Hubbard Hall Announces Auditions for “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

Hubbard Hall will also be holding auditions for Rupert Holmes’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood on Tuesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 29 from 6-8pm at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY (25 East main St.). Rehearsals will run Tuesdays – Sundays, October 17-November 11 with performances November 12 through December 3. Directed by David Snider, Hubbard Hall will be only the second theater ever to work on this NEW chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical. Mr. Holmes will be in residence during rehearsals to rewrite and promote the piece. Seeking both AEA and non-AEA actors. To schedule an audition, please email your headshot and resume to: halldrood2017@gmail.com. Please prepare one song from the show and one short comedic monologue (two minutes or less). All roles are currently available. Please visit our website at hubbardhall.org to view a full break-down of characters and voice parts.

*To schedule an audition, email your headshot and resume to:
halldrood2017@gmail.com. No phone calls, please.
Please prepare one song from the show and one short comedic monologue (two
minutes or less). *  All roles are currently open, including:

*1.  Flo (ensemble).*   20’s-30’s.

*2.  Your Chairman, Mr. William Cartwright (baritone)* The emcee and host
of the Music Hall Royale. The Chairman sets the scenes and keeps the pace
of the show moving. Frequently jokes with the audience and is the guide
through the mystery. Steps in to fill the comic role of Mayor Sapsea. A
seasoned showman. Character age: 30’s -50’s.

*3.  John Jasper: (tenor or lyric baritone)*  The opium addicted
choirmaster of Cloisterham Cathedral. He is madly in love with his music
student and his nephew’s fiance Rosa Bud. Played by Clive Pagett, the
charmingly egotistical leading man of the Music Hall Royale. Candidate for
murderer and lover. Character age: 20’s-40’s.

*4.  Edwin Drood: (mezzo soprano)* John Jasper’s cocky nephew who goes
missing on Christmas Eve. He has been engaged to Rosa Bud since they were
very young. Played by the quite temperamental Alice Nutting- London?s
premier male impersonator. Character age: 20’s -30’s.

*5.  Rosa Bud: (lyric soprano)*  A sweet and innocent young lady who is
uneasy about her music tutor?s (Jasper) passions towards her. Engaged to
Edwin Drood, Rosa is unhappy with the arrangement. Played by Miss Diedre
Peregrine, the ingenue of the Music Hall Royale. Candidate for detective,
murderer, and lover. Character age: 20’s -30’s.

*6.  The Princess Puffer: (alto)* The down on her luck proprietress of the
opium den that John Jasper frequents. Played by the bawdy Grande Dame of
the Music Hall Royale, Miss Angela Prysock. A strong comedienne. Candidate
for murderer and lover. Character age: 30’s -60’s.

*7.  Helena Landless: (mezzo soprano)* The mysterious young woman from
Ceylon with a “somewhat untraceable geographical accent.” The fiery and
temperamental twin sister of Neville. Played by the lively Janet Connover,
Candidate for detective, murderer, and lover. Character age: 20’s -30’s.

*8.  Neville Landless: (baritone)*  The other half of the mysterious family
from Ceylon. Neville has a very hot temper and immediately falls for Rosa
Bud. He is the main suspect after Drood’s disappearance. Played by Victor
Grinstead, the newest member of the Music Hall Royale. Candidate for
detective, murderer, and lover. Character age: 20’s -30’s.

*9.  The Reverend Crisparkle: (tenor/baritone)* The sweet and kind minister
at Cloisterham Cathedral who watches over the Landless twins. He once was
in love with Rosa’s mother. Played by Cedric Montcrieffe- a character actor
of the Music Hall Royale. Candidate for detective, murderer, and lover.
Character age: 30’s -50’s.

*10.  Bax/Bazzard (baritone/tenor) *Aspiring playwright and assistant to
Reverend Crisparkle. Played by Phillip Bax, the understudy for John Jasper
and bit player waiting for his big break. Character age: 20’s -40’s.
Candidate for detective, murderer, and lover. If played correctly, a
guaranteed audience favorite.

*11.  Durdles: (baritone/tenor)*  The drunken stonemason who inscribes and
oversees the crypts at Cloisterham Cathedral. Played by Nick Cricker, the
clown prince of the Music Hall Royale. Candidate for murderer and lover.
Character age: 30’s -60’s.

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