Audition Announcement

A Medieval Murder Mystery and Mayhem

by Stage & Steel Productions

Audition Date/Time:

Sunday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 6th starting 7:30pm

Auditions held by appointment only.

Call Sam Kiser at 412-337-8812

 

What to Expect:

Tentative Show Dates: 

April 27, 28 and May 4, 5

 

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals begin: February 25th

Every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday

From 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Come to rehearsal warmed up and ready

Rehearsals are divided, one night of choreography and combat, one night of lines/blocking, one split night of both. If you are a non-combat role, you will not be required to attend choreography rehearsals.

Audition/Rehearsal/Show Location:

St. Peter & St. Paul Church Hall
220 Mansfield Boulevard
Carnegie, PA 15106

Synopsis:

The Baron’s castle is crowded this night for the King has come to visit with an accusation against the Baron for which he must come up with a satisfying answer. Only that isn’t the biggest problem for before this night is over someone winds up dead – murdered and the murderer still lurks among this honorable group of noblemen. Tension rises as fingers point from one to the other and when it is discovered that not a single one of them is above suspicion they have no choice but to call upon a jury of commoners to look over the evidence and identify the murderer.

Roles We are casting for  :

Lord Terryn (Son) - Wants to gain his father's praise and trust but fails often.  Often frustrated and daily threatens to kill his father.  Bumbling within his father’s presence but away from it he is actually a strong Lord.  Is in a secret love affair with the Princess.    Male / Combat Role

  

King Gavin the Just - A honorable man who merits honesty and justice above all else.  However, he goes on a rampage when he learns that someone may have “smudged” the honor of his prised daughter.  Suddenly he finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy and must attest that even he is a possible suspect in the crime.  Loved Helena from childhood which only adds to the tension between himself and the Baron.  Male / Combat

 

Princess Thea - Dutiful daughter to her King and Father but, growing of age, found love for the first time.  Honestly, it was only a kiss!! But it brought her whole world down around her.  With her father in a killing mood she must balance her want and need to be an honest daughter and her want to keep her new love alive.   Female / Combat

 

Show Format:

Fridays are Dinner Theater. The cast is expected to come out in character to serve the meal in 3 courses to the guests. The meal starts before the show, 1st intermission is the main course, 2nd intermission is dessert. 

Any tips left by our guests are divided and given to the actors who served the meal.

Saturdays are Performance only nights. 

 

Stage and Steel Productions is a local Pittsburgh Community Theater company that strives to create unique productions combining theatre, stage combat, audience participation and technology...and occasionally a feast. We accept auditionees from all walks of life and any level of experience. Roles are defined as Fighting or Non-Fighting. Actors accepting parts in a Fighting Role will need to learn how to safely use any of the following: a one handed sword, two handed broadsword, hand-to-hand combat, pole, dagger, shield, and potentially others. Don't worry, training is provided.

 

Click here for sample of Act 1 Scene 1

 

 

Click here for sample of Act 1 Scene 5

 

 

Click here to read the Actor's Handbook

 

 

 

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