Current Open Auditions

Appointment with Death

By Agatha Christie
Directed by Janis Bergmann


Audition Dates and Times

  • Saturday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Please choose one date and arrive at the beginning of the prescribed audition time and be prepared to stay for 2+ hours.  If you are unable to make the beginning time slot, please arrive when you are able. 

If you absolutely cannot make it to either of these dates/times, please email the director Janis Bergmann at bergmannjanis@fhda.edu for possible alternate audition date/time.

Location
Foothill College Campus
I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
LOHMAN THEATRE (Room #8002) 

Call Backs:
Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

Performances Dates:
May 27 - June 12, 2016

Rehearsal Info:
Rehearsals begin April 4, 2016

What to Prepare/Auditions:
There will be cold readings from the script.  Please bring a headshot or recent photo and resume if available. Links to the script are included here.

Roles Available: 
MRS. BOYNTON – (45+) domineering matriarch, and eventual victim
GINERVA BOYNTON – (19) the victim’s stepdaughter
RAYMOND BOYNTON – (20s) the victim’s stepson, Lennox's younger brother
LENNOX BOYNTON - (20s) the victim’s stepson, Raymond's older brother
NADINE BOYNTON - (20s) Lennox's wife
JEFFERSON COPE – (30+) a family friend, pleasant, old-fashioned, American
DR. GERARD – (40+) a French psychologist
SARAH KING - (20s) a young doctor
LADY WESTHOLME – (30+) British, a member of Parliament
MISS ANNABEL PRYCE – (30+) typical spinster, a former nursery governess, Welsh
ALDERMAN HIGGS – (20s+) outspoken character from Lancashire
DRAGOMAN – (teen-20s+) feisty guide/interpreter
COLENEL CARBURY – (30+)  English, head of Transjordania police
ITALIAN GIRL
CLERK
ARAB BOY
LIFTBOY
HOTEL VISITORS 

Non-AEA; No pay. Participation fees waived.
All ethnicities encouraged to audition.
Auditions are open to all students and community members.

The Story (Appointment With Death):
An assorted group of travelers are staying at a Jerusalem hotel: Lady Westholme and her companion, a young English doctor and her French colleague, a debonair American and a pugnacious Lancashireman. Another guest, Mrs. Boynton, is a domineering American invalid with four stepchildren whose facade of devotion masks enough hatred to murder her as could the doctor whose affection for Raymond Boynton is being obstructed by the old lady. When Mrs. Boynton is found dead, all are suspects even though she was ill enough to die a natural death. Just when the tension becomes unbearable, the doctor discovers essential evidence about Mrs. Boynton's devilish plan to possess and torment the children in death as in life.

Important Information for Play and Musical Auditionees

Please note: Parking regulations require a $3 parking permit at all times. Please avoid costly tickets and purchase a permit.

If you are cast in the show you will receive a free permit for all rehearsals and performances.

For auditions in the Lohman Theatre, we recommend parking in either Lot 1 (the first parking lot to the right on the campus loop) or Lot 8 (through the entrance fountain roundabout) . The Lohman Theatre is located to the left of the entrance fountain as part of the new Lower Campus Complex.

For auditions located in The Smithwick Theatre or Appreciation Hall we recommend parking in Lot 1 (the first parking lot to the right on the campus loop). Walk all the way up the stairs and continue on the pathway for about 30 yards. Entrance to both facilities will be on the left. For access without stairs to both the Smithwick Theatre and Appreciation Hall, park in Lot 5 and walk towards the interior of the campus, directories provided en route.

Foothill Music Theatre and Foothill Theatre Arts enthusiastically endorse "non-traditional" casting, and is open to casting actors of all backgrounds in any role.

Cast of South Pacific performing

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