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Brighton Beach Memoirs

Auditions:

WHEN:
  • Monday March 19, 6-8pm
  • Friday March 23, 6-8pm
WHERE: At Spotlight Studios, 3 Railroad Street in Fairport
WHO: For Young Performers age 12-18

This production is open to all kids 12-18 from the area!

You should only attend ONE audition date. If you are unable to attend any audition dates, contact the director at johnb@spotlightarts.com to set up an alternate audition.

PERFORMANCES:

May 18 and 19 at Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts in Fairport

CAST:

Calling Actors and Actresses in Ages 12-18.

BRING:

  • Completed Audition Form and Conflicts Sheet (download below)
  • A headshot or school picture, which will not be returned
  • A resume, if available

PREPARE:

Choose a monologue to prepare and be ready to read lines at the audition. Scene packets can be downloaded from here: Audition Scenes.

REHEARSALS:

Refer to the audition form for a complete list of potential rehearsals. Please note you will NOT be called for every listed rehearsal - a more detailed schedule will be distributed after casting takes place. Cast members must attend all Mandatory Rehearsals.

There is NO cost for this production. Those interested must audition to be in this production.

QUESTIONS:

585-305-4767 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email johnb@SpotlightArts.com

Hope to see you at the audition!

LOCATION:

All auditions, rehearsals and performances take place at:
Spotlight Studios of Fairport
3 Railroad Street
Fairport, NY 14450

Please pay attention to posted "No Parking" signs.

DESCRIPTION:

Brighton Beach Memoirs is Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical story of a struggling Jewish family living in Brooklyn in 1937. Eugene Morris Jerome is a nearly 15-year-old boy who lives in a house with his parents (Jack and Kate Jerome), his older brother Stanley, his widowed Aunt Blanche Morton and her two daughters Laurie and Nora Morton. The "memoirs" are Eugene's point of view of the experience.

Aunt Blanche's husband died of cancer six years ago and Eugene's father, Jack, has worked two jobs to support everyone for three and a half years. Stanley (18) also works and gives his income to the family. Nora (16) wants to be a Broadway dancer and may even get that opportunity. Laurie (12-13) has a heart condition but it may not be as serious as it seems; she keeps mostly to herself.

In this comic drama, the family deals with financial strains, illness, lost jobs, hurt feelings and the rise of WW II but Eugene provides frequent comic relief in his memoirs throughout the play. As Eugene is the central character we see the young teen learn about girls, puberty, relationships, foul language, and responsibility; all with Neil Simon's classic humor. The family that fights together and laughs together, stays together.

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Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts • 3 Railroad St, Fairport, NY • Email: johnb@SpotlightArts.com • Phone: 585-305-4767