Audition Information

“Anything can happen if you let it!”

If you are interested in auditioning for any of the 2021-2022 Main Stage Plays at the Delray Beach Playhouse, see below for audition information.

All auditions for Main Stage plays 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.

THE SPIDER’S WEB

A Mystery by Agatha Christie

Auditions: October 18 and 19

(8 Men ages 25+ / 2 Women ages 25+ / 1 Girl aged 10-12)

THE SPIDER’S WEB takes place during a single afternoon and night in the home of Clarissa Brown, whose home has been chosen by Britain’s Foreign Office as the site of a highly secretive diplomatic meeting. After her husband has left to pick up two foreign diplomats at the airport, Clarissa discovers a dead body in her drawing room. Anxious to conceal the body until after the meeting, she persuades a loyal friend and her uncle to help her hide it. But within the space of a single hour, the police appear at her door, having been apprised of the murder by a mysterious phone call. To her horror, when she leads the police to the place where she’s hidden the body, she finds that the body has disappeared. Suddenly she realizes that she herself may be the second victim caught in the spider’s web. (Rehearsals for the show will begin on October 25th.)

RESPECT: A MUSICAL JOURNEY OF WOMEN

A Musical Revue by Dorothy Marcic

Auditions: November 15 and 16

(5 to 8 Women)

This musical revue highlights the history of women in America from 1900 to the 1960’s. It traces the movement from codependence to independence… from “Someone to Watch Over Me” to “I Will Survive”. It’s a journey that takes women from the promise of “I Will Follow Him” to defiance of “These Boots Were Made for Walking”… through the cynicism of “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” to pride of “I Am Woman”. Combining over 60 songs with women’s personal stories about realizing dreams, loves won and lost and assaults against glass ceilings, RESPECT features such period favorites as “I Enjoy Being a Girl”, “As Long As He Needs Me”, “Diamond’s Are A Girl’s Best Friend”, “I Wanna Be Loved By You” and “Whatever Lola Wants”… along with such modern standards as “Where the Boys Are”, “It Must Be Him” and “Stand By Your Man”. (Rehearsals begin December 6th.)

DEATHTRAP

A Thriller by Ira Levin

Auditions: January 31 and February 1

(3 Men ages 20+ / 2 Women 30+)

DEATHTRAP tells the story of Sidney Bruhl (a professional playwright-turned-professor) who is experiencing a paralyzing writer’s block when he receives the manuscript of a new play from a student. The student’s play is so astonishingly good, the playwright quips to his wife that he would gladly kill to get his hands on such a script. He then devises a scheme to bring the student into his house (ostensibly) to help him polish his play. It isn’t long before the plot of the student’s play (which is called DEATHTRAP) begins to be played out in reality. NEWSWEEK wrote that “DEATHTRAP is like a ride on a good roller-coaster when screams and laughs mingle to form an enjoyable hysteria.” The cast includes Sidney, his wife, the student, a psychic from the Netherlands and Sidney’s attorney. Having clocked over 1700 performances, DEATHTRAP remains Broadway’s longest-running thriller. (Rehearsals will begin on February 17th.)

SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR

A Play by Bernard Slade

Auditions: February 2 and 3

(1 Man / 1 Woman)

George and Doris are two relatively innocent bystanders of the Sexual Revolution of the 1960’s. They are two married people with six children between them who meet at an inn in Northern California in 1951 and have an affair. Although they form a profound attachment to each other, neither wants to jeopardize their marriages, so they agree to meet only once a year: a contract they dutifully (and happily) fulfill for the next 25 years. The play uses their unusual affair – not as a cause for judgment – but as a way of portraying two of the most tumultuous decades of the twentieth century. Actors should be able to convincingly play characters who age from their early 30’s to their late 50’s. Clive Barnes called SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR “the funniest comedy about love and adultery to come to Broadway in years.” (Rehearsals for the show will begin on March 21st.)