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Understudies for BASKERVILLE

Post Date: Oct 23, 2017

The Walnut Street Theatre is seeking submissions from local non-union actors for the Independence Studio Production and National Tour of Ken Ludwig’s BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLME’S MYSTERY. Directed by Bill Van Horn. Rehearsals begin on December 12th, 2017, and the production will run at the Walnut from January 2nd – February 4th, 2018, followed by a national tour for approximately four weeks.


Ken Ludwig's acclaimed adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1902 classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, is full of intrigue and... huge laughs. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one and the renowned sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick, Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the curse before it dooms the newest heir.


SEEKING- Understudies for ALL roles.



Sherlock Holmes- 30s. Leading man.


Watson- 40s+. Strong actor.


Character Actors- No specified age or sex. Adept at playing a wide variety of character roles.

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How to Apply

For consideration, please mail or drop off your headshot, resume, and cover letter.


Mailing Address:


Brian Kurtas, CSA
Casting Director
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Attn: Baskerville