Join the Posse!
An Interactive Comedy, Wild West Murder Mystery
Texas Star Dinner Theater (NON-EQUITY) – www.texasstardinnertheater.com
Voted “Best Entertainment in Texas” by Texas Meetings + Events Magazine and Reader’s Choice “Best Theater Production” by Fort Worth Weekly, the Texas Star Dinner Theater is an award-winning comedy murder mystery dinner theater located in downtown Grapevine, and we’re looking for talented actors for our main season show!
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: All actors in attendance to callbacks will be required to wear masks when not actively reading a character, will have seating available with social distancing, and hand sanitizer available. Masks will be removed while reading for a character, but actors will be asked to maintain a 6-foot distance from other actors. During performances, actors are assigned a clear plastic mask to wear. For more information regarding our COVID-19 safety precautions visit our website: https://www.texasstardinnertheater.com/coronavirus-updates.php
SCREENING: Submit a headshot, resume, and video audition of a one-minute comedy monologue to firstname.lastname@example.org. Must be 21 years or older. DEADLINE: Monday, October 12th
CALLBACKS: Invitations to callbacks will be sent via email by EOB Tuesday, October 13th. Callbacks will take place Thursday, October 15th.
REHEARSALS: Those cast in the show will have an opportunity to participate in workshopping our newest script on October 27th and 28th. The workshop is optional. Nine required rehearsals will be scheduled between January 4 -14, 2021.
PERFORMANCE DATES: January 15 – November 14, 2021. Performance dates are divided among multiple casts. Public performances are every Friday & Saturday night. Private show dates vary but may include both weekday and weekend performances. Daytime availability and flexibility is a plus.
CASTING: Due to the length of the run, multiple actors will be cast for each role.
PAY: $75 per show while the theater is at limited capacity
The town is bustling with elections, cattle drives, promises of a railroad, and murder! Horace Grimsby, the wealthiest Cattle Baron in Texas, has been found dead in his office and it’s up to Marshal Jim Courtright to bring the killer to justice.
Did the Mayoral nominee Rooster Montebank get involved in an election scandal? Could the lead reporter for the International Inquisitor, Barbara Wawas, have made her own headlines? Perhaps Buster Beggs, the gentle sheep herder, was bullied by the bull king one too many times. Or was his wife, Emma Grimsby, tired of marriage and looking to get rich quick?
Marshal Jim Courtright (Male, Age Range: 30-65) – Jim is the steady rock in this field of crazy characters. This likeable peace officer will have to lay down the law if he’s ever going to figure out who killed Horace Grimsby.
Roger “Rooster” Montebank (Male, Age Range: 21-65) – Cock-a-doodle-doo! Rooster is running for Mayor and he wants you, your mom, and your mom’s poodle to know all about it. This boisterous politician may not be the smartest man in town, but he sure knows how to crow the loudest.
Barbara Wawas (Female, Age Range: 21-65) – Extra! Extra! Barbara has big dreams of being a legitimate reporter, but for now she’ll settle for any story she can get. After all, any publicity is good publicity.
Emma Grimsby (Female, Age Range: 21-45) – Mrs. Grimsby is used to getting what she wants, when she wants it, and doesn’t take no for an answer. Does the sole member of The Suppression of Obscene Literature have secrets she’s desperate to keep hidden?
Buster Beggs (Male, Age Range: 21-65) – This tender sheepherder is known for his love of animals and singing what’s on his heart to anyone who will listen. Has Buster’s years in anger management helped prepare him to keep calm during Horace’s Sheep War?