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Murder At Cafe Noir Auditions

September 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - September 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

No reservations required.  Walk-ins will be auditioned on a first-come, first-served bases.  Scripts will be provided for audition readings.  Bring your calendar for potential conflicts and rehearsal times/dates.

Hutchinson Center for the Arts is located at 15 Franklin St SW, Hutchinson MN.  Show is directed by Maureen Style – she may be reached at 320-583-8421 or [email protected] with any questions.

About the Play:
“Murder at Cafe Noir” is a highly interactive murder mystery comedy set in the 1940’s.  Written by David Landau with Music & Lyrics by Nikki Stern.

This 1940’s “detective story come to life” features Rick Archer, P.I., who is assigned to solve an audience driven murder mystery by David Landau.  Each of the characters is “over the top” – a French Madame who is now the manager of Cafe Noir (a completely black and white club on the island of Mustique), a voodoo priestess, a shyster attorney, a femme fatale, and more.  The play is a satirical tribute to the film noir Bogart era.


Character Descriptions:

Rick Archer:  A private eye who’s always wanted to be Bogart or Mitchum in one of those 40’s film noir movies and has not gotten his chance.

Madam Toureau:  A lady who’s seen it all while managing the Cafe Noir where everything is for sale.

Sheila Wonderly:  Her real name is Sheilda Schickelmeier.  Once a spoiled rich girl she took a job at Cafe Noir and learned about life the hardest way of all, becoming hardened in the process.

Anthony Cairo:  A dealer in the black market working Cafe Noir to avoid St. Vincent police.  He has two scars one on either side of his face.

Marie Larue:  The creole Illegitimate daughter of a Voodoo priestess and a St. Vincent’s political figure.  She sells spells and fortunes at Cafe Noir.

Simon Gutterman:  A British barrister who lost his standing when he became implicated in a scandal of having affairs with wealthy female clients.  He now caters to the clientele of Cafe Noir.  Simon is always looking for a quick way to make it to the top.

*Thursby:  A tow bit gun runner

*Vangilder:  A Dutch Blackmailer

*Rigfield:  A British Cop

(*Thursby, Vangilder, and Rigfield are all played by the same actor)


The director will also be casting for EXTRAS for “Murder at Cafe Noir”.  If you ever wanted a chance to see what it’s like to be on stage without all the ‘limelight’, now’s your chance!  Make sure to stop in at auditions or contact the director if you are interested in one of the EXTRA parts as well.



September 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
September 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm


Hutchinson Center for the Arts
15 Franklin Street SW
Hutchinson , MN United States


Hutchinson Theatre Company