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Each show has different casting requirements. See the individual show breakdowns for age limitations and roles available. Not all students who audition are guaranteed a role. The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep prides itself on smaller cast sizes and individual student focus.
There is a production fee of $400.00 required for each student after being cast. There is no fee for auditioning, and cast is not required to take classes with the Theatre School @ North Coast Rep. Production fee is discounted, however, to $200.00 if the student is also enrolled in a regular six-week class or two-week summer camp that runs parallel to show rehearsal/performance schedule.
A limited number of scholarships are available for need-based performers. Please request a scholarship application if you require financial assistance.
Unless otherwise noted, all auditions and rehearsals are held in our Theatre School space located two suites north of
North Coast Repertory Theatre:
987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Suite D
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Next to audition is:
By Christopher M. Walsh
Based on characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Performances – May 25-28 ,2023
May 25th: 10AM & 5:30PM
May 26th: 10AM & 5:30PM
May 27th: 2PM & 5:30PM
May 28th: 2PM
Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. But this Holmes and Watson face far greater challenges than bringing the cunning criminal to justice. Miss Holmes possesses one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, but she chafes at the restraints imposed upon her by society and family. Dr. Watson struggles to make a difference at the only hospital in London that will hire female doctors. In a time and place where gender roles are rigidly defined, these unconventional women dare to challenge societal norms by providing an unusual, but necessary, service. Inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this theatrical fan fiction shines a new light on favorite characters from the canon, re-examining the Victorian world of Holmes and Watson by exploring the added obstacles faced by these two iconic characters if they were women.
Time period: 1881
Settings of play: London
Run-time: 135 min, 1 intermission.
Type of Play: Drama Mystery
Suggested rating: PG – recommended for grades 4th & up, but all audiences may enjoy.
Open to students ages 12-19 to audition
Auditions: Tuesday & Wednesday, Apr. 11th – Apr. 12th with callbacks Thursday, Apr. 13th
Rehearsals: Tuesdays through Fridays 4:30-8:30PM Apr. 18th – May 19th
Tech/Dress Rehearsals: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30-8:30PM May 23rd – 24th
*Note that actors may not be called every rehearsal or for the entire time each day. Times listed reflect the window in which an actor may be called.
Purchase the Script
Characters in Miss Holmes
Looking for imaginative actors who are excited to tell stories physically, make big choices, take risks, and work together as part of an ensemble. Audition requirements are a single one-minute dramatic monologue.
Also looking for applications for students interested in tech operation!
*Monologues are a short speech delivered by one character and can be from any play, musical, movie, or book. If you’re having difficulty finding a monologue, you might check out audition monologues books at your local library or bookstore, or try online at a monologue site like this, or for Shakespeare monologues try here.
Initial Audition appointments should only take about 5-10 minutes. This is a NON-Musical production.
CONTACT Ben@NorthCoastRep.org with additional questions, to submit a tech application, or to schedule an audition appointment.
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois, and with support from our very special Theatre School donors!
Putting on a live theatre production with kids is a rewarding and educational process that is more than just practicing for a performance. Like much of life, the rehearsal process is most of the experience. The golden moments on stage are great, but rehearsal is where we find out what we can do together. And then the performances shine!
For this reason, we tend to request most or all actors to most of the rehearsals. We do our best to make sure that students are active and engaged while they are with us, while still allowing for breaks and socializing. Students may also use time off stage or during breaks to do homework.
It is possible that not all actors will be called at all times for all rehearsals, but please list any conflicts within this rehearsal period on audition form. Knowing a student has a conflict allows us to make the best use of student’s time while they are in rehearsal. Some conflicts may be acceptable within the rehearsal period, but no conflicts will be allowed during Tech/Dress rehearsals or performances. Conflicts may influence casting decisions.
Students/parents will be asked to fill out an audition form with general student contact information and ALL POSSIBLE CONFLICTS during our process. No additional conflicts will be accepted beyond what is offered on the audition form. If frequent or repeated lateness and/or unexpected absences occur during the rehearsal process this may lead to a student’s lines being reassigned, student being removed from scenes, songs or even the dismissal from the entire production, and will affect future casting consideration. There is no refund in production fee if student is asked to leave the production.
Headshots and resumes are not required at auditions, but are always encouraged. If no headshot is provided at auditions we may ask to take a photo of the student to better reference their appearance in connection with their audition form during casting decisions.
This is an advanced level Theatre School @ North Coast Rep production. As with all Theatre School productions, it is possible that not all students who audition will be cast.
General Audition Information:
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- Auditions held on a show by show basis in the Theatre School Space located two suites down from: North Coast Repertory Theatre – 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite D – Solana Beach, CA 92075
- Auditions are open call, but scheduling an appointment is required.
- We recommend bringing a current headshot and resume, and insist that students know all conflicts within the rehearsal period.
- No conflicts will be permitted tech week or for the run of the performances.
- Rehearsals for student productions are typically after school hours during the school year, Tuesdays through Fridays usually 4:30PM to 8:30PM.
- Extended rehearsal times may be scheduled the week before the show opens for “Tech Rehearsals” and “Dress Rehearsals.” Rehearsal/Performance times may vary depending on the production or time of year. See specific rehearsal schedule for each show.
For questions, please contact: Ben@northcoastrep.org or call 858-481-2155 ext. 216 for any questions, more details about production fee, and parent involvement.