Open Auditions in Baltimore for The Dinner Detective

By | September 12, 2019

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery OPEN AUDITION for PAID ROLES.

Location: Baltimore, MD

Type: Theater

The Dinner Detective- America’s Largest Murder Mystery Comedy is seeking actors, improvers, comedians and performers for its brand new Baltimore location.

Paid Roles! Scheduling happens one month at a time based on your availability.

Audition Date and Time: Sunday, October 6th at 4pm. If called back, expect to stay through until 7pm. Please arrive no later than the listed start time of 4pm for group auditions.

Audition Location: Baltimore Radisson Inner Harbor Hotel at 101 W Fayette St Baltimore MD 21201
Seeking performers 21+.

See breakdown below.

This is an open call and walk ups who arrive at 4pm are welcome and will be seen as time allows. To be guaranteed an audition, please email with a picture and resume. Confirmation of a guaranteed spot will be sent within two business days.

NOTE: You will NOT be waiting tables.

SHOW DETAILS: Best Dinner Show and Best Improvised Show across the country, The Dinner Detective is America’s largest murder mystery dinner show, with 70 locations nationwide! Our shows are set in the present day with no themes. Baltimore location performs at Baltimore Radisson Inner Harbor Hotel downtown at least 2 Saturday nights a month staring Oct 26. Private shows usually in or around the city. (Sometimes outside of the city up to 3 hours away-this is very rare. Travel paid for out-of-town shows.)

This is an ongoing run. Most shows take place on Saturday nights. Rehearsal is from 4:00 – 5:45 PM, and the show is from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Pre-show rehearsals are for that night’s cast only. You will not work every show and we can accommodate most schedules.


Roles are open to all actors, improvisers, comedians and performers. You must be comfortable interacting with audience members in semi-scripted situations. Some roles you will be expected to blend in with the audience during the show. Actors receive compensation of $40 – $100/show depending on role, and most actors also receive dinner and/or performer gratuity in addition to show pay. See breakdown below.


Please arrive by no later than 4pm. Audition consists of improv, performing scenes and exercises, and information about our company. Please bring a picture and resume. No need to prepare a monologue/scene in advance; audition is completely improvised.

While most of our shows are on Saturday evenings, we may have an extended holiday schedule coming up with some Fridays and various private shows.
See breakdown at end. At the audition, be prepared to give upcoming availability and disclose the roles for which you would like to be considered.

QUESTIONS and/or to guarantee an audition, please email


Host- The king/queen/ruler of the castle. The host is ultimately in charge of everything. Part MC, part director, part stage manager. This person MUST be very detail oriented and MUST be able to engage and lead a crowd. Organizational skills a must as well as a big booming voice. RESPONSIBLE and RELIABLE. Gives notes at the end of the performance. In addition, they are the first and last face of the show. MUST have high energy to get the crowd excited to be there. This person opens the show and his/her/their energy must be contagious. Host duties may include running pre-show rehearsal, directing/working with actors, coordinating with banquet staff and kitchen as well as the point person for all customer issues. The Host will provide detailed notes of the show to the Producer by the next business day. Pay- $100/show

CoHost- The Host’s right hand. Handles check-in and all props and clues for the show. Seated Actors willing to do this role from time to time may be more highly considered to join the cast. Pay $65/show

Detective-May be in charge of running rehearsal with/without Host. Detectives follow script and improvise with guests throughout the night. Detectives ensure seated actors maintain storyline of show and assist audience members in solving the crime. The Detectives are the core of the show and (during the acts) are in charge at all times. MUST have booming voice and be able to read and control a crowd. They interrogate actors and non-actors, uncover clues, and keep the show moving briskly. Detectives must have good improv skills to riff with guests or the audience as a whole. Receives tips. Pay $80/show

Seated Actors- Pretends to be a paying ticket holder. Must be able to blend in with a crowd and improv their way through an entire evening until it is finally revealed they are indeed a part of the show. Then they can let loose and have a big reveal! Because they are pretending to be an audience member, dinner is included! Receives tips. Pay $50/show

FTD(First to Die) – This role requires the performer to mingle and interact with the audience at the beginning of the night and then perform a death scene in the first act. This role allows the performer to leave immediately after his/her/their death scene (approx 7pm). Must be funny, engaging, have a loud scream and be physically able to fall on the floor. Pay $40

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Baltimore, MD
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