Auditions

AUDITION NOTICE for Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars adapted by Eric Coble from the graphic novels by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood.

Directed by Dustin Trabert.

Open call – all roles available.

This is a theatre stage production: non-union, non-paying for not-for-profit theater in North Bend, WA.

Where:

Open auditions are being held at Valley Center Stage in North Bend, WA — located in the Masonic Building (above the bike shop).

Audition dates & times: Open auditions, no appointments

  • Sunday, August 12th, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Monday, August 13th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Callback Dates:

  • Tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 18th.

What to Prepare:

  • Please email auditions@valleycenterstage.org with interest AND show up to audition.
  • Please bring a head shot and resume.
  • Auditions will be composed of readings from the script. Experience with English accents is welcome but not necessary.

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We look forward to seeing you on the boards!


ABOUT THE PLAY:

Sherlock Holmes is missing, and the streets of London are awash with crime. Who will save the day? The Baker Street Irregulars – a gang of street kids hired by Sherlock himself to help solve cases. Now they must band together to prove not only that Sherlock is not dead but also to find the mayor’s missing daughter, untangle a murder mystery from their own past, and face the masked criminal mastermind behind it all – a bandit who just may be the brilliant evil Moriarty, the man who killed Sherlock himself! Can a group of orphans, pickpockets, inventors, and artists rescue the people of London? The game is afoot!

Directed by Dustin Trabert. At Valley Center Stage, he directed this summer’s The Bremen Town Black Cat Band and appeared in 2017’s A Christmas Carol. He is a freelance director, actor, dramaturg, and designer who’s worked in the Puget Sound region at Centerstage Theatre, Driftwood Players, Taproot Theatre, Fully Reciprocal Theatre Company, the Slate, and West of Lenin.


PROJECT NEEDS:

  • All roles available.
  • Various henchmen, police, passers-by, and parents will be played by the adult cast members.
  • Volunteers with interest in technical roles or stage management also welcome to contact us.
Wiggins Male Plays 16 The intelligent young leader of the Irregulars. Eager to step into the gap left by Holmes’s absence.
Eliza Mayhew Female Plays 15 A young woman whose grandfather is missing, Eliza enlists the Irregulars help and, in the process, becomes one of them.
Pockets Female Plays 14 The Irregulars’ pickpocket, Pockets secretly leads a comfortable middle-class life with her parents when she’s not with her streetwise friends.
Tiny Male Plays 16 Tiny, actually the largest of the gang, is the Irregulars’ brawn, but he’s also perhaps the best at reading other people.
Chen Male Plays 12 The inventor of the Irregulars; sometimes his contraptions work, but sometimes they don’t. East Asian.
Ash Female Plays 9 Tiny’s little sister, Ash can squeeze into small places and doesn’t see why someone would mind getting dirty. Likely doubles as the Mayor’s daughter.
Doctor Watson Male Late 30s to 50s Sherlock Holmes’ faithful friend. Doubled with Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes Male Late 30s to 50s The great detective. Doubled with Dr. Watson.
Richard Mayhew Male 50s or older The missing grandfather of Eliza, Richard has tried to move on from a criminal past. Likely doubled with Lestrade.
Inspector Lestrade Male 30s or older The somewhat pompous police detective, Lestrade doesn’t want the Irregulars’ help, even though he needs it. Likely doubled with Mayhew.
Morris Wiggins Male Late 30s to 50s The wicked father of Wiggins. The villain of the piece. Doubles with Moriarty. Experience with stage combat a plus.
Moriarty Male 50s or older The world’s greatest criminal mind. Doubles with Morris Wiggins.
Peabody Male 30s or older An associate of Richard Mayhew, working to keep him hidden.
Mrs. Hudson Female 50s or older Holmes and Watson’s landlady, a proper middle-class woman.

REHEARSALS:

Location: Valley Center Stage

  • Rehearsals will begin Sat, Sep 8th.
  • Rehearsal schedule is generally Mon through Thu 6:30 – 9:00 PM with some Saturday afternoons and some Sunday afternoons or evenings.
  • Tech week is Oct 6th through Oct 11th, Mon through Thu, 6:00 – 10:00 PM, Sat and Sun times TBD.
  • Preview performance is Thu, Oct 11th.
  • We will schedule a read-through for an earlier date upon casting.

PERFORMANCES:

October 12th – 27th, 2018 (9 performances)

  • Weekend 1:
    • Fri, Oct 12th, 7:30 PM
    • Sat, Oct 13th, 7:30 PM
  • Weekend 2:
    • Thu, Oct 18th, 7:30 PM
    • Fri, Oct 19th, 7:30 PM
    • Sat, Oct 20th, 7:30 PM
    • Sun, Oct 21th, 2:00 PM
  • Weekend 3:
    • Thu, Oct 25th, 7:30 PM
    • Fri, Oct 26th, 7:30 PM
    • Sat, Oct 27th, 7:30 PM