WWU Theatre to hold open auditions Wednesday
|1/9/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
The William Woods University Theatre Department will hold open auditions Wednesday (Jan. 11) for the third main-stage production of the year, "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" by John Bishop. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. in Dulany Auditorium.
Auditions are open to anyone interested in the community. No children's roles are available. Wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement. Perusal scripts are available in the library on the William Woods campus. For further information, call the theatre department at 592-4281.
Billed as a farce, "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" starts with the production team of a recent Broadway flop traveling to a Westchester estate. There they will visit the wealthy backer of their next show.
The estate has sliding doors, secret passageways and a German maid who has to be seen to be believed. Soon strange things start happening as sprung knives, dead bodies and masked figures begin to appear.
Are these murders the work of the diabolical "Stage Door Slasher?" To make matters worse, a blizzard traps everyone at the estate, making it impossible to leave. Just when it seems the worst, a bumbling police inspector snow shoes onto the estate to investigate.
According to Joe Potter, assistant professor and artistic director of theatre, "Murders" is a hilarious evening of theatre.