Murder on the Orient Express

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

Audition Dates

August 14 & 15, 2022

Show Dates

September 30 – October 2, 2022
October 6 – October 9, 2022

Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30 pm
Sundays – 2:30 pm

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box

Audition Dates

February 19 & 20, 2023 at 7pm

Show Dates

April 14 – April 16, 2023
April 20 – April 23, 2023

Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30 pm
Sundays – 2:30 pm

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong introduces the cast and crew of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they prepare to stage their new production – the 1920s murder mystery ‘Murder at Haversham Manor’.

With a murder (and a moving corpse) established from the beginning, the murder mystery gets into full flow. However, the props start to disappear, actors go missing and the set begins to collapse around, and often on, the cast. Mayhem ensues, the acting gets worse, and the set becomes increasingly dangerous, but the company struggle on regardless. The question is whether any of the cast and crew will remain standing, or conscious, by the final curtain?!

Audition Dates

April 16 & 17, 2023

Show Dates

June 2 – June 4, 2023
June 8 – June 11, 2023

Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30 pm
Sundays – 2:30 pm

All parts are physical roles. Very physical roles are noted below.
Available Roles:

CHRIS (any ethnicity) Rigid, uptight, everything really matters. He is the director of the show and this is the biggest day of his life. He has equal amounts of contempt for his fellow actors & the audience watching the play. British accent.

ROBERT (any ethnicity) Wants to be Richard Burton, as evidenced by his declamatory style. He does not feel badly when things go wrong and never learns from his mistakes. There is a power struggle between Robert and Chris to be president of the Cornley Poly Drama. Has real vocal power. British accent.

MAX (any ethnicity) He has never been on stage before. He learned his lines and does exactly what he’s told to do. Childlike and naïve. Very physical role. British accent.

DENNIS (any ethnicity) He has no real desire to be involved in the theatre, he just wants to make friends. He may be slightly oblivious, but understands when he gets things wrong. British accent.

TREVOR (any ethnicity) The play’s lighting and sound operator. He simply wants to get on with the show. Curmudgeonly and doesn’t care for actors. American Accent.

JONATHAN (any ethnicity) A bit bland, but sees himself as a James Bond type. Excited and having fun, but not naïve. He cares about the play, but not to the same extent as the others. Very Physical role. British accent.

SANDRA (any ethnicity) She is vain and possesses a huge ego. Very physical role. British accent.

ANNIE (any ethnicity) The stage manager. American accent.

The Spongebob Musical

SpongeBob SquarePants is the musical adaptation of Nickelodeon’s long-running animated children’s sitcom of the same name. We find ourselves in the undersea city of Bikini Bottom, inhabited by SpongeBob SquarePants and his quirky circle of friends and neighbors. SpongeBob’s pleasant existence is abruptly interrupted when it is discovered that Mt. Humongous, a nearby volcano, will erupt within the next 48 hours and completely obliterate Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob,resolves to save the day when everybody else has given up all hope.

Though incredibly fun and family-friendly, the story is also a witty allegory that examines and critiques the politics of the modern era. Adults can read between the lines and extract even more from the musical’s message.

Audition Dates

June 4 & 5, 2023


Show Dates

July 28 – July 30, 2023
August 3 – August 6, 2023

Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30 pm
Sundays – 2:30 pm

Audition information:

Have prepared 16 bars of music to audition with, either acoustically or with an instrumental track; a pianist will be onsite. There will be a dance portion to the audition, so dress accordingly.

Available Roles:

Eugene Krabs  (Vocal Range: B2-Bb4) The greedy owner of the Krusty Krab, and

employer of SpongeBob and Squidward
Patrick Star
  (Vocal Range: Bb2-Bb4) Well-intentioned but lacking common sense or skills;

kind and somewhat clueless
Sandy Cheeks
  (Vocal Range: A3-E5) A brainy and athletic Texan squirrel

who came to Bikini Bottom for a research project
Sheldon J. Plankton
  (Vocal Range: B2-G#4) His personality outweighs his size- slick,

scheming, nefarious; has the ability to charm
SpongeBob SquarePants
  (Vocal Range: C3-B4) He is optimistic, innocent; energetic and sometimes hyperactive. Physical role.
Squidward Q. Tentacles  (Vocal Range: A2-F#4) Grumpy, cynical, dry, shorttempered, generally negative but lovable!

Pearl Krabs – (Vocal Range:Bb3-F#5) Mr. Krabs’ bratty teenage daughter. This is a character role with Gospel vocal overtones.

Karen the Computer – (Vocal Range: G#3-F#5) : Glamorous, a robotic housewife of Plankton
Patchy the Pirate 
– (Vocal Range: D3-F4 (F5 falsetto) The pirate president of the SpongeBob fan club

Perch Perkins – (Vocal Range: E2-E4) News Anchorman
The Electric Skates 
– 3 band members
The French Narrator 
– voice-over
The Mayor of Bikini Bottom 
– (Vocal Range: F#4-B5)

Teen Fans 

Sardine Devotees
Chorus of Sponges
Buster Bluetang
Cowboy Fish
Girl Fish Trio – with rocks
Johnny the Bartender
Larry the Lobster –
A muscular lobster who spends most of his time “getting his claws swole
Mrs. Puff – SpongeBob’s teacher at Boating School,
Old Man Jenkins –
A cranky old fish

Plankton’s Backup Dancers
Sea Anemones
Sea Creatures (Assorted)