Directed by Claire Timko and Shannon Broadwell Performance at Whispering Pines Golf Club Auditions Monday, Dec 9 @ 6:30-9:30 and Tuesday, Dec 10 @ 6:30-7:30, 2020 Callbacks will be at 7:30 on Tuesday Dec 10 after the second day of auditions. Show dates are Feb 14, 15, 22 & 23, 2020.
The Curse of the Hopeless Diamond
Auditions will be held in the Navigator Upper Elementary school library 2150 E. M-36 (at McGregor Rd) Pinckney, Mi 48169
We are looking to cast 3 adult men and 3 adult women for this hilarious audience-participation murder-mystery. Come prepared to recite a 30-60 second comedic monologue and be prepared for improv. Callbacks will be December 10, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Performance Dates: February 14th, 15th, 22nd and 23rd 2020 Dinner Theater will be performed at Whispering Pines Golf Club
If you have any questions, please contact: Shannon Broadwell (director): email@example.com cell #989-848-0900 Claire Timko (Director): firstname.lastname@example.org cell#517-282-0186 or Ann Langford (Producer): email@example.com cell # 313-702-7722.
Reginald Potter has his hands full. For one thing, his wife, Daphne, wants to revive her Vegas career bankrolled by Reggie’s money. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have money — just the famous, fabulous and very cursed Potter Diamond. You would think Reggie could count on the famous detectives he’s hired to guard the jewel — and protect HIM from the curse. But they seem to be less than competent (an understatement!).
Basil Benchley recounts past cases while overlooking evidence under his nose. Felicity Crump rocks and knits slipper-socks for her “boys in the slammer” — criminals she’s apprehended. Kelly Boggs, the world’s oldest teenage detective, is obsessed with forensics. And Harry Dinker is too busy changing into various disguises to guard the Diamond — or protect Reggie from its Curse. Will Reggie survive the evening? Will the Diamond be stolen? Will the gypsy Curse on the Hopeless Diamond claim another victim?
Audition forms are located below the character list.
Character list... Reginald Potter The owner of the Hopeless Diamond. Reggie is in his 50’s, is sweet, a bit muddled, and a sucker for a pretty girl. Money means little, if anything, to him. He believes in the curse and panics at the mention of it. Dressed in suit and tie or tux.
Daphne Lee Potter Reggie’s younger wife (20’s-30’s). Daphne is glamourous, a gold-digger, with a determination to live the good life. A former Vegas show-girl, Daphne Lee, misses the bright lights and glare of the spotlight. Dressed in glitz and sparkle.
Felicity Crump A sweet old thing, (60’s or able to play it) but sharp as her ever present knitting needles. She’s British (Cockney-ish) a world-famous detective, (think Jane Marple) with her ‘specialty’ being able to see evil lurking in the most innocent of facades—especially physical attributes. Dressed in suitable sweet-old-lady garb, including sensible shoes, cardigan sweater (or shawl), etc. She has an ever-present large purse, where she keeps her knitting (and other things!).
Basil Benchley A very superior gentleman in his 40’s. Not quite British, Basil has a tendency to ‘lord’ it over the others. His ‘specialty’ is his ability to ‘connect point A to point B’ using the most far-fetched scenarios. And he never tires of recounting all the cases he’s solved. Wears a smoking jacket and ascot.
Kelly Boggs Kelly is Nancy Drew a couple of decades later. She’s still living in the past, when, as a teenage detective, she solved some rather famous cases. Dressed in the classic trench coat and hat, Kelly likes to think she is serious and hard-boiled. Her ‘specialty’ is her supposed scientific knowledge.
Harry Dinker Harry is a young man (20-30’s) who accidentally solved several mysteries during his brief stint as a traffic cop. He quit the force to solve mysteries fulltime and believes he’s the next Columbo. His ‘specialty’ is his ability to disguise himself.
Host/Hostess This is he person who introduces things, explains the clue hunt, awards prizes, etc.
Please download the following forms and bring with you to auditions.