Audition Notice: Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by Jeremy Zeller
Produced by Beth Glasner
Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday; November 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2015, at 7:00 PM

Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre
351 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-1008


Performance Dates: 
January 8th through January 30th, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM
No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or the week before Opening


November 23 through January 7, 2016


Weekdays from 7:30pm to 10:00pm (Some weekend daytime rehearsals TBD)


Audition Requirements: 

Please come prepared to do cold reading, and bring a list of all conflicts. This is an "open call" audition, and all roles are open. This show is non-Equity; NO PAY.


Plot Summary: 

Sherlock Holmes' most spine-chilling mystery is placed in a modern, American setting with suspense, humor, and terror. Mr. Henry is heir to the vast Baskerville fortune, a legacy that comes with a family curse -- death at the fangs of a horror that prowls the moor. Only Holmes can stop the beast. While mysterious lights signal Baskerville Hall and the hound terrifies the countryside, the sleuthing begins and suspicion falls on sinister servants, butterfly collectors, ladies in distress, and escaped convicts. Who wrote the letter that summoned the hound? Is Mr. Henry's romance with the lovely Kathy doomed? Is the supernatural at work? ~ Rated PG


For More Information: 

Please contact Beth Glasner, Producer, at or (805) 377-3303

Character Breakdown: 

(No British accents required)

AGATHA MORTIMER (Female, can play 40-70ish) -- a medical doctor; ample, tweedy, forceful.

MISS PERKINS (Female, can play 20-30) -- a skittish young maid.

DR. WATSON (Male, can play 25-45) -- Sherlock Holmes' colleague; a skeptic until he sees things through his own eyes.

SHERLOCK HOLMES (Male, can play 30-50) -- a famed private investigator interested in bizarre cases; a master at detection and disguises. 

MRS. BARRYMORE (Female, can play 30-40ish) -- the superstitious housekeeper.

MR. HENRY (Male, can play 20-30) -- a young, confident Wall Street-type businessman; heir to a fortune, and a curse.

MR. BARRYMORE (Male, can play 30-40ish) -- a butler; slightly sinister, but capable.

KATHY STAPLETON (Female, can play 25-35) -- a vivacious young woman.

JACK STAPLETON (Male, can play 25-35) -- Kathy Stapleton’s brother; given to emotional outbursts.

LAURA LYONS (Female, can play 25-35) -- a capable young woman with a dangerous secret.