Clue: On Stage

You are invited to a very unusual dinner party. Come be a part of this zany adventure that leaves the audience breathless. Each guest has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well… dead. So whodunit? Join the iconic oddballs Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer before the body count stacks up. Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.

Auditions for 39 Steps

39 Steps Auditions

Director Brian Yarborough will hold auditions for The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the film by Alfred Hitchcock on Sunday, August 29 and Monday, August 30 at the WCP theatre starting at 7:00 pm each night.

They will consist of cold readings from the script. Be prepared to do English and Scottish accents.

The woman should be able to do German and Russian as well, but they don’t have to be good.

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters, an onstage plane crash, handcuffs,missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

Available roles are:

Richard Hannay: 30’s. Handsome Englishman and ladies’ man. Typical leading man type. The hero of the play, and the only one who plays the same character the entire time. Hannay witnesses the murder of Annabella and spends the remainder of the play evading the police who believe him to be her killer and the crooks who want him dead. A very physical role, demanding great comic timing.

Clown 1: Any age. Must be very versatile, have the ability to do many accents, be physically fit and have great comic timing. Plays at least 14 parts including John McTyte: an ancient and surly Scottish farmer; Mrs. Louisa Jordan: a severe-looking, grey-haired lady in tweed; Mrs. McGarrigle: kindly co-owner of a Scottish country inn; Mr. Memory: a vaudeville-type performer whose act consists of remembering trivia and who is shot dead onstage at play’s end; Mrs. Higgins: a cockney landlady; Dunwoody: Old Scottish gentleman, fussy and doddery Master of Ceremonies for a political rally; one of two garrulous Salesmen; one of two sinister Heavies; one of two Policemen, one of two airplane pilots, a paperboy, etc.

Clown 2: Any age. Must be very versatile, have the ability to do many accents, be physically fit and have great comic timing. Plays at least 16 parts including Professor Jordan: the chief villain of the story who shoots Mr. Memory at play’s end and is shot himself. He has a German accent but disguises his voice as a cultured Englishman; Sheriff: Scottish local lawman; Mr. McGarrigle: kindly co-owner of a Scottish country inn who wears a kilt. A bit of a simpleton who often speaks in one-word sentences; Compere: Cordial English Master of Ceremonies for Mr. Memory’s act. He sobs over his friend’s body at play’s end; McQuarrie: the very ancient and doddery Scottish Chairman of a political organization. He gives a lengthy and inaudible speech at a rally; Milkman: speaks with a cockney accent; one of two garrulous Salesmen; one of two sinister Heavies; one of two Policemen, one of two airplane pilots, a train porter, etc.

Annabella Schmidt/ Margaret/ Pamela: 30’s. Must have good comic timing and ability. She plays all 3 female characters. Each character has a different accent. Annabella is a beautiful German or Russian spy. Seductive and mysterious, she is stabbed and dies onstage in Hannay’s arms; Margaret is an “incredibly pretty” married Scottish girl, who is shy and falls for Hannay and he for her. She helps him to escape from the police and from her suspicious husband; Pamela is English and “breathtakingly beautiful.” She becomes entwined in Hannay’s escapades with the police and the bad guys, at first turning him in and ultimately falling in love with him.

Clown stage hands: Any age. These are 2-4 people dressed in 1930’s clothes who will comically set up and control all the set changes and effects of the play, most if not all in full view of the audience. Sometimes things don’t always go as planned and they do their best to improvise! While they won’t have any speaking lines, these actors must have excellent comic timing, physicality, and facial expressions.

The Ladies Foursome Safety Protocols

West Coast Players no longer requires attendees to wear masks within the theatre. However, we strongly suggest, in accordance with the CDC guidelines, that patrons who have not been vaccinated OR have compromised immune systems continue to wear masks while in the theatre lobby or auditorium. WCP retains the right to mandate a mask requirement for future events as dictated by state or CDC guidelines or recommendations.

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Board of Directors

John Timberlake, President –

John has been involved with WCP for the past ten years and
previously served as VP of the Board of Directors. John is the Director of Florida Operations for
the Philadelphia Phillies at BayCare Ballpark and has been a resident of Pinellas County for over
35 years. He has appeared as an actor in over 15 local community theatre shows in the area. In
addition to his Board service at WCP, John has served on the Board of Directors for Ruth Eckerd
Hall, the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, Clearwater For Youth, the Suncoast Family YMCA
and The Florida State League of Professional Baseball. John’s wife, Ashlie, is a past president of
WCP and the Theatre Director at Palm Harbor University HS.

Susan Demers, Vice President –

Helen Crowley, Treasurer –

Helen is in her second term as Treasurer of WCP. She began her
crazy theatrical journey in 1981 as a rookie co-director of a high school production of M*A*S*H
in Southington, CT. She has been involved in all aspects of theater with many student and
community theater productions. Helen retired from her career as a high school educator in
Connecticut, having worked as a math teacher and assistant principal for 37 years, in 2014. She
was blessed to relocate to the Tampa Bay area in December of 2014 and has produced, stage
managed, acted and house managed in several local community theaters. She considers WCP
her new theatrical home/playground. Helen is a member of Espiritu Santo Catholic Church in
Safety Harbor, where she volunteers in the funeral and youth ministries. She wishes you joy in
your journeys!!

Rosalyn Savel, Secretary –

Rosalyn has been an active member of WCP since moving to
Dunedin 19 years ago. Currently, she serves as Secretary of the Board and has served in that
capacity on and off for many years. Rosalyn is WCP’s volunteer coordinator and also oversees
concessions. She has performed on stage at West Coast Players as well as many other
community theatres. Some of her favorite roles include: Emma in Over the River and Through
the Woods, Rayleen Browning in 45 Seconds From Broadway, and Glory in Almost, Maine.
Rosalyn has also served on committees for the annual Gala and Volunteer Appreciation
events.

Brad Brady, Member at Large –

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Safety Protocols for Division Street

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Attendees seated in Row A (front row) will be in close proximity to unmasked actors at various times during the performance

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ACT ONE 21-22

 

 

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Safety Protocols for WCP

West Coast Players no longer requires attendees to wear masks within the theatre. However, we strongly suggest, in accordance with the CDC guidelines, that patrons who have not been vaccinated OR have compromised immune systems continue to wear masks while in the theatre lobby or auditorium. WCP retains the right to mandate a mask requirement for future events as dictated by state or CDC guidelines or recommendations.

2021-2022 Season

WEST COAST PLAYERS ANNOUNCES 2021-2022 SEASON ACT ONE

West Coast Players is proud to announce our 2021-2022 season ACT ONE! We are thrilled to bring GREAT, LIVE THEATRE back to the Tampa Bay area and are equally excited for the lineup of shows that fill our 21-22 season. ACT ONE of the season is complete with a mix of comedies and dramas, sure to appeal to varied theatrical tastes, and includes shows from July – December of 2021.

For the immediate future, we will continue to offer ON SALE dates for tickets to our shows, show by show, as we await further safety instructions and regulations that determine our theatre’s capacity. Be sure to check our website for ON SALE dates for each show at www.wcplayers.com

ACT TWO of the 2021-2022 season will be announced in the coming months. We look forward to seeing you soon at West Coast Players!

 

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