(Performing nightly Aug 9-17, except Sundays at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center)
(In order of appearance)
Frank Butler – Jacob Spjute
Buffalo Bill Cody – Bryce Moser
Dolly Tate – Bailey Hudson
Tommy Keeler – Logan Hansen
Winnie Tate – Lexi Crockett
Charlie Davenport – Micah Hill
Foster Wilson – Merritt VanOrden
Mac, the Prop Man – Zane Gardner
Chief Sitting Bull – Dane Christiansen
Annie Oakley – Kiah Spjute
Jessie, Annie’s Little Sister – Calista Christiansen
Nellie, Annie’s Little Sister – Charity Atkinson
Little Jake, Annie’s Little Brother – Taylor Smith
Running Deer – TJ Romreill
Eagle Feather – Wayne Crowther
Dining Car Waiter – Abrahm Hansen
Sleeping Car Porter – Sam VanOrden
Pawnee Bill – Jason Arnold
Messenger – Merritt VanOrden
Ballroom announcer – Larz Hawker
Mrs. Sylvia Potter-Porter – Meagan Fairbourne
Mrs. Schuyler Adams – Susan Duff
Cowboy trio – Anthony Niu, Sam VanOrden, Abrahm Hansen
Gymnasts – Kaydence Peterson, Lilian Hill, Koryn Hill, Cooper Hansen, Logan Hansen
Mekina Stuart, RoseMary Stuart, Alycia Adams, Abby Thornley, Taite Baldwin, Tegan Weaver, Emily Gailey, Hannah Cox, Madison Smith, Martha Arnold, Elizabeth Wada, Olivia VanOrden, Jennifer Hill, Jannae Thomson, Shelly Gailey, Sydney Case, Cami Grace, Julie Crowther, Ashlyn Young, Enoch Young, Mandee VanOrden
Note from the director: We had to cut 26 people. I am so sorry. I was only allowed to have 45 people in the cast, and we had 71 people audition. When I do shows at Snake River I don’t have to cut, so it broke my heart. Your auditions were wonderful. So many talented people.
The first rehearsal will be a read-through on Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. in the Blackfoot high school drama room. We will pass out rehearsal schedules, scripts, etc. We will then wait for “Savior of the World” to finish before we start rehearsals. If you could start listening to songs, memorizing lines, etc. that would help because we won’t have a lot of time.
Neil Simon’s comedy — Directed by Phillip Bucklein and Megan Bucklein!
Audition dates at Nuart Theatre
July 10, 11 7-9 p.m.
July 13 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bring a one-minute monologue.
Christian Esplin — Eugene Jerome: (20s to late 30s) — The play’s narrator. Brother to Stan. Carefree, witty to a fault and quick to joke. Stan helps them both to break into the world of showbiz.
Jason Rowsell — Stan Jerome: (20s to late 30s) — Brother to Eugene. He is neurotic, high-strung and constantly obsessing and worrying over the details.
Jeni Todd — Kate Jerome: (30s to late 50s) — Mother to Eugene and Stanley has done her best to take care of her family while keeping a wary eye on her husband. She values family and familial experiences. She is a strong woman of character, mind, and morals.
Susan Duff — Blanche: (30s to late 50s) — Sister to Kate and aunt to Eugene and Stan. She is trying to reconcile with Kate after years of no contact.
Jonathan Williams — Jack Jerome: (30s to late 50s) — Father to Eugene and Stan. Husband to Kate. He is unsupportive of Eugene and Stan’s comedy career. He is a tough nut for certain and is numb to the monotony of life.
Kirk Lindholm — Ben Epstein: (40s to late 60s) — Grandfather to Eugene and Stan. He’s the cantankerous, surly and semi-supportive character to Eugene and Stan.
Auditions for Madagascar Jr will be December 19 & 20 4:30-6 p.m. at the Nuart Theatre. Be prepared to sing 30 seconds of a song. Ages 5-18 only.
Alex: Shelby Carson
Marty: Jeb Adams
Melman: Tyler Gailey
Gloria: Laura McPhie
Zookeepers: Teegan Weaver, Martha Arnold, Sarah Arnold, Abby Thornley, Maggie Phillips, Hyrum Arnold
Penguins: Tyra Fullmer, Jadey Phillips, Kiera Evans, Alison Goodworth, Lydia McPhie, Emma Poulter
Mason: Ceciley Walker
King Julian: Cooper Hanson
Maurice: Kayla Pack
Little Lemurs: Grant Nelson, Matthew Gailey, Ryker Walker, Emeline Gunter, Benson Arnold, Joseph Barbre, Lincoln Goodworth, Eli Berg
Lemurs: Emily Gailey, Tanner Hanson, Harmony Hanson, Molly Whyte, Brooklyn Goodworth, Savannah Walker, Ariana Robinson, Gracie Scherbinske, Rylee Ybarguen, Jack Palmer, Shane McPhie, Jacob McPhie, Brighton Goodworth, Emmett Williams, Kimball Williams, Nathan Barbre, Amber Barbre, Shaileigh Lee, Jaicee McCullar-Lee, CeeJai McCullar Lee, Brecken Weaver, Ansley Weaver, Amber DeGiulio, LaRee Hanson, Nathan Gailey
New Yorkers: Adelynn Bond, Macey Phillips, Tyler Barnes, Chloe Perry, Kylee Kent, McKadie Stott, Jazlyn Vargas, Willow Bettilyou, Shaquelie Kelly, Makynlee Bishop, Evelyn Jess, Aurora Bettilyou, Emma Bettilyou, Khianna Vargas, Ashlynn West, Klara Blight, Tricia Phillips, Aubrey Phillips, Emma Arnold, Maylee Stewart, Kaysia Horne, Sara Gunter, Iziah Vargas, Kash Stoddart, Liam Martin