"Death by Chocolate" - by Paul Freed - Gateway Players (Southbridge, MA.) - AUDITIONS

Gateway Players

Will Hold AUDITIONS for Paul Freed's


Written by Paul Freed

Directed by Mikey Dearn

GATEWAY PLAYERS THEATRE OF SOUTHBRIDGE is hosting auditions for "DEATH BY CHOCOLATE" - a murder mystery comedy by Paul Freed

Audition Dates:

December 6 & 7, 2023 at 6:30pm

Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street in Southbridge, MA. 

Entrance is on Park Street (around the corner). 

Looking for actors to fill 5 male roles and 6 female roles.

Also looking to cast 2 understudies (1 to cover all male roles and 1 to cover all female roles). 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and physical improv so dress comfortably. 

No need to sign up, just come on down and get ready to have some fun! 

A read through of the script for all those cast will be on Sunday December 10th at 6:30pm. 

Rehearsals will be Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday nights (with a break for the holidays between December 21st and January 2nd). 

Tech week will begin February 18th and performances will be February 23, 24, March 1, 2 & 3. 

If anyone has questions about auditions or the production please contact director Mikey Dearn at dearn44@gmail.com


February 23, 2024 through March 3, 2024

(Contact Venue for Exact Dates and Times)

Performances to be held at Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street in Southbridge, MA. Entrance is on Park Street (around corner).


Online credit card ticket sales are available at www.gatewayplayers.org

For more information call 508-764-4531 or visit www.gatewayplayers.org 

Presented by permission through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.


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Members of the newly renovated Meadowbrook Health Resort are dropping like flies, including famed chef Edith Chiles! 

On the eve of the grand re-opening, this is not the best advertisement. 

It’s up to John Stone, the manager, to find the cause and the murderer.


GATEWAY PLAYERS THEATRE, INC. is an all-volunteer community theater providing quality live theatre performances and workshops to Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Charlton, Massachusetts and surrounding areas. GATEWAY PLAYERS THEATRE, INC. started in 1975, when a group of interested community members decided that Southbridge needed a theater group to bring live productions to the area. First using local schools and borrowed rehearsal and storage space, GATEWAY then moved into its current home in 1978, when Ruth Wells (of the American Optical Company Wells family) donated her home on Main Street as a cultural center in Southbridge. GATEWAY PLAYERS THEATRE offers a full season of productions, usually performed at Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA. as well as workshops for youths and adults. Auditions are open to all, and new members are always welcome.


PO Box 171

Southbridge, MA 01550