LVLT announces Open Auditions for
"Brighton Beach Memoirs" by Neil Simon
Directed by Gillen Brey
Audition Dates and Times:
March 9 & 10 at 7pm
Las Vegas Little Theatre 3920 Schiff Drive
All roles are available.
Eugene Morris Jerome (Lead): Male, 12-20 (to play 15)
narrator of the story; has recently discovered girls in a big way. Very bright, quick-witted, and observant of everything going on around him, which he then notates in his journal which will someday become his memoirs.
Stanley Jerome (Lead): Male, 15-24 (to play 18)
Eugene's older brother. In order to help the family, he works in a factory instead of attending college. Stanley does this without complaint, but he does feel the weight of his obligations and struggles between listening to his own heart and convictions and doing what the family needs him to do.
Kate Jerome (Lead): Female, 30-47
mother of the Jerome household; Stoic. Caregiver for all. Superstitious to a fault. Distrusts outsiders. Set in the ways established by her Russian immigrant parents. She is a fatalist in one moment but believes you can always find the good in something. Controlling. Doesn’t like confrontation. Rarely gets out of the house. She is a “work horse.”
Blanche Morton (Lead): Female, 20’s – 40’s
Kate's younger sister. Recently widowed, very indecisive, and dependent. She wants to have a life for herself and her daughters, but doesn't know how or where to begin. She feels buried with her husband and finds herself and her own strength throughout the play.
Laurie Morton (Lead): Female, 12-20 (to play 13)
Blanche's youngest daughter. Studious, yet quietly mischievous, who is all ears around adult situations. She appears innocent, but she really has a grasp on what the others around her are "up to."
Nora Morton (Lead): Female, 14-21 (to play 16)
Blanche's oldest daughter. Beautiful and ambitious 16-year-old girl with dreams of Broadway. Often resentful of her pampered younger sister and angry at her father for dying and leaving her with a weak mother.
Jack Jerome (Lead): Male, 30-48
head of the Jerome family; feels the pressure of supporting an extended family by working two jobs, but does what he has to do to provide for his family, even at the risk of his health, and wishes he could give them more. With as little as they have, he would still stretch further to help any family member in need.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Headshots and resumes are accepted but are not required.
Eugene Jerome dreams of baseball and girls, but in his everyday life, he has to cope with the mundane existence of family life in Brooklyn: a formidable mother, an overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche and her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters, and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Neil Simon style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as Jerome's father states, "If you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."
May 1 - 17, 2020 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. There is an additional Saturday matinee at 2pm on May 9.
*LVLT does NOT pay - We are an entirely volunteer organization!
Call 702-362-7996 for more information.