The City of Delta is preparing for murder.
Murder for Two, that is — an exciting new musical that promises hilarity in an homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.
And what’s more, aspiring thespians and musically-inclined performers in the community are invited to come and audition.
The city’s first venture into in-house productions, Murder for Two is a smaller musical to be staged at the North Delta Centre for the Arts, an intimate venue that allows Delta’s cultural services staff the freedom to cut their teeth while also involving the community.
“It’s a [play] mixing classical musical comedy with a touch of Agatha Christie,” notes Robert Sullivan, Delta’s cultural services manager.
In the rib-tickling 90-minute show, two performers play 13 roles. Cultural services staff are casting for the roles of Officer Moscowicz, an ambitious, small town police officer eager to solve the mystery of who killed novelist Arthur Whitney at his surprise birthday party, and “the suspects” — 10 colourful characters ranging from loopy widows to bickering neighbours, a ballerina and even a small boys’ choir.
Roles are excellent for impressionists and aspiring comedians, and the ability to play the piano is an asset but not required.
Auditions are taking place Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 4-8 p.m. at the North Delta Centre for the Arts. Performers must come prepared with a monologue and short song.
To book an audition, call 604-952-3072 or email email@example.com to book your audition
Those who audition must be 16 years or older.
Rehearsals will be in the evenings (schedule to be shared at auditions), and the play will run Dec. 21, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Dec. 22 at 1:30 p.m.
Festive without being over-Christmassy, the production is a great way to spend some holiday time with family and friends.
“Join us at the North Delta Centre for the Arts to experience and enjoy the show,” Sullivan says.
Visit delta.ca/events for more information.