BLOOD BROTHERS

 

This summer the Teen Theater will be performing, Blood Brothers, as their summer musical. The musical, written by Willy Russell, won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 1988 and later won a Tony Award in 1993. The musical is a haunting rags to riches tragedy of our times. A woman with numerous children to support surrenders one of her new born twins to the childless woman she cleans for. The boys grow up streets apart, never learning the truth but becoming firm friends and falling in love with the same girl. One prospers while the other falls on hard times. A narrator warns that a price has to be paid for separating twins: the lives of the blood brothers. The musical has 5 Male leading roles and 3 Female Leading roles and multiple roles in the chorus.

 

 

A Message from director, Heather Miller
Let me first say a giant thank you to each of you for Saturday’s performances and your preparation. I am proud of each of you. It takes courage to do what you all did. Every audition is an education. Life is a school, as my mom used to say. In the attached document, you will find the cast list. If you choose to decline your role, please PM myself or send an email to Tim Chapman, Director of the Arts Center. If you were not cast, we have crew positions available, if you’d like to learn some new theatre trades. Just send me a message. Monday’s rehearsal will be for Mickey only (begin work on “Our Sammy.”) Tuesday is for Mrs. J and Mrs. L only (understudies as well) Thursday is for our Narrator only. We will begin next week at 6 in the rehearsal room. All must attend on May 30 at 6 for our read through.

Cast List

RoleActor
Mrs. JohnstoneMaggi Reese Hines
Mrs. Johnstone UnderstudyEmily Blair
MickeyAlexander Talley
EddieJackson Newbern
SammyBrendon Benson
LindaSavannah Leftwich
Linda UnderstudySophie Tisinger
Mrs. LyonsAlly Murrah
Mrs. Lyons UnderstudyAnna Lowery
Mr. LyonsTrey Gresham
NarratorJake Head
Mr. JohnstoneTaeshaun Freeman
Milkman 1, GynoJake Barnwell
Milkman 2Tyler Grubbs
Teacher 1Jake Barnwell
Carnival MistrissEmily Blair
Catalog WomenMaddie Hardemen
Finance WomenAnna Lowrey
Police/Bus 1Wesley Thomas
Police/Bus 2David Richarson
Male NeighborJacob Blair
Female NeighborMackenize McDowell
Wedding CoupleMolly Tucker / Tyler Grubbs
Mrs.JonesEmma Howle
Attorney MaleGarrison Daniell
Attorney FemaleRachel Hollis
Teacher 2Sophie Tisinger
NurseJenna Groom
JudgeJake Barnwell
Donna MarieBecca Davis
Kid 2Belle Hudson
Kid 3Emma Hudson
Kid 4Savanah Hudson
Sax PlayerMathew Hollis
Trumpet PlayerSidney Scruggs
Violin/Guitar PlayerRachel Talley
PercussionistTaeshawn Freeman
ChorusBailey Doxey, Emma Popphan, Olivia Barnes, Sam Peavey, Ellis Casteel, Andrew East, Mattie Steed, Taylor Mancil

Rehearsals
Rehearsals will be Mondays, Tuesdays, and
Thursdays from 6-10 pm
Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Heather Miller
Performance Fee. . . . . . $65.00 per person.
Fee includes a t-shirt.