Dinner Theatre Auditions!
November 6 and 7 at 7 PM at the United Methodist Church in Brownstown (next to JCCT)
Almost, Maine, by John Cariani, is Jackson County Community Theatre’s dinner theatre show for the 2017-18 season. Performances will be held at The Pines Evergreen Room in Seymour, and rehearsals will take place at the director’s home/outbuilding on the south side of Seymour until the week of the show. Rehearsals will likely begin the week of December 11.
Almost, Maine is the name of a town (it was almost a town, not quite meeting all the requirements). On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend – almost – in this midwinter night’s dream that blends romantic comedy and magical realism. The show consists of nine vignettes about love, always a nice theme for a February show. You can find out more about the play at almostmaine.com.
The cast requirements for this show are extremely flexible. At minimum, four actors could be cast (two men and two women playing multiple roles, as was done in the original production). However, each vignette is independent, so as many as nineteen men and women could be cast. This is a great opportunity if you’ve been reluctant to take on a large part. Ages of the characters are from young adults to about any age upward. After all, everyone falls in love!
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and perhaps some improvisation games if time permits. No preparation is needed, but please bring a photo of yourself (casual snapshot is fine). You’ll also need to list any known conflicts on a form provided at tryouts, so bring your calendar. Due to the nature of the show, not everyone will need to attend every rehearsal, so we can try to accommodate everyone’s schedule.
JCCT requires that everyone participating in our shows be a member of JCCT for the current year (beginning in April), for legal reasons. If you are not already a member, you can become one for only $5.
For more information call JCCT at 812-358-5228, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also email the director at email@example.com with questions. Hope to see you there!