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Auditions Open for WHAT Co's Deadly Dessert in Harrison, NJ

Jan 08, 2024
What Co Theatre Company Deadly Dessert Championship

The West Hudson Arts & Theater Company (WHAT Co), an independent beacon of creativity that made its home in Harrison, NJ, has announced auditions for its upcoming dinner theater production, Deadly Dessert Championship. Written by the talented local playwright Allyssa Hynes, this original murder mystery promises to blend humor, suspense, and culinary chaos in a thrilling production that doubles as the company's annual fundraising event.

A Recipe for Mystery and Laughter

Set in the competitive world of a reality TV baking show, Deadly Dessert Championship unfolds as a judge is mysteriously murdered. The plot thickens with a mix of scripted and improvised interactions, where the audience becomes part of the story, engaging directly with the characters. It's a theatrical experience that combines the suspense of a whodunit with the charm of a lighthearted comedy.

Seeking Local Talent

WHAT Co invites actors over 18 to audition on Tuesday, January 16, and Wednesday, January 17, 2024, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the former Holy Cross High School, located at 15 South Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. in Harrison NJ. Auditionees will read from the provided sides and participate in improv exercises, showcasing their ability to adapt and interact in a dynamic, live environment.

Diverse Roles for a Diverse Community

The production prides itself on flexible casting, with a variety of roles that accommodate different genders and ages. Some of the intriguing characters include:

  • Cora/Nigel: A judge with a knack for investigation and a hidden secret.
  • Riley: The trendy host of the baking show.
  • Jeffrey: A critical judge who enjoys belittling others.
  • Sonny/Sofie, Tom/Tammy, Megan/Mikey, Gwen/Damien, Ivy/Ivan, Candy/Kale: Contestants with unique quirks and ambitions.

WHAT Co is committed to diversity and inclusion in casting and all aspects of its operations, ensuring a welcoming environment for everyone.

Key Dates and Contact Information

Rehearsals kick off in January 2024, with production dates set for March 22 and 23, 2024. Those interested in auditioning or seeking further information can contact them via their website.

The Deadly Dessert Championship promises to be a captivating blend of mystery, comedy, and culinary escapades, offering a unique theatrical experience while supporting the vibrant arts scene in Harrison. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this exciting production! Also, purchase tickets on the WHAT Co website (link above).

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