The New Jewish Theatre



The New Jewish Theatre announces auditions for Equity and non-Equity roles for the following productions:

  • THE SUNSHINE BOYS, 1st rehearsal September 14, October 8 - November 1, Doug Finlayson directs (the roles of Al Lewis & Willie Clark are cast)
  • OLD WICKED SONGS, 1st rehearsal February 22, March 17 – April 3, Tim Ocel directs
  • YENTL, 1st rehearsal April 18, May 12 – June 5, Edward Coffield directs

All roles are paid

Note: the New Jewish Theatre does not compensate for actor travel or housing.

Character breakdown:

Sunshine Boys:
Nurse: 50’s… no nonsense
Sketch nurse: 25 – 35… very well built

Willie – Precast
Al – Precast
Ben – 30-40. Willie’s nephew. A would be talent agent   Introvert, non-verbal,
Eddie – 20-30. Assistant to the director for a TV show
Patient – precast

Old Wicked Songs:
Prof Josef Mashkan: male 50’s. A Viennese vocal teacher. Passionate about music. Accent required. Some knowledge of music a plus
Stephen Hoffman: male 25. American piano prodigy. Arrogant

Actor 1 – Reb Todrus, Fulcha the fool, Rabbi - male 40-50
Actor 2  – Lemmel, Yussel, Jester, Chaim - male 20-30
Actor 3  - Reb Nata, Lazar, Alter Vishkower, Feitl - male 40-50
Actor 4  – Mordecai, Shmuel, Zelig - male 25-35     
Actor 5  – Gershon, Moishe, Cantor, Messenger - male 20-30
Actor 6  – Treitl, Dovid, Sheftel - male 20-30
Actor 7  – Avigdor, Zisheh - male 25-35 - attractive, a passionate speaker and thinker

Actor 8  – Yentl/Anshel - female 20-25 - smart, strong-willed, can adopt a boyish affect
Actor 9  – Rivka, Frumka  - female 30-50    
Actor 10  – Hadass - female - 22-30 - graceful and feminine
Actor 11  – Pesha, Finkl, Yachna - female 25-30     
Actor 12 - Zlateh, Zelda Leah - 30-50
Actor 13  - Nehemiah, Raizeleh, Chambermaid, Nechele

Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 1PM - 5PM. Auditions will take place at the New Jewish Theatre, located in the Arts and Education Building at 2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur, MO, 63146.

Auditions are by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment contact MJ at [email protected] or 314-442-3175. Please provide your name, phone number, email address, whether you are a member of Actors’ Equity Association, your preferred appointment time. You will receive a reply with your appointment time.


For the audition, please prepare two contemporary contrasting monologues not to exceed 3 minutes total


·        Please bring picture and resume for each production for which you are auditioning plus one additional for the theatre (Please be sure the headshot and resume are stapled together, and that the resume includes up to date contact information)

·        Please arrive prior to your appointment time; we may see you early if we are running ahead of schedule.  

The auditions will be attended by NJT Artistic Director Kathleen Sitzer, NJT Artistic Associates Edward Coffield & Bobby Miller, Director Doug Finlayson