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The Play That Goes Wrong begins before the curtain has even been raised, as the audience are present while the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society prepare to stage their new production – the 1920s murder mystery 'Murder at Haversham Manor'. However the set is not yet complete and there is no time to finish it off…..the show must go on!

With a murder (and a moving corpse) established from the beginning, the murder mystery gets into full flow. However, the props start to disappear, actors go missing and the set begins to collapse around, and often on, the cast. Mayhem ensues, the acting gets worse, and the set becomes increasingly dangerous, but the company struggle on regardless. The question is whether any of the cast and crew will remain standing, or conscious, by the final curtain?!


  • performers: Monday, September 12th after school

  • callbacks: Monday, September 12th immediately following

  • production team (crew): Tuesday, September 13th - mandatory crew meeting


  1.  Go to the CP Portal: https://portal.colonialplayers.org\

  2.  You will need to register for the site AND apply to audition.  It is a two step process.  

    1. Registration for the site is a one time form that can be updated whenever necessary.  

    2. Applying to audition will happen for each show.  You will not be able to apply to audition until you have completed your registration and uploaded a headshot.

  3. If you were part of Newsies, should be able to log in using your student id as the username and password.

  4. Questions about the show should be directed to vcollado@staff.colonialsd.org.  Technical issues for the registration site can be directed to mengel@staff.colonialsd.org.

  5. Important questions to answer...

    1. If auditioning for the cast, when answering the ensemble question, if auditionees do not select yes and do not earn a lead role, they will not be cast in the show.

    2. If registering for crew, when answering the tech question for all, please select any teams you would like to be a part of regardless of your desired position in the show.  If you do not select any teams, and do not earn your desired part, you will not be a member of the production.


  • Friday, November 18th                 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, November 19th            1:00 pm and 7:30 pm


Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Auditorium

201 E. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462




Thank you to everyone who auditioned for The Play That Goes Wrong.  We appreciate your time and talents. 


We look forward to the:

  • Crew meeting tomorrow, September 13 at 6 PM in the auditorium

  • Parent Meeting - Thursday, September 15 at 6PM with the read through immediately following

Congratulations to the cast and crew.  Check out the cast and crew list.


Please contact Val at vcollado@staff.colonialsd.org if you have questions about your role and/or audition. 


Any student interested in auditioning for the fall show should review the below documents.  Over the course of the next month become familiar and/or memorize the materials.  The more familiar you are with the materials, the more you can take direction.  Remember to be creative in your choices, it is important for us understand if you have comedic timing.

Additional details on how to register are highlighted on the left.

Questions?  Contact Val at vcollado@staff.colonialsd.org. As a reminder I do not check email everyday.  I will get back to you as soon as possible.