The Candlelight Theatre is presenting SOMETHING’S AFOOT,
March 14 – April 26, 2020. The production will be directed by Rose Freeman. Eric Longo is Musical Director.

Audition information below.




Monday December 2
The Rock School
1101 So. Broad St. Studio D
Philadelphia, PA 19147
after 6:30pm, auditions start at 7pm

Monday December 9 and Tuesday December 10
The Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Rd.
Ardentown, DE 19810
begins after 6:30, auditions start at 7pm


Director: Rose Freeman
Music Director: Eric Longo

after 6:30pm. Auditions begin at 7pm.  No appointments.

Please prepare 16 – 32 bars showing range and in the style of the show. Please come with headshot and resume stapled together, do not send in advance. All roles are open and paid. Restaurant opportunities available.

Rehearsals will begin (approximately) January 21. Performances are March 14 – April 26, 2020 and generally Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Also scheduled: 1 Thursday evening – April 23, and 2 Wednesday matinees – March 18 and April 15.

No phone calls to the theater, please.


Character Breakdown:

Character Breakdown – Something’s Afoot

LettieThe saucy new maid at the Rancour mansion.  Frightens very easily and doesn’t like being alone. Greedy. Speaks her mind. 20s plus. Cockney accent. Mezzo.

Flint – The estate caretaker. Rough around the edges. Has a flirtation with Lettie. Competent at his job. 20s plus. Cockney accent. Baritone.

Clive – The butler. Punctual and professional. Attentive to the cleanliness and upkeep of the mansion and the supervisor of Lettie and Flint. 30s plus. Standard British. Baritone

Hope Langdon – Young ingenue and the only guest who does not have any known connection to Lord Rancour. An Orphan who has inherited a large trust fund. 20s. Standard British. Soprano.

Dr. Grayburn –  Lord Rancour family doctor. Has been with the family for a long time and knows much about Rancour’s past. 40s plus. Standard British. Baritone.

Nigel Rancour –  Nephew of Lord Rancour. Considered the black sheep of the family. As the closest living relative he believes he is the rightful heir to the Rancour fortune. He is desperate to find the will to confirm it. 30s plus. Standard British. Tenor.

Lady Grace Manley – Prowe  – Older noblewoman from France. Married a French nobleman for status. Doesn’t speak the language well. Rumor has it that she is broke and is desperate for a loan from Lord Rancour. 40s plus. Standard British. Mezzo.

Colonel Gillweather – Former military. Very familiar with different types of poisons. Has been involved in a long-term love affair. 40s plus. Standard British. Bari/tenor.

Miss Tweed –  Older woman who has come to the mansion at the request of her friend Lord Rancour. An amateur detective. Quick to notice small details. 40s plus. Standard British. Mezzo.

Geoffrey – A young college student. On the rowing team and has wandered to the mansion while caught on the water in a storm. He is an unexpected guest who everyone is suspicious of. 20s. Standard British. Bari/tenor.




The Candlelight Theatre is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Division promotes Delaware arts events on