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CVP holds Open Auditions for our productions, meaning they are open to anyone 18 yrs and older. No experience is required! CVP accepts both novice and experienced actors, and we provide a fun, casual and non-judgmental atmosphere. CVP is a non-equity community theatre that thrives on volunteers from the local community. CVP membership is required for everyone in a production.

Auditions consist of readings from selected scenes, called “cuts” or “sides”; scripts/sides will be provided at the audition. Actors may attend one or both nights of auditions. Contact the assistant director for an audition form, a copy of the script or if you need to schedule an alternate audition time/date.

Upcoming Auditions

Sunday September 30, 2018 – 4:30 PM Registration, 5:00 PM Auditions
Tuesday October 2, 2018 – 6:30 PM Registration, 7:00 PM Auditions


by Vera Caspary and George Sklar
Director Linda Payton, Assistant Director Sue Owen

Depot Theatre, 4861 White Lake Rd., Clarkston MI 48348
Director: Linda Payton, 248-798-9524

Performance Dates: (2019) January 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26

Based on the 1942 novel and subsequently made into a well-known film, this classic mystery centers on the murder of a beautiful and successful advertising executive. The investigating detective finds himself fascinated by the victim’s portrait and life, discovering quickly there are several suspects who may be the murderer.

Characters: 4 Male, 4 Female (age ranges are approximate)

LAURA – Highly successful Advertising Executive – age 25-35 years

MARK MCPHERSON – 1940’s NYC Detective – age 30-45 years

WALDO LYDECKER – Articulate, Elitist Writer – age 40-mid 50’s

SHELBY CARPENTER – Laura’s needy Fiancé – age 30-35

BESSIE CLARY – Laura’s Loyal Maid – age 45 or over

DANNY DORGAN – Laura’s Streetwise Neighbor – age 17-19

MRS. DORGAN – Neighbor and mother of Danny – age 35 or older

OLSEN – NYC Policeman – any age


Contact Info: Assistant Director, Sue Owen  248-425-5842