In the Historic 1927 Downtown Arabian Theatre -- 5th Avenue -- Laurel, Mississippi




Directed by
Rick Youngblood

August 21-22 at 7pm
At The Arabian Theatre

We continue our 57th Season this fall with Neil Simon's hilarious comedy. Telling his own true coming-of-age story as a 1930's Brooklyn teenager in a tight-knit extended family, it's both funny as heck and very moving.

'Eugene' is the teen of the family that includes his mom and dad, his older brother, and his aunt and her two daughters.

Director Rick Youngblood will need to cast the family of 7 that includes 3 adults (playing 40-50 year olds) and 4 teens (the two brothers are around 15 and 19 and two girls that are 13 and 17).

No preparation necessary - just come on down and you'll cold read from the script along with everyone else. Any questions, drop a line to

Auditions are August 21-22 and rehearsals will be about three nights a week until the production runs early November.

Our auditions are usually very laid back and you don't really need to prepare anything. Just come on down and we'll have a simple form you fill in with contact info. Auditioning could be a very scary thing, but we try to keep it as easy-breezy as we can so that newcomers will come join in with us on our productions.

For play auditions, the show director will have everyone read some scenes, but you don't have to show up with any memorized piece to audition with.

For musical auditions, you can sing anything you'd like or we'll just teach everyone a short song to sing together. If you bring sheet music, we'll have an accompanist to play for you. You can prepare a song or just sing 'Happy Birthday' or the National Anthem or an old hymn or you can wait and learn a group song with everyone else.