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"Brighton Beach Memoirs" Auditions-Kansas City, MO - Casting ID # 1597595
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Kansas City, MO Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-11-19
Audition Date 08-19-19 Submission deadline 08-18-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Here is part one of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn home. Eugene Jerome is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: a formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche and her two young daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states “if you didn’t have a problem, you wouldn’t be living here.”

Role # 1 Eugene Jerome
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Eugene Morris Jerome - the 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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 15 to 16
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Blanche Morton
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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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 38 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Kate Jerome
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Eugene’s mother, a strong Jewish matriarch; attempts to hold her family together and solve their problems. She has worked hard her entire life and probably grew up too fast because of it. Puts the family’s needs before her own, and though she often sounds annoyed by it, her greatest pleasure is being needed.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 41
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Laurie Morton
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Eugene’s younger cousin, has heart problems 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.”


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Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 14
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Nora Morton
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Eugene’s beautiful older cousin, Blanche’s oldest daughter. A 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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Stanley Jerome
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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.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Jacob “Jack” Jerome
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Eugene’s father. Works as a cutter in the garment district, while working evenings as a salesman to make ends meet. He is the provider for his immediate and extended family. Religious. Takes working hard to the extreme. Deals with high blood pressure and eventually suffers a heart attack. He is a strong role model for his sons. He is wise.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 41
Ethnicity: Any -