Theater Auditions in Los Angeles for “Arsenic & Old Lace”


Arsenic & Old Lace

Location: Los Angeles

Type: Theater

Auditions will be held on the following dates / times by appointment. Email to schedule your audition today!

Aug 15, 2020 from 11:30am-1:00pm
Aug 16, 2020 from 2:30pm-4:00pm

All roles for Arsenic and Old Lace are open. Auditions will be held at Green Room Music Studios in Newhall. Please be prepared for a cold read. Walk-ins are welcome, but are not guaranteed an audition slot. Callbacks: will be held on Tuesday, August 18th from 7:00pm-10:00pm at Green Room Music Studios.

Show Description:
This hilarious dark comedy follows Mortimer Brewster- a dramatic critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and the local police in Brooklyn as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to poisoning their “guests”, a cousin who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an accomplice, Dr. Einstein to conceal his identity. This Halloween time comedy is a fast-paced non-stop thrill from beginning to end that you won’t want to miss!

Available Roles:
Abby Brewster: A darling lady in her sixties who poisons elderly men. Abby is the sister of Martha and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

The Rev. Dr. Harper: Minister and father of Elaine

Teddy Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy is a man in his forties who thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.

Officer Brophy: A police officer

Officer Klein: A police officer

Martha Brewster: A sweet elderly woman with Victorian charm who poisons elderly men, Martha is the sister of Abby and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

Elaine Harper: A girl in her twenties and Mortimer’s fiancee, Elaine is the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Harper. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister’s daughter.

Mortimer Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha, Mortimer is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine. He is a nice man who cares for his aunts.

Mr. Gibbs: A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters

Jonathan Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Jonathan is a psychopath who has had plastic surgery and now looks like Boris Karloff.

Dr. Einstein: A plastic surgeon and an alcoholic who is in his fifties, Dr. Einstein has changed Jonathan’s face three times.

Officer O’Hara: A police officer, O’Hara is a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play.

Lieutenant Roony: A tough and dominating police officer

Mr. Witherspoon: The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium

How to Schedule an Audition:
Send an email to and the Audition Monitor will give you time options to choose from.

Walk-ins are welcome, but you are not guaranteed a slot.

What to Bring to Your Audition:
Bring your Photo ID (mandatory if over 18). You will not be allowed to audition until we check your ID.

If you’re a minor, we will need to see your parent or guardian’s ID in order to audition.

Headshot and Resume.

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Los Angeles
Please submit to: by 2020-08-15
Auditions are Aug. 15th – please contact us to schedule an audition slot. You will be asked to bring a resume and headshot. You will also be asked to complete a cold read for role(s) you are auditioning for.

This casting notice was posted by: Olive Branch Theatricals

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