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AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
AUDITIONS!

All actors must submit a Google Audition Registration Form

Casting actors ages 16+ with strong acting ability.
This Google Audition Form will be accepted electronically through Friday, July 29, 11:59pm

If you are unable to submit or are having issues with the Audition Form please contact DST at auditions@desertstages.org.

IN PERSON AUDITIONS:
Saturday, July 29,  9am – 1pm

Please prepare a 1-min monologue (it can be from this play).

 

CALLBACKS:
Monday, July 25, 2022.

Masks may be required during Auditions and Callbacks.

ORIENTATION:
Tuesday, August 2, 6:00pm

REHEARSALS
BEGIN SOON!
Rehearsals are usually scheduled during evening hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
You will only be called to rehearse when you are needed.
A detailed complete schedule will be provided early in the rehearsal process.

NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED:
August 27 – September 1

SHOW DATES:
Friday, September 2, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 3, 3:00pm
Saturday, September 3, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 4, 3:00pm

Friday, September 9, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 10 3:00pm
Saturday, September 10 7:30pm
Sunday, September 11, 3:00 pm

Friday, September 16, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 17 3:00pm
Saturday, September 18, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 18 3:00pm

Friday, September 23, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 24, 3:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 25, 3:00pm

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:
– Please bring a $50 script deposit in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE to the first rehearsal.  (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned to Stage Manager before strike of show.)
– Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.
– Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.

COVID-19 POLICIES:
For the safety of actors, production team, and DST staff, DST reserves the right to change its COVID-19 policies at any time.
Masks may be required during rehearsals and performances.

OTHER THEATRE POLICIES:
Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
ALL Show communications will be through SLACK app.

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Actor’s Cafe Production of

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS

Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Eric Schoen

SHOW SYNOPSIS from Concord Theatricals

Brighton Beach Memoirs is part one of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. 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, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states “if you didn’t have a problem, you wouldn’t be living here.”

From the Director
“A poor family monetarily, but replete with love. Everyone is struggling with what they want versus the good of the many. Humor and pragmatism guide this family’s journey through tough times with only each other to lean on.”

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

Eugene : almost 15. Funny, a sharp kid, figuring everything out
Kate : Early 40s. Eugene’s mother. Stalwart, trying to keep things going
 
Blanche : Late 30s. Kate’s sister. Dealt a bad hand, trying to be strong
Nora : 16. A rising star, but trying to help the family
Laurie : 13. Nora’s sister. She is weakened, but smart, hopeful
Stanley: 18. Struggling to find his place and live up to expectation
Jack : Early 40s. Eugene’s father, overworked, a good man