Miss Evers Boys
Miss Evers Boys tells the story of Nurse Eunice Evers and the men in her charge, who, between 1934 and 1970, unwittingly participated in a US Health Department study on the effects of syphilis in the Negro male. The play was inspired by the book “Bad Blood” by James Jones, which explores the ethics of this clinical study and looks at how ideas about race and the perceptions of racial “differences” affect the quality, availability, and nature of healthcare in the US.
(all characters except Dr. Douglas are African American)
Eunice Evers, 28, public health nurse**
Dr. Eugene Brodus, 40, Admin Head, Memorial Hospital, Tuskegee AL
Dr. John Douglas, 34, field physician, US Public Health Service
Willie Johnson, 19, tenant farmer
Caleb Humphries, 25, tenant farmer
Hodman Bryan, 37, tenant farmer
Ben Washington, 57, tenant farmer
**The role of Miss Evers has already been cast
MONDAY NOV 13 7-9PM
TUESDAY NOV 14 7-9PM
Laurel Mill Playhouse
508 Main Street
Directed by Lorraine Brooks
Performances will be Feb 9-March 3, 2024 at Laurel Mill Playhouse
Auditions will include cold readings from the script and a prepared monologue if desired.
Questions? Contact Producer Maureen Rogers at LMP508MAIN@GMAIL.COM or 301-617-9906.
A Christmas Story, the Musical
Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Musically Directed by Mimi McGinniss
Produced by Maureen Rogers
Place: Laurel Mill Playhouse 508 Main Street, Laurel, MD 20707
Dates & Times:
Saturday, September 23, 2023 11am – 1pm
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 7pm – 9pm
Be prepared to sing a Broadway-style song. Bring music for the pianist, a CD to play or sing without music. Cold readings from the script.
December 8th – December 17th
6 shows – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as “Ralphie to the Rescue!”, “A Major Award,” “Sticky Situation,” “Up on Santa’s Lap,” “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana” and the inevitable “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!” A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those ~ Dramatic Publishing
JEAN SHEPHERD (40-60yo) Charismatic and good-natured curmudgeon. Narrates the story, but also assumes minor character
roles at times. Non singing / non dancing role. Must work well with young actors
MOTHER (30-40yo) Straightforward, in charge, no-nonsense. Also warm and likable. A devoted wife and mother. Vocal range
mezzo-soprano, low G3 to high Db5. Must work well with young actors
THE OLD MAN (35-45yo) Devoted father and husband, good-natured with a gruff exterior. Vocal range high baritone Bb2-G4
Must work well with young actors
MISS SHIELDS (25-50yo) Ralphie’s school teacher. Prim, proper, and stern when necessary. In the dream sequence, she
transforms into a dynamic and show-stopping belter. Vocal range F#3-D5. Must work well with young actors
ENSEMBLE OF 12 (20-50yo) to play Chief Elves, Santa Claus, Mrs. Schwartz, Flick’s Mother, Nancy’s Mother, Fantasy
Villain, Waiters, Bank Robbers, Firefighter, Police Officer, Doctor, Nurse, Delivery Persons, Townspeople, Can Can Girls, and
Others. Strong, comedic, singers/dancers. Tappers are encouraged to audition. All vocal ranges. Must work well with young actors
RALPHIE (9-13) A regular kid with a dream. Bright and mischievous, his one wish is to get a Red Ryder Carbine Action BB
Gun for Christmas. Vocal range F#3-D5, voice not yet changed
RANDY (7-9) Ralphie’s younger brother. Lovable and stubborn. Vocal range F#3-D5
SCHWARTZ / BANK TELLER 1 (9-13) Ralphie’s best friend becomes the scapegoat Ralphie when he gets in a tight spot.
Appears as a bank teller in the Western Fantasy Sequence. Vocal range F#3-D5
FLICK / BANK TELLER 2 (9-13) Ralphie’s other best friend accepts a triple dog dare to stick his tongue to a frozen
flagpole. Appears as a bank teller in the Western Fantasy Sequence. Vocal range F#3-D5
SCUT FARKUS / BLACK BART (12-15) The classic neighborhood bully, obnoxious and intimidating. Appears as Black Bart
in the Western Fantasy Sequence. Vocal range F#3-D5
GROVER DILL / (10-13) Farkus’ side kick. Delights in the fear he inspires from the neighborhood kids. Vocal range F#3-D5
ESTHER JANE / (9-13) Classmate of Ralphie, neighborhood kid. Vocal range F#3-D5
MARY BETH / (9-13) Classmate of Ralphie, neighborhood kid. Vocal range F#3-D5
NANCY/ (9-13) Classmate of Ralphie. Vocal range F#3-D5
3 ENSEMBLE (9-13) to play classmates, neighborhood kids, tap dance etc.
For further information contact Maureen Rogers at LMP508MAIN@GMAIL.COM or 301-617-9906.
