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Murder on the Orient Express Auditions

January 2, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

AUDITIONS: Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

Monday & Tuesday, January 2 & 3

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Freeport LNG Theater

Directors Jean Warren & Connie Marshall are holding open auditions for Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express for 11 characters, including six males and five females between the ages of 20 and 80, with most parts requiring an accent. They are actively seeking performers of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, body types and abilities for all roles.

The Cast of Characters:

Hercule Poirot – Male age 40-60, nationality Belgian

Monsieur Bouc – Male age 30-60, nationality Belgian

Hector MacQueen, Male age 30s, nationality American (NY)

Michel/Head Waiter – Male age 20-40, nationality French/Turkish

Colonel Arbuthnot – Male age 30-40, nationality Scottish

Samuel Ratchett, Male age 40-50, nationality American (NY)

Helen Hubbard – Female age 50s, nationality American

Mary Debenham – Female age 20s, nationality English

Princess Dragomiroff – Female age 70s, nationality Russian

Countess Andrenyi – Female age 20s, nationality Hungarian

Greta Ohlsson – Female age 30s, nationality Swedish


The Story:

Famous detective Hercule Poirot is called back from Istanbul to London on urgent business. He intends to book a first-class compartment on the Orient Express, run by his former friend and colleague, Monsieur Bouc. They train is surprisingly full, but Bouc manages to secure Poirot a spot in the first-class cabin. While aboard the train, the angry businessman, Samuel Ratchett, corners Poirot and demands that he investigate a series of ominous letters that have been sent to Ratchett, threatening his life.

As a snowdrift halts the Orient Express in its tracks, Ratchett is found stabbed multiple times in his locked train compartment. Poirot is tasked by Monsieur Bouc to solve the murder, as the killer could still be in their midst. As Poirot investigates, conflicting clues and convoluted alibis lead him to dead ends. Over the course of 48 hours, will Poirot be able to solve the case of the Murder on the Orient Express?


The production is set for February 10-12 & 17-19 in The Center’s Freeport LNG Theater.

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January 2, 2023 @ 7:00 PM
Freeport LNG Theater, 400 College Blvd
Clute, TX 77531 United States
Brazosport Center for the Arts and Sciences
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