Auditions

2024 - 2025 Season Audition Information

Murder on the Orient

Directed by Nancy Jensen

Audition Dates and Times:
Monday June 17th and Tuesday June 18th at 7pm

Audition Location: CTC Rehearsal Space
654 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, Ga. 30188

Casting Needs: 5 men and 5 women
Audition requirements:
Cold readings from the script
Director would like to see accent range if reading for specific role that requires British/French/Russian/Swedish
Non-Equity/Volunteer
Resume encouraged but not required

Performance Dates:
September 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21, 22 | 2024
at the Canton Theatre

 

Follow the renowned detective Hercule Poirot as he embarks on a luxurious train journey. However, the journey takes a sinister turn when a wealthy American passenger is found murdered on board. Trapped in a snowdrift, Poirot must use his unparalleled deductive skills to uncover the truth behind the murder. As he interviews the eclectic group of passengers, each with their own secrets and motives, Poirot unravels a complex web of deception and intrigue, leading to a shocking and unexpected conclusion. Ludwig's adaptation captures the suspense and mystery of Christie's original work while adding his own flair, making it a thrilling theatrical experience for audiences.

 

Character Descriptions
(Ages may be adjusted by Director based on casting pool. Director would like to see accent range if reading for specific role that requires British/French/Russian/Swedish ) 

Hercule Poirot (Male, 40s - 60s) - Famous Belgian detective; a “Big” personality; authoritative, witty, charismatic and slightly pompous; driven to find the answers, good or bad, with a strong moral sense; very aware of his ability and his well- deserved reputation.

Monsieur Bouc (Male, 30s - 60s) - A Belgian gentleman of good humor; playful, proud, generous; a predilection for grandeur; a whirlwind of energy; must be an excellent comedian.

Mary Debenham (Female, 20s - 30s) - An English beauty; a governess, capable yet romantic; a sadness around her eyes and a hardness about her person.

Hector MacQueen (Male, 20s - 50s) - Tightly wound, edgy and nervous; he seems to always be on the verge of falling apart or coming unwound.  Assistant to Samuel Ratchett.

Princess Dragomiroff (Female, 40s - 70s) - a Russian dowager; very formal, a sweeping, impressive presence; imperial, impatient.  Everyone knows when she enters the room.  More battle axe than princess.

Greta Ohlsson (Female, 20s - 50s)-  Inherently odd, and very devout Swedish woman; a frightened, sheeplike quality; must be an excellent comedienne with an impeccable Swedish accent.

Countess Andrenyi  (Female, 30s - 50s) -  Brilliantly beautiful, like something out of a fairytale; impeccably put together, with a warmth that wins over everyone she meets; her delicacy belies a steely edge; she is no wilting flower.

Helen Hubbard (Female, 40s - 70s) - An outspoken and flamboyant American from the Midwest; jovial, obnoxious, domineering, deliciously nosy and brash; unapologetic; must be an excellent comedienne. Also sings.  Please familiarize yourself with the song “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”.

Colonel Arbuthnot / Samuel Ratchett  (Male, 30s - 40s) - One actor will play two roles. Colonel Arbuthnot: Scotsman, also middle aged, handsome, very matter of fact, occasionally tender; must have great comic timing. Samuel Ratchett: middle-aged American businessman, evil at heart and frightening, brusque, unforgiving, stern demeanor; pushy, and domineering.

Michel the Conducter / Marcel the Head Waiter (Male, 20s - 50s) - One actor will play two roles. Michel: a good-looking Frenchman, with a quiet, almost grave sense of humor; unfailingly polite. Marcel: a Turkish waiter, snooty, smooth; must have great comic timing.

December 2024

Directed by Erin Campbell

Audition Date and Time:
Tuesday, September 24th at 7pm

Audition Location: CTC Rehearsal Space
654 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, Ga. 30188

Casting Needs: 2 Men
Audition requirements: Cold readings from the script
Non-Equity/Volunteer
Resume encouraged but not required

Performance Dates:
December 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21, 22 | 2024
at the Canton Theatre

 

"A Tuna Christmas" is a comedic play set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas. The story revolves around the eccentric residents of Tuna as they prepare for the annual Christmas Yard Display Contest. Through a series of hilarious vignettes, the audience is introduced to a colorful cast of characters, each with their own quirks and idiosyncrasies. From the local radio personalities to the gun-toting housewives, the play offers a satirical look at small-town life and the holiday season.

