Auditions for Indian Valley Theatre’s “Murder on the Rerun”


Auditions have recently been announced for Indian Valley Theatre’s production of “Murder on the Rerun” by Fred Carmichael, on Sunday, July 14th from 1-4 p.m. and Monday, July 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. They will be held in the Community Room at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich and are open to the public. Auditions will be a cold reading from the script and no appointment is necessary. IVT membership is not required to audition, although it is required if you are cast. Audition forms may be downloaded prior to auditioning on IVT’s website. 

“Murder on the Rerun”, will be directed by Linda Whaley. Casting will consist of 2 males and 5 females of various ages. Performances will be October 18, 19 and 20 at the Historic Sandwich Opera House. 

“Murder on the Rerun” takes a different approach to mystery as a ghost tries to find out who murdered her in a witty, sophisticated, yet suspenseful look at the upper crust of Hollywood. The curtain rises to find Jane, Oscar winning screen writer, dead at the bottom of the stairs in a Vermont ski lodge. Her four friends and husband are saying she fell. “I was pushed!” she says as her ghost rises.

Aided by Kitty, a rather wanton adviser from “up there,” Jane is brought ahead to the present, three years after the murder, where the same group is gathered. They are all famous with film makers and have an intense hate love relationship; Jane’s husband who has married an ambitious ingénue, a heading for middle age leading lady, an arrogant director, and Hollywood’s reigning gossip columnist.

The five suspects join together to keep the possible murder quiet for reasons of their own, but their relationship busts apart with their mutual distrust. Woven through the suspense in humorous, acidic, and revealing comedy is an extraordinary whodunit with a surprise denouement when the murderer is revealed. All the roles are lengthy with well defined characters.

For more specific information or questions about “Murder on the Rerun” auditions or upcoming performances or Indian Valley Theatre in general, please e-mail or contact IVT at (888) 365-8889. Check them out online at

Indian Valley Theatre is an Illinois Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and development of the performing arts in the Fox Valley area.

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