Fall Show

Fall 2018

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Our Fall Production will be “Murder at Rundown Abbey” by Craig Sodaro
A comedy/murder mystery and spoof of Agatha Christie and “Downton Abbey”
Produced by permission of Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
Director: CherylAnn Welch
Co-Producers: CherylAnn Welch & Marcus Hatch

Sam Splayed, an American private eye in London, desperately needs a case he can sink his teeth into. Lucky for him, he quickly finds himself undercover as the new butler at the rambling ancestral home of the Crumbledown family.

Alas, the Crumbledowns have been plagued by bad luck. Two of the three Crumbledown siblings have died, leaving only Percival, who was recently kicked in the head by a horse. He now suffers from intermittent amnesia. His wife, Pamela, keeps a stiff upper lip while his stepdaughters play a tug-of-war between tradition and the new “Roaring Twenties.”

Ruling over all is Lady Sybil Snodley-Snippett, a diva if there ever was one. Sam gets off to a rocky start as a servant, but soon his assistant Kitty bursts on the scene as a psychic who has been told by the dead butler that he was murdered by a poisoned dart. “Impossible!” roars Sybil. But when the secretary of Percival’s lawyer meets the same end, the family’s stiff upper lips begin to quiver.

The cast:

Character Actor
Sam Splayed David Letendre
Treadlightly and Gus Grumbles Michael Barbagallo
Edith Hyde-Pinchley Alissa Luckey
Lady Sybil Snodley-Snippett Mary Ferrara
Lady Pamela Crumbledown Angela Flynn
Reggie Snodley-Snippett Darren Cornell UPDATED
Olive Green Regina Harris
Hortense Hyde-Pinchley Emma Joyce
Lord Percival Crumbledown Henry Kettell
Murgatroyd Kathryn Portle
Annie Pennywise Tzipora Sheli
Kitty Katz Elaine Spencer
Harold Symington-Dimwitty Evan Stachowski



Auditions will be held at:
Payson Park Church Directions to Payson Park Church
365 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA

Day Date Time
Monday June 4, 2018 7pm to 9:30pm
Tuesday June 5 callbacks


We are looking for actors to play the following roles:

Character Playing Age Description
Annie Pennywise 20-30 Maid, bright young thing
Kitty Katz 20-30 Sam’s assistant and girlfriend, from Brooklyn
Sam Splayed 30-40 American detective, goes undercover as new Butler
Murgatroyd 40-60 The Cook at Rundown Abbey

Audition notes:
– The character ages listed above are simply a guide. We are more interested in an actor’s ability to “act” a particular age than to “look” (much less actually be) that age.
– There will be cold readings from the script.
– Bring a resume, a headshot if you have one, and a list of any conflict dates between September 18 and November 18.
– If possible, please be available to stay the entire evening.

Rehearsals start Tuesday, September 18, and will be held Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings (except holidays).

The Belmont Dramatic Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run community theatre. Auditions are open to everyone, no appointments or reservations are required to audition. Actors are not paid to appear in our shows.


Four performances will be held at:
Payson Park Church Directions to Payson Park Church
365 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA

Day Date Time
Saturday November 10, 2018 8pm to 9:30pm
Sunday November 11 6pm to 7:30pm UPDATED
Saturday November 17 8pm to 9:30pm
Sunday November 18 6pm to 7:30pm UPDATED


Reservations & Tickets:
  • Members: Each current BDC Member (whose dues are paid for the 2018/2019 Season) is entitled to TWO free tickets per production.
  • $20 per person for General Admission.

Online ticket sales will begin in the fall. Stay tuned!

There are 3 ways to make a reservation:

  1. Use our online ticket order form on Brown Paper Ticketshttp://MurderRundownAbbey.BrownPaperTickets.com
    If you are a current BDC Member, you can reserve your TWO FREE tickets to the show.
    You can also order General Admission tickets using your credit card; a small service fee will be added to each ticket purchase.
  2. By mail: Go to the “Mail-in Ticket Order Form,” fill it out, print it, make your check payable to Belmont Dramatic Club, and mail the form and your check to L.P. Macdonald, 63 Alexander Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478. No acknowledgement will be sent. Your tickets will be held at the box office for pick-up before curtain.
  3. By email: Send your order information to us at info@BelmontDramaticClub.org, then mail your check to us at the address above or pay at the door with cash or check.

General admission tickets will also be sold at the door starting one hour prior to each performance.
Our Box Office in the lobby of Payson Park Church can accept cash or checks, but cannot accept credit cards.
Be there early for the best seats!

For general inquiries, please call (617) 489-2529 or email info@BelmontDramaticClub.org.