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.

Next Audition Opportunity: MAMMA MIA!

Sunday, JUNE 3rd & Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at JJP 

with callbacks (if needed) on Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 p.m.

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The Joe Jefferson Players are holding open auditions for the musical, Mamma Mia! We want everyone to do well so whether you’re an old pro or a first timer, know that you are welcome!

Audition Expectations:

 In-person auditions will be closed with the director, musical director/pianist, choreographer and stage manager. After the singing audition, a group dance audition will conducted. All auditionees must complete a dance and vocal audition in order to be considered for the production. We are looking for a diverse group of individuals with experience in voice, dance, gymnastics, and other various skills to perform in the upcoming musical, Mamma Mia!

We will need a chorus of singing and dancing men (ages 17-30) who are comfortable performing shirtless.

 If you play an instrument, please let us know on your audition form.
Singing:

Please have a 16 to 32 bar cutting (30 to 90 seconds) of a musical theatre or ABBA song prepared to
sing. Sheet music preferred with clearly marked start and stop points. We will have our music
director/accompanist available to play your audition selection.

 Dancing:

Please wear dance appropriate attire for your audition. If you have jazz or character shoes, go ahead and bring them. Clothing should be flexible and easy to move in, but not too baggy. All body types are welcome, just be prepared to move, bend, and balance.

Director – Eric C. Browne
Choreographer – Rebekah Howard
Music Director – Shawn Wright
Please have a list of conflicts ready upon arrival at auditions and check performance dates carefully before auditioning. There will be a performance for visiting schools on Thursday, August 23rd at 9 am. Attendance for this performance will be mandatory as all performances.
Please be aware that many actors wait to attend the last audition date, which can sometimes extend the audition duration for everyone. Be prepared just in case it runs late, or be brave and attend on the first night! Can’t wait to see you at auditions!
Read-through will be Thursday, JUNE 7 at JJP and the first rehearsal will be Saturday JUNE 9 at Baker High School. From there a subsequent rehearsal schedule will be provided. Rehearsals are generally weekday evenings and some mandatory Saturday and Sunday rehearsals will also be scheduled.

Tech Week/Dress Rehearsal: August 4-9, 2018

Show Dates: August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. & August 12, 19, 26 at 2:00 p.m. School Performance: Thursday, August 23 at 9:00 a.m.

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

Audition Form

SHOW SYNOPSIS: 

On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970’s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing and JJP is bringing to Mobile for the very first time!

AVAILABLE ROLES & CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: 
*Note: Age limits and minimums are flexible, so please do not let that deter you
from auditioning.
Sophie Sheridan
Born and raised on the island.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Donna Sheridan
Sophie’s mother.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Sam Carmichael
Might be Sophie’s father. An architect by profession that forever regrets leaving his girlfriend.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Bill Austin
Might be Sophie’s father. Bill is an Australian and a famous traveling writer. He is scared of
making commitments.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Harry Bright
Might be Sophie’s father. He is an English banker.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: C#3
Sky
He is Sophie’s fiancé and a former stockbroker who is thoroughly worn out by the cutthroat
world of Wall Street.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3
Tanya
Former Dynamo.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Rosie
Former Dynamo.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Lisa
Sophie’s friend.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Ali
Sophie’s friend.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Pepper
Barman at Taverna Pepper and Eddie make up the waiters, bar-staff, boatmen and general help
around the Taverna. They are both well mannered men.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A4
Eddie
Helps Sky with Water-Sports. Pepper and Eddie make up the waiters, bar-staff, boatmen and
general help around the Taverna. They are both well mannered men.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25
Chorus
Consists of the Islanders, Employees at Donna’s, Wedding-Guests.
Gender: both