Auditions for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Auditions Dates: December 6 and 7, 3pm-5pm, Call Backs December 8th beginning at 3pm.


“Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life.” So speaks Jean Brodie, a liberated and charismatic schoolteacher. Edinburgh in the 1930s is conservative and respectable, but at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, Miss Brodie stands out among the drab faculty, with her passionate teaching style. Ignoring the more mundane subjects, she instructs her girls in Italian art, unconventional romance, and Fascist politics. Miss Brodie concentrates her efforts on a small group of favored girls, the “Brodie set”, which include beautiful Jenny, timid Mary MacGregor, and sharp-witted Sandy, who watches carefully as Miss Brodie instructs her charges to “do as I say, and not as I do.” When Teddy Lloyd, a handsome art teacher, tries to reignite a past, passionate affair, Miss Brodie retreats into the arms of meek, conventional choir master Gordon Lowther. But when she tries to have a love affair on her own terms, the subsequent sneaking around endangers her job, leaving her vulnerable to enemies. Will Miss Brodie’s dedication to the teaching profession, and to the hearts and minds of her girls, keep her in her prime? Will her influence be benevolent, or is she just “not good for people”....The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a gripping, entertaining, powerful drama of adolescence and adulthood, of betrayal and manipulation, and the powerful, lasting effect of a charismatic teacher.

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Audition requirements.

Actors must complete an audition packet including a detailed conflict calendar.

Actors must prepare a 1 minute contemporary dramatic monologue. Please be familiar with the play. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Students who are called back will be asked to read from the play. Please be aware, callbacks will run on Friday at 3pm and will only end when the directors have completed their evaluations. If you are called back, plan to stay the entire time. We will dismiss as soon as possible.

This is a 7th period class production. Students involved in the production must view this not only as a show, but also as a class and there will be class requirements. Some of these requirements will be after school rehearsals with some weekend rehearsals, fundraising, and time out of other classes. Theatre is a family and we need the entire family fully committed to ensure a strong and meaningful production.

Thank you and break a leg.

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