Starting 2/29/24, 7:30:00 pm: Something Rotten!

Auditions for CLUE and WOMAN IN BLACK July 16 and 17

Angie Toomsen

TCR announces auditions for TCR HALLOWEEN HORROR FUN 2023 with simultaneous productions of Clue, written by Sandy Rustin, based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, and Woman in Black, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, based on the novel by Susan Hill. 

Auditions will be held at Theatre Cedar Rapids July 16 and July 17 with audition slots from 6:30 – 9:30. Callbacks will be held as needed. 

Rehearsals for both productions will begin in mid-late August. Rehearsals for all shows will typically be held five days a week, including potential weekend days. Not all cast will be called to all rehearsals. We will have a “days off” outlined schedule to cast members no less than two weeks prior to the first rehearsal.

Note to ticket buyers: Season subscribers will get early and exclusive access to add tickets to their current package. Information coming soon via an email from the TCR box office!

ABOUT AUDITIONS

Contact Courtny Rocarek (courtny.rocarek@theatrecr.org) with questions about auditions. If you cannot attend auditions on these dates we will accept a video audition. Email for more information. 

  • Audition Dates/Time: July 16 and July 17 with audition slots from 6:30 – 9:30. Callbacks will be held by appointment on an as needed basis. Both shows will audition on the same dates and times. 
  • Fill out an AUDITION FORM HERE (REQUIRED)
  • Sign up for an AUDITION SLOT HERE (REQUIRED) 
  • On audition day:
    • Arrive at the TCR lobby at least 10 minutes before your scheduled audition time and you will be directed to the audition space. 
    • For WOMAN IN BLACK, Prepare a monologue, no more than two minutes, comedic or dramatic, in some UK dialect (cockney, RP, etc).
    • For CLUE, sides will be provided at the audition and in the reminder email prior to auditions. 
    • In each time slot WIB monologues will be heard first, followed by Clue sides. 
    • After you have finished your slot you will be done for the evening.  
  • Casting timeline We will let you know if you are needed for a scheduled callback by 10:00 July 18th. After callbacks have been completed, we will be in contact with all auditioners about a timeline for the final cast announcements.

ABOUT CLUE

Clue will be presented in the TCR Auditorium, October 12th – October 29th, 2023. Performances take place Thu – Sat at 7:30 p.m., and Sun at 2:30 p.m. with potential added dates between Oct 12th and Oct 29th. 

Clue will be directed by Mic Evans, with scenic design by S. Benjamin Farrar, costumes by Jess Helberg, full team TBD.

Written by Sandy Rustin, based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn,

It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a dinner party. Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget… if they make it out alive. Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the cult movie and the classic board game, Clue is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist.

CLUE ROLES AVAILABLE

The creative team seeks a diverse company of  actors. Actors of all ethnicities will be equally considered for all roles and actors of color are encouraged to audition. All roles are open.

WADSWORTH: male identified) – A traditional British butler in every sense: uptight, formal and “by the book.” He is the driving force in the play.

YVETTE: female identified – A sexy, French Maid, with her own secret aspirations. (Also plays THE REPORTER in the final scene).

MISS SCARLET: female identified – A dry, sardonic D.C. Madam who is more interested in secrets than sex.

MRS. PEACOCK: female identified – The church-going wife of a Senator. A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria.

MRS. WHITE: female identified – A pale, morbid, and tragic woman. Mrs. White may or may not be the murderer of her five ex-husbands.

COLONEL MUSTARD: male identified – A puffy, pompous, dense, blow-hard of a military man.

PROFESSOR PLUM: male identified – An academic Casanova who woos women with his big … brain.

GREEN: male identified – A timid, yet officious, rule follower. He’s a bit of a klutz and awfully anxious.

FEMALE IDENTIFIED ENSEMBLE ACTOR: plays multiple roles

  • THE COOK – A threatening presence.
  • THE MOTORIST – A benign gentleman who rings the wrong doorbell.
  • AUXILIARY SCARLET – The back of Miss Scarlet during a scene of theatrical trickery.
  • AUXILIARY WADSWORTH – Wadsworth during two scenes of theatrical trickery.
  • AN AGENT – An FBI agent who helps to save the day.

MALE IDENTIFIED ENSEMBLE ACTOR: plays multiple roles

  • BODDY – A mobster type fella. A dark cloud follows this guy wherever he goes.
  • THE COP – A “Regular Joe.”
  • AUXILIARY MUSTARD – The back of Colonel Mustard during a scene of theatrical trickery.
  • AUXILIARY WADSWORTH – Wadsworth during two scenes of theatrical trickery.
  • AN AGENT – An FBI agent who helps to save the day.

ABOUT WOMAN IN BLACK

Woman in Black will be presented in the TCR Grandon Studio, October 13th – October 30th, 2023. Performances take place Thu – Sat at 7:30 p.m., and Sun at 2:30 p.m. with potential added dates between Oct 12th and Oct 29th. 

Woman in Black will be directed by Patrick Dulaney, with scenic design by Lucie Greene and costumes by Joni Dee Sackett, full team TBD.

Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt. Based on the novel by Susan Hill

The specter of a  woman in black haunts a neighborhood terrifying locals because when anyone sees her they die! An actor, a lawyer and his friends try to recreate what happened on a dark and stormy night when the woman in black appeared at a funeral.  Hailed as “a truly nerve shredding experience” prepare yourself for a true ghost story thriller onstage.

WOMAN IN BLACK ROLES AVAILABLE

The creative team seeks a diverse company of  actors. Actors of all ethnicities will be equally considered for all roles and actors of color are encouraged to audition. All roles are open. Ages listed are “stage ages” so older/younger performers will be considered. 

Arthur Kipps: male identified – A lawyer who is recounting his experience with the woman in black.

The Actor: male identified – The man hired to tutor Arthur Kipps in telling his tale.

The Woman in Black: any gender – The spector.