Open auditions set for OTA’s mystery dinner theatre production

SEQUIM — Auditions for Olympic Theatre Arts’ first “whodunnit” dinner theater fundraiser, called “Vintage Murder,” are set for 2 p.m. Sept. 7 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

The shows will take place Oct. 25-26 at the theater at 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Director Roz Scott is looking for cast members who love to improvise, are full of energy and enthusiasm, and are gregarious and humorous.

The “Vintage Murder” is set around the last wine auction the Tortellini Brothers Winery will ever hold.

A historic winery known for rare but excellent Cabernet wines is being sold following the death of owner Georgio Tortellini — and six people “would literally kill to get their hands on it.”

Production organizers are looking for three men and three women of different ages ranging from 20-60 for the main characters:

• Carmine Blanca — Georgio’s driver and executor of the will; gangster looking, a stupid and rather goofy thug.

• Olive Tortellini — Georgio’s eldest daughter and self-proclaimed surrogate mother to her younger sister Toni.

• Toni “Antoinette” Tortellini — The very chic younger sister to Olive who’s self absorbed, cold, mean and calculating.

• Jessie Jones — A local law enforcement officer who loves her job and was recently rejected by the FBI.

• Joe Bob Biggs — a morally bankrupt land developer, a lying male chauvinist pig who plays a charming Southern boy very well.

• Nigel Tuesday — A nerdy, lily-livered mama’s boy.

OTA is also looking for five to seven men and women as supporting characters for the “primary suspects”:

• Angel “The Eggplant” Serra — Carmine’s tough guy crony.

• Dr. Jacobi— Olive’s “new age” shrink.

• Barney Schneckel — Jessie’s new, enthusiastic trainee.

• Brenda Schneckel — a female version of Barney.

• Zach Henry — the winery’s sexy gardener and Toni’s “boy toy.”

• Nannie — Nigel’s nurse and substitute mother.

OTA is also seeking creative people to fill out the production team.

Those interested in helping out behind the scenes are asked to inquire.

Call Olympic Theatre Arts at 360-683-7326 for more information.

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