Auditions

Everyone is welcome to audition for Coach House Players productions.


Auditions for 2018



A Murder Is Announced *1

by Agatha Christie
adapted by Leslie Darbon

directed by Barbara E. Melzer

Audition dates:  January 15, 16, 17.
Time:  7:00 PM to 9:00  PM

Auditions will be held at:
Hudson Valley Senior Residence, 80 Washington Avenue, Kingston, NY (most likely)
or possibly, but less likely at:
the Coach House Theatre, 12 Augusta Street, Kingston, NY [directions]

Production dates:  April 6, 7, 8, 13, 14  & 15

 Cast:  5 males,  7 females.

Julia Simmons – 20 – 30’s
Letitia Blacklock – 50’s +
Dora Bunner – 50’s +
Patrick Simmons – 20- 30‘s
Mitzi (maid) – 20ish
Miss Marple – 60’s
Phillipa Haymes – 20-30’s
Mrs. Swettenham – 50’s+
Edmund Swettenham –  20-30’s
Rudi Scherz – 30-40’s
Inspector Craddock – 50’s
Sergeant Mellors – 40’s-50’s

Synopsis:  An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.


Barnum *2
by Cy Coleman & Michael Stewart

Directed by Tom Tierney

Audition dates:  April 23, 24, 25.
Time:  7:00 PM to 9:00  PM

Auditions will be held at:
the Coach House Theatre, 12 Augusta Street, Kingston, NY [directions]

Production dates:  July 6, 7, 8, 13, 14  & 15

 Cast:  11 males,  7 females (some roles can be played by the same actor). plus “Tumblers, Jugglers, Clowns, Aerialists, Acrobats, Gymnasts, Bricklayers, Passersby, Museum Patrons, Strongmen, Beefeaters, The “Mob” in General, The Bridgeport Pageant Choir, and Bands of Every Size, Shape and Description.”

Synopsis:   P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell “humbug” to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century’s greatest show-biz legend, BARNUM is a colorful, dynamic spectacle with heart. Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart’s rousing score includes “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute,” “Join the Circus,” “The Colors of My Life,” and “Come Follow The Band.”


 Annual Fund Raiser Show  *3
  details to be determined

Written and Directed by Barbara Jones

Audition dates:  July 9 & 11.
Time:  7:00 PM to 9:00  PM

Auditions will be held at:
the Coach House Theatre, 12 Augusta Street, Kingston, NY [directions]

Production dates:  August 24, 25, 26


A Shayna Maidel *4
by Barbara Lebow

Directed by David Rubenstein

Audition dates:  September 4, 5, 6.
Time:  7:00 PM to 9:00  PM

Auditions will be held at:
the Coach House Theatre, 12 Augusta Street, Kingston, NY [directions]

Production dates:  November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18


*1  Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
*2  Produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
*3 This fund-raiser is not included in the Season Ticket subscription
*4  Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


Everyone is welcome to audition for Coach House Players productions.  Shows and audition requirements for the 2018 season will be listed here as each show is approved by the copyright holder.