November 24, 2008
Contact: Heather Nowlin
Pioneer Theatre Company
Announces Local Auditions
DIAL “M” FOR MURDER
Date: Auditions for Pioneer Theatre Company’s production of the classic murder mystery Dial “M” for Murder will be held Friday, December 5, 2008 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Callbacks will be scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2008; callback times will be announced later.
Time: AEA (Equity)-only auditions will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, December 5th. AEA members may sign up for any time slot. Non-Equity auditioners audition from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the same day.
NEW INFORMATION: AEA (Equity) members may call ahead to sign up for a time slot. This service is available ONLY to Equity members; non-Equity auditioners must come in and sign up for an audition time slot on the board inside Room 325 at the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The sign-up sheet will be posted by noon on Tuesday, November 25, 2008. Equity members may call Elizabeth Williamson at 585-5855 to schedule an audition time.
Location: Auditions will be held in Room 237 of the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.
Sign Up: All non-AEA auditioners must sign up for a time on the board inside the PTC Business Office, Room 325 on the main floor in the theatre. The sign-up sheet will be posted by 12 noon on Tuesday, November 25, 2008.
Casting: Dial “M” for Murder includes roles for three men in their 30’s, two men in their 20’s, and one woman in her 30’s. All roles are open except for that of Inspector Hubbard. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script; scripts and sides will be available for checkout on Tuesday, November 25th from the PTC Business Office.
Rehearsal and Production Information: Rehearsals for the production are Monday, February 23, 2009 through Thursday, March 19, 2009. Production dates are Friday, March 20, 2009 through Saturday, April 4, 2009. Gavin Cameron-Webb will direct.
Synopsis: This is the play on which Alfred Hitchcock based his now classic 1954 film. A husband plans the perfect murder, but his victim refuses to play along.
Below is a list of the sides that will be used in the first audition. All page numbers are taken from the DPS Acting edition of the play.
Tony Wendice: I.ii monologue on p.19
Max Halliday: I,i pp.6-8 (top – …when I get used to the idea)
Margot Wendice: I,i As above
Capt. Lesgate: I,ii pp. 16-18 (top – …run a very comfortable place)