Upcoming Auditions

November 9th - 9 am

Murder's in the Heir -  1 Teen cast AND 1 adult cast.

Cast A will be an adult cast with separate performances.

Cast B will be a teen cast with separate performances.

Each show has multiple endings based on whom the audience votes for at intermission.

Please come prepared to have fun!  We will have cold reads and simple improv exercises during the audition process.


Artistic Director: Dan Ashlock

Director: Eric Gibson, Co-Director Nena Rippenkroeger

Turn the game Clue into a play and you have the masterfully entertaining Murder’s in the Heir!’ Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity, and motive to commit the unseen murder.  And it’s up to your audience to decide who actually did it!  Each of the heirs to the tyrannical billionaire Simon Starkweather has the means and the motive to do away with him.  Starkweather gathers his family and employees to announce the contents of his will.  His lawyer, Lois van Zandt, reveals that he has bequeathed vast fortunes to his befuddled niece Fiona, her playboy son Jordan, his great-niece Paula (a Southern belle) and his grandson Simon III, as well as to his many servants.  Then Lois delivers the bombshell!  Within hours this will becomes invalid.  Of course, the rejected heirs are not pleased, so it’s not surprising when they roam the old mansion carrying such items as an ax, a gun, and poison.  Predictably, the lights go out, and Simon is discovered murdered.  Simon III is determined to find his grandfather’s killer, with the help of detective Mike Davis.  The play’s unique ending, utilizing secret ballots gathered at intermission from the audience, determines the killer in this Billy St. John maze of murder.

The Cast of Characters

The Family

Simon Starkweather, a tyrannical billionaire 

Fiona Starkweather, his befuddled niece by marriage

Jordan Starkweather, his great-nephew, Fiona's playboy son

Paula Thompson, his great-niece, a southern belle

Simon Starkweather III - his grandson, a college student 

The Staff

Bensonhurst, the formal butler

Mrs. Trent, the  dour housekeeper

Minerva Walker, the temperamental cook

Nancy Pollard, the shy maid

Rufus Jones, the surly handyman

The Professionals

Lois Van Zandt, a business-like lawyer

Miss Withers, a stern nurse

Kathy Collins, a bright, self-assured personal secretary

Mike Davis, a smart, tough private detective

Gene/Jean, the director


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