Monday, December 4th at 7pm
Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, December 6th
You do not need to attend both nights of auditions.
Starting Monday Dec. 11th–Thursday Feb. 1st
Sunday-Thursday, Sundays and weekday evenings.
Feb. 2nd-18th: Fri. & Sat. 8pm & Sundays 2pm
Please prepare a 1 minute comic monologue and 16 bars of a comic musical theater song that best showcases your range. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring clearly marked sheet music in the correct key and do not sing acapella. A solid British accent is a major plus. Please bring a headshot and resume. Callbacks will include dance auditions and reading/singing from the show. All roles are open to actors regardless of race or gender identity.
Please note that The Heights Players is a non-profit theater and this is a non-equity production. All cast and crew volunteer their time and talent. The Heights Players is a membership organization, there is no pay or stipend for any role or position.
There is a $20 membership fee, if cast.
A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder
Book and Lyrics Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Lutvak
Directed by Noel MacDuffie
Music Direction by Benjamin Balatbat
Synopsis: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a comic romp filled with unforgettable music and non-stop laughs. Monty Navarro discovers, upon the death of his mother, that he is ninth in line to the Earldom of Highhurst. Desperately in love with a woman who is determined to marry up (not down), he jumps at the change to outshine his humble upbringing. But upon encountering his relatives and their prejudice, Monty begins to feel that he might be able to move up the line with a little well placed… homicide.
Featuring the entire D’Ysquith family played by one versatile actor and the ever charming Monty doing all he can to get ahead, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder was the most-nominated show of Broadway’s 2014 season and won four Tony Awards.
Please note that people of all races, gender identities, and abilities are encouraged to audition for this inclusive and collaborative production. A solid British accent is a huge plus. We will also be casting Understudies for Lead Roles & Ensemble Swing Roles.
The D’Ysquith Family: Age 30s to 50s, must be able to play a wide variety of roles — Vocal range B2 (bottom) / F4 (top). This actor plays all nine of the D’Ysquith family. All D’Ysquith family heirs are farces of British high society in the early 20th century. The actor in this role should have strong physical comedy skills and accent abilities that help differentiate the multiple characters. Must have stamina to carry the different characters throughout the show and make quick costume changes.
Monty Navarro: Age 20s to 30s, presents as male — Vocal range top: A2 (bottom) / A4 (top). Ever the optimist, Monty nevertheless struggles as he seeks to join the D’Ysquith family whilst watching the woman he loves marries another. He perseveres with panache and strong physical comedy skills.
Sibella Hallward: Age 20s to 30s, presents as female — Vocal range Gb3 (bottom) / D5 (top). The girl Monty loves. Sibella has true affection for Monty but more so for social status. Sibella is smart, funny and stylish, and as far as relationships are concerned, she wants to have her cake and eat it too.
Phoebe D’Ysquith: Age 20s to 30s, presents as female — Vocal range: C4 (bottom) / high sustained C#6 with an optional Eb6 (top). Monty’s cousin. Phoebe was raised high-class with idealistic fantasies of love. She foils Sibella in her interest in love over status and tries to find the true virtue in people. Though she is smart and earnest, she can also be naive. Must be a true soprano with a legit, possibly operatic sound.
Miss Shingle: Age 40s to 60s —Vocal range G3 (bottom) / A5 (top). Monty’s unexpected visitor. Mysterious, Miss Shingle has an obvious sense of justice. She comes to tell Monty the secret of his D’Ysquith lineage with a pivotal song in Act 1 that sets up the story of the show.
Ensemble: various ages, genders and vocal ranges. Ensemble actors play a variety of roles including featured characters with solos and lines. Must be able to portray a variety of characters with a variety of accents.
Woman 1: G3-A5
Woman 2: F#3-A5
Woman 3: G3-C6
Man 1: A2-A4
Man 2: C2-G#4
Man 3: Bb2-Bb4