January Auditions for March Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem

Andrea Molberg

Spook Light Legacy, Community Circle Players’ (CCP) March 25 through 31 dinner theatre production, is filled with murder, mystery, and mayhem. Joh Mann’s delightful script, with some SaddleBrooke tweaks, is CCP’s theatrical version of March madness. Expect some spooky shenanigans, intermissions for dinner and dessert, and chances for the cast to engage and offer clues to help the audience figure out “Who done it?”

Auditions will be held Jan. 3 and 4 in MountainView Ballroom West for the five male roles and six female roles in the cast of Spook Light Legacy. Plan to attend both days, if you can. Rehearsals are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The first rehearsal is on Jan. 5.

CCP is always looking for additional people to assist with props, PR, costumes, and behind the scenes technical support. Those interested in helping back stage or with the technical aspect of the theatre, like lighting or sound, are encouraged to become part of the production and attend auditions.

The show takes place in the lobby of a dilapidated hotel whose elderly innkeepers, the Goodrests, are trying to determine which of their two ingrate children is most qualified to inherit the family business. Having been in the family for a hundred years, The Spook Light Hotel has its share of history and a number of resident ghostly spirits. To both give their father the information he needs to put the right person’s name in the will and weed out the good from the evil, the adult children are invited home for a dramatic family gathering.

Will the corpse be someone in the show or a “special guest” brought from the audience after Act 1? Are the partners of the Goodrests’ adult children Hiram and Lizzie really what they seem? What is the “dreaded disease” that killed off the ghostly spirits? Was the Spook Light Hotel always a hotel … or was it once a hospital with a tainted past?

There will be six performances of Spook Light Legacy: March 25 through 31 (Tuesday, March 28, no show) at HOA TWO MountainView Ballroom. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 15, via the HOA TWO Calendar of Events website (tickets.saddlebrooketwo.com).

Shawne Cryderman is the show’s director with Al Wiegel as assistant director, Connie Ward as producer, and Dana Goldsmith as technical director/stage manager. For more information about the auditions, show, and troupe, please contact CCP co-founders Susan Sterling at [email protected] or Shawne Cryderman at [email protected].