Where: Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St, Folsom
When: Sunday, March 25, 7:00PM
Who: Directed by Allen Schmeltz
Humpty Dumpty is Missing! or The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg
by Joseph Robinette
What to Bring: A resume and headshot if you have them.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Humpty-Dumpty Is Missing! is an affectionate spoof of the private-eye thrillers of the 1940s and ’50s and an exciting, fun filled way to introduce young audiences to this classic genre. Sammy Scoop is a private investigator in the tradition of his grandfather, Samuel Shovel and his father, Sam Spade. Sammy faces the biggest challenge of his illustrious career with the sudden fall and disappearance of the jolly Humpty-Dumpty who apparently had no enemies. But Sammy and his sidekick, Alice from Dallas, soon come up with a list of suspects who had motive and, perhaps, opportunity. Mistress Mary, Rip Van Winkle, Henny-Penny, Peter Rabbit and his sisters, Rapunzel and the Handsome Prince (who, because he is a painter, prefers to be called the Artist Formerly Known As the Handsome Prince) are among the many suspects called onto the carpet. A last-minute surprise appearance by two of fairy tales most celebrated characters, Mother Goose and Mother Hubbard, finally help Sammy and Alice nab the culprit (the least likely suspect, of course—we’d never break tradition in that important area).
Cast size: 16-27, flexible, 5-7m., 9-11w., with doubling.
The cast consists of a mix of all ages. Sammy, Alice and the Police Chief should be late teens or older. All others can be children to adults.
Sammy Scoop a private eye
Alice Sammy’s assistant
Police Chief a town official
Little Bo Peep a client of Sammy
Little Red Riding Hood a clinet of Sammy
King’s Horses – up to four
King’s Men – up to four
Wall – three or more
Mother Hubbard a townsperson
Mother Goose a townsperson
Rip Van Winkle
Little Billy Goat Gruff