The Uncommoners, JCC's theatrical group and production company, produce two shows each year in the Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus. Uncommoners productions are open to area students and community members. Actors, musicians, and crew are encouraged to audition.
The JCC Uncommoners announce their 2013 fall musical, Anything Goes. With the music and lyrics of Cole Porter, this show is one of Broadway's favorite shows. It features some of Porter's most famous songs: "You're the Top," "It's De-Lovely," "Friendship," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," "All Through the Night," and the title song, "Anything Goes."
Early auditions for the production will be held on Monday and Tuesday, June 17 and 18, at 7 p.m. in the Scharmann Theatre. People wishing to try out should memorize a song to sing, and bring along sheet music. A pianist will be provided. A simple dance routine will be taught, so wear clothes which will allow you to move easily. Anyone from the college or the community may audition.
There are a wide range of character parts in the show.
RENO SWEENEY – An evangelist turned nightclub singer; an old friend of Billy Crocker
BILLY CROCKER – A young Wall Street broker in love with Hope Harcourt
HOPE HARCOURT – An American debutante, engaged to Sir Evelyn Oakleigh
SIR EVELYN OAKLEIGH – Hope's wealthy English fiancé
MOONFACE MARTIN – A second-rate gangster, "Public Enemy Number 13"
BONNIE LETOUR – Moll, traveling with Moonface
MRS. EVANGELINE HARCOURT – Hope's haughty and overbearing mother; a society matron
ELISHA J. WHITNEY – Ivy league Wall Street banker; Billy's boss
THE ANGELS: "PURITY," "CHARITY," "CHASTITY," & "VIRTUE" – Reno's back-up singers
BISHOP HENRY T. DOBSON - A Missionary
CHEN and LEE – Two Chinese "Converts' and reformed gamblers who accompany the Bishop
STEWARD – Employee of the Ocean Liner "America"
PURSER – Employee of the Ocean Liner "America"
CAPTAIN – Skipper of the Ocean Liner "America"
There is also a chorus of ship's crew, passengers, reporters, and photographers.
Final auditions will be held the last week of August, and the production will run November 8-23, 2013. Rehearsals start immediately following Labor Day.
Coming March 2013!
By A.R. Gurney
March 15, 16, 22, 23 - 8 p.m.
March 24 - 2 p.m.
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after 22 years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag (played by a young college girl). A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife.
You can purchase tickets for shows at the Scharmann Theatre online. If you want to get your tickets in person, visit the Campus Store in the Collegiate Center on the Jamestown Campus, or call 716.338.1187.
2012 Legally Blonde: The Musical (pictures)
2012 The Glass Menagerie (pictures)
2011 A Midsummer Night’s Dream (pictures), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (pictures)
2010 Of Mice and Men (pictures), Tommy (pictures)
2009 Dangerous Corner (pictures), The Producers (pictures)
2008 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Peter Pan (pictures)
2007 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, She Loves Me
2006 White Liars/Black Comedy, Kiss Me Kate (picture)
2005 No Sex Please, We're British, Aida (pictures)
2004 (The Punk) Antigone, Hair
2003 Picnic, Jekyll and Hyde
2002 Rookery Nook, The Pajama Game
2001 The Crucible, Cabaret
2000 All in the Timing, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
1999 Company, Grease
1998 Jesus Christ Superstar, The Children's Hour
1997 They’re Playing Our Song, Dracula
1996 Songs of Broadway, I Am a Camera, The Curious Savage
1995 Pump Boys and Dinettes, Songs of Broadway
1994 Little Miss Sunshine, Macbeth
1993 Noise Off, Into the Woods
1992 Hedda Gabler, Threads
1991 The Tree and Me, The Theft of Light, Lysistrata
1990 Wait Until Dark, Major Barbara
1989 A Chorus Line, Little Shop of Horrors
1988 Ghosts, Fifth of July
1987 Maydays, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
1986 The Apple Tree, Jesus Christ Superstar
1985 Gemini, The Rimers of Eldritch
1984