Bedford Off Broadway auditions

Bedford Off Broadway has announced auditions for their winter show "Play On" by Rick Abbot. It will be directed by Joe Pelonzi and stage managed by Pat Napolitano.

Auditions are 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Thursday, Nov 3, upstairs in the Bedford Old Town Hall, 2 Meetinghouse Road. There will be a couple of Sunday rehearsals in December, then Sunday, Monday, Wednesday rehearsals starting in January. Tech week starts Sunday, March 5. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the show.

Show dates are March 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18 at Bedford Old Town Hall. Contact Joe Pelonzi at nh with questions.


One plucky community theatre is about to produce a show called Murder Most Foul: a new "murder mystery play" with the same title as an Agatha Christie novel but with no relation. The director, Gerry, thought producing the play was a good idea since the inexperienced playwright has agreed to let the company perform the show for free. Gerry, however, had no idea what disasters awaited her: the show is hilariously amateur, the "murder mystery" plot doesn’t really have a murder, and to top it off, the playwright keeps changing the story and script two days from its premiere! It doesn’t help that the cast is disgruntled and the playwright accidentally deletes the entire sound effect board. The disasters come to fruition in Act III when the company performs the actual show with mishaps as every turn.

Character list (ages are suggested, but can be flexible):

? Aggie Manville – a stage manager and prompter – any age

? Geraldine/Gerry Dunbar – a director – over 30 years old

? Louise/Louie Perry – an overworked sound, light, and sound technician – any age

? Phyllis/Phil Montague – a novice playwright – between 42 and 57

? Henry Benish (Lord Dudley) – Leading man – mid 50’s

? Polly Benish (Lady Margaret) – A "diva" concerned and teased about her weight – mid 50’s

? Marla "Smitty" Smith (Doris the maid) – pretty but awkward – young

? Saul Watson (Dr. Rex Forbes – the villain) – 45-50 years old

? Billy Carewe (Stephen Sellers) – future leading man – looks 25-35

? Violet Imbry (Diana Lassiter- an Ingenue) – looks 25-35

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