Recent "Murder's in the Heir" News

MEN
This is for you!
Keen to get involved in your local theatre??

Just TWO roles left that need to be cast in the next production by Coolum Theatre Players!
If you know anyone who would love to give this a go and may be suitable, please get in touch with director Michael Healy

* Jordan Starkweather - the great-nephew of the murder victim, a playboy, charmer
* Mike Davis - a private detective, smart, tough

Both are really great, strong roles with lots of stage time.
Performances in March!

Auditions were held this week and the show has almost been cast. Just need Jordan and Mike now!
Details below from the original post

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Coolum Theatre Players invite you to AUDITION for their first production of 2019!

Murder's in the Heir
An audience interactive murder-mystery-comedy
Six performances in March 2019

Written by Billy St John
Directed by Michael Healy

Roles for SIX males EIGHT females and an usher and ..... it's going to be huge FUN!
Be prepared to be quick on your feet because this play is very unique. Each performance will be different because the audience determines the outcome!

PLOT:
Tyrannical billionaire Simon Starkweather gathers his family and employees to announce the contents of his will but then his lawyer delivers a bombshell - within hours this will becomes invalid.
Of course, the rejected heirs are not pleased and soon afterwards, a murder takes place!
But whodunnit?
Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity and motive.
However, here's the twist - it’s up to the audience to decide WHO actually did it!

CAST REQUIRED:
The family
Simon Starkweather - a billionaire, tyrannical
Fiona Starkweather - his niece by marriage, befuddled
Jordan Starkweather - his great-nephew, Fiona's son, a playboy
Paula Thompson - his great niece, a Southern belle
Simon Starkweather 111 - his grandson, a college student (played by the same actor who plays Simon senior)

The staff
Bensonhurst - the butler, formal
Mrs Trent - the housekeeper, dour
Minerva Walker - the cook, temperamental
Nancy Pollard - the maid, shy
Rufus Jones - the handyman, surly

The professionals
Lois Van Zandt - a lawyer, professional
Miss Withers - a nurse, stern
Kathy Collins - a personal secretary, bright, self-assured
Mike Davis - a private detective, smart, tough
Gene (or Jean) Culpepper - the director
An usher - one line

MUST BE available to rehearse on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Monday starts will be 7.30pm arrival for 7.45pm rehearsal, Wednesdays will be 6.30pm arrival

MUST BE available for ALL performances -
Friday/Saturday/Sunday March 22, 23, 24
Friday/Saturday/Sunday March 29, 30, 31

Please email the director Michael Healy if you would like to audition
mick_sings@yahoo.com.au
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MEN 
This is for you!
Keen to get involved in your local theatre??

Just TWO roles left that need to be cast in the next production by Coolum Theatre Players! 
If you know anyone who would love to give this a go and may be suitable, please get in touch with director Michael Healy

* Jordan Starkweather - the great-nephew of the murder victim, a playboy, charmer 
* Mike Davis - a private detective, smart, tough

Both are really great, strong roles with lots of stage time. 
Performances in March! 

Auditions were held this week and the show has almost been cast. Just need Jordan and Mike now!
Details below from the original post

*************************************************

Coolum Theatre Players invite you to AUDITION for their first production of 2019!

Murders in the Heir
An audience interactive murder-mystery-comedy 
Six performances in March 2019

Written by Billy St John
Directed by Michael Healy

Roles for SIX males EIGHT females and an usher and ..... its going to be huge FUN!
Be prepared to be quick on your feet because this play is very unique. Each performance will be different because the audience determines the outcome!

PLOT:
Tyrannical billionaire Simon Starkweather gathers his family and employees to announce the contents of his will but then his lawyer delivers a bombshell - within hours this will becomes invalid. 
Of course, the rejected heirs are not pleased and soon afterwards, a murder takes place!
But whodunnit?
Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity and motive. 
However, heres the twist - it’s up to the audience to decide WHO actually did it!

