2018-2019 Audition Information

“ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IF YOU LET IT!” If you are interested in auditioning for any of the 2018-2019 Main Stage Plays at the Delray Beach Playhouse, see below for audition information.

All auditions will be held at the Delray Beach Playhouse at 7:30 PM. Prepared monologues are welcome, but not necessary. For further information, call (561) 272-1281 Ext. 5.

Agatha Christie’s
A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED

Auditions: August 13 and 14, 2018 | (5 Men / 7 Women)
Agatha Christie’s “Miss Marple” takes the stage in this vintage “Who-Done-It!” when she is called upon to help solve one of the most audacious crimes of her career. In a small English village, a notice appears in the local newspaper announcing that a murder will take place during a dinner party on a local estate and predicts the precise time and date. Dismissing the notice as a tasteless joke, the party is given…and (as predicted) a murder is committed. Needless to say, every surviving guest becomes a suspect…as does the hostess and her house staff. As with all of Agatha Christie’s plays, there are a variety of juicy leading and character parts for actors from 20 to 70.

 

THE 1940’S RADIO HOUR

Auditions: September 12 and 13, 2018 | 10 Men (16-70) / 4 Women (18-50)
This heart-warming exercise in nostalgia takes us into a small New York radio station in December of 1942 as the station’s cast and crew prepare a special Christmas broadcast that is going to be recorded and played overseas for our troops. The cast includes the show’s singing stars, two young dancers and its production crew. The play culminates in the actual one-hour radio broadcast, which includes a variety of popular 1940’s standards such as “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,” “That Old Black Magic” and “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo.”

 

Neil Simon’s
CALIFORNIA SUITE

Auditions: December 3 and 4, 2018 | (2 Men / 3 Women)
Neil Simon (America’s most successful comic playwright) was at the peak of his career when he wrote this collection of four one-act plays, all recounting different stories taking place in a suite at the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel. The characters range from an estranged couple (one an easy going Sothern Californian, the other a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker); a married man with an unexplainable girl in his bed; an Oscar-nominated actress and her gay husband; and two couples whose friendships begin to disintegrate under the strain of vacationing together.

 

SHOWTUNE: THE SONGS OF JERRY HERMAN

Auditions: December 5 and 6, 2018 | (3 Men / 3 Women)
No single composer in the American Musical Theatre has given Broadway audiences more pleasure in the past 60 years than Jerry Herman. If you can sing and dance, SHOWTUNE provides a gold-mine of musical treasures to perform, including songs from MILK AND HONEY, HELLO DOLLY!, MAME, MACK AND MABEL and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. It’s not surprising that Alan Jay Lerner dubbed Jerry Herman “The Irving Berlin of our generation!” For performers who sing and dance, this show is a gift!

 

GOD OF CARNAGE

Auditions: March 25 and 26, 2019 | (2 Men / 2 Women)
This powerful play by Yasmina Reza earned both the Olivier Award in London and the Tony Award in New York as “The Best Play of the Year.” Two couples are brought together when their children have a violent encounter on a school playground. Hoping to avoid legal action, the two couples agree to meet and resolve the matter in a civilized manner. We soon see just how thin the veneer of “civilization” can be as the couples find themselves in an emotionally charged battle to justify and defend (first) their children’s behavior and (then) their own. [Note: These couples each have an eleven-year- old-son.]