Audition Information

 ANNUAL TALENT SHOW!

Auditions Sept. 11, 7pm at the Opera House!  All ages and all talents welcome!  We provide a piano and a sound system…please bring your own accompanist, or music on cd or a jump drive.  Auditions begin at 7pm and run until 8:30 pm.  Email us in advance to reserve a time or to arrange a time if Monday evening doesn’t work for you.  We will have a run-through on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7pm, and the performance will begin at 7pm on Friday, Sept. 15.  Tickets available at the door for $7!  Contact us at info@newportoperahouse.com for more info.  Box office number is 863-2412.  This is NOT a competition!  No prizes or judges…just a chance to show off your talent to our community!

 

THE MOUSETRAP by Agatha Christie

Set in an English Country House in the 1940’s, this is a classic Christie mystery – house guests trapped by a snowstorm, and one is a murderer.  But who is it?  Auditions will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12 and Monday, Sept. 18 at the Opera House at 7pm.  Performances the first weekend in November.  Character breakdown:

Mollie Ralston: the wife of Giles Ralston, Mollie is the young owner of Monkswell Manor, a Victorian era estate that has recently been converted into a guest house.

Giles Ralston: Mollie’s husband of one year, Giles is the co-host of Monkswell Manor.

Christopher Wren: A flighty, obviously neurotic young man, Chrisopher Wren is a guest at Monkswell Manor.

Mrs. Boyle: Stern and generally unpleasant, Mrs. Boyle is a guest at Monkswell Manor.

Major Metcalf: A typical retired British military officer, Major Metcalf is a guest at Monkswell Manor.

Miss Casewell: A bit masculine in her demeanor, Miss Casewell, another guest at Monkswell Manor, remains mysteriously aloof from the other guests.

Mr. Paravicini: An unexpected guest at Monkswell Manor, Mr. Paravicini is there only because of his car became stuck in a snowbank during a terrible blizzard.

Detective Sergeant Trotter: A late arriving guest at Monkswell Manor, Detective Trotter is trying to establish a relationship between any of the guests and a murder already committed at another location.