AUDITIONS & CASTING CALL
August 6th & 7th at 7PM
at Camino Real Playhouse
Please bring your resume and headshot
Performance dates are three weekends:
September 29th through October 15th
THE STORY: Lucy Seward, whose father is the doctor in charge of an English sanitorium, has been attacked by a strange illness, an illness that has already taken the life of her dear friend Mina. Dr. Van Helsing, a specialist in exotic diseases, believes the girl is the victim of a vampire, a deadly creature who sucks the blood of its victims. Can Dr. Van Helsing and Dr. Seward discover the vampire and save Lucy in time?
The Cast: 6 men & 2 women
Miss Wells, F, 20-30s - Maid, an attractive young girl, devoted to the Sewards.
Jonathan Harker, M, 20-40s - Lucy’s fiancé, a handsome young man, is direct, explosive, and excitable.
Dr. Seward, M, 40-60s - Lucy’s father, Psychiatrist, kindly, a specialist who lives in a world of text books and patients, not a man of action or force of character.
Dr. Abraham Van Helsing, M, 40-60s - medical doctor, focused and incisive, he is a man of action, his words are sharp, quick, and to the point.
Renfield, M, 20-30s - a patient; he is a tortured soul, sanguine, caught between his morals and a monster.
Butterworth M, 20-30s - attendant at the sanitorium, resolute, dedicated, but frustrated by the goings-on.
Lucy Seward, F, 20-30s - daughter of Dr. Seward, hauntingly beautiful. She is kind, loving, and gentle.
Count Dracula, M, 20-40s - handsome, polished and distinguished, his manner is cruel and direct. There is an underlying malevolence in his voice.
For additional information please contact the director: Darrell Hill
telephone: 949-874-2931 email: email@example.com
Performances: Fridays through Sundays 10/20/2017 - 11/5/2017
Auditions: August 27 and 28 with callbacks on August 29.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out audition forms. Auditions will consist of readings from different scenes in the play.
Rehearsals: M-F, 7-10 pm starting the week of August 27
THE STORY: In December of 1936, William Gillette, the famous Sherlock Holmes stage actor, is shot during a performance of a Sherlock-based play. He believes the culprit is a cast member and invites the cast and one other person to his Connecticut mansion to celebrate Christmas eve and to stay the night. His plan is to figure out who the attempted murderer is. However, things get worse as one of the guests is killed. Gillette, ala Sherlock Holmes, attempts to figure out who that murderer is.
The Cast: 3 men & 5 women
William Gillette: Age: roughly 35 to 50 years old. The actor taking this role must be a superb comic actor that can play sometimes farcical comedy without forgetting the reality of the situation he is playing.
Martha Gillette: Age: 60 to 80 years old. This is a challenging role for a superb comic actress that can portray the wonder, charm, and humor of Martha in a way that invites the audience to see it, without forcing it upon them.
Aggie Wheeler: Age: somewhere in her 20s. The actress playing Aggie has to juggle the virtuous wonderful Aggie with the vicious conniver underneath.
Simon Bright: Age: somewhere in his 20s. He tries hard to fit in and can be quite funny and charming.
Felix Geisel: Age 35 to 45: The actor that plays Felix needs to be able to show the characters reserved wit as well as his subtle kookiness.
Madge Geisel: Age 35 to 45. She is quite smart and practical. She is full of life and spunk, and can be quite humorous.
Daria Chase: Age: somewhere between 30 and late 40s. Daria is fascinating and fascinates others. She is smart, cunning, seductive, and tenacious in The actress playing the role should have a sharp wit and a great sense of comic timing.
Inspector Harriet Goring: Inspector Goring speaks with an English accent. She is a bit of an enigma, seeming sharp and pointed at times and then lost and unfocused at others.
For additional information please contact the director Robert Berman through the Playhouse.
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