The Hardley Boys
by Nancy Whitney
Solving mysteries was an everyday occurrence for Jim, John and Harriet; once upon a time. Fast forward, and these once fantastic detectives are bored and living in a retirement community. When a mystery presents itself, these comical characters will go to no ends to solve it. Through this story you will meet lovable and hysterical characters, while watching them save the day! Don’t miss being a part of a comedy for the ages!
Directors: Nancy Whitney & Michelle Smith
Production Manager: Melissa Irvin
Roles: Character roles are open to youth in grades 4-12
John: Older gentleman, has a crush on Francine
Jim: Older gentleman
Harriet: Older woman, used to be a Sheriff, loves to solve mysteries
Lynda: Woman who runs the retirement home. Friendly and helpful
Francine: Older woman, flirty
Neil: Older gentleman and sort of goofy
Gladys: Feisty and suspicious older woman, loud
Paul: Older gentleman who is very kind and nice
Tracy: Older woman who loves Bingo, has lots of lucky charms around her
Judith: Older woman, runs BINGO game
Samuel: Older gentleman who is like the Walter Matthau from Grumpy Old Men
Diane: Older woman who is hard of hearing, she reminds me of the old aunt from National Lampoons Christmas, loves Facebook, has wavy hair
Young Jim: Teenager involved in mystery solving
Young John: Teenager involved in mystery solving
Young Harriet: Teenager involved in mystery solving, shy and speaks very quiet
Sherriff: Middle aged gentleman
Deputy Dan: Supports the Sheriff
Ms. Morris: Woman in 50’s who loves her garden, very over dramatic
Mr. Longmire: Man in 50’s, stole garden décor from neighbors, very suspicious
Mrs. Johnston: Woman in 50’s, feisty
Audition Date: Saturday, September 4th, 2021
Auditions will be held in the Wylie Acting Group theatre at 205 Industrial Court in Wylie. Once you are registered, you will receive a link to select a specific audition time via Signup Genius. Arrive ready to have your photo taken approximately 10 minutes before your scheduled time. Photos will be used for the Starboard. Please do not bring props to the audition. Also, the casting committee requests that you do not wear costumes or face paint.
For your audition, you will need to prepare and memorize a self selected 1 minute monologue.
Crew: Crew roles are open to youth in grades 6-12
We will be looking for youth crew members for stage, lights and sound. Additionally, we will be looking for a Junior Stage Manager and Junior Set Designer. Experience will be required for all crew roles.
Rehearsals: MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, and SATURDAYS
Begin Monday September 6th
and will be held weekly on Monday/Wednesday/Saturday for the most part. Generally, weekday rehearsals will be from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturdays will vary – please review the calendar carefully. Anticipate additional called rehearsals. Attendance by all actors, crew members, and an adult representative at the first rehearsal is required and nonnegotiable. Rehearsal attendance is crucial, but no absences are allowed on any rehearsal marked mandatory unless disclosed in registration form conflicts. Inability to attend rehearsals affects casting eligibility.
- Friday, Nov 5th at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov 6th at 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov 7th at 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, Nov 12th at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov 13th at 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov 14th at 2:30 p.m.
Tentative Schedule: https://wylieactinggroup.org/hardley/calendar