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Audition Notice: Biloxi Blues
Written by Neil Simon
Audition Dates & Times:
Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday; November 13-15, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
Conejo Players Theatre
351 S. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
Thur, Fri, Sat at 8:00 and Sunday at 2:00: January 13- February 4, 2017
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.
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.
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Producer, Jennifer Isaacs
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.