MURDER FOR TWO
Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair & Book and Music by Joe Kinosian
directed by Lindy Heath Davis
A killer musical comedy.
A fateful night. A surprise party. A great American novelist is killed…fatally. A small town policeman with dreams of making detective jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills and find the killer before the real detective arrives! Murder for Two is a perfect blend of music, mayhem, and murder with a twist - one actor investigates the crime, the other plays (all) the suspects, and did we mention, they both play piano?! A witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.
Roles: Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. All roles are open to all ethnicities. EMC points may be received for Non-Equity performers. AEA members – this is a local hire (no per diem or housing/transportation provided). Non-Equity performers are paid a stipend for rehearsals and performances.
Please note: The show requires both actors to play piano - to accompany themselves and each other.
MARCUS MOSCOWICZ (male) - an ambitious young officer investigates the crime and also provides voices for two characters in flashback: The Chief - Marcus’ grizzled boss & Vanessa - Marcus’ former partner
One actor plays all the SUSPECTS (male or female):
DAHLIA WHITNEY - the victim’s loopy widow
MURRAY & BARB FLANDON - the Whitneys’ bickering neighbors
STEPH WHITNEY - an overeager grad student
BARRETTE LEWIS - a self-incriminating ballerina
DR. GRIFF - a friendly local psychiatrist
TIMMY, YONKERS, & SKID - members of an antiquated boys’ choir
HENRY VIVALDI - a late arrival
The final character is Officer Lou, who isn’t played by an actor. Marcus and the suspects address him as needed.
Dates/Times: Sunday July 31, 2016 at 7:30-10:30pm
Callbacks: as needed
Requirements: Auditions by appointment only! To make an audition appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-Saturday noon to 5:00 PM. Auditions will require you to sing & accompany yourself on piano - 1 song of early musical theatre/vaudeville comedic style. Callbacks will include cold readings from the script. The script is available at S.T.A.G.E. (for members only) and the Stage West offices. Auditions will be held at Stage West, 821 W Vickery.
It is strongly recommended that you read the script prior to auditions.
Rehearsals: Begin Monday October 24, 2016. Rehearsal schedule is TBD - with possible daytime rehearsals involved. There will likely be 4 hour blocks Monday through Friday and as much as 7 out of 8 1/2 hours on Saturday. Sunday is designated as AEA day off.
Performances: Thursday, November 17, 2016 through Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery.
Note: performances will be Thur nights at 7:30, Fri & Sat nights at 8:00 and Sun matinees at 3:00
Special Note: There will be no performance on Thursday November 24 (Thanksgiving) but we will have the rest of the weekend.