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Mitchell Joseph Prudhomme

multiple roles

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder tells the story of the low-born Monty Navarro, who learns that his late mother was disinherited by her family because she married for love rather than station. That means that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family! He figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught?

Gentleman’s Guide is a murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, non-stop laughs and a scene-stealing role for one actor playing all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways. This musical was the most nominated musical of 2014 with ten Tony nominations and four wins, including Best Musical and Book.

Director Mitchell Prudhomme will hold auditions on May 16th and 17th from 1 – 3pm. Those auditioning will be asked to sing roughly 1 minute of a song from the show (preferably one sung by the character for whom they are auditioning) and cold read a scene from the script. Rehearsals will begin in July, and performances will fall on Thursdays-Sundays from September 11th-20th.

Roles (Ages are approximate. Vocal ranges, when applicable, are shown in parentheses.)

Sibella (F#3 – Gb5) – The girl Monty loves initially. She reciprocates, but cannot commit due to his low station. Age 20-40
Phoebe (G#3 – G#6) – A gentle girl who proposes marriage to Monty and will do whatever it takes to protect him. Age 20-40
Shingle (Eb3 – E5) – A friend of Monty’s late mother who brings him the news of his heritage. – Age 40-70
Evangeline – The mistress of Asquith D’Ysquith Jr., who also falls prey to Monty’s scheme. Age 20-40
Eugenia – The wife of Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith. Age 40-70
Hilda – A servant of Lord Adalbert. Any age
Selina – A servant of Lord Adalbert. Any age
Ensemble – Mourners, ancestors, etc. Any age

Monty (Bb3 – Bb5) – Handsome, clever, charismatic, vulnerable and endearing. Age 20-40
The D’Ysquith Family (Bb3 – G#4- All of the heirs, both male and female, that Monty plots to murder. Age 30-60
Pickney – An inspector investigating the deaths of the D’Ysquiths. Any age
Magistrate – A local man of the law. Any age
Tom – A local farmer who dislikes the D’Ysquiths. Any age
Dr. Pettibone – The D’Ysquiths’ medical examiner. Any age
Alfred – A servant of Lord Adalbert. Any age
Ensemble – Mourners, ancestors, etc. Any age

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