Live Theatre On The Northshore

30 by Ninety has been providing quality live entertainment on the Northshore since it was founded in 2014. Located in Mandeville, LA, this non-profit theatre is truly community-driven in its scope and outreach. 30 by Ninety has numerous opportunities for the local community to be involved, like holding open auditions of all its shows, offering volunteer work for both on and off stage (and service hour opportunities for students), as well as partnering with local restaurants and businesses.

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Upcoming Auditions

AUDITION TIMES ::
SATURDAY, AUG. 17, 9 AM
SUNDAY, AUG. 18, 6 PM

SHOW DATES

October 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 || 8:00 PM
October 13, 20, 27 || 2:30 PM

AUDITION DETAILS

30 by Ninety Theatre presents Murder On The Orient Express
Adapted for the Stage by Ken Ludwig
Director: Chris Aberle || Asst. Director: Tonya Lagman

Rehearsals will run from August 26 to October 12.
Audition will be a cold reading from pre-selected sides,

Register for the audition here.

Questions? Email info@30byNinety.com with subject: Orient.

SHOW DETAILS

Famous detective Hercule Poirot is called back from Istanbul to London on urgent business. He intends to book a first-class compartment on the Orient Express, run by his former friend and colleague, Monsieur Bouc.

The train is surprisingly full, but Bouc manages to secure Poirot a spot in the first-class cabin. While aboard the Orient Express, Poirot meets a host of peculiar characters: an aging Russian princess, her Swedish companion, a Hungarian countess, a Minnesota housewife, a Scottish colonel, an English governess, a French conductor, a disagreeable American businessman, and his anxious secretary.

While aboard the train, the angry businessman, Samuel Ratchett, corners Poirot and demands Poirot to investigate a series of ominous letters that have been sent to Ratchett, threatening his life.

As a snowdrift halts the Orient Express in its tracks, Ratchett is found stabbed multiple times in his locked train compartment. Poirot is tasked by Monsieur Bouc to solve the murder, as the killer could still be in their midst.

As Poirot investigates, conflicting clues and convoluted alibis lead him to dead ends. Over the course of 48 hours, will Poirot be able to solve the case of the Murder on the Orient Express?

ROLE DETAILS

Roles Being Cast: 6 Men; 5 Women

Hercule Poirot (Male, 40 to 65) || Poirot is a world renown private detective from Belgium (French-ish accent will suffice). A “quaint dandified little man” with a prominent mustache, who reluctantly finds himself called upon to solve a murder. He is simultaneously arrogant and humble. He is an observer of people, astute at analyzing why people behave as they do, and firmly believes that most crimes can be solved primarily by observation, psychology, and thinking them through. He values intelligence and the rule of law above all else.

Monsieur Bouc (Male, 40-65) || Also from Belgium, Bouc is a long time friend of Poirot, though he is no match for Poirot in intelligence. He is gregarious, honest, and forthright. Bouc is the director of the company that operates the Orient Express. Although he is concerned about his company’s image, he puts his friends and customers above profit.

Mary Debenham (Female, mid 20s-mid 30s)|| Standard English accent. Anxious, but also cool and determined, Mary has a certain sadness about her, as well as many secrets. She is carrying on a secret affair with Colonel Arbuthnot.

Colonel Arbuthnot (Male, 30s) || A military man. Stern, matter of fact. Has a temper. He is in love with Mary Debenham.

Samuel Ratchet (Male, 35-50) || American mobster, posing as a business man, Ratchet has a brusque, unforgiving, and threatening demeanor. As the murder victim, this actor may be required to remain on stage and still for an extended period of time.

Helen Hubbard (Female, 50s) || American. She presents herself as a loud, crass, flamboyant busybody from Minnesota, but in reality she is a Broadway-style actor/singer/dancer (who does some singing in the play).

Hector McQueen (Male, 20s- 30s) || American. Personal assistant and secretary to Samuel Ratchett, McQueen is a nervous character with a stutter that appears when he is especially anxious. He seems rather new to his profession.

Princess Dragomiroff (Female, 60s-70s) || Russian accent. The Princess is a rich, elegant, woman of displaced Russian nobility. Determined, arrogant, and accustomed to getting her way. She travels a great deal and holds very decided opinions.

Greta Ohlsson (Female, 30s) || Swedish. Sheepish and frightened, she is a devout Catholic missionary and baby nurse, currently serving as a companion to Princess Dragomiroff.

Michel (Male, 40s) || French. The conductor of the first class carriages of the Orient Express. Michel is competent, organized, and is very good at his job. NOTE: This actor will double as the Head Waiter of the Tokatilian Hotel at the beginning of the play and will also need to be able to do a Turkish-ish accent.

