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Leawood Stage Company to Hold Auditions for “The Mousetrap” - May 21

Expires [Sunday, May 21, 2017]

CONTACT:April Bishop
Cultural Arts Coordinator
(913) 663-9157

EVENT:Auditions for Leawood Stage Company:
“The Mousetrap”

DATE:Sunday, May 21, 2017

TIME:6:00 – 9:00 pm
Applications will be accepted up to 8:30 pm.

LOCATION:Leawood City Hall, Oak Room
4800 Town Center Drive
Leawood, KS 66211

Leawood Stage Company to Hold Auditions for “The Mousetrap”

The Leawood Stage Company will hold auditions for Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap directed by Jessica Franz on Sunday, May 21st from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the Oak Room on the lower level of Leawood City Hall. Auditioners should enter through the north doors of the building. Audition applications will be accepted up to 8:30.

Call backs will be held by invitation only on Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 at City Hall.

Bring a photo and resume if available. No appointment time is necessary, as auditions are first come, first served. Audition forms may be filled out in advance by downloading the form from www.leawoodstageco.org. Please mark any known conflicts on the tentative rehearsal schedule also available on the site.

Auditions will be an open call and consist of cold readings from the script. Prior to auditions, please read and familiarize yourself with the play and roles that interest you. All characters will speak with a British accent in this production.

Character Breakdown
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 guesthouse.

Giles Ralston - Mollie’s husband of one year, Giles is the co-host of Monkswell Manor.

Christopher Wren - A flighty, obviously neurotic young man and a guest at the Manor.

Mrs. Boyle - A critical, older woman who is pleased by nothing she observes. Stern and generally unpleasant, Mrs. Boyle is a guest at the Manor.

Major Metcalf - A typical retired British military officer, Major Metcalf is a guest at the Manor.

Miss Casewell - A bit masculine in her demeanor, Miss Casewell, another guest, remains mysteriously aloof from the other guests.

Mr. Paravicini - A man of unknown provenance, appears to be affecting a foreign accent and artificially aged with make-up. An unexpected guest, Mr. Paravicini is there only because his car became stuck in a snowbank during a terrible blizzard.

Detective Sergeant Trotter - A late arriving guest, Detective Trotter is trying to establish a relationship between any of the guests and a murder already committed at another location.

If you have any questions about the process for this show, auditions, or expectations, please contact Jessica Franz at Sabrynef@yahoo.com.

If you cannot attend auditions, video or YouTube auditions will be accepted. Please contact April Bishop at least one week prior to the audition weekend to make arrangements. For conflicts, please email aprilb@leawood.org.

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap begins when a group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm, one of which is a murderer. To investigate the crime, a policeman probes the background of everyone present, threatening to unveil the secrets of each character. The investigator suggests that everyone there is not only a suspect, but also a possible next victim. Each guest seems to have some connection to the host couple, expected or not. This classic murder-mystery is the longest-running play in history, playing the West End in London since 1952.

LSC is pleased to present The Mousetrap – October 12-14 at 7:30 pm and October 15 at 2:00 pm in the Oak Room, Leawood Community Center. Rehearsals will begin Sunday, August 27th and will run Sunday through Thursday evenings.

For more information go to the LSC website at www.leawoodstageco.org, Email stageco@leawood.org, or call 913-663-9157.

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