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The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Auditions

When

Auditions
June 16, 2018 (Saturday) at 11:00am
 

Where

Bergen County Players
298 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649

Roles
STILL SEEKING---
  • Deirdre Peregrine/Rosa Bud: The not-so-innocent ingénue of the Music Hall Royale, Deirdre portrays the love interest of Drood, the young, beautiful and apparently fragile Rosa Bud. She is betrothed to Edwin Drood, the only man who isn’t in love with her. A suspect in his murder. 16-late 20ish. True soprano (A3 – B5), with a high B natural that can’t be avoided.
  • Nick or Nicole Cricker, Jr./Deputy: Boy or girl, any age younger than Cricker, Sr. As the Deputy, lowest in the pecking order, and very funny. Any voice range – ensemble singer.
  • Company Members: Takers of small parts in Drood, but along with other non-suspects, these will be important characters throughout, taking much of the responsibility for making the audience participation work, and working individually with sections of the audience. In addition, these characters are vital in creating the atmosphere of the touring theatre company. Lots of scope for creation of individual characters.

Looking specifically for a FEMALE DANCER and a MALE ENSEMBLE MEMBER

Questions? Contact the Director, Steve Bell, at bcpsteve@aol.com.

 



Rehearsals begin the week of June 18
Performances: September 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, October 5, 6 at 8:00pm
September 9, 16, 23, 30 at 2:00pm

About the Play
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, by: Rupert Holmes, is a murder mystery musical where the audience chooses the ending. Winner of the 1986 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score. The story of the show is based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name, as performed by an 1890s London theatre company, the Music Hall Royale.

This production is at its heart a melodrama, with lots of audience participation and egging on by the acting company.

Guidelines for the Audition
Prepare a song that showcases your range and ability as a singer. You may sing from the score, or you may choose something from another Broadway show, Gilbert and Sullivan, or other era-appropriate sources. Pop songs are discouraged as they are not in the style of this production. Bring clearly marked sheet music in the correct key for the pianist.

Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. Everyone is required to dance in this production. You will be taught a dance combination at the audition.

Bring your best British accent! Variations like Cockney, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, are certainly welcome. Sides for cold readings will be provided.

The actors in this production play two parts: their actor-self as a member of the Music Hall Royale, and the part they play in the Music Hall’s production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In the descriptions below, the acting company member is listed first, with the Drood role second.

All characters have British accents.

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