This show will be performed by two quick-changing comedians who will split their time playing all 22 characters. The Director will be looking for comedic range including vocal and physical skill.

March 2025

Directed by Jeannie & Wally Hinds

Audition Dates and Times:
Sunday December 1st at 3pm
and
Monday December 2nd at 7pm

Audition Location: CTC Rehearsal Space
654 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, Ga. 30188

Casting Needs: 7 Men / 4 Women
Audition requirements: Cold readings from the script
Non-Equity/Volunteer
Resume encouraged but not required

Performance Dates:
March 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16 | 2025
at the Canton Theatre

Journey through this heartwarming Southern comedy set in the small town of Second Samuel, Georgia, during the 1949 summer. The play revolves around the quirky residents of the town who come together to navigate life's challenges and celebrate the power of friendship and acceptance. The story unfolds after the death of Miss Gertrude, a beloved member of the community, which prompts the revelation of her closely guarded secret. As the townsfolk grapple with this revelation, they learn valuable lessons about forgiveness, love, and the true meaning of family.

Character Descriptions
(Ages may be adjusted by Director based on casting pool.) 

B Flat – (male, 20s) - Young, simpled minded man. Heart and soul of the town.
Frisky – (male, 30s - 60s) - Unofficial leader of the town, married to Omaha
Us – (male, 30s - 60s) - a black man, Frisky’s best friend
Mansel – (male, 20s - 60s) - a harmless redneck, married to Marcela
Mr. Mozel – (male, 30s - 60s) - the town bigot and he “don’t like nobody”
Omaha – (female, 30s - 60s) - cute, stylish and bossy. Frisky’s wife.
Jimmy Deeanne – (female, 20s - 40s) - thoughtless, selfish and pretty, must be a very good singer.
Ruby – (female, 20s - 60s) - works at the hair salon.
Marcela – (female, 20s - 60s) - good-natured, married to Mansel
Doc – (male, 40s - 60s) - knows everybody’s secrets but “he ain’t telling”
June – (male, 30s - 60s) - town undertaker, the living make him nervous

May 2025

Directed by Becca Hogue

Audition Dates and Times:
Sunday February 23rd at 3pm
and
Monday February 24th at 7pm

Audition Location: CTC Rehearsal Space
654 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, Ga. 30188

Casting Needs: 2 Men / 4 Women
Audition requirements: Cold readings from the script
Non-Equity/Volunteer
Resume encouraged but not required

Performance Dates:
May 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18 | 2025
at the Canton Theatre

Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple (Female Version)" is a comedic play that reimagines the original male version with female leads. The story revolves around two mismatched roommates: Olive Madison, a messy and carefree divorcée, and Florence Unger, a neurotic and fastidious woman freshly separated from her husband. The humor arises from their contrasting personalities and lifestyles as they navigate living together in Olive's New York City apartment. The play explores themes of friendship, compatibility, and the challenges of cohabitation, all delivered with Simon's signature wit and sharp dialogue.

Character Descriptions
(Ages may be adjusted by Director based on casting pool.) 

Sylvie, age 30+
Sylvie is desperately trying to stop smoking, and so sucks on lollipops or chews gum. She can get irritated with her friends but has a good sense of humor, especially about her husband.

Mickey, age 30+
Mickey is a police officer who is down-to-earth, plain talking, and has a good understanding of people. Sometimes she can take the “police bit” too far and she tries very hard to be in control of all situations.

Renee, age 30+
Renee is Sylvie’s best friend. She can be very plain-spoken, especially when she points out Olive’s failings as a hostess, and then Florence's. She is single and dating a doctor.

Vera, age 30+
Vera is very sweet, very nice, somewhat spacey, and, although quite smart, is often a step or two behind her friends. She’s very funny but doesn’t realize it.

Manolo Costazuela, age 30-40
Manolo is handsome, very well groomed, and Spanish. He is every woman’s dreamdate and showers both Olive and Florence with attention. He must have good comic timing, as he gets VERY emotional.

Jesus Costazuela, age 30-40
Jesus is Manolo’s handsome younger brother, who is well-groomed, very romantic and emotional, and truly appreciates Florence.

Canton Theatre

THE VENUES

All auditions and rehearsals will be held at the
CTC Rehearsal Space:
654 Arnold Mill Road
Woodstock, GA 30188

All performances will be held at the
Downtown Canton Theatre
171 East Main Street
Canton, GA 30114