Auditions: The Mousetrap - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Stageworks Theatre announces auditions on March 23 for Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, performing May 29 - June 21, 2020 directed by Debra Schultz.
The longest running play in history, Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap is loosely based on an actual case of child abuse from 1945. Four guests arrive at Monkswell Manor, seen to by Mollie and Giles Ralston. All of them have secrets to hide. When they find themselves snowed in with a deranged killer on the loose, relief comes in the form of Police Segeant Trotter. But can the murderer be revealed before the snow melts?
Auditions are open to the community and parts may be cast with actors of any ethnicity. Additionally, some roles may be cast without callbacks.
All auditions, rehearsals and performances are held at Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, Texas 77070.
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 7pm - 9pm
Thursday, March 26, 2020 callbacks if needed 7pm
First rehearsal April 6 7-10pm
Generally 7-10pm Monday-Thursday with occasional Saturdays. Note: rehearsal schedule is adjusted to fit all actors. Expect 4-5 rehearsals per week.
Required rehearsals are held every Thursday evening during the run of the show
May 29 - June 21, 2020 (12 performances)
Fridays 7:30pm, Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 3:00pm
How to Audition
Complete and bring a completed audition form, listing out ALL conflicts during the rehearsal period—a detailed schedule will be crafted based off conflicts.
Bring one copy of your acting resume and photo stapled to the back.
Available characters - A complete list of characters is below.
Be familiar with the sides listed below for the character(s) for which you're auditioning. You will read with other actors for the audition. Click on the character's name (green underlined) for the side.
Unable To Attend Audition?
We will accept video auditions no later than Saturday, March 21, 2020. Please perform a monologue in the style of the show and submit a Vimeo or YouTube audition link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, attach a completed audition form, along with headshot/bio in your email. We may still require an in-person audition.
Watch our website audition page http://www.stageworkshouston.org/auditions and the Stageworks Theatre Open Auditions Facebook group for casting updates.
Characters & Associated Sides
Mollie Ralston: the wife of Giles Ralston, Mollie is the young owner of Monkswell Manor, a Victorian era estate that has recently been converted into a guest house.
Giles Ralston: Mollie’s husband of one year, Giles is the co-host of Monkswell Manor.
Christopher Wren: A flighty, obviously neurotic young man, Chrisopher Wren is a guest at Monkswell Manor.
Mrs. Boyle: Stern and generally unpleasant, Mrs. Boyle is a guest at Monkswell Manor.
Major Metcalf: A typical retired British military officer, Major Metcalf is a guest at Monkswell Manor.
Miss Casewell: A bit masculine in her demeanor, Miss Casewell, another guest at Monkswell Manor, remains mysteriously aloof from the other guests.
Mr. Paravicini: An unexpected guest at Monkswell Manor, Mr. Paravicini is there only because of his car became stuck in a snowbank during a terrible blizzard.
Detective Sergeant Trotter: A late arriving guest at Monkswell Manor, Detective Trotter is trying to establish a relationship between any of the guests and a murder already committed at another location.