Monday, September 8, 2014

Algonac Community Theatre to host auditions for 'The Butler Did It'

The butler did it. 

It's an old familiar phrase. 

It also happens to be the next production for Algonac Community Theatre and the perfect opportunity for aspiring actors and actresses looking for an opportunity to work on a show.

Auditions for "The Butler Did It" will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9-10 at Algonquin Middle School, located at 918 South Marsh Road, Algonac. There are 13 roles available including such characters as Haversham, the young housemaid and ex-convict and Louie Fan the mystery writer.   

"This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written; but it has a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for clever weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to eerie Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island where they are to impersonate their fictional characters. The hostess has arranged all sorts of amusing incidents; a mysterious voice on the radio, menacing face at the window, a mad killer on the loose. Who is that body in the wine cellar anyway? Why do little figurines keep toppling from the marble? Then a real murder takes place and Miss Maple is outraged. She offers an immense reward to the 'detective' who can bring the killer to justice. And what an assortment of zany would-be-sleuths! When they're not busy tripping over clues, they trip over each other!" according to Samuel French, Inc., which holds the rights to the play by Tim Kelly.

Your directors will be Judith Gulliver and Sandra Malik.

For further information and an audition form visit Algonac Community Theatre or call the directors at 248-840-6644 (Gulliver); 810-278-1547 (Malik).


•Snug Theatre, 160 S. Water Street, Marine City, will present “Laundry and Bourbon” and “Lone Star” written by James McLure, Sept. 5-21. Shows: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at The Snug Theatre or by calling 810-278-1749. The one act plays center around three discontented wives whose marriages have turned out to be less than what they had hoped for and three male counterparts who find themselves drunk behind a bar one night.

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