CAST REQUIRED:
The family
Simon Starkweather - a billionaire, tyrannical
Fiona Starkweather - his niece by marriage, befuddled
Jordan Starkweather - his great-nephew, Fionas son, a playboy
Paula Thompson - his great niece, a Southern belle
Simon Starkweather 111 - his grandson, a college student (played by the same actor who plays Simon senior)

The staff
Bensonhurst - the butler, formal
Mrs Trent - the housekeeper, dour
Minerva Walker - the cook, temperamental
Nancy Pollard - the maid, shy
Rufus Jones - the handyman, surly

The professionals
Lois Van Zandt - a lawyer, professional
Miss Withers - a nurse, stern
Kathy Collins - a personal secretary, bright, self-assured
Mike Davis - a private detective, smart, tough
Gene (or Jean) Culpepper - the director
An usher - one line

MUST BE available to rehearse on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Monday starts will be 7.30pm arrival for 7.45pm rehearsal, Wednesdays will be 6.30pm arrival

MUST BE available for ALL performances - 
Friday/Saturday/Sunday March 22, 23, 24
Friday/Saturday/Sunday March 29, 30, 31

Please email the director Michael Healy if you would like to audition
mick_sings@yahoo.com.au

 

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Michael I might have a Mike Davis detective for you. Rob Fleming is coming Monday night hopefully. Experienced ex CTP member

Always with the lack of men 😆 Andrew Moon Lachlan Móney

1 week ago

Coolum Theatre Players

So YO! Where the dudes at?

Men - we need YOU
Last night's first audition for Murder's in the Heir was fantastic. Lots of great talent, some newbies and some familiar faces, however, ALL were lovely ladies. No men!

So guys.... we hope you are coming out in force for Wednesday night's audition! The LEAD roles are male and will need to be cast. So come on down to the Coolum Civic Centre at 7pm and get amongst the fun!

Here's a few snaps from last night's first audition with director Michael Healy.

Some warm-ups with Kevin Blair to settle anyone's nerves and photos with Jen so we all know who's who.

It's going to be a hugely FUN rehearsal period and a truly fun and funny show. Performances in March!

Final audition Wed night Jan 9th at 7pm.
PS: can't make it? Contact director Michael Healy at mick_sings@yahoo.com.au and he will arrange an alternate time for you.

#CoolumTheatrePlayers #Coolum #CTP #MurdersinTheHeir #MITH #acting #fun #communitytheatre #Coolum #SunshineCoast
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Just TWO roles left that need to be cast! If you know anyone who would love to give this a go and may be suitable, please get in touch with director Michael Healy * Jordan Starkweather - the great-nephew of the murder victim, a playboy, charmer * Mike Davis - a private detective, smart, tough Both are really great, strong roles with lots of stage time. Performances in March!

I Will be there tonight

Nigel Grevett this sounds like you 😊

Jeff Mitchell, Brandt, Gareth, Charlie, Jussi, Wayne, Tristan - 👀

Well, hello and welcome to the Sunshine Coast. Gender bending is the only way forward.

Good luck tonight everybody. This is going to be an amazingly fun show that will keep not on the audience but the cast on their toes!! Imagine not knowing if you’re murderer until the second act! My palms are sweaty just thinking about it!!!

Oooh. My son would be an awesome Starweather.

Hi Micheal Michael Healy can I come tonight? Missed Monday. Moving house.....still. ahhhh.

I’ll be there tonight! 😁

Tara Pitt

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2 weeks ago

Coolum Theatre Players

🎭🎭🤩 Who's excited about AUDITIONS!! 🤩🎭🎭

Tomorrow night - Monday January 7th, first audition.
Wednesday night - January 9th, second audition.
(Just pick the night that suits you best!)

All details in the EVENT. If you have any additional queries not covered in the event info, message the director Michael Healy.

