Upcoming Auditions

Announcing Auditions for…

Jingle ARRGH the Way! A “How I Became a Pirate” Christmas Adventure

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman
Based on a story by Melinda Long

Directed by Joshua Stenvick
Musical Direction by Lisa Smith
Choreography by Tony Collins

Auditions for adult actors (ages 18+) and boys auditioning for the role of Jeremy Jacob will be held Monday, October 23rd beginning at 5:00pm.

Callbacks will be held Tuesday, October 24th at 5:00pm.

Auditions and callbacks will be held at LSU’s Music and Dramatic Arts Building in Room 135.

Rehearsals for Jingle ARRGH the Way! will be held Monday through Friday, October 30th – December 6th from 5pm – 8pm each evening.

For auditions, actors are asked to prepare 32 bars of a Broadway standard musical.

Please bring sheet music to your audition – an accompanist will be provided.

To secure an audition time, please email michael@playmakersbr.org.
Please note if you are signing up a child to audition in the email.

For more information on the do’s and don’ts of auditioning, visit our “About Auditioning” page by clicking here.


Jingle ARRGH the Way!

December 8th – 17th, 2017

Performances at The Reilly Theatre on LSU’s Campus

The How I Became a Pirate crew is back! A mysterious message left in the crow’s nest of their ship brings Captain Braid Beard and his pirate mates back to North Beach to seek out young Jeremy Jacob to help solve a riddle and find the Christmas treasure. Favorite characters, a rollicking story, great songs, and a trip to the North Pole to find “you know who” – makes Jingle ARRGH the Way! a wonderful holiday show for the whole family. Based on a story by Melinda Long, author of How I Became a Pirate.


Character Breakdown

**Playmakers is interested in collaborating with actors of all races, ethnicities, and gender identities. All casting is flexible and is at Playmakers’ discretion. Only the characters of Jeremy Jacob, Braid Beard, and Sharktooth require male actors, the rest of the cast is open to all genders.**

JEREMY JACOB  – a boy of about 10 or thereabouts

BRAID BEARD  – The Pirate Captain – a man of girth with a “braided beard” on his chin

SWILL THE PIRATE  – A likeable person of slight build – philosophical and intellectual – who gets blamed for everything that goes wrong

SHARKTOOTH THE PIRATE  – A foreboding pirate – scowling grin – wears a patch on eye – but yet – he’s a “sensitive guy”

PIRATE PIERRE  – the ship’s cook – talks with a French accent – enjoys fine French cuisine

MAX THE PIRATE  – he wears a stuffed Parrot on his shoulder – “he’s only a stuffed, plush Parrot but we don’t have the heart to tell ‘im ‘ees not real”

SANTA – lives at the North Pole – in charge of presents, reindeer, and elves