The Auburn Players announce auditions for The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

The Auburn Players are pleased to announce auditions for the comic murder mystery The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop. Directed by Bob Frame this 10 character romp is a sure crowd pleaser! Performances are April 17-19.

Auditions will be held at Cayuga Community College’s Bisgrove Theatre Monday and Tuesday, February 23 and 24 from 7-9 PM.

Those planning on auditioning are asked to prepare a one to two minute comic monolog. Those auditioning for singing roles please also prepare 16 measures of a Broadway style uptempo song. You will sing without accompaniment.

THE STORY: The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher”) assemble for a backer’s audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy “angel.” The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people—all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous “Slasher” makes his reappearance and strikes again—and again. As the composer, lyricist, actors and director prepare their performance, and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions. However, and with no thanks to the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate, the mystery is solved in the nick of time and the “Slasher” unmasked—but not before the audience has been treated to a sidesplitting good time and a generous serving of the author’s biting, satiric and refreshingly irreverent wit.

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