Auditions at the JBT

Audition: 

Sunday, July 24, 3-5pm

Monday, July 25, 6-9pm

 

Drop Dead!
written by Billy Van Zandt, Jane Milmore

directed by Linda Jensen 

A cast of has-been actors plan to revive their careers in "Drop Dead!," a potboiler murder mystery directed by "Wonder Child of the Broadway Stage" Victor Le Pewe (a psychotic eye twitching megalomaniac). But when the murders and mysteries exceed those in the script - these thespians must save the show and their careers as well as their lives!

 

Be prepared to read from the script. Copies of sides are available upon request.

Sides will be available on July 17th. 

 

Proof of vaccination is required to audition. Masks are optional. Social distancing will be encouraged.

Rehearsals start August 1st

Performance dates: September 16-October 4 (3 weekends)

COVID protocols will be observed during rehearsals. Check with director for specifics.

Cast needs:

  7 males 3 females

Chaz Looney-the apprentice actor  ( look   20)

Candy Apples-the producer’s girlfriend (look  25-30)

 Brent Reynolds-the method actor  (look 30-40)

 Dick Shalit -Gene Shalits cousin  (look 40-50)

 Mona Lisa-TV star  (look 50ish)

 Victor Le Pewe-the director  (look 40-50)

 Sol Weisenheimer-the producer (looks 50-60)

 Phillip-the stage manager (looks 30ish)

 Constance Crawford-the legendary stage star              (looks "OLD")

 Alabama Miller-the playwright  (any gender - look 25-45)

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Questions and side requests:

email Linda Jensen at jensenJW@wavecable.com

Want to receive audition notices?

Audition: 

Saturday,  Aug. 6 at TBA

Sunday, Aug. 7 at TBA

 

Miss Bennet:

Christmas At Pemberly
written by

Lauren Gunderson &  Margot Melcon
directed by Kristi Ann Jacobson

A sequel to Jane Austen’s A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, MISS BENNET continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.

 

Be prepared to read from the script. Copies of sides are available upon request.

Proof of vaccination is required to audition. Masks are optional. Social distancing will be encouraged.

 

Rehearsals start September 19

Performances dates:

November 18 - December 4  

(3 weekends)

COVID protocols will be observed during rehearsals. Check with director for specifics.

 

Characters: The writers encourage diverse casting—Jane Austen belongs to everyone.

MARY BENNET--20. Finally coming in to her own, she is no longer the plain boring girl she once was.  She has a fire in her now. She is intelligent, curious and lively but her family only sees her as a future spinster. She does not suffer fools. She wants to live.

ARTHUR deBOURGH—25. A studious, unsociable only child who has never been around women or large families. He is a loner who prefers books to people. He has recently inherited a large estate and has no idea what to do next.

ELIZABETH DARCY—22. Married to Mr. Darcy. Confident, charming and witty. She makes a fun and surprising lady of the house.  She is best friends with her sister Jane.

FITZWILLIAM DARCY—30. A loving, generous and smart(if slightly stiff) husband. He is quiet and vigilant and thus sees what others often miss. He knows what being lovelorn is like.

JANE BINGLEY—24. Married to Mr Bingley. She is seven months pregnant with her first child and is sweet and optimistic as ever. The kindest heart in the house.

CHARLES BINGLEY—25. Gracious, happy and ever focused on the love of his life, Jane.  A good friend and always ready with a smile.

LYDIA WICKHAM—17. Flirtatious, youthful, self-centered. Her marriage to Mr Wickham is a sham but she will not admit this.  She is the person you want to have at your party: energetic, engaging and unstoppable.

ANNE deBOURGH—20s. Only daughter of the late Lady Catherine debBourgh. Lived in her mother’s very large shadow, never having to ask for anything or speak for herself her entire life. Judgmental and impatient, just like her mother.

Questions and side requests: email Kristi Ann Jacobsen at Kristianndirector@gmail.com