McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT and LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Audition Information for "Clue"

Welcome Back to the Family at MRE!!

FINALLY! Excited to start auditions for McCoy Rigby's next season and very grateful to have the opportunity to see and work with all of you again! #Blessed

Get ready for some fun with this one! Casey Hushion knows this show inside and out and I look forward to introducing her to LA's smartest and funniest artists.

Below are all of the details we have available at this time.

All updates will be posted here , so please check back for the most current information.

 

If you have any additional questions (after reading through the 411 below), please email me directly Julia@Florescasting.com 

FAQ/UPDATES:

All updates will be posted here. The newest information will be listed at the top. We will also date and time any new details so that you know you have the most current information.

  • June 11th: 12:15pm

    •  Today is the deadline for all videos.EPA deadline has expired already.

    • I am doing my best to keep up with the mass number of videos received so far. Any videos delivered after today will be viewed asap. Round one of the videos will be viewed with Casey next week. 

    • Although Casey mentioned in her Director Notes that TRUTH is essential (and it is) , don't kick the play and mischief to the curb. Find that balance and  find these characters and is what will make these scenes work. ENJOY! 

  • June 7th: 10:30am

    • UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE CALLBACKS?: You should still submit. Live callbacks are not a determining factor. It’s also the week leading into a holiday so we knew we would be missing some folks. I will figure something out (zoom callback, more video, etc.). Please list these conflicts on the actor contact sheet so we can keep track.

    • You can frame your video from waist up ( or however you feel most comfortable). Important that we can see your eyes always. 

  • June 3rd: 2:45pm

    • We had to list the VIDEO DEADLINE as July 31st to circumvent the Eco Cast system (long story), but we would appreciate all video submissions no later than FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH please 

  • General FAQ:

    • There will be 9 Equity Contracts and 2 EMC or Non Equity Contracts​

    • No roles have been precast

    • EMC points will be given 

    • No housing or travel provided. Local LA actors particularly encouraged to submit. 

    • Casting Timeline and all information will be posted here on or before June 4th. Please refrain from submitting or emailing until we post the details. Thank you for your patience!

    • If you are interested., you are welcome to submit video for more than one role.

    • If you do not receive an invitation but would like to be considered, you are more than welcome to submit the requested material (see below).

      • If you have submitted for the show via Breakdown Services (agent or actors access), then just email Julia with your request and we will send you an invitation asap.​ video@Florescasting.com

      • If you have not submitted for the show via Breakdown Services (agent or actors access), then please do so and then email Julia with your request to be added to our Eco Cast Invite list. video@Florescasting.com

      • If this is all way too much...just send your video audition with all of the requested material (see below) to video@Florescasting.com

DATES:

1st rehearsal: 9/5  Open: 9/24   Closing: 10/17

LIVE Callback Auditions in La Mirada: June 28th and June 29th

CONTRACTS

Equity COST $913 weekly

Non Equity: $476 weekly. with EMC points.

COVID PROTOCOLS

  • In order to keep our Artists and team safe, we will require a fully-vaccinated workplace, which means that all members of the company (all actors, crew members, musicians, and staff) must be fully vaccinated. 

  • We will also require weekly testing,.

  • All Actors who attend Live Callback Auditions need to be fully vaccinated.

 

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Rehearsals will be in La Mirada at the Rehearsal Hall (15519 Phoebe Avenue) from 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Sunday. * Tech week: TBD


PERFORMANCES: Wed.- Thurs. at 7:30pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; Sundays at 2pm.

APlease audition ONLY if these dates and terms are agreeable to you.

Please clear any/all conflicts with Flores Casting prior to submitting your audition video info@florescating.com

Thank you!

CASTING TIMELINE

  • The information below does NOT pertain to Equity EPA video submissions

  • We will be requesting video auditions via Eco Cast. Deadline for video submissions will be Friday, June 11th.

    • You can submit on Breakdown Express (Actors Access okay as well!)  in order to upload future audition video.

    • Please keep in mind that these videos will be shared with my Director as well, so Eco Cast is the most efficient way to send all of your material (and not worry about emails getting lost)

    • If Eco Cast is not feasible, we prefer Vimeo, Youtube and Dropbox so no direct downloads (as with WeTransfer) are needed.

      • If you cannot submit via Eco Cast, then please submit all of the required material and your picture and resume via email Video@Florescasting.com

  • Videos will be viewed and Invitations for live Director Callback auditions (scheduled for Monday, June 28th) will start to go out as of June 21st

    • Auditions will be in La Mirada ​and are by appointment.

  • Producer Callback will be on Tuesday, June 29th in La Mirada. 

    • Appointments will most likely be given in person during the Director ​Callback on June 28th.

A SPECIAL NOTE FOR OUR ARTISTS:

McCoy Rigby Entertainment has allied with Broadway for Racial Justice to ensure that you have the ability to work and thrive in a space that is free of racism. In being Allied with BFRJ, McCoy Rigby Entertainment has pledged to elevate the standard of equity and inclusion for BIPOC through active and ongoing protocol changes. ⁣McCoy Rigby Entertainment pledges to unlearn practices that are rooted in white supremacy and to learn, within a relationship of accountability with BFRJ, how to create the safest possible space for you as an artist to do your work. If you would like to see a copy of our protocols, feel free to reach out to us and those can be provided. 

DIRECTOR’S NOTE: "Clue" is actively seeking diverse theatre workers. This diversity includes, but is not limited to different communities, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, body types, ages, and ability. Looking for fearless actors with a great love of comedy. A spirit of mischief and madness welcome. A generous ensemble of unique actors with a collective “yes and” vibe. Truth essential to the comedy; these characters are literally in a life and death circumstance.