Countess Eléna Ardrenyi (Female, 25-35) || Hungarian accent (but faking it because she is actually American). Described as “brilliantly beautiful, like from a fairytale.” She is married to a count, and is also a doctor. She is intelligent enough to match wits with Poirot.

AUDITION TIMES ::
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
1:00, 2:00, & 3:00 PM
1st CALLBACKS ::
MONDAY, JULY 1
6:00 PM

SHOW DATES

September 13, 14, 20, 21 || 8:00 PM
September 15, 22 || 2:30 PM

AUDITION DETAILS

30 by Ninety Theatre presents SIX: Teen Edition
Director: Jennifer Gesvantner || Musical Director: Jonathan Sturcken

MUST BE 11-19 Years Old to participate in the TEEN EDITION. Anyone under 18 must provide parent/guardian contact information.

* For your vocal audition please select an iconic pop diva from the 90’s to now to be your “Queenspiration.” This should be a person whose voice and artistry you admire. Choose a song that best represents you from that queen’s discography, and be prepared to perform up to two minutes with a backing track. A speaker will be provided at auditions. Songs from the show will be assigned for callbacks.

* There will be a dance call for each audition group. Please dress appropriately.

* CLOSED AUDITIONS. No audience members allowed.

* Your picture may be taken as part of the audition process. This will be to facilitate casting, costume, and make-up requirements for the show.

*You may be asked to stay longer after your audition if the director needs to speak with you.

We will have a total of 8 weeks for rehearsal besides our read-through. Please disclose any conflicts on your audition form. Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, July 2nd with read through at 6 PM.
— The following week’s rehearsals will run July 6th – August 22nd and will be four days per week (M-Th) || 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
— The final 2 weeks of rehearsals before tech week will run August 26th – September 6th and will be 5 days per week (M – F) || 6:00 – 9:30 PM.
— Tech week will run Sunday September 8th through Thursday September 12th.

Register for the audition here.

*Questions can be directed to info@30byNinety.com with the subject line: SIX.

ROLE DETAILS

Catherine of Aragon: Vocal Range Ab3-Eb5. || The Queen who lasted the longest, and (in her opinion) was the strongest; as far as she is concerned, she was the only rightful Queen of England and stayed that way until the end of her life; this fiery Queen was fierce, firm, and took no BS from anyone – least of all her troublesome husband; pop inspiration: Beyonce, J-Lo, Shakira.

Anne Boleyn: Vocal Range C4-E5. || Depicted most often as a “deceitful temptress” by historians and storytellers alike, Henry’s second wife has been the subject of the most speculation and mythologizing; our Anne, however, playfully defies these aspersions on her character; she is a bubbly, fun-loving gal who only wanted to snog a sexy guy and then suddenly the entire religiopolitical landscape of England is in turmoil and everyone’s losing their heads over it; pop inspiration: Lily Allen, Kate Nash, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne.

Jane Seymour: Vocal Range A3-D5. || The Queen who finally succeeded in producing an heir to the Tudor dynasty and, conveniently enough, she is also the one who Henry claimed was the only wife he ‘truly loved’; but although Jane might at first seem a bit of a pushover – lovably earnest, always a beat behind the rest, and with a real zeal for bad jokes – she’s steadfast, loving, and deep down as fierce as any other Queen; pop inspiration: Adele, Emeli Sande, Sia.

Anna of Cleves: Vocal Range G3-B4. || Exuberant, eccentric, and effortlessly cool, Anna of Cleves is the Queen who secretly won history; at age twenty-four she found herself cast aside by the ageing King and was forced to spend the rest of her life living in an enormous palace, without a single man around to tell her how to spend her copious dollars; basically, she lives her best life 24/7 and could not be happier she came out of her short-lived relationship with Henry so successfully; pop inspiration: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX.

Katherine Howard: Vocal Range A3-F#5. || The youngest Queen, and perhaps the one with the most tragic story; babyfaced but sharp tongued, she knows how to get ahead; she’s funny, charismatic, and enchanting; but beneath the surface of her ‘flirtatious’ exterior lies a complex young woman who’s been chewed up and spat out by the man’s world she was forced to inhabit; pop inspiration: Ariana Grande, Britney Spears.

Catherine Parr: Vocal Range A3-E5. || Probably history’s most overlooked, undersold Tudor Queen; but a life of hardship and heartbreak shaped her into a truly remarkable person; a prolific author and protofeminist, she championed female independence and stood up to the king for what she believed in – no matter the danger; she is smart, soulful, and warm – with a story that goes far beyond her status as simply ‘the survivor’; pop inspiration: Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande, Jorja Smith.

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