Auditions for 2019

Everyone is welcome to audition for Coach House Players productions.

The Matchmaker

by Thornton Wilder *4
directed by David Rubenstein

Audition dates:   September 3, 4 & 5
Time:  7:00 PM to 9:00  PM

Auditions will be held at the
Coach House Theatre
12 Augusta Street
Kingston, New York

Performance dates:  November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17


Cast: 9 male, 7 female

Synopsis:  Horace Vandergelder, a wealthy merchant in nineteenth-century Yonkers, NY, decides to take a wife and employs a matchmaker, Mrs. Dolly Levi. Dolly subsequently becomes involved with two of Vandergelder’s clerks, several lovely ladies, and the headwaiter at an expensive restaurant where this swift farce runs headlong into hilarious complications. After everyone gets straightened out romantically, Vandergelder finds himself affianced to the astute Dolly Levi herself.

*1  Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
*2  Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
*3 This fund-raiser is not included in the Season Ticket subscription
*4  Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


Past Auditions for 2019

Murder on the Nile

by Agatha Christie
directed by Barbara E. Melzer

Audition dates:   January 14, 15 & 16, 2019
Time:  7:00 PM to 9:00  PM

Auditions will be held at:   Hudson Valley Senior Residence, 80 Washington Avenue, Kingston, NY [directions]

Performance dates:  April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13  & 14

Cast:  8 male, 5 female

  • Beadsellers, pesky peddlers trying to get a buck
  • Steward, the head waiter
  • Helen Ffoliot-ffoulkes, a wealthy snob
  • Christina Grant, Helen’s niece
  • Kay Ridgeway-Mostyn, the “richest girl in England”
  • Simon Mostyn, Kay’s husband
  • Louise, Kay’s maid
  • Dr. Bessner, a doctor from a country ruined by Kay’s father
  • Canon Ambrose Pennefather, Kay’s uncle and guardian
  • Jacqueline de Severac, Kay’s ex-best friend and Simon’s ex-fiancée
  • William Smith, a wise-cracking “kid”
  • McNaught, the Lotus’s captain

Synopsis:  Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare


by David Lindsay-Abaire
directed by Thomas Tierney

Audition dates: April 29 & 30 and May 1
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Auditions will be held at:  the Coach House Theatre, 12 Augusta Street, Kingston, NY [directions]

Performance dates: July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14

Cast: 6 men 4 women

Marilyn Dunne: Female 60-89.
Abby Binder: Female 60-89.
Colleen: Female 30-49.
Women in White: Female – age open.
Benjamin: Male 30-49.
Scotty: Male 20-39.
Derek: Male 30-49.
Lewis: Male 30-59.
Zombie Butler: Male age open.
Clown: Male/Female age open.

Synopsis: A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.

A “Drifty” Reunion

Annual Fund-raiser Show  *3
directed by John Thayer & Marge Bennett

Audition dates:   July 8 & 9
Time:  7:00 PM to 9:00  PM

Auditions will be held at:
the Coach House Theatre, 12 Augusta Street, Kingston, NY [directions]

Performance dates:  August 23, 24, 25