Audition Information

Auditions August 21 @ 12:00 Noon, Mon. August 23 @ 7:30 PM

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Dona Henry – Cold readings from the script

Production Dates – October 1-17. 2021 Please bring list of all schedule conflicts!

Characters:

Hercule Poirot – probably the most famous fictional detective in the world. Belgian, ex-policeman, now private detective.

Colonel Arbuthnot – Scotsman, mid-30’s, handsome, and very matter-of-fact, will double as Samuel Ratchett, middle-aged American businessman, brusque, unforgiving, threatening demeanor and a whiplash of a voice.

Mary Debenham – English beauty in her late 20’s.

Mrs. Hubbard – Outspoken American, 50’s, well-dressed with a touch of flamboyance.

Hector McQueen – Nervous young American in his 30’s with strained, rather beleaguered face.

Monsieur Bouc – Another Belgian, young middle-aged man of good humor. Runs Wagon-Lit, the train company.

Princess Dragomiroff – Russian, in her 70’s, expensively dressed, heavily bejeweled.

Greta Ohlsson – Swedish, 30’s, plain, frightened sheep-like quality about her.

Michel – Conductor, good looking Frenchman, 40’s – will double as head waiter

Countess Andrenyi – Hungarian (or is she?), 20’s, beautiful, dressed to the nines in furs and diamonds.

Auditions August 21 @ 12:00 Noon, Mon. August 23 @ 7:30 PM

Coraline the Musical, Music & lyrics by Stephin Merritt, Book by David Greenspan.

Directed by Jakob Innes

Production Dates October 21-31, 2021 in the Edith Wood Studio Theatre

Coraline: Female: 10-18. The protagonist. An adolescent girl on the verge of childhood and adulthood. Feels her life is too simple and wishes for more. Loves to explore, not afraid to cause some mischief.

Mother: Female: 20-50. Coraline’s mother. She’s a busy woman, constantly working to support her family. Loves Coraline but sometimes can come off as uncaring due to her busy schedule.

Father: Male: 20-50. Coraline’s father. A busy man, also working hard to support his family. Loves Coraline but can come off as uncaring due to his busy schedule.

Cat: Male: 15-40. A snooty snarky stray cat that befriends Coraline throughout the story. He loves to lounge in the sun and judge people as they pass him.

Miss Spink: Male or Female: 40-80. Old retired actress. Lives with Miss Forcible (They definitely have something going on). Owns many many highland terriers. She was once a world-famous actress. Overly dramatic and loud.

Miss Forcible: Male or Female: 40-80. Old retired actress. Lives with Miss Forcible (They definitely have something going on). Owns many many highland terriers. She was once a world-famous actress. Overly dramatic and loud. Wishes to get back into the business in the future.

Mr. Bobo: Male: 30-80. Coraline’s crazy upstairs neighbor. He’s “training a mouse circus” but won’t let anybody see them. Circus background, Eastern European.

Other Mother: Male or Female: 20-50. A parody of Coraline’s mother. She is almost everything Coraline wants in a mother… but something is off about her. She’s nice and nurturing, but kind of seems like she wants to eat Coraline. A gruesome entity. Button eyes.

Other Father: Male: 20-50. A parody of Coraline’s father. Something is slightly off about him, but at first glance he’s everything Coraline wants in a father. Button eyes.

Other Miss Spink: Male or Female: 20-30. Parody of Miss Spink. Instead of being old, short, and round, she’s young, tall, and skinny. Actress. Button eyes.

Other Miss Forcible: Male or Female: 20-30. Parody of Miss Forcible. Instead of being old, short, and round, she’s young, tall, and skinny. Actress. Button eyes.

Other Mr. Bobo: Male: 30-80. Parody of Mr. Bobo. Caretaker of the rats in the other world. Smells. Something is DEFINITELY off about him.

Policeman: Male: 20-50. A genial if understandably skeptical public servant
Tall Girl: Female: 10-18. A child behind the mirror in the other world. An old soul discarded by the Other Mother.

Winged Girl: Female: 10-18. A child behind the mirror in the other world. An old soul discarded by the Other Mother.

Little Boy: Male or Female: 10-18. A child behind the mirror in the other world. An old soul discarded by the Other Mother.

Rats: Male or Female: Any age. The ensemble in the show. Plays many parts; toys, rats, bats, dogs, mice, etc.

Coraline the Musical: What to Prepare

Hello, and thank you for your interest in auditioning for Coraline the Musical!

In this paper, you will find the resources for pieces you will need to have prepared by audition day.

Let’s go over what you will need to have prepared for your audition. Below, you
will find a list of characters and a link to sheet music. Please think of what character you want to be considered for most, and prepare to sing the song that corresponds with that character. We will have an accompanist present at auditions to play for you. We understand that not everyone has access to a piano or a vocal teacher at home, so, if you would like, you can also have a different song prepared, i.e. a karaoke track, that showcases your acting abilities and your range. While not preferred, this will not hinder
your casting consideration.

Coraline, Rats (female)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lykI47ahA7AccZSp-IfhNc1v5c684Y6_/view?usp=sharing

Mother, Other Mother
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17c5rhPz6aaCRFr5mu_QpzWlsbJnXIjvv/view?usp=sharing

Cat
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DXu1fH0ahsST5P50GlIaCSyKy_WPsw-U/view?usp=sharing

Father, Other Father
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QSi8FTK3ohY0VjpWlIacEdtjGvgRx3OT/view?usp=sharing

Miss Spink, Miss Forcible
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YSVTCIJlIOJ2kASoC_CcunOQkNSLaVwh/view?usp=sharing

Rats (Male), Winged Girl, Tall Girl, Little Boy
https://drive.google.com/file/d/19aNewFzSFw4nbSwCb3uHpN5ROOqIbOaI/view?usp=sharing

You will also be asked to read for characters after everyone has sung, so don’t just get up and leave after you finish singing. That portion of auditions will be read cold, meaning you won’t have them to prepare beforehand. Just try to get familiar with the story of Coraline beforehand to know what to expect. I’m not looking for exact copies of the movie or book, I’m looking for bold choices, acting ability, and how well you can portray the character and convey the story.

We are very excited to see you at auditions! Good luck and break a leg!

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