Dates

**POSTPONED**
Dates to be announced

Actors only need to attend one audition and are welcome to drop by when they are able!

Audition Location

Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church
743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49202

Actors should use the parking lot behind the church and follow the yellow signs to the southwest door (left of the playground). 

Director

A director for this production will be selected once dates are set for performances. If you are interested in directing this production please contact Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org for more information and/or to be put on the list to schedule an interview.

About this Play

The players at The Murder Mystery Playhouse are rehearsing a new show, “Putting a Little English On It.” It’s a not-so-good attempt at a British murder mystery, complete with cheesy dramatic music and British accents. As expected at the final dress rehearsal, the lights go out and a character dies onstage — only this murder wasn’t in the script! The authorities are quickly called, and soon the company finds themselves replaying the death scene. When yet another person dies at the end of the same scene, the cast finds themselves replaying the same scene over and over for other investigators, a theatre critic, and even the playwright himself! But every time they get to the end of the scene, someone else ends up with a fire poker in the chest. The actors are left scratching their heads at the strange circumstances and also worried that they could be next. It all culminates in a wild surprise ending in which the actors must work together to defeat the murderer before he murders them all.

Performances

**POSTPONED**
Dates to be determined

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm, Sundays at 4:00pm

Sandhill Crane Vineyards
4724 Walz Rd. Jackson, MI 49201

This production calls for…

5 males
6 females
3 roles that can be either

Actors must be at least 18 years of age to audition.

See below for character list.

Character List

  • Scarlet Mays/Ms. Polly:
    Diva actress who demands that things go her way; does not get along with the director. 107 lines.
  • Holly Hanover/Mrs. Margaret Polk:
    Level-headed and logical, but snarky actress. 128 lines.
  • Sandy Smith/Gertrude Polk:
    Young actress who’s excited about the world of theatre. 96 lines.
  • Misty Gere/The Maid:
    Drama queen who overplays her part as well as everything in reality. 89 lines.
  • Richard Green/Mr. Frederick Polk:
    Experienced actor who tries to direct and has some pretty good ideas. 130 lines.
  • Tom Baines/Mr. Humphrey Black:
    Sleepy, hungry actor who plays the dead guy. 42 lines.
  • Gary Ferguson/Inspector Bradshaw:
    Serious method actor. 40 lines.
  • Erica Stone:
    Put-upon but reliable stage manager/house manager. 82 lines.
  • Brett Donahue:
    Director who’s lost all control. 175 lines.
  • Susan Wells:
    Slightly batty accompanist; plays intense and dreadful mood music. 31 lines.
  • Inspector Wright:
    Cheboygan’s finest. 28 lines.
  • Inspector Fuller:
    Wrighter’s partner. 14 lines.
  • Adele Sears:
    Drama critic. 13 lines.
  • Brian D. Taylor:
    The playwright. 41 lines.

What actors should prepare for auditions

To be announced.

What actors should expect at auditions

To be announced.

Rough Rehearsal Schedule

To be announced.

Rehearsals will be held either at Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church until early February when rehearsals will move to the Sandhill Crane Vineyards (4724 Walz Rd. in Jackson).

Contact

Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org or (517) 539-4118.