MENIFEE – Auditions are being held for Mt San Jacinto College Menifee Valley Campus’ production of ‘Lucky Stiff,’ the murder mystery musical where the audience will die laughing.
The Tony Award-winning writing team of Flaherty and Ahrens, creators of “Ragtime,” “Once on this Island” and “Seussical,” has created a hilarious musical murder mystery farce, mixing diamonds, mistaken identities and a body in a wheelchair – oh, and puppies – in this all-singing, all-dancing, killer musical comedy. It is an audience charmer with seven main roles and expandable supporting roles.
Interested parties should prepare a song and a comic monologue that shows their talents at their best. Some may be asked to read a portion of the script. For the song, bring either sheet music or a karaoke track without a lead vocal.
Come prepared to dance, wearing loose clothing and appropriate shoes – no sandals. Everyone who is cast in the production must enroll as a student in one of the two musical production courses with the exception of guest artists. The classes and rehearsals are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 6 p.m. to 8:50/9:50 p.m. starting Aug. 21. There will be four public performances starting Oct. 26 and a technical rehearsal Saturday, Oct. 21.
The show is also looking for people to assist with technical operations, costumes and marketing. Anyone interested in these positions, as a student or as an official volunteer, can come to the audition.
The director is Mt. San Jacinto College Theater Arts Department Chair and Broadway actress, Shezwae Powell. The musical director is Hemet Unified School District and Mt. San Jacinto college instructor and well-known local musician Richard Hoglund.
Everyone, college age and above, is welcomed to audition. High school juniors and seniors that qualify for concurrent enrollment are also invited to audition. For more information, email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.