AUDITIONS

Be a Part of the Show

Release your inner thespian and be a part of the Joe Jefferson Players family again or for the very first time! Auditions for upcoming performances are held approximately two and a half months prior to show dates. We welcome actors of all talents and ages as we cast for lead and supporting roles. With each audition, the director will provide expectations and requirements in advance, usually via our Facebook Events page, at least 3 weeks in advance of auditions.

Feel free to click here to download our Audition Form and come to the audition prepared!

Audition Form

Next Audition Opportunity:
MARCH 20 & 21, 2017 @ 7:00PM at JJP

The Joe Jefferson Players are holding open auditions for the final show of our 69th season, Rock of Ages! Come ready to ROCK and have fun! We are friendly folks and we want everyone to do well. So whether you’re an old pro, or a first time auditioner, know that you are welcome!

Book by Chris D’Arienzo
Directed by Jeffrey Williamson
Musical Direction by Alan Farmer

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Audition Expectations:
Since Rock of Ages is a rock musical covering classic, well-known rock hits from the 1980’s, we prefer that you sing something along the lines of a cover band and not a traditional theater musical. We expect auditioners to be prepared to sing about 40 measures of a song (or about 60 seconds). An accompanist will be available but if you cannot find sheet music for your selection, we will also have karaoke music available.

For further audition information and audition form, please head to http://joejeffersonplayers.com/on-stage/auditions/

Questions? Email info@joejeffersonplayers.com or call 251-232-0268.

Tech Week/Dress Rehearsal: May 28-June 1, 2017

Show Dates: June 2, 3, 9,10, 16, 17 at 8PM and June 4, 11, 18 at 2PM.

Mandatory Set Strike Sunday June 18 following the performance

Introduction:

For the first time in Mobile, this smash Broadway hit, set in LA’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small town girl, both in LA to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love.

Rock Of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos celebrating rock anthems, power ballads and big hair. Raucous and outrageous this perfect blend of rock and comedy is an instant crowd-pleaser.

Roles Available:

Drew – An appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice. Drew works at the legendary Bourbon Room hoping and waiting for his dreams to come true. He finds an instant attraction to Sherrie, the beautiful new arrival from the Midwest, who encourages him to go after his dreams.

Sherrie – Caucasian female, an in-shape, pretty, fresh faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom. Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good movement ability. Should be comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.

Lonny – The narrator of the piece, charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. Strong, honest comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals.

Dennis Dupree – Classic stoner type guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing. A laid back, easy going dude real dude. Bari-tenor rock vocals.

Stacee Jaxx / Father – A sexy rock star. Decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo. Self important, confident intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Great strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice.

Justice / Mother – African American female, strong presence, an easy sensuality about her, once a performer, she now operates a strip club where Sherrie winds up working. Takes on the maternal role for the girls that work for her. Strong, soulful vocals and belt needed.

Hertz Klinemann – An attractive older German male. Uptight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Strip to develop it. The bad guy of the piece. Strong comedic timing and baritone vocals.

Franz Klinemann – Hertz’s son, young German male. Works for his father but not by choice. Pressured and intimidated by his father. Shy, gentle with a big heart. Strong vocals and comedic timing.

Regina – A fun, hippie type, in shape, earthy girl who fights against the attempted take over of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals and comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing.

Mayor / Ja’Keith / Ensemble – A strong character actor with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability.

Joey Primo / Ensemble – A young male with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong/dance/movement ability, possible US for Drew/Stacee.

Female Ensemble – Three of the sexiest female singer/dancers around. Sassy, in shape, beautiful. Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers proficient in jazz and modern, comedic ability and strong rock vocals. Will US principal roles.