Wednesday, December 18, 2019

audition notice - SLEUTH - Don Bluth Front Row Theatre - January 13

By Anthony Shaffer (1970)
Genre ~ Mystery
Broadway production received Tony® and Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Play. Adapted for feature films in 1972, 2007 and 2014.

Director: Herb Paine
Compensation: $40 per show $1100 for 27 performances Stipend
Rehearsals Begin: April 6th, 2020
Run: Thursday, May 14th, 2020 – Saturday, June 27th 2020 (27 performances) with evening performances on Thursday through Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Show Synopsis
Anthony Shaffer’s ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares not only Wyke's love of the game but also his wife, has come to lay claim. Revenge is devised and murders plotted as the two plan the ultimate whodunnit.

Time Period: Contemporary, 1970s
Setting: Andrew Wyke's country home in Wiltshire.
Features: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Andrew Wyke ~ 50+ years old ~ tall, well-built, fair haired ~ an immensely successful mystery writer, elegant, extremely intelligent. A seductive manipulator, fascinated with the inventions and deceptions of fiction and game-playing. a writer of detective stories.

Milo Tindle ~ 35- years old ~ slim, dark-haired, medium height ~ in the travel business. Very neatly attired from exactly parted hair to squared off handkerchief in blue mohair suit. Engaged in affair with Wyke’s wife.

NOTE: Both actors must to be able to manage a heavy line load and physical activity.

What to Prepare
Those auditioning are encouraged to memorize a one-minute serious monologue and a one-minute comic monologue and present both at the audition.  Actors may also deliver the monologue(s) with a British, Irish or Cockney dialect.
Auditions will include cold readings from the script plus some directed physical movement.

Please bring ALL conflict dates to auditions. Because this show has only two actors who work with multiple props, attendance at all rehearsals is vital.

Auditions By Appointment
Auditions will be by appointment. To schedule your audition, please e-mail Herb Paine at  Provide a contact e-mail and phone number. We will respond with your time slot.
Headshot and Resume – Required
Please provide your headshot and resume as attachments in your e-mail or bringing them to the audition, stapled together.
Audition Date/Time
Monday, January 13th ~ 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Callback Date/Time
Tuesday, January 14th ~ 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Audition Location
The Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
8670 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 103, Scottsdale
(Proceed to the very back building in Pima Crossing)

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