Spotlight Drama Auditions

October 26, 2018 mpartain Blog
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You don’t want to miss your chance to get involved in Spotlight’s first 100% student-directed and acted production, – “Almost Maine,” by John Cariani!


Auditions will be at the Shelby-Hoover, Jefferson, and St. Clair-Pell City Campuses (Chilton-Clanton students are encouraged to attend any session).

Performance Dates

Mid-March. Specific dates are TBD.

Who Can Audition

Any JSCC student who is returning for the spring semester.

When are Rehearsals

The rehearsal calendar will be built around cast availability, but will generally rehearse once per week until January, then twice per week (more as performances approach).

What to Prepare

Nothing! The auditions will consist of cold-readings from the script.

Roles Available

The show can be cast with anywhere from 4 to 20 males and females, so there are many opportunities.

Backstage Roles Available

We need student directors at each campus and will also need help building, painting, sewing, etc.

About the Play

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So, it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

“ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” —NY Times.

“Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. ALMOST, MAINE’s charm is real. [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.” —NY Daily News.

“Mega-hit ALMOST, MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town. Unabashedly unhip. There is no pretense of an edge here—the show offers a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theatre. At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air.” —New York Post.