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General Info About OLT Auditions

Auditions are typically held on a Monday and a Tuesday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m. You do not have to attend both nights of auditions, but you are welcome to read both nights of auditions if you’d like. If callbacks are necessary, the director will schedule the date and time. 

Audition appointments are not necessary unless you are unable to attend auditions on the regularly scheduled days and times. In that case, the Director may agree to schedule a separate audition appointment for you. This choice is entirely up to the Director.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. You do not need to have prepared monologues. Copies of the scripts for the current season’s plays are available at the Downtown, Lacey, and Tumwater branches of the Timberland Library. You may ask for a copy of the script at the information desk. Scripts are only available for use at the library and may not be checked out. 

Headshots and resumes are welcome at auditions, but are not necessary.

Rehearsals are typically Monday through Thursday. Additional rehearsals and/or the rehearsal schedule are at the Director’s discretion. Performances are typically Thursday through Sunday; Sunday is the only matinee.

Olympia Little Theatre is a community theater and you need not have any previous experience, just passion and commitment!

Audition Scheduling

Audition announcements for our upcoming season will be posted here and to our Facebook page. Stay tuned for more information!

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Auditions for The Bold, The Young and The Murdered will take place on February 9th & 10th at 7pm in the annex building at Olympia Little Theatre.  1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia WA.  Character Descriptions will be posted soon.

Agatha Christie’s Go Back for MurderOlympia Little Theatre
– June 12 -28, 2020.  For more information contact the Director, Toni C. Holm tch@Well.com.

Auditions: Sunday, March 29, 2019 2pm, Monday March 30 7pm.
Call backs likely: Tue /Wed in OLT Annex building 1925 Miller Ave., Olympia, WA 98506

A classic whodunit by the bestselling author of all time. Christie had some surprising turns in her past and so does our main character

Synopsis: Carla Crayle receives a shocking present on her 21st birthday, a posthumous letter from her mother.  She reads that her parents did not die in an accident; her mother died in prison for the crime of murdering her father.  The letter assures Carla that her mother was innocent. Carla goes after the real murderer, bringing together everyone who had been present at the scene of the crime 16 years earlier.

The play takes place in two eras, Act I (mid-60’s), Act II 16 years earlier (1940’s). The same actors play their character at both ages. (With a possible exception.)

Characters (Ages listed are playing ages. Actors of all ethnicities are welcome! Accents not required.)

Carla & Caroline Crayle – female 20 – 30 – This actor plays both the daughter (Act I) and the mother (Act II). Many lines!  She has a plan to solve the murder no matter who opposes her.

Justin Fogg – male 20-30 – Attorney, son of Caroline’s original defense attorney. Love interest for Carla.

Turnball – male 45 -70 Clerk for the law firm (small part, Act I only, but a wonderful character)

Jeff Rogers – male 20-40 Carla’s putative fiance’ – a bit of a bully (Small part, Act I only, may be doubled)

Phillip Blake – best friend of Carla’s father, Amyas. Previously had proposed to Caroline.

Meredith Blake – younger brother of Phillp. Current owner of the house where the murder took place that is the scene of Act II.  The poison came from his lab. Was he in love with Caroline before she married Amyas?

Elsa (Greer) Melksham – female 20-30 – Beautiful. The “other woman” and subject of Amyas’s painting “The Girl in the Yellow Shirt”.  Later she marries well, and often.

Miss Williams – 50 – 60 ish.  Intellectual, feminist – Governess to Angela, witness to all of the events of the murder.

Angela Warren – (female(s) ages 14 and 30) Younger half-sister of Caroline Crayle, present at the time of the murder. May be cast with either one or two different actors. If so:

  • Angela Warren female age 14 (Act II only) – a bit of a brat, murder suspect
  • Angela Warren female age 30 (Act I only) – an intellectual author and world traveler

Amyas Crale (male 30-40) painter, libertine, murder victim. Unfaithful husband of Caroline. In his own words, an “egotistic loose-living bastard”.

Scripts

Copies of the scripts are on reserve at the Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater branches of the Timberland Library.