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  Canton Community Theatre Announces Auditions for our Winter Show  



Canton Community Theatre is holding auditions for our holiday show Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays. Performances are December 6, 7, 8, 13 & 14, 2019

Auditions will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call backs if needed will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

No appointments needed, please prepare a one minute comedic monologue. Any questions please email

It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Roles 3m, 5f

William Gillette (Lead): Male, 36-45
a dynamic and charming stage actor (based on a real man), he has made a fortune from his stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, whom he also plays; recently shot in the arm in a bizarre incident, Gillette is determined to use his Sherlockian skills to solve the case
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Felix Geisel (Lead): Male, 40-45
the company's character actor, Felix is histrionic; he is a true theatrical who has given his life for the stage; Gillette's best friend and occasional sidekick, married to Madge; actor must be physically strong.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Simon Bright (Lead): Male, 23-27
the male ingenue of the company, Simon is an enthusiastic young man, eager to please and find success; a bit naive, Simon can occasionally be overly sensitive; recently married to Aggie, they make a charming and wonderful couple.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Inspector Harriet Goring (Lead): Female, 40-59
English and eccentric, completely one of a kind; witty and incisive, suddenly lost and dim, disarming in her inability to be defined; always off the mark, and yet never far from the truth, somehow she always gets her man; wonderful opportunity for a character actress,
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Martha Gillette (Lead): Female, 70-79
Gillette's dotty mother, elegant though a bit foggy, Martha never shies away from a fight; always willing to lob a criticism when necessary, all the same Martha is loyal to Gillette and his gang of theatrical misfits
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Madge Geisel (Lead): Female, 40-45
wry and outspoken (think Rosalind Russell), Madge, like her husband Felix, is a lifelong theatrical; game for anything, but back her into a corner and she will come out swinging
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Aggie Wheeler (Lead): Female, 23-27
bright-eyed and bushy tailed, Aggie is the ingenue of the company; good-natured and kind, Aggie has had tragedy in her past, though she seems to have dealt with it well, and even moved on; recently married to Simon, they make a charming and wonderful couple; actress needs to have a dark side.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Daria Chase (Lead): Female, 34-47
glamorous and gorgeous, Daria is the theatre critic everyone loves to hate; biting, bitchy, and utterly charming, you can't help but like Daria, despite the terrible things she says and writes; a wonderful sense of humor goes a long way towards endearing Daria to the audience; the actress needs to be a physical comedian.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

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