VIDEO AUDITION MATERIAL/DETAILS:

  • AUDITION MATERIAL:

    • SIDES:

      • Listed below as well as in the Dropbox Folder (see above for link)​

WADSWORTH

P. 27 (from "Ladies and Gentlemen ...) - P. 30 (cut after "Yeah, well, he did.")

P. 61 (from "Wadsworth, am I right in thinking ...) - 62 (cut after "But does he know?!")

P. 119 from "I know who the murderer is ...) - P. 121 (cut after END OF PAGE) 

CALLBACK SIDE: P. 107 (from "It all started") - P. 113 (CUT after "And here we all are.”) 

 

MUSTARD:

P.4 (from "Good Evening ...) - P.6 (Cut after "With pleasure, my dear).

P. 61 (from "Wadsworth, am I right ...) - P. 62 (Cut after "But does he know?!")

P.83-85 

WHITE:

P.6 (from "Do come in ..." - P.8 (Cut after "Oh yes.")

P. 34 (from "Mrs. White, you've been paying ..." - P. 35 (Cut after "...very good illusionist."

P. 117 (from "It was Mrs White, in the billiard ..." - (Cut after "doesn't mean I killed her."

 

PEACOCK:

P. 8 (from "Bonjour Madame") - P.10 (Cut after "Welcome to the party.")

P.18 (from "What is that smell?" - P.20 (Cut after "How lazy!")

P. 79 (from "this is quite ...") - P. 81 (Cut after ... "for years.")

 

GREEN:

P.10 (from "Is this the right ..." - P.11 (Cut after "Pardon me sir.")

P.36 (from "And lastly, Mr. Green ...") - P.37 (Cut after "Everything has it's price, Mr. Green).

CALLBACK SIDE P. 123-127 (Cut after "...dead end."). 

 

PLUM: 

P. 11 (from ..."Good evening ...") - P. 13 (Cut after "Oh this ... is Boddy Manor")

P. 21 (from "Are you afraid ...") - P. 22 (Cut after "I am sir.")

P. 79 (from "This is quite ...") - P. 81 (Cut after "...for years.")

 

SCARLET:

P. 11 (from ..."Good evening ...") - P. 13 (Cut after "Oh this ... is Boddy Manor")

P.83-85 

P. 122 (from ... "Wait a minute ...") - End of Page.

 

YVETTE

P. 50 - P.52 (Cut after "is dead!")

 

ENSEMBLE 1:

COOK/SINGING TELEGRAM 

P. 3 (from "Cook?") - End of Page

P. 106 (Just the line: "I am ... a singing telegram." - GUN SHOT - she dies)

 

ENSEMBLE 2 AND ENSEMBLE 3 SHOULD PREPARE THESE THREE SIDES:

BODDY #1

 P. 40 (from ... "the police are coming") - P. 45 (Cut after "Now!") 

[Please feel free to make INTERNAL CUTS as needed in this one]

 MOTORIST #2

P. 73 (from "how do you do ...") - P.75 (cut after "Thank you.")

UNEXPECTED COP #3

P. 92 - P. 100 (cut after "Thank you.” 

[Please feel free to make INTERNAL CUTS as needed in this one]

BREAKDOWN:

DIRECTOR’S NOTE:

Clue is actively seeking diverse theatre workers. This diversity includes, but is not limited to different communities, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, body types, ages, and ability. Looking for fearless actors with a great love of comedy. A spirit of mischief and madness welcome. A generous ensemble of unique actors with a collective “yes and” vibe. Truth essential to the comedy; these characters are literally in a life and death circumstance.

 

WADSWORTH – Late 30’s to 50. A traditional British butler in every sense: uptight, formal and “by the book.” Wadsworth is the driving force in the play.

MISS SCARLET – 35-50. A dry, sardonic D.C. Madam, more interested in secrets than sex. 

MRS. PEACOCK – 40’s to 50’s The wealthy spouse of a Senator. A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria. 

MRS. WHITE – 40’s to 50’s Morbid and tragic. Mrs. White may or may not be the murderer of five ex-husbands. 

COLONEL MUSTARD – 40’s to 50’s. A puffy, pompous, dense, blow-hard of a Colonel.

PROFESSOR PLUM -- 40’s to 50’s . Arrogant, academic and egotistic.

MR. GREEN – Late 20’s to 30’s. A timid, yet officious, rule follower who is awfully anxious until true identities are revealed, and we see a much more together type.

YVETTE – 25-35. A loyal and sexy, French Maid. 

ENSEMBLE 1 

30-45 THE COOK – Gruff with a threatening presence. (Alive and Dead). SINGING TELEGRAM MESSENGER - A tap dancer with a heart of gold. (Alive and Dead). AUXILIARY SCARLET - The back of Miss Scarlet during a scene of theatrical trickery. 

 

ENSEMBLE 2:

30-50. MR. BODDY – A slick, Frank Sinatra, film noir-esque type. (Alive and Dead). THE MOTORIST - A benign passerby who rings the wrong doorbell. (Alive and Dead). CHIEF OF POLICE - A cop who helps to save the day.

 

ENSEMBLE 3:

30-50. THE "BROKEN DOWN CAR" COP -- A hard working, blue collar cop (Alive and Dead). BACKUP COP - Backup for the chief. AUXILIARY MUSTARD - The back of Colonel Mustard during a scene of theatrical trickery