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"The Game’s Afoot" Auditions-Cleveland, OH - Casting ID # 1598657
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Cleveland, OH Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-30-19
Audition Date 10-07-19 Submission deadline 10-05-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays: 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. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

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

William is a successful, charming, dashing actor with a lively mind and a fanciful imagination. He considers himself to be a good detective, since he made his fortune playing Sherlock Holmes. The actor must have good comic chops.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Martha Gillette
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Martha is a delightful, clever, fierce old lady, Gillette’s dotty mother. Elegant, though a bit foggy, she never shies away from a fight. The actor must have great comic chops.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 74 to 76
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Simon Bright
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A young leading man, the “mangenue” of the company, Simon is sweet, energetic, enthusiastic, and sometimes overly sensitive. he is Aggie’s boyfriend.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Aggie Wheeler
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Aggie is sharp, beautiful, bright-eyed, and full of spunk and vigor, the ingenue of the company and Simon’s girlfriend. The actor should be able to present a slight Southern accent, refined and cultured.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Felix Geisel
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Gillette’s best friend and occasional sidekick, Felix is occasionally sarcastic, often melodramatic, and always flamboyant. He is married to Madge. The actor must have great comic chops and be physically strong.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Madge Geisel
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Madge is a leading lady, smart and passionate, delightful in a Rosalind Russell, smart-mouthed, girl-about-town kind of way, wry, and outspoken. The actor should be able to present a Brooklyn or Jersey accent, but switch quickly back to a Mid-Atlantic accent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Daria Chase
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Glamorous and gorgeous, Daria is the theatre critic we all love to hate. She is a self-made woman, catty, funny, fierce, temperamental, passionate, and vicious. A wonderful sense of humor goes a long way towards endearing Daria to the audience. The actor must have wonderful comic timing and be a skilled physical comedian. She must be able to drop into a Mid-western/Southern accent, then back into a Mid-Atlantic accent instantly.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Harriet Goring
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A female police inspector (rare for that time period), Inspector Goring is smart, insightful, and sharp one minute, then off into a world of her own the next minute. She is English and eccentric, completely one of a kind, a great character role. The actor must have great comic chops and must be able to produce a strong British accent (London preferred).


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -