The Mousetrap Auditions

by Agatha Christie

Synopsis: As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst! One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim?

Rehearsals will begin March 21. Tech Week & Performances will be May 15-20.

Auditions due by midnight Tuesday, March 14.

  1. Complete this online audition form.
  2. Send a one-minute video recording of a memorized dramatic monologue to [email protected] with the subject line “FIRST & LAST NAME Audition”

Video Instructions

  • Please record in a location that is free of distractions and is well lit.
  • Please stand and perform the monologue with energy.
  • Video can be horizontal or vertical orientation and should show your full body.
  • Introduce yourself by saying (1) Your first & last name, (2) what grade you are in, (3) the name of your monologue.
  • Send your video via email: this can be a youtube link, google drive link, icloud link, etc. We will confirm when it has been received. Thank you!


By invitation only on Thursday, March 16 3:30-6:30. Students will be notified if they need to attend the callbacks. In order to ensure a smooth and timely callback session, we will use the recorded videos to determine which parts each student will read for at callbacks.

At callbacks, students will be given small sections of the script to read together, so the directors can decide who is going to be each character.

Rehearsals and Production Week

Link to calendar

There will be a read-through on March 21 in Mr Dalton’s classroom.

Rehearsals will begin April 4-20, Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm, except Monday April 10. Take a week off for Beauty and the Beast. Then switch to Monday-Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm, from May 1-12.

Tech Week will be every day the May 15-20, times TBD.

Performances will be May 18-20, 2023.


We understand that students will occasionally have conflicts. But we have a limited amount of time to rehearse, and we need every minute. So we ask that you have no more than two conflicts during the rehearsal window and no conflicts during Tech Week.

If you are absent due to illness, we will communicate with you on a case-by-case basis to determine the best plan for moving forward and trying to keep the student in the cast.

At any point, if you need to miss a rehearsal for any reason, please contact us as soon as possible.