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Bellevue Little Theatre

203 W. Mission Ave, Bellevue, NE 68005

February 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to February 10, 2019 - 4:00pm

Bellevue Little Theatre will hold auditions for its closing production of the 50th Anniversary Season on:

Saturday February 9 from 1--4 pm and
Sunday February 10 from 1--4 pm

at the Bellevue Little Theatre 203 W. Mission Ave. in Bellevue----possible callbacks will follow on:

Sunday, February 17

All auditions will be held at the BLT, 203 W. Mission Ave. in Bellevue. Actors should come prepared to move (not dance), demonstrate a variety of accents and dialects, and read from the script. Please bring a resume and head shot if you have them and a list of conflicts between March 18 and May 19.

Rehearsals are scheduled to begin on February 18 (evenings and weekends). Excessive conflicts and conflicts after April 19 may affect casting decisions. Production dates are May 3 – May 19 (Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00)

Questions? Contact Director, Suzanne Withem atsuzannewithem@gmail.com

“Baskerville,” by Ken Ludwig, is a comedic retelling of “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” the classic Sherlock Holmes mystery written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In Ludwig’s version, three actors play nearly 40 supporting characters to the leads, Holmes and Dr. Watson.

Actors of all genders will be considered for all roles, and actors of any gender, race, or ethnicity who are 18 or older are encouraged to audition. All actors will utilize various dialects, but a strong standard British dialect is required.

Characters:

Sherlock Holmes: (any age; any gender) The world’s greatest detective is sophisticated, quick-witted, and passionate. He is an English gentleman who is very precise in speech and manner. This actor plays only one role.

Dr. John Watson: (any age; any gender) A kind amiable doctor and Sherlock Holmes’s faithful sidekick. A man of action, intellect and deep emotion. He is also very British.

Actor 1: (any age; any gender) Plays more than a dozen characters – primarily the villains and baddies. Must be a versatile character actor adept a physical comedy and various accents and dialects.

Actor 2: (any age; any gender – though likely male identifying) Plays nearly a dozen characters – primarily heroes and gentlemen. Must be a versatile character actor adept a physical comedy and various accents and dialects.

Actor 3: (any age; any gender – though likely female identifying) Plays more than a dozen characters – primarily maids, nurses, and damsels in distress. Must be a versatile character actor adept a physical comedy and various accents and dialects and willing to challenge traditional gender roles.

Roustabouts and Foley Artists: (any age; any gender) – These two or three nonspeaking roles will be cast and treated as members of the acting company. They will assist with scene changes, participate in comedy bits, and serve as Foley artists providing live sound effects for the production from onstage. They should be creative problems solvers adept at physical comedy and familiar with silent storytelling. They are vital to the success of keeping the “trunk show” design of the production moving forward and creating the world of the theatre in which the play is performed.