Audition Notice: Biloxi Blues

Written by Neil Simon

Audition Dates & Times: 
Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday; November 13-15, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre
351 S. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Performance Dates: 

Thur, Fri, Sat at 8:00 and Sunday at 2:00: January 13- February 4, 2017

Audition Requirements: 

Please be prepared to read selections from the script.  Sides are available for review: Link to Audition Sides.

Please bring a list of all potential rehearsal conflicts, holiday travel, etc.  Performance conflicts not allowed.

Plot Summary: 
BILOXI BLUES continues the journey of Eugene Morris Jerome, who was first introduced in Neil Simon’s semi-autographical play, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS. The play centers on the experiences of Eugene and a diverse group of soldiers-in-training as they go through boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi during World War II. The play takes a heartfelt yet humorous look at the group of young men and their experiences with their, hard-nosed, manic drill Sergeant.
 
For More Information: 

Producer, Jennifer Isaacs

Jennifer@pjevents.com

Character Breakdown: 
The role of Eugene Jerome has been cast.  All other roles open
 
Eugene Morris Jerome - cast
 
Roy Selridge (18-23): A follower, but still a tough guy. Not terribly bright, tends to take cues from others on how to behave and who to harass.
 
Joseph Wykowski (18-23): A typical “army” type. Very tough, very opinionated, a bigot. One of the few who seem like the army would be a natural career choice
 
Don Carney (18-23): Not very good at making important decisions. Sweet personality 
 
Arnold Epstein (18-23): Physically weak, mentally strong. Very intelligent and can’t do something if he doesn’t understand the logic behind it. He believes in standing up for what he believes in, even 
 
James Hennesey (18-23): Kind hearted, gentle – yet will stand up to a bully, a peacemaker.   
 
Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey (35-50): Hard core army sergeant, lives to instill discipline in his soldiers through varying tactics.   
 
Rowena (25-40): Just like the woman next door only she makes ends meet by turning tricks. World wise and a Southerner. 
 
Daisy (17-25): A USO dancer and the first love of Eugene's life.