Auditions

Lagniappe Actor Auditions

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Lagniappe Productions accepts resumes from professionally trained actors and entertainers year-round in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio markets. We are always looking for talented performers to become the next gunfighter, saloon girl, stunt performer, stilt walker, wrangler, story teller, trick roper, and other western characters. All auditions are by invitation only, and we will contact you if we are interested in scheduling you for any upcoming auditions. Please email your cover letter, headshot and resume to:
 auditions@lagniappeproductions.com.

Upcoming Auditions:

UNSEASONABLE GREEDINGS (Texas Star Dinner Theater, Grapevine) – Lone Star Murder Mystery
Seeking comedic actors (aged 21-65) for holiday production of our hilarious Lone Star Murder Mystery, “Unseasonable Greedings.”

WHEN: SCREENING: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (Callbacks will be the following Thursday)

AUDITION INFO: Actors must be 21 years of age or older. This is a call for submissions. Auditions are by appointment only. Please submit headshot/resume to auditions@lagniappeproductions.com. If we are interested in inviting you to the screening you will receive a detailed email with instructions.

REHEARSALS: November 4-7, 11-14, 18-21. Rehearsal dates may be subject to change.

PERFORMANCE DATES: November 22 – December 31, 2019. Non-negotiable performance dates: December 13, 21, 31. Public performances are Friday & Saturday nights in November and Thursday – Sunday nights in December with double shows on Fridays and Saturdays. Private show dates vary but include both weekday and weekend performances. Daytime availability and flexibility is a plus.

CASTING: Due to the high volume of performances, we will be casting three actors per character. Performances will be divided accordingly.

PAY: $100 per show

SYNOPSIS:
“‘Tis the season to be jolly,” or at least it would be if it weren’t for Newman Marcus Saks V! The greedy owner of the new mega market in town has robbed everyone of their Christmas cheer. His holiday wish list is completely unreasonable and his demands utterly unseasonable. All Marshal Courtright wants to do is go home, relax by the fire, and await Santa’s arrival. But with a murder to solve, his plans are evaporating faster than a snowman in July. Seems someone finally curtailed Newman Marcus Saks’ commercialized Christmas.

Could Faye O’Schwartz, the town toymaker, have terminated his tenure as town tyrant with her Little Tykes tools? Perhaps the animal rights activist, Francis A. Seesee, trampled him with caribou. Or were they reindeer? Did Anita D. Light, the local madam, desire him a deadly downfall? Or maybe The Alone Stranger rides in with real danger.

One thing’s for sure, somebody’s getting a lump of coal for Christmas, because the Marshal has his hands full with a group of suspects nuttier than a fruitcake.

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

Marshal Jim Courtright – No one loves Christmas more than the Marshal. In fact, he still believes in Santa and do not press him on the matter! The only thing that can dampen his holiday spirit is a murder and a long list of naughty suspects.

Francis A. Seesee – An animal rights activist who runs the local livery like a pampered pet spa, Francis takes his concern for animals to extremes. And he’s not happy about the caribou on the roof of the general store. Might he be planning more than just a protest?

The Alone Stranger – Who is that masked man?? Newman’s mega market is driving prices down and Mom and Pops out of their shops. Thankfully there’s a new masked rider in town to save the day! Will this stranger leave Newman in a deadly cloud of dust as he rides off into the sunset?

Faye O’Schwartz – A maker of infamously tough toys for tykes, Faye longs to open her own store. And she would if only she could find her mystery man. Until then, unseasonable demands from her boss are causing her to have a blue Christmas. Might she be the one who sacked Newman Saks?

Anita D. Light – She’s the popular madam of the most celebrated bordello in town, but Newman Marcus wants to shut her down. She’s worked too hard to allow that greedy Grinch to can her cathouse. Would she resort to murder to stay on top and keep her clients frequenting her home for the holidays?