Tuesday, November 1, 2022

SVP Casting Call Alert: "The Butler Did It!"



Valley Players


"Yes, we are the little red schoolhouse!"



Auditions at SVP

The Butler Did It!


Audition Date

Monday, November 7th,

at 7:30 PM


Tuesday, November 8th,

at 7:30 PM


at SVP Theatre.


Synopsis: This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written with a decidedly American flair. When they’re not busy tripping over clues, they are tripping over each other! Laughs collide with thrills, and the climax is a real seat-grabber as the true killer is unmasked, and almost everyone turns out to be someone else! 


Performance Dates:

January 20th-February 5th, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday


Director Michael A. Muller is seeking the following:

5 Males (Age 20+)

5 Females (Ages 20+)


Character Gender/Age Range Description

Haversham/ F/ 20’s – 60’s Plus: Irritating, obnoxious, young housemaid and ex-convict with a bad case of the sniffles. Can pull off little black party dress.

Rita Eyelesbarrow/ F/ 20’s - 60's Plus: Prim and proper social secretary for Miss Maple.

Miss Maple/ F/ 30’s - 60's Plus: A well-known society hostess and fanatic of mystery novels, obviously Miss Marple. Think Miss Marple (Agatha Christie).

Father White/ M/ 30’s - 60's Plus: A doddering Roman Catholic priest and amateur detective. Think Father Brown (G. K. Chesterton).

Chandler Marlowe/ M/ 30’s - 60's Plus: A gruff, hard-boiled, wisecracking, hard-drinking American detective. Think Philip Marlowe (Raymond Chandler).

Louie Fan/ M/ 30’s - 60's Plus: A goofy but wise Asian-American detective Think Charlie Chan (Earl Derr Biggers).

Rick Carlyle/ M/ 30’s - 60's Plus: A polished, well-off society type and husband of Laura. Think Nick Charles (Dashiell Hammett).

Laura Carlyle/ F/ 30’s - 60's Plus: A witty, charming and sophisticated woman and wife of Rick. Think Nora Charles (Dashiell Hammett).

Peter Flimsey/ M/ 30’s - 60's Plus: Aristocratic dilettante turned professional detective. A proper English gentleman, similar in characteristics to Sherlock Holmes. Think Peter Wimsey (Dorothy L. Sayers).

Charity Haze/ F/ 20’s - 60's Plus: A dynamic, flamboyant, seductive, and attractive adventure-seeker.


Special Notes for Auditioners:

*** Readings will be from the script. ***

** Please dress in comfortable clothing for improvisational exercises.  **


Sponsored by:


JML Landscaping, for all of your landscaping and snow removal needs.  JML Landscaping, the official landscaper of the Somerset Valley Players. 


The theatre is Air-Conditioned and Wheelchair Accessible.


Theater Location

689 Amwell Road

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Telephone: 908-369-7469



Mailing Address

601 Route 206

Suite 26-216

Hillsborough, NJ 08844


Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.