This is going to be huge FUN!
See you at 7pm, Monday or Wednesday 😍

#CoolumTheatrePlayers #CTP #auditions #communitytheatre #Coolum #SunshineCoast

Auditions - Murder's in the Heir

Auditions - Murder's in the HeirJan 7, 7:00pmCoolum Civic CentreCoolum Theatre Players invite you to AUDITION for their first production of 2019! Murder's in the Heir An audience interactive murder-mystery-comedy Six performances in March 2019 Written by Billy St John Directed by Michael Healy Roles for SIX males EIGHT females and an usher and ..... it's going to be huge FUN! Be prepared to be quick on your feet because this play is very unique. Each performance will be different because the audience determines the outcome! PLOT: Tyrannical billionaire Simon Starkweather gathers his family and employees to announce the contents of his will but then his lawyer delivers a bombshell - within hours this will becomes invalid. Of course, the rejected heirs are not pleased and soon afterwards, a murder takes place! But whodunnit? Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity and motive. However, here's the twist - it’s up to the audience to decide WHO actually did it! CAST REQUIRED: The family Simon Starkweather - a billionaire, tyrannical Fiona Starkweather - his niece by marriage, befuddled Jordan Starkweather - his great-nephew, Fiona's son, a playboy Paula Thompson - his great niece, a Southern belle Simon Starkweather 111 - his grandson, a college student (played by the same actor who plays Simon senior) The staff Bensonhurst - the butler, formal Mrs Trent - the housekeeper, dour Minerva Walker - the cook, temperamental Nancy Pollard - the maid, shy Rufus Jones - the handyman, surly The professionals Lois Van Zandt - a lawyer, professional Miss Withers - a nurse, stern Kathy Collins - a personal secretary, bright, self-assured Mike Davis - a private detective, smart, tough Gene (or Jean) Culpepper - the director An usher - one line AUDITIONS There are 2 nights (you only need to pick one) Monday January 7th OR Wednesday January 9th Coolum Civic Centre, Park Street, Coolum Arrive at 7pm to fill in your audition forms. No need to prepare anything, the director will provide material on the night. MUST BE available to rehearse on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Monday starts will be 7.30pm arrival for 7.45pm rehearsal, Wednesdays will be 6.30pm arrival MUST BE available for ALL performances - Friday/Saturday/Sunday March 22, 23, 24 Friday/Saturday/Sunday March 29, 30, 31 *** Need MORE? Info night Thursday 3rd January 6.30 -7.30pm to be held at 49 Warrack Street Mount Coolum. Or for any other general inquiries, Email the director Michael Healy mick_sings@yahoo.com.au
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Auditions - Murders in the Heir

What a great turn out we had for the Murder's In The Heir Info Night! 16 all up with 7 brand new faces looking at making their debut on the CTP stage!
Thank you Christine McMahon for hosting the night at your home. You are an absolute gem!

For all those who weren't able to attend but messaged me that you'll be at the auditions next week, that's fantastic!
Great to see the level of support we have at this beautiful community theatre. Thank you all...🎭

~ Michael Healy
Director
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Great to have you back in the director’s chair for CTP, Michael. It’s going to be a fun show.

INFO NIGHT!
Tomorrow night - Thursday January 3rd.
6.30pm
We would love to see you there!

Come along and find out more about the first CTP production for 2019 - Murder's in the Heir.
You will have a chance to hear from director Michael Healy and ask any questions about the auditions, which will be held next week at the Coolum Civic Centre.

** PLEASE NOTE - the info night is being held at 49 Warrack Street Mount Coolum.

There are roles for SIX males EIGHT females and an usher and ..... it's going to be huge FUN!
Be prepared to be quick on your feet because this play is very unique. It involves audience interaction and lots of laughs and each performance will be different because the audience determines WHODUNNIT!

For any other general inquiries ahead of tomorrow, Email the director at: mick_sings@yahoo.com.au
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INFO NIGHT!
Tomorrow night - Thursday January 3rd. 
6.30pm
We would love to see you there!

Come along and find out more about the first CTP production for 2019 - Murders in the Heir.
You will have a chance to hear from director Michael Healy and ask any questions about the auditions, which will be held next week at the Coolum Civic Centre.

** PLEASE NOTE - the info night is being held at 49 Warrack Street Mount Coolum.

There are roles for SIX males EIGHT females and an usher and ..... its going to be huge FUN!
Be prepared to be quick on your feet because this play is very unique. It involves audience interaction and lots of laughs and each performance will be different because the audience determines WHODUNNIT! 

For any other general inquiries ahead of tomorrow, Email the director at: mick_sings@yahoo.com.au

 

Comment on Facebook

I can’t make it tonight, sorry Michael Healy. Good luck, hope you get a great turn out. I’ll be seeing you next week at auditions!

Lisa Blair are there still roles available? Or will there be another info night?

Show Dates

March 22, 23, 29, 30 @ 7:30pm
March 24, 31 @ 2pm

Adults $28
Concessions $25
Members $22

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