  Troy May, an egocentric actor, arrives with his gorgeous assistant Tantanya.  And last but not least, Mrs. Needleman arrives with her precious daughter Julie.  The director, Vivian Vinderlou, and the assistant director, Reed Moore, don’t have enough copies of the script for everyone and they don’t actually have a finished script, but Jim Culter, the playwright, arrives in the nick of time with a few more finished pages and more copies:  Just then, one of the actors mysteriously DIES.  Luckily, the writer brought a police inspector along as technical advisor for the production so he is on the scene to investigate the crime.

There are twelve roles to be cast for this show:  five males and seven females, ranging in age from ten to fifty plus years old.  The performances for An Audition For A Murder are scheduled for January 20, 21, and 22, 2020, at the Isla Grand Beach Resort, and rehearsals for this play will begin on Monday, December 9, 2019.

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