Lakewood Theatre Company

Auditions for two shows at Lakewood: Inherit the Wind and Dial M for Murder are by appointment, June 3, 2018. Click here to sign up online.

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Lakewood Theatre Company will be having auditions to complete the casting for Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott on SUNDAY, JUNE 3. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition. All roles receive remuneration.

Actors may sign up for auditions online to secure a slot. If you are unable to navigate this process, call Lakewood Theatre at 503-635-3901. Callbacks will be scheduled as needed.

Location: Lakewood Theatre Company 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Inherit the Wind will be directed by Antonio Sonera.

Dial M for Murder will be directed by David Sikking.


Audition Requirements:

  • You may submit your resume and headshot at the same time by following the instructions on the audition site to
  • Please bring a hard copy of resume and headshot with you to the audition.
  • Actors should prepare a one-minute monologue. Those auditioning for Inherit the Wind should also prepare an a capella song or hymnal. ("Happy Birthday" is appropriate too). Actors may be asked to cold read from the script.
  • Conflicts not listed at time of auditions may not be honored.

 
Important Dates:

Inherit the Wind rehearsals will begin September 24. The tentative schedule with be Mon. - Thurs. 6:30 pm - 10 pm, Sat. 10 am - 4 pm, Sun. 10 am - 4 pm, and Fridays will be off.

Dial M for Murder rehearsals will begin rehearsals the end of November. Schedule TBD.
 
Performance schedule: Inherit the Wind opens November 2, 2018 and continues through December 9, 2018. Dial M for Murder opens January 4, 2019 and runs until February 10, 2019. Performances for both productions are: Thurs. – Sat. at 7:30 pm, some Sundays at 7:00 pm, some Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm and two Wednesday performances at 7:30 pm. Lakewood Theatre Company features an intimate 220-seat theatre located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.

About the Plays:
Inherit the Wind: A classic work of American theatre, based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, about a teacher’s choice to teach evolution in the classroom which pitted well-known lawyers Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan against one another. Inherit the Wind explores threats to learning and intellectual freedom in a dramatic courtroom retelling.

Dial M for Murder: Tony Wendice, a professional tennis player, plans to have his socialite wife Margot murdered to inherit her fortune. He comes up with the perfect plan to kill her – now all he has to do is make sure she dies.
 



Breakdown of Roles:

Please note: Lakewood supports and encourages diversity in all casting. All roles receive remuneration.

INHERIT THE WIND Some roles have been precast. The director is seeking male and female actors from age 12 - 70. All races/ethnicities are encouraged to apply. Actors should prepare a one-minute monologue from a contemporary play in the style of the play. Director will only ask those adults called back to read from the script.

BREAKDOWN OF AVAILABLE ROLES:

MR. GOODFELLOW, 35-60
SILLERS, 25-60
BOLLINGER, 25-60 plays the cornet
COOPER, 25-60
MR. BANNISTER, 35-60
MELINDA, 11-13
HOWARD, 12-14
MRS. LOOMIS, 30-50
HOT DOG MAN/PHOTOGRAPHER/RADIO MAN, any age
MRS. MCLAIN, 50-70
MRS. BLAIR, 30-50
HURDY GURDY MAN, any age
TIMMY, 9-10
DUNLAP, 40-60

TOWNS FOLK and OTHERS:
Mayor’s wife, 40-50
Jurors (6 men), 35-60
Spectators (6 women), 25-60
Students (4), 10-16 *
Reporters (3), 20-30

*NOTE: ALL AUDITION SLOTS FOR CHILDREN'S ROLES UNDER 18 HAVE BEEN FILLED


DIAL M FOR MURDER
The director is looking for 3 male actors:  
Max Halliday: (age 30s – early 40s) An American murder mystery writer, Tony had an affair with Margot during the time Tony was playing professional tennis tournaments in America. He is still in love with Margot and comes to visit the couple in London.

Tony Wendice: (age 30s – early 40s) Tony is a former professional tennis player who married for money. He is selfish and arrogant and has an elaborate scheme to murder his wife because of jealousy over a past affair between she and Max.

Inspector Hubbard: (wide age range with British dialect) A British Inspector of Police, Hubbard is a bit eccentric, but thoughtful and thorough.
 

Auditions are by appointment. CLICK HERE to sign up online for an audition slot. Callbacks, if needed, will be at the Director's discretion.

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