Auditions for “Honeymoon at Graveside Manor”

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Auditions for the Halloween farce “Honeymoon at Graveside Manor” will be held August 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and August 10 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at West Jordan City Hall (8000 S. Redwood Road) in the Schorr Gallery on the third floor.

Auditioners will do cold-readings from the script. Sides will be provided at auditions. Please bring a headshot and theater resume (if possible).

Callbacks will be at the same location August 10 from 12:30 to 2:00 if necessary by invitation only.

Performances will be October 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30, with a 2:00 matinee on October 12 at Pioneer Hall (1137 W. 7800 S. in West Jordan).

SYNOPSIS:
Marian Thorncraft is looking forward to her honeymoon with her new hubby, Tyler. She pictures someplace romantic, secluded, and cozy. But no sooner have her feet touched the ground after being carried over the threshold than she discovers her love nest is really a one-time mortuary! Graveside Manor, as the locals call it, has been abandoned for years, mainly due to the rumors of it being haunted. Cozy as a bat cave, it’s about as secluded as Grand Central Station. A daffy maid shows up to clean the place and gets lost in the catacombs behind the walls. This goes unnoticed because Tyler is too busy ducking a female ghost with a hatchet, three high-school kids trying to set up a Halloween prank, and his wise-cracking female editor who once had a crush on him. Throw in an absent-minded cop and the escaped lunatic he’s looking for, and the stage is set for a Honeymoon at Graveside Manor!

CHARACTERS:
Myron Thorncraft – (late 30s)
The Woman – (mid-thirties) a ghost
Tyler Thorncraft – Marian’s husband, a young writer
Marian Thorncraft – Tyler’s new bride
Sophie – a cleaning woman
Madge Perkins – (late 30s) a publishing editor
Durward – a high school sophomore
Judy – a high school sophomore
Suzanne – a high school sophomore, Judy’s right-arm girl
Officer Blair – a police officer (male or female)