Performances: August 4 – August 20.
Cost: $60.00 (includes participation, DVD of the show, T-shirt, cast party, and one complimentary ticket). Fee is due at the first rehearsal (6/5).
After submitting the workshop registration form, participants will receive additional information.
12 Angry Jurors
By Sherman L. Sergel
Directed by Tatum Moss
Produced by Maureen Rogers
- Saturday Sept 30th,1pm
- Tuesday Oct 3rd, 6:30pm
Laurel Mill Playhouse
508 Main Street
Laurel MD 20707
- All roles available regardless of gender identity
- Auditions will include lightly prepared readings from sides.
- No appointment necessary, but please be on time to the best of your ability.
- A headshot and resume are welcomed, but not required.
- Be prepared to offer conflicts from Oct 5th – January 28
- Laurel Mill Playhouse is a volunteer community, and roles are non-paid.
- Please feel free to email Tatum directly at MossTatum6@gmail.com if you would like the audition materials prior to the audition (sides, availability form, etc.), have any questions; or if you are interested and available for the show but not the auditions.
- Friday January 12th, 2024, 8pm
- Saturday January 13th, 2024, 8pm
- Friday January 19th, 2024, 8pm
- Saturday January 20th, 2024, 8pm
- Sunday January 21st, 2024, 2pm
- Friday January 26th, 2024, 8pm
- Saturday January 27th, 2024, 8pm
- Sunday January 28th, 2024, 2pm
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case for the 12 Jurors responsible for deciding his fate—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. Soon, each juror reveals his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new threat is born before their eyes!
All roles available regardless of gender identity Ages 18 & Up encouraged to audition
FOREMAN (Age 18 & Over)
Foreman of the jury who takes their authority seriously but is not an overbearing leader. They are impressed with the authority they have and handle themself quite formally. They are not overly bright but are determined.
JUROR #2 (Age 18 & Over)
A meek, hesitant person, who finds it difficult to maintain any opinion of their own. They are easily swayed and usually adopt the opinion of the last person they spoke to.
JUROR #3 (Roughly Age 35 & Over)
They are a very strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated person. They are humorless and intolerant of opinions other than their own, and accustomed to forcing their views upon others.
JUROR #4 (Roughly Age 25 & Over)
They seem to be a person of wealth and position, and a practiced speaker who presents themself well at all times. They seem to feel a little bit above the rest of the jurors. Their only concern is with the facts in this case, and they are appalled by the behavior of others.
JUROR #5 (Age 18 & Over)
They are a quiet, calculated person who takes their obligations in this case very seriously but who finds it difficult to speak up unless they’re pushed too far.
JUROR #6 (Age 18 & Over)
They are an honest person who comes upon their decisions slowly and carefully. They are a person who finds it difficult to create positive opinions, but who must listen to and digest and accept those opinions offered by others which appeal to them most.
JUROR #7 (Roughly Age 25 & Over)
A loud, flashy, salesperson who has more important things to do than to sit on a jury. They are quick to show temper and equally quick to form opinions on things about which they know nothing.
JUROR #8 (Roughly Age 25 & Over)
This is a quiet, thoughtful, gentle person, one who sees all sides of every question and constantly seeks the truth. They are a person of strength, tempered with compassion. Above all, they are one who wants justice to be done, and will fight to see that it is.
JUROR #9 (Roughly Age 55 & Over)
This is a mild, gentle older person, long since defeated by life who mourns for the days when it would have been possible to be courageous without shielding themself behind their many years.
JUROR #10 (Age 18 & Over)
They are an angry, bitter person who antagonizes almost at sight. A bigot who places no value on any human life except their own. Here is a person who has been nowhere and is going nowhere, and they know it.
JUROR #11 (Age 18 & Over)
An immigrant, this juror is proud of the idea they have of America. They seek honesty, and justice because they have suffered through so much injustice.
JUROR #12 (Age 18 & Over)
They are a slick advertising associate who thinks of humans in terms of percentages
For any additional information, please contact Maureen Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-617-9906.