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Our next Auditions will be for our Oct. production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood!

Performances for The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be October, 22nd through October 31st.
Please prepare 16 bars of music; an accompanist will be playing for you. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to dance.
Casting ages 16+. All roles available with the exception of the role of Chairman/Mayor Thomas Sapsea.
We are asking all who wish to audition to sign up for an hourly slot using the following link:
https://www.signupgenius.com/…/10C0D45AFA822A0F9C61…
 
If you have any questions, or wish to submit a video audition, please email Susan Thornton at susanthornton@othervoicestheatre.org
 
The Mystery Of Edwin Drood
Music ,Book and Lyrics by Rupert Holmes
Directed by Susan Thornton
Choreography by Caroline Cash
Music Direction by Cathie Porter-Borden
 
Character Breakdown:
Clive Paget/John Jasper: The Royale’s male lead, a devilishly attractive cad, and he knows it. In Drood, he is the antagonist. Choirmaster of Cloisterham Cathedral, and uncle of Edwin Drood. In love with Rosa Bud. Madness lurks beneath his smooth exterior. 25-40ish. Bari-tenor (A2 – A4).
Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood: Prima donna and London’s leading male impersonator, charming but, as you might expect, with determination and a lot of ego. Must command the stage. As Edwin Drood, she
is an attractive, rich, and popular young man who has everything. 25-45ish. Mezzo (B3 – E5).
Deirdre Peregrine/Rosa Bud: The not-so-innocent ingenue of the Music Hall Royale, Deirdre portrays the love interest of Drood, the young, beautiful and apparently fragile Rosa Bud. 16-30ish.
True soprano (A3 – B5), with a high B natural that can’t be avoided.
Angela Prysock/Princess Puffer: Angela has been a favorite of London audiences forever, a staple of the stage. As the mysterious Princess Puffer, Madam, opium dealer and general purveyor of vice of all kinds, she is glamorous in her ruin. Serious low alto (F3 – D5) – must have a big chest voice and lots of rapport with the audience.
Janet Conover/Helena Landless: Janet is a long-standing member of the acting troupe, asked to play the mysterious Helena Landless who hails from a mysterious foreign colony not unlike India. 25-50ish. Mezzo (G3 – D5 [optional E5])
Victor Grinstead/Neville Landless: Victor is enjoying his premier performance with the Music Hall Royale. His character, Neville, is Helena’s twin brother. Very passionate and often angry. 25-50ish. Bari-tenor (C3 – G4), strong ensemble singer.
Cedric Moncrieffe/Reverend Crisparkle: This troupe member is a bit of an open book who plays an archetypal vicar, who is also a bit of a lurker, and was in love with Rosa’s mother. Must be significantly
older than Rosa. Baritone (C3 – G4), strong ensemble singer.
Phillip Bax/Bazzard: Devotee of the theatre, the everlasting understudy, who finally gets his moment. May have quite a major part if the evening turns out that way. Any age. Bari-tenor (A2 – Eb4 [opt G4 or Bb4]).
Nick Cricker, Sr./Durdles: “Clown Prince of the Royale” who makes the most of every line and plays the drunkard sexton in Drood. Over 30. Baritone or Tenor (B2 – F4) – ensemble singer. Nick Cricker, Jr./Deputy: Boy, any age younger than Cricker, Sr. As the Deputy, lowest in the pecking order, and very funny. Any voice range – ensemble singer.
Master Nick Cricker, Jr. / Deputy
 

 

 

 

 

 
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Our next Free Outdoor Cabaret is July 30 and 31 at 7pm each night. Featuring OVT kids and Family Sing-A-Long songs. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy. On Friday night the Kona Ice truck will be here at 6:15, so treat your taste buds to some delicious shaved ice before the show!