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


Classic Neil Simon Comedy



Directed by
Rick Youngblood


JANUARY 7-8 at 7pm
At The Arabian Theatre

The third show of our 58th Season continues the story of 'Eugene Jerome' (from last year's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS) as he gets drafted into the Army during World War II and heads off to the muggy swamps of steamy Mississippi.

Director Rick Youngblood will need a cast of 8 men and 2 women (a few high school/college ages might be cast in some of these roles). There's the hard-as-nails platoon leader, Eugene and a half dozen of his fellow privates (of all ages), and then a couple of ladies the men meet at the local USO dances.

Rehearsals will start the second half of January, run through February and March around three nights a week, and then, pick up a few extra rehearsals the last two weeks before show week.

Drop us a line at if you have any questions.

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.