Current Auditions

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!

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!

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

There are 2 nights (you only need to pick one)

Monday January 7th
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

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