‘Right Time for Murder” – Dinner Theatre Murder Mystery Production

RIGHT TIME FOR MURDER

A Dinner Theatre Murder Mystery!

The famous mystery novel Right Time for Murder is being presented for the first time onstage! The author, Evan Carmichael, finds himself entangled in a chaotic, yet elegant event where actors quit before the show, the stage manager is having a nervous breakdown, and the publicist is just plain cruel!  All antics and craziness aside, Right Time for Murder unfolds into a tight-knit murder mystery from the 1920s. Done as a play within a play, we see what truth really means or if it’s really all just fiction. 

Performances:
Friday, March 22 – 7:00pm
Saturday, March 23 – 7:00pm
Sunday, March 24 – 6:00pm 

Kirk in the Hills
1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills

Tickets are only $18.00! (full dinner included)

Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Tickets are available at the Hunter Community Center in Clawson, Eventbrite.com, or by contacting actingoutkids@yahoo.com. 

This event sells out quickly!  Don’t wait, hurry and get your tickets now!

*This is a family friendly event, but may not be suitable for children ages 5 and younger*

To purchase tickets through Eventbrite.com, please click on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/right-time-for-murder-a-dinner-theatre-murder-mystery-tickets-55872766950

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AUDITIONS  (ages 8-18)

Saturday, January 5 – 2:30pm

4328 Livernois Rd., Troy 

For the audition, kids must prepare a short (1-2 minute) monologue that demonstrates acting skills and range.  In addition, kids will read some scenes from the play.  

*There will be an audition workshop on Friday, January 4 from 7:00-9:00pm.  The workshop will include a variety of games and activities to help kids work on characterization and monologues.  This workshop is not required, but it is definitely recommended so that kids will know what to expect and to feel comfortable at our auditions on January 5.  Kids that will not be auditioning for our murder mystery dinner theatre production are also welcome to participate in this workshop! The cost of the workshop is $10.00 per child and advance registration is required.  To register for the workshop, please contact actingoutkids@yahoo.com.*

To sign up for the auditions, please click on the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4BAAA82EA7F58-auditions1

REHEARSALS 

Starting January 12

Fridays – 7:00-9:00pm – Hunter Community Center (509 Fisher Ct., Clawson)

Saturdays – 2:30-5:30pm – First Presbyterian Church of Troy (4328 Livernois Rd., Troy)

*There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Friday, January 11 at 7:00pm and a welcome party for cast and families immediately following the parent meeting*

TECH WEEK/MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL

March 15, 16 and 21 (more dates may be added if needed)

PERFORMANCES

March 22, 23 and 24 – 7:00pm

Performances will be held at Kirk in the Hills – 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills

PRODUCTION PARTICIPATION FEE

$100.00

In addition to the production fee, there is also an additional annual registration fee of $25.00. 

VOLUNTEERS FOR PRODUCTION CREW

We are also looking for volunteers to help out with the production. Teens and adults that are interested in volunteering for the following positions should contact us directly at actingoutkids@yahoo.com:

Assistant director
Stage manager
Assistant producer
Supervisors
Set construction
Props and/or Costumes
*Marketing and Publicity* (we need the most help with this!)

For more information, please contact actingoutkids@yahoo.com. 

*We are not affiliated with First Presbyterian Church of Troy, Kirk in the Hills or any other church, but we are able to obtain space for our classes and events at various local churches and community centers*

RIGHT TIME FOR MURDER CAST LIST  

PRESENT DAY
(in order of appearance)
 
Monroe: the Stage Manager- Lara Kramer
Thompson: the Publicist – Liam Bell
Sam: the Assistant Stage Manager – Emelia Babcock
Evan Carmichael: the Author – Vincent Holder
Kimberly Parker: the Actress – Eliza Smith
Olivia Aldon: the Actress – Terri Davis
Security Guard – Mason Bennett
Brooklyn: the Lottery Winner – Gianna Ornsby
Avery: the Lottery Winner – Althea Weigel-Hubler
Dallas: the Lottery Winner – Iris Bell

THE PAST
(in order of appearance)
 
Christopher Marsh – Max Siwak
Winifred Renley – Caitlynn Bunn
Idris Renley – Nico Nader
Anna Fitzroy –  Ellie Miller
Lavinia Duke – Libby Myren
Henry Duke – Abby Myren

“Right Time for Murder” Summary

The famous mystery novel Right Time for Murder is being presented for the first time onstage! The author, Evan Carmichael, finds himself entangled in a chaotic, yet elegant event where actors quit before the show, the stage manager is having a nervous breakdown, and the publicist is just plain cruel. All antics and craziness aside, Right Time for Murder eventually unfolds into a tight-knit murder mystery from the 1920s. Done as a play within a play, we see what truth really means or if it’s really all just fiction.

CHARACTERS IN THE PRESENT DAY  (in order of appearance) 

Monroe– the stage manager of the production. Someone who is normally very organized, but tonight is not her night. Nearing the end of her rope and definitely on the weary side of things.

Thompson– the guest of honor’s publicist/assistant. Rude, snappish, and a bit overwhelmed. He looks down at almost everyone, believing that everything is a waste of time and space.

Sam– the assistant stage manager. Someone who is very eager to do their job and tries to do it well. Tries to stay calm during chaos and tries not to get in the way. Overall, a good kid.

Evan Carmichael– the best-selling author of Right Time for Murder. Also, the night’s guest of honor. A bit arrogant, but not consciously so. Loves to hear himself talk, but also loves hearing from fans and doing these events. A nice guy, but just a tiny bit of an egomaniac.

Kimberly Parker– an actress in the production. She has quite the temper and a sharp-mouth. She is very good at not obeying her contract, wandering out from backstage, and causing a scene. Enemies with Olivia Aldon.

Olivia Aldon– an actress in the production. She has quite the temper and a sharp-mouth. She is very good at not obeying her contract, wandering out from backstage, and causing a scene. Enemies with Kimberly Parker.

Security Guard– a comedic role. Someone who is pretty terrible at their job, yet takes it very seriously.

Brooklyn– one third of the lottery winners. They are a group of ladies who love to have fun and have been “whooping it up” all evening. Brooklyn is the kindest one in the group. Wonders if the lottery prize will be cash, because that’s really what matters.

Avery– one third of the lottery winners. They are a group of ladies who love to have fun and have been “whooping it up” all evening. Avery is the snobbiest one in the group. Is only there because her friends dragged her.

Dallas– one third of the lottery winners. They are a group of ladies who love to have fun and have been “whooping it up” all evening. Dallas is the bubbliest of the group. She is excited to be there and she is so, so thrilled that they won the lottery.

CHARACTERS IN THE PAST  (in order of appearance) 

Christopher Marsh– the “narrator” of the murder mystery. We see the story through his eyes. He is a literary publisher who has invited everyone to his manor for a party. He is a sharp, mild-mannered man with something lurking beneath the surface. He is quiet, with a touch of sadness and loneliness amidst his mysterious aura.

Winifred Renley– she and her husband are a famous writing team, but she is the warmth of the duo. She tries her hardest to be respectful of everyone, even when things get testy. She is not sweet, but she is kind and she truly means well. She is a bit more subdued than Idris and is probably smarter than him as well.

Idris Renley– he and his wife are a famous writing team, but he is the charmer of the duo. He is not a snob, but he does think highly of his name. He is a charismatic, lively man with a sense of dryness. It seems like Idris is the sort of person to keep his temper on a leash, buried underneath a suit and smile.

Anna Fitzroy– she is an enigmatic snob. She describes herself as being a “semi-recluse” and she takes great pride in her writing. She likes secrets and slyness. Despite being a bit unpleasant, she is considered a great friend and a confidante. Anna loves to play games and test people’s patience, while not caring what they think.

Lavinia Duke– she is a friendly and jovial woman. She tends to babble and find everyday things fascinating, but she is a lovely person. A bit like a crazy aunt, she has also found a lot of success with writing. She has written over thirty murder mystery novels, adoring her work and all the people she knows. She can sometimes be a bit overwhelming, but doesn’t realize it.

Henry Duke– he is Lavinia’s brother and has been dragged to this party. He is a private investigator and believes the crime literature is a waste of time. He is a bit rougher than the rest, a bit of a cliche “Sam Spade” type. He is the only stranger in the house that evening. His personality walks the rope between aggravation and politeness. 

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