AUDITION - Whitby Courthouse Theatre

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Heather Doucette

Location, Dates & Times

Whitby Courthouse Theatre, 416 Centre St S, Whitby
Wed, May 31, 2023 | 07:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, Jun 01, 2023 | 07:00pm - 10:00pm


Shael Risman
Music Director


Cast Requirements:

JAY - (male) Age Range 15-18

Description:  Older brother of Arthur. Since his mother’s death, Jay has not only been taking care of himself and his younger brother, but also carries the burden of making sure that his father is ok as well.

ARTHUR - (male) Age Range:12 – 15

Description: Younger brother of Jay. If not for the fact that his mother has died and his father is about to leave him and his brother with their very strict grandmother, Arthur would be a typical 13 year old, inquisitive boy.

EDDIE  - (male) Age Range 35-45

Description: Still mourning the loss of his wife, Eddie must find a way to support his two sons. The only option means having to ask his mother to care for his sons while he takes on a traveling sales position. His mother terrifies him.

BELLA - (female) Age Range 25-40

Description: ) Emotionally is almost a young, innocent child. Bella lives with and works for her mother in their candy shop below their apartment. Everyone believes that this is all Bella will ever have but Bella dreams of so much more. Bella is Eddie’s sister.

GRANDMA KURNITZ - (female) Age Range 50-80

Description: She is the strongly opinionated matriarch of the Kurnitz family. She is a big woman who walks with a limp and runs her family like her candy store, with great discipline and authority. Grandma Kurwitz needs to speak with a German accent.

LOUIE – (male) Age Range 30-45

Description: Brother to Eddie and Bella. Louie is the black sheep of the family who appears to be involved in – well, we’re really not sure what he’s involved in. But whatever it is, it has brought him home to hide out for a few nights before leaving again. His mother definitely disapproves of him.

AUNT GERT – (female) Age Range 30-45

Description: Sister to Eddie, Bella and Louie. Due to unknown reasons, Aunt Gert suffers from a speech affliction. It causes her to say half of a line with the breath going out and then somewhere in the middle, she seems to need to take in more air which causes her to speak in a higher tone.

Show Run:

November 9,10,11,16,17,18, 23,24 at 8pm

November 11, 18, 25 at 2pm



Audition Overview

This is a group audition between 7PM and 10PM on both May 31st and June 1st.  

You may not be required for the entire allotted time, but please be sure to be available for it.  

Please read through the provided sides for the character in which you are interested.  We are keenly interested not only in your acting abilities but in the chemistry between actors, so you may be asked to do the same selection several times with different groups. We use Casting Manager to track the audition process, so please follow these simple instructions to audition successfully!



"Lost in Yonkers" is the coming-of-age tale of Jay Kurnitz left in the care of his grandmother and Aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York. Distraught Jay is also called upon to raise his younger brother, Arty. Grandma is a severe, frightfully-intimidating immigrant who terrified her children as they were growing up, damaging each of them to varying degrees. Jay must spend a year in the midst of the turmoil throughout the household. He encourages Bella to stand up to Grandma. When she does so, she moves away from Yonkers, leaving Jay and Arty in the house to put up with Grandma’s abuse alone. Emotionally drained, Jay must come to terms with his life in Yonkers.

Id: 161 Posted: May 15, 2023
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