Auditions: Death Express, Sept 16 and 17 at Pegasus Theatre



As theater-makers, we hold ourselves accountable to practices that will ensure that Pegasus Theatre is an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and actively anti-racist organization, both on-stage and off. Moving forward, you will see the same diversity on the audition team that we hope to see on the stage. We will charge our directors to be “diversity conscious” in their casting. With the help of our Diversity Advocate, we will strive to make the audition room a safe space for all, regardless of age, race, color, gender identity, disability, religion, veteran status, national origin, or sexual orientation. We welcome you!

It’s “All Aboard!” for murder as DEATH EXPRESS!, by Kurt Kleinmann, takes place on the Trans-Continental Express from Los Angeles to New York. Inept but endearing detective Harry Hunsacker and his paid-by-the-hour friend and assistant, Nigel Grouse (along with Lt. Foster of the real police) find themselves trapped on a train headed for murder! Who is the vicious killer determined to slay everyone on board the train? Could it be the Conductor? What about the European starlet, Valentina Benet? Perhaps the murder-mystery novelist is trying out crimes for her new book? And who is the mysterious Wainwright? Murder and mayhem abound in this delightful tribute to old black-and-white movies, brought to life on-stage.

For the past 38 years, Pegasus Theatre has astonished and delighted audiences with its trademarked Living Black & White™ technique. Everything is presented in black, white, and shades of gray to mimic the look of an old black-and-white film come to life on stage. You won’t believe your eyes, especially when the Lady In Red (Stephanie Felton) makes her appearance!

Non-Equity Auditions for the Living Black & White™ presentation of "Death Express!", a comedy murder-mystery by Kurt Kleinmann, will be held on September 16 (1 - 5 pm) and 17th (3 - 7 pm) with Callbacks on Monday, September 18th at 7:30 pm. 

The production will open on December 31, 2023 and run through January 21, 2024 at the Charles W. Eisemann Center.  The auditions will be held in the Parlor of the First United Lutheran Church at 6202 E. Mockingbird Ln., Dallas, Texas, 75214. We will e-mail the audition sides to you. Michael Serrecchia will direct.

Sign Up To Audition: Please fill out and submit our online audition form on TheaterForms and make an appointment for your audition. Have your calendar handy and be prepared to enter rehearsal conflicts. You will be asked to upload a headshot (a JPEG file) and a theatrical résumé (a PDF file) if you have one. If you don’t have either of these files you can still submit the form.