Auditions for Playhouse 2000 shows are roughly 8-12 weeks prior to the opening weekend of the show. Everyone is invited to audition, but we do our best to work very professionally. Actors should expect approximately 6 weeks of rehearsals. A full rehearsal schedule is typically available after auditions. Auditioners for each show are only expected to attend one audition session unless specially informed about call-backs.
Playhouse 2000 presents Betting On Bloodshed, An interactive murder mystery by Will Murdock
Directed by Heather Cunningham, Stage Manager Kerri Sparkman
Announcing The VK Garage Dinner Theater!
We’re transforming the VK Garage “black box” space into a bona-fide Dinner Theater for three weeks, with both full service tables* (food and drink catered by Rails, A Café at The Depot) and non-dinner seating for those who prefer it. Everyone will enjoy dessert at intermission, when the audience will vote on the show’s surprise ending. [*Dinner seating is limited to the first 30 guests per performance, and available on Fridays and Saturdays only. Sunday performances will be dessert-only]
Betting on Bloodshed: A Las Vegas Murder Mystery
When the vile new manager of the Flying Flamingo Lounge and Casino is mysteriously murdered by a poisoned poker chip, the colorful guests and employees of the Flamingo must band together to find out who the true killer is, if only to save themselves.
But who truly committed the crime? Well, that’s up to the audience to find out! They’ll help the youthful, observant bartender Ralphie as he investigates everyone. Was it Gladys, the older-than-dirt showgirl? Or her up-and-coming replacement Goldie? Or perhaps Kevin the Magnificent, who, let’s face it, is not so magnificent? But we can’t forget the bumbling security guard Rhonda Priest. Or Oscar, the crotchety old blackjack dealer. Then there’s Ed and Edna—the king and queen of getting things for free. And let’s not forget the not-so-nunly nun who falls into the thick of it. And then of course, there’s Kevin’s edgy new competition, Kohl Spector, or worse, Kevin’s Mom! They all had motive—and they all had opportunity. The only question left is… who dunnit?
With four wild and crazy endings, Betting on Bloodshed is sure to keep our audiences guessing until the perpetrator is behind bars.
Auditions will be heard in the Werlein Annex Studio on Sunday, August 27 at 2:30 pm and Monday, August 28 at 6:30 pm. It is not necessary to attend both auditions.
Auditions will consist of cold-readings from the script and improvisation games – no advance preparation is necessary. Reading copies of the script can be checked on in the VK Garage Theater office most days between 10am and 6pm.
- Kevin/Millie the Magnificent (male or female, from 20’s to 40’s) a washed-up Las Vegas stage magician, highly dramatic.
- Gladys, (female, 30’s to 50’s) a jaded, chain-smoking show girl
- Goldie (female, 20’s to 30’s) a ditsy but kind showgirl
- Dick Dickson (male, 30’s to 60’s) the new manager of the Flamingo Lounge and Casino
- Ed Hefflefinger and Edna Hefflefinger (male and female, 30’s to 60’s) a married pair of tourist gamblers
- Rhonda Priest (female, 20’s to 50’s) the Flamingo Lounge’s security guard
- Kevin’s Mom (female, 40’s to 60’s) an overbearing, over-caring mother
- Ralphie (male, 20’s to 30’s) a bartender at the Flamingo Lounge
- Oscar Schniffenfutz (males, 20’s to 40’s) a grouchy blackjack dealer
- Sister Mary Bertram (female, any age) a nun with a secret
- Kohl Spector (male or female, 20’s to 30’s) a hip new goth magician
Volunteer Behind the Scenes
Playhouse 2000 has a vibrant and very active volunteer team. Volunteers are the backbone of the theater & can never be thanked enough for all of their hard work and time spent helping to make Playhouse 2000 sensational year after year. There are many opportunities to volunteer for the theater.
We have a wonderful team of volunteer ushers! Call the Playhouse office to see when you can usher for a Playhouse 2000 or Cailloux Theater production! Contact Susan at (830) 896-9393 ext. 302 or email@example.com to get on the volunteer usher list.
Playhouse 2000 now manages concessions during all Playhouse shows and many other performances at the Cailloux Theater. Volunteer ushers will be asked to assist with concessions during intermission.
Set Design and Construction
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are the volunteer work days for the Cailloux. This includes building and painting scenery, hanging lights, pulling and making props, pulling and/or creating costumes, etc. Call Nick at (830) 896-9393 ext. 305 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We also occasionally call on volunteers for help with folding programs, stuffing envelopes, and preparing mailers. We also prepare for the nightly productions. This is a great day for someone to volunteer who maybe just had surgery or isn’t able to stand for very long. Contact Amy at (830) 896-9393 ext. 304 or email@example.com to get on the volunteer contact list.