Brighton Beach Memoirs Audition Information
The Georgetown Palace will hold auditions for our production of Brighton Beach Memoirs
Director: Molly Fonseca
Stage Manager: Cristina Skinner
The production will open Friday, January 29th. It will run for 4 weekends potentially 5.
About the Play: Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche and her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style.
Casting 4 females and 3 males
Eugene Morris Jerome: Male, 12-20
The narrator of the story; has recently discovered girls in a big way. Very bright, quick-witted, and observant of everything going on around him, which he then notates in his journal which will someday become his memoirs.
Stanley Jerome: Male, 15-24
Eugene’s older brother. In order to help the family, he works in a factory instead of attending college. Stanley does this without complaint, but he does feel the weight of his obligations and struggles between listening to his own heart and convictions and doing what the family needs him to do.
Kate Jerome: Female, 30-47
Mother of the Jerome household; attempts to hold her family together and solve their problems. She has worked hard her entire life and probably grew up too fast because of it. Puts the family’s needs before her own, and tough, she often sounds annoyed by it, her greatest pleasure is being needed.
Blanche Morton: Female, 25-45
Kate’s younger sister. Recently widowed, very indecisive, and dependent. She wants to have a life for herself and her daughters but doesn’t know how or where to begin. She feels buried with her husband and finds herself and her own strength throughout the play.
Laurie Morton: Female, 12-20
Blanche’s youngest daughter. Studious, yet quietly mischievous, who is all ears around adult situations. She appears innocent, but she really has a grasp on what the others around her are “up to.”
Nora Morton: Female, 14-21
Blanche’s oldest daughter. A beautiful and ambitious 16-year-old girl with dreams of Broadway. Often resentful of her pampered younger sister and angry at her father for dying and leaving her with a weak mother.
Jack Jerome: Male, 30-48
head of the Jerome family; feels the pressure of supporting an extended family by working two jobs, but does what he has to do to provide for his family, even at the risk of his health, and wishes he could give them more. With as little as they have, he would still stretch further to help any family member in need.
Initial auditions will be video submissions and callbacks will be in person/socially distant held Sunday, 12/6 from 5:00 to 9:30 pm.
Please prepare a monologue that speaks to the character they are interested in auditioning for. Two minutes and under. It does not have to be memorized but should be prepared. please send a video link/attachment and a headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday December 4th 6:00 pm. Callbacks will be EMAILED out on Saturday.
Callbacks are located at the Palace Springer Stage located 810 S Austin Ave Georgetown TX, 78626. Masks are mandatory.
Rehearsals will begin around December 14th. We will distribute scripts the week after auditions.
Rehearsals are typically held Monday through Thursday from 7:00-10:00 pm and Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Sometimes ticket demand causes us to add Saturday Matinee performances at 2 pm.
Background checks: Everyone involved with the production must submit to a background check at the Palace’s expense. If you are cast, you will receive a secure link where you can fill it out. There is no cost to you.
The Georgetown Palace Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit organization. There is no compensation for any of the actors.
Be advised that for every rehearsal and performance, masks or face shields will be mandatory, temperature checks/health questions will be asked, we’ll also ask that isolation still be practiced and no cast outing or parties be allowed.
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