Murder on the Orient Express
Adapted by Ken Ludwig
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth
Directed by Lauren Morris, Choreographed by Madison Montgomery, Music Direction by Lucas Tarrant
December 11th and 12th from 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
December 14th from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Murder on the Orient Express Callbacks
December 18th from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
What To Prepare
One minute (or 32 bars) of a song, a song from a musical from 1970 - 1990 is ideal, as well as one or two of the sides provided. You may choose any sides you like, and may be asked to do both, or just one. No song is required for MURDER
Actors will be paid a small stipend at the end of the production process
Actor Age Range
Murder - minimum 16 years old, Company minimum 18 years old
Murder on the Orient Express – Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.
Company – On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – “those good and crazy people [his] married friends” – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.
Woodstock Arts is deeply committed to building an inviting and inclusive arts community that celebrates individuality and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We invite artists of all genders, races, ages, sizes, and sexual orientations, as well as artists with disabilities to participate. We want to represent diverse communities in our organization and welcome you here.
Woodstock Arts is taking extreme measures to ensure your safety and well-being. We want to make this experience as comfortable, safe, and fun as possible for everyone involved.
We Are Operating As A Fully Vaccinated Cast for cast members 18 and older.
Auditions will be in-person on Sunday and Monday, December 11th and 12th from at 6:00 pm – 9:30 p.m. Video audition submissions will be accepted until Monday the 12th at 8:30 pm. You can send your Video Submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please Slate before your video audition. (NOTE: you will still need to fill out the online audition form along with a video submission.)
In-person callbacks for COMPANY will take place on Wednesday, December 14th at 6:00 pm until 10 p.m. In-person callbacks for MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS will be on Sunday, December 18th at 6:00 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Information about callbacks will be emailed separately, and casting phone-calls and emails for both shows will go out after MURDER callbacks.
For your audition please prepare: One minute (or 32 bars) of a song, a song from a musical from 1970 – 1990 is ideal, as well as one or two of the sides provided. You may choose any sides you like, and may be asked to do both, or just one. SIDES CAN BE FOUND HERE
No song is required for MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.
Character Breakdown – Murder on the Orient Express
Character Breakdown – Company
We are currently adhering to the following procedures:
We Are Operating As A Fully Vaccinated Cast for cast members 18 and older. Should they be cast, actors 17 and younger are not required to be vaccinated. Adults auditioning will be asked to present your vaccination card at the time of entry and sign-in.
As we are a place of community gathering and artistic excellence, we will be following the AEA guidelines for our productions, and have chosen to produce our shows as a fully vaccinated adult company. By fully vaccinated, we mean that adults will be two weeks post second vaccination (or Johnson & Johnson vaccine) by the start of rehearsals. As a result, we will only be offering roles to adults who are vaccinated or who plan / are willing to be vaccinated before the start of rehearsals. Medical exemption information is included below.
For audition purposes –
1) If you have not been fully vaccinated at the time of the auditions – but are willing / intend to be vaccinated if cast – you can submit your callback sides via video submission 1b) If you are unvaccinated due to health reasons, you can submit you’re audition sides via video submission along with medical certification of the exemption. If cast under the exemption, the expectation will be to test weekly and provide a negative test at the start of the rehearsal week each week.
2) If you are fully vaccinated by the time of the audition date, please bring your vaccination card (or photo of card) with you and present it at the time of check-in.
2b) If you are vaccinated but out-of-town and cannot make this auditions, please send a video of your sides along with proof of vaccination.
Most importantly, if you are sick or are feeling ill, please do not attend the auditions. Let us know, take care of yourself, and send a video.
In case of exposure, all cast members will be expected to follow exposure protocol. While our policies are updating with the state of the world, our current policy is to encourage but not require audiences to be masked during the performance.
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