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"Game's Afoot: Holmes for The Holidays"-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1597491
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-10-19
Audition Date 08-19-19 Submission deadline 08-18-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
It is December, 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous.

Role # 1 William Gillette
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A dynamic and charming stage actor (based on a real man). He has made a fortune from his stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, whom he also plays. Recently shot in the arm in a bizarre incident, Gillette is determined to bring his Sherlockian skills to bear on solving the case. Must have great comic chops.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 55
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Felix Geisel
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Company’s character actor, Felix is histrionic and melodramatic. A true theatrical who has given his life to the stage, Felix is Gillette’s best friend and occasional sidekick. He is married to Madge. Actor must have great comic chops and be physically strong.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Simon Bright
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The young leading man of the company, Simon is an enthusiastic, eager to please and find success. A bit of a naïf, Simon can occasionally be overly sensitive. Recently married to Aggie, they make a charming and wonderful couple.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 23 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Inspector Harriet
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She is English and eccentric, completely one-of-a-kind. By turns witty and incisive, suddenly lost and dim, she is disarming in her inability to be defined. Always off the mark, and yet never far from the truth, somehow she always gets her man. Wonderful opportunity for a character actress; must have great comic chops.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 35 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Martha Gillette
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Gillette’s dotty mother, elegant though a bit foggy, Martha never shies away from a fight. Loyal to Gillette and his gang of theatrical misfits, she is always willing to lob a criticism when necessary. Must have great comic chops.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 65 to 70
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Madge Geisel
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Wry and outspoken (think Rosalind Russell), Madge, like her husband Felix, is a lifelong theatrical. She’s game for anything, but back her into a corner and she will come out swinging. Must have great comic chops.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 55
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Aggie Wheeler
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Aggie is the ingénue of the company. Good-natured and kind, she has had tragedy in her past, though she seems to have dealt with it well, and even moved on. Recently married to Simon, they make a charming and wonderful couple. Actress needs to have a dark side.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 23 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Daria Chase
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Glamorous and gorgeous, Daria is the theater critic we all love to hate. Biting, bitchy, and utterly charming, you can’t help but like Daria, despite the terrible things she says and writes. A wonderful sense of humor goes a long way towards endearing Daria to the audience. The actress must have wonderful comic timing and be a skilled physical comedienne.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 35 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -