FINAL AUDITION CALL: Neil Simon’s ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ Thursday 12/29, Friday 12/30

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Thursday, December 29th: 6 pm – 8 pm.
Friday, December 30th: 6 pm – 8 pm
NCRD Performing Arts Center Lobby 36115 9th Street Nehalem, OR 97131.

If you cannot make these audition times, please contact Vicki Haker at to arrange an audition.

To audition, no preparation is necessary. Auditions will use a cold-read format. Those auditioning will be asked to read sides and may read for multiple characters.


March 17th – April 2nd.
Friday and Saturday nights at 7 pm.
Sunday Matinees at 2 pm.


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 walk-up. Standing in for the author, 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: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley.

Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) 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.”


JACOB “JACK” JEROME – Male, 40-45, Husband and Father

KATE JEROME – Female, 40-45, Mother, Wife, Blanche’s sister

STANLEY JEROME – Male, Late Teens

EUGENE JEROME – Male, Mid Teens

BLANCHE MORTON – Female, Mid-late 30’s, Kate’s sister

NORA MORTON – Female, Late Teens, Blanche’s daughter

LAURIE MORTON – Female, Early Teen, Blanche’s daughter

TIME PERIOD – 1930’s

SETTING – Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York. September 1937.

FEATURES – Period Costumes

CAUTIONS – Mild Adult Themes