Auditions – “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman

Production Team

Director:  Jonah Hardt
Assistant Director:  Thomas Powderly
Music Director:  Caitlan Leblo
Choreographer:  Makenna Clark
Stage Manager:  Whitney Shearon
Assistant Stage Manager:  Sarah Pruetz

Performances

April 5 – 28, 2024

Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm

Rehearsals

  • Rehearsals will begin Monday, March 4, 2024.
  • Typically, rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm.
  • Tech Week rehearsals on April 1-4, 2024, will be Monday-Thursday and will begin at 6pm.
  • There may be a Q2Q rehearsal on Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Benefits

  • Limited actor stipends are available for specific roles; stipends typically range from $100-$400.
  • An allotment of comp tickets is available for family and friends.
  • Housing is available upon request.

Auditions

Monday and Tuesday, February 26-27, 2024

Please sign up for an audition slot at the signup website below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0448ACA92BA4FB6-47794952-agentlemans#/

Auditions will include you singing 32 bars from a song in the style of the show and may include cold readings from the script.  Accompaniment will NOT be provided so please bring musical track to connect with our audio system.  Please bring a headshot and acting resume if available.

If unable to audition in person, you may submit a video audition through the form below.  Video submissions must be received by 6pm on Monday, February 26.

https://forms.gle/4HNnLzvNztttj1a2A

Callbacks

If needed and by invitation only

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Granbury Opera House, 133 E. Pearl Street, Granbury, TX 76048

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….
 
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

CHARACTER LISTING

Montague “Monty” Navarro – Handsome, clever, charismatic, vulnerable and endearing. Discovers he is in line to become the Earl of Highhurst, and intends to kill off the family that stands in his way.
 
The D’Ysquith Family

*Asquith D’Ysquith, Jr., a dandy
*Lord Adlabert D’Ysquith, Eighth Earl of Highhurst
*Reverend Lord Ezekiel D’Ysquith, a clergyman
*Lord Adlabert D’Ysquith, Sr., an elderly banker
*Henry D’Ysquith, a country squire
*Lady Hyacinth D’Ysquith, a benefactress
*Major Lord Bartholomew D’Ysquith, a bodybuilder
*Lady Salome D’Ysquith Pumphrey, an actress
*Chauncey D’Ysquith, a janitor
* These roles all played by one actor

 
Phoebe D’Ysquith – Monty’s cousin.
 
Sibella Hallward – The girl Monty loves.
 
Miss Shingle – Monty’s unexpected visitor.
 
Ensemble of 6

WOMAN #1: Mourner; Tour Guide; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Pub Owner’s Wife; Mrs. Pebworth; Phoebe’s Maid; 3rd Newsboy; Tailor; Selina Chard (Servant); Flower Girl

WOMAN #2: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Mrs. Hetherington; 4th Newsboy; Tailor; Lady Eugenia D’Qsquith; Flower Girl

WOMAN #3: Mourner; Sibella’s Maid; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Miss Evangeline Barley; Bridesmaid; Miss Hayes; Tailor; Hilda (Servant); Flower Girl

MAN #1: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 2nd Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Tom Copley; Dr. Brownlee; 1st Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 3rd Actor; Ancestral Bust; Walter (Servant); Dr. Pettibone (Medical Examiner); Prison Guard

MAN #2: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 1st Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Owner; Mr. Cross; 2nd Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 1st Actor; Lord Asquith’s Physician; Ancestral Bust; Mr. Waters (Servant); Chief Inspector Pinckney

MAN #3: Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Patron; Henry’s Employee; Mr. Goodsall; 2nd Actor; Alfred Gorby (Butler); Lord High Steward (voiceover); Magistrate