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Auditions for A Gentleman's Guide To Love & Murder


Monday, December 4th at 7pm-10pm

Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm-10pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, December 6th

You do not need to attend both nights of auditions.

Rehearsal Dates*
Starting Monday Dec
. 11th–Thursday Dec. 3rd
Sunday-Thursday, Sundays 6-9pm
and w
eekday evenings 7-10pm.
*you will not be called to every rehearsal. Occasional 

Performance Dates
Feb. 2nd-18th: Fri. & Sat. 8pm & Sundays 2pm

Audition Requirements:

Please bring a headshot and resume. Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song that best fits and showcases your range. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring clearly marked sheet music in the correct key and do not sing acapella. Dance auditions will be held at callbacks. Please bring character shoes if you have them, or something you can dance in. All roles are open to actors of all ages, gender identities, race.​ 

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.

The Heights Players is located at:
26 Willow Place, bet. State & 
Joralemon Streets
in Brooklyn Heights. 

Click For Directions to the John Bourne Theater

A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder

Book and Lyrics Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Lutvak
Directed by Noel MacDuffie

Synopsis: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a comically homicidal romp filled with unforgettable music, non-stop laughs and a scene-stealing role for one actor playing all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder was the most-nominated show of Broadway’s 2014 season and won four Tony Awards.

The novel was also the source for the 1949 British film Kind Hearts and Coronets, with which it shares the conceit of casting one actor as an entire family; however, after a lengthy legal battle, the infringement claim from the film's copyright holder was dismissed. A small production of the show was also performed in 2004 under the same name of the 1949 film.



Please note that people of all races, gender identities, and abilities are encouraged to audition for this inclusive and collaborative production. 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 variety of genders — Vocal range F#2 (bottom) / G#4 (top). This actor plays the eight doomed heirs 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: Bb3 (bottom) / Bb5 (top). Monty learns his mother was a disinherited member of the D’Ysquith royal family and he is ninth in line for the Earldom of Highhurst. He is a leading man and often the straight man in the show, requiring strong physical comedy skills.

  • Sibella Hallward: Age 20s to 30s, presents as female — Vocal range Gb3 (bottom) / Gb5 (top). The girl Monty loves. Sibella has true affection for Monty but also 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: G#3 (bottom) / high sustained C#6 with an optional Eb (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 trys 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, presents as female —Vocal range Eb3 (bottom) / E5 (top). Monty’s unexpected visitor. Sneaky and 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. Looking to cast a character actress with a vocal style to match.

  • 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 character-distinguishing traits.

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