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Merit Theatre Company

Auditions for Jane Eyre: A Musical Drama

Presented by Merit Theatre Company & Orchestra
Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book and Additional Lyrics by John Caird
Based on the Novel by Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë's hauntingly beautiful gothic classic is a heart-wrenching journey of faith and love, with music to lift your heart and set your spirit soaring. Both suspenseful and inspirational, this Tony Award-winning musical features a grand, sweeping score and a powerful story of passion, forgiveness, and redemption.

Friday, May 6, 7–9pm
Saturday, May 7, 2–5pm

By appointment only
Also accepting video auditions

Seeking adults of all ages with strong vocal and acting abilities as well as children, especially girls ages 6–18 to play Lowood School students.

Please prepare:

  • A 60-second dramatic classical monologue with British dialect from a play or novel, or French dialect for young girls auditioning for the role of Adele.
  • 16–32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show that best showcases your range and ability.

Please bring:

  • Sheet music in the correct key with cuts marked. An accompanist will be provided. No acapella or accompaniment tracks. 
  • An acting resume, headshot, and completed AUDITION FORM. On your audition form, please include your list of conflicts between May 16 and July 16. 

We are also accepting video auditions. Please follow the same audition requirements above, film your audition (full body shot please), and upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo. Email the link to [email protected]. Attach your resume, headshot, and completed audition form to the email. (If you are auditioning by video, you may use an accompaniment track.)

Callbacks will be held on Monday, May 9, at 7pm. 

Auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals will be held at First Baptist Church of Newport (801 York St, Newport, KY 41071).

Rehearsals will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings in May beginning May 16, and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings beginning June 6. No rehearsals will be held on Memorial Day or Independence Day.

Performances will be held July 8–10 and 14–16 at the Anderson Center Theater in Cincinnati, Ohio (7850 Five Mile Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45230).

Presented by Merit Theatre Company & Orchestra
Directed by Leah Perry
Conducted by Samuel T. Owens
Vocal Direction by Carter Perry
Produced & Designed by Benjamin and Kaitlyn Iocco

Jane Eyre: A Musical Drama is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com


Location: First Baptist Church of Newport
801 York Street, Newport, KY 41071

Created by:   Merit Theatre Company & Orchestra
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (EDT) Available
05/06/2022 (Fri.) 7:00pm - 7:30pm  

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5 of 6 slots filled
Isabella Cox
Athena Updike
Garrett Murphy
Jaszmyne Bohannon
Tony Newton
7:30pm - 8:00pm  

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Holly Price
Isabella Keyes
Gavin Borchers
8:00pm - 8:30pm  

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Briana Kennedy
Elias Dean
As a passionate Anglophile, I cannot wait to be a part of this!
Noah Steffen
Can’t wait to audition!
8:30pm - 9:00pm  

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Marius Palmour
05/07/2022 (Sat.) 2:00pm - 2:30pm  

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Amy Ahrens
Sally Modzelewski
Jaclynn Alslaity
Jennah is 7 years old
Adria Whitfill Whitfill
Isabel Ashley
2:30pm - 3:00pm  

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Rachel Kimberlin (Cobbs)
Mariah Smith
Looking forward to it!
Rose Looby
3:00pm - 3:30pm  

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Maria Zierolf
Megan Williams
Rachel Jackson
3:30pm - 4:00pm  

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Sydney Orndorff
Seanna Kelley
Rachel Kazee
John Dorney
4:00pm - 4:30pm  

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Marnie Lemma
My children and I will audition during this block
Margaret Lemma
Marnie's 16 yr old daughter
Sabrina Lemma
Marnie's 14 Yr old Daughter
Gianna Lemma
Marnie's 10 Yr old Daughter
Zoe Lemma
Marnie's 8 Yr old Daughter
Elena Escamilla
4:30pm - 5:00pm  

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Kylie Hodge
Angela Masi
Thanks for your time!
Herod Lewis
Millie Baer
Kaitlin Schiltz
Anna Kathryn Rape
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