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Auditions: Chatham Community Players' 'Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure'

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Be a part of this thrilling adventure of the greatest detective of all time by auditioning for Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. The Chatham Community Players will hold open auditions on Monday, December 16th and Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00pm. All auditions will occur at The Chatham Playhouse 23 North Passaic Ave. Production dates are March 7 thru 22, 2014 with rehearsals to beginning mid-January.

Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they face off against arch-enemy, Professor Moriarty, in the Stephen Dietz story inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The case takes Holmes on a final adventure, which includes kidnapping, numerous disguises, underhand plotting twists and turns and a whole series of clues which even has the super sleuth’s sidekick scratching his head. Will Holmes prevail against the evil mastermind, Professor Moriarty and resist the lure of Irene Adler? With danger lurking around every corner, how can the Bloodhound of Baker Street possibly survive his final adventure?

Director Gordon Wiener seeks eight actors to fill out his cast. Auditions will consist of cold readings from sides provided in small groups. Audition Form and Sides are available prior to the auditions. To access sides, please visit our website at http://www.chathamplayers.org/auditions.html .

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Sherlock Holmes – (male, 40 or above, middle-class British accent, lower-class British accent, Irish accent). The iconic detective, brilliant, cocaine-addicted, and hopelessly in love with an unattainable woman. First, he is strung-out and hasn’t seen Dr. Watson in the past six months, since the good doctor married. He injects himself and becomes manic. Later, he is drug-free.

Doctor Watson – (male, 40 or above, middle-class British accent).Our personable narrator and eager participant in the adventure.

Professor Moriarty – (male, 40 or above, middle or upper class British accent) A brilliant criminal. He lives to see Holmes suffer and die.

King of Bohemia – (male, late 20s to late 30s, Germanic accent). With his wedding day approaching, he seeks Holmes’ help in avoiding a national scandal involving the opera diva. The King is suave, handsome, desperate, and a bit of a buffoon.

Irene Adler – (female, 30s or 40s, American accent) Beautiful opera diva from New Jersey; brave, intelligent, and resourceful.

James Larrabee – (male, 30s or 40s, middle-class British accent). A crook, a cad, a wanted man. An ambitious Moriarty underling.

Madge Larrabee – (female, 30s or 40s, middle-class British accent, also French accent). Sister to James, she is of similar disposition. A gun moll who can pose as a French maid.

Sid Prince - (male, 40s and over, Cockney) – A ‘guns and cudgels man’, a thug with delusions of adequacy, possessing a whimsical sense of humor. Actor will double as Postboy, Clergyman, Policeman, and Young Swiss Man.

The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. Any questions, please call Leslie Reagoso at (973) 769-3886 or email her at ccpcasting@gmail.com. For directions or additional information, please visit www.chathamplayers.org

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