Spring Show

10/30/2021: EDITING IN PROGRESS

Spring 2022

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Details to be announced.

Our Spring Production will be “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie
A murder mystery in two acts
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French
Director: CherylAnn Welch
Co-Producers: Marcus Hatch & CherylAnn Welch

Tickets are on sale now! You can order General Admission tickets online right now using your credit card!
Members can reserve their free tickets, too! Click here: http://BDCMouseTrap2022.BrownPaperTickets.com

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Synopsis:

After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another.

A police detective, arriving on skis, interrogates the suspects: The newlyweds running the house; a spinster with a curious background; an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef; a retired Army major; a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift; and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone.

When a second murder takes place, tensions and fears escalate. This record-breaking murder mystery features a brilliant surprise finish from Dame Agatha Christie, the foremost mystery writer of her time.

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes including intermission.

Auditions

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

Day Date Time
Tuesday November 30, 2021 7 to 9:30pm
Friday December 3 7 to 9:30pm
Sunday December 5 7 to 9:30pm callbacks

Audition notes:

  • No callbacks will be scheduled.
  • Auditions, rehearsals, and productions will be at the Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont St, Belmont, MA.
  • No appointment needed. Please bring a headshot and resume if possible.
  • Please prepare a 1 to 1-1/2 minute monologue, and be ready to do cold readings.
  • Auditioners must be able to act the character’s age.
  • Rehearsals will be at Payson Park Church on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays 7:00-9:30pm starting February 6, 2022, excluding holidays. Please bring your list of conflict dates.
  • Production Fee: All cast members must EITHER pay a $15 fee to cover insurance OR become BDC members for $40 which entitles you to 2 free tickets.

We are looking for actors to play the following roles:

Character Stage age Description
Christopher Wren 25-35 A flamboyant architect who bounces in and out of the kitchen.
Detective Sergeant Trotter 25-40 Determined, methodical, athletic.

The Belmont Dramatic Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run community theatre. Auditions are open to everyone. Actors are not paid to appear in our shows.

Contact Director CherylAnn Welch at cheannwelch@gmail.com or (617) 571-8865 with any questions.

Cast:

Character Actor
Mollie Ralston Carla Perrotta
Miss Casewell Elizabeth Micci
Mrs. Boyle Rosella Aluia
Giles Ralston Darren Cornell
Christopher Wren Abraham Rebollo
Major Metcalf Henry Kettell
Mr. Paravicini Curtis Eames
Det. Sergeant Trotter Bradley Belanger
Performances

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

Day Date Time
Saturday April 23, 2022 8-10:30pm
Sunday April 24 4-6:30pm matinee
Friday April 29 8-10:30pm
Saturday April 30 8-10:30pm
Sunday May 1 4-6:30pm matinee

 

Reservations & Tickets:


To be announced.

  • Members: Each current BDC Member (whose dues are paid for the 2021-2022 Season) is entitled to TWO free tickets per production.
  • Those members who were paid up for our previous 2020-2021 season will have their memberships continued to the 2021-2022 season free of charge. As always, donations are gratefully accepted.
  • $20 per person for General Admission.

There are 3 ways to buy tickets:

  1. Use our online ticket order form on Brown Paper Tickets: http://BDCMouseTrap2022.BrownPaperTickets.com
    If you are a current BDC Member, you can reserve your TWO FREE tickets to the show.
    If you’re not a Member, you can order General Admission tickets using your credit card. A small service fee will be added to each ticket purchase.
    If you have any problems ordering tickets on BrownPaperTickets.com, please email us at info@BelmontDramaticClub.org or call (617) 484-6657, and a volunteer will try to help.
  2. By US mail: Go to our “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. If seats are still available, 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. A limited number of mail-in and walk-in tickets are available, but the best way to guarantee tickets is through on-line purchase via the Brown Paper Tickets website.

We do not assign specific seats, so be there early for the best seats!

COVID-19 Policy: Masks are optional. Socially distanced seating and a Mask-Only Section will be provided. This policy will be updated as conditions change.

For more information on this show, please email info@BelmontDramaticClub.org or call (617) 571-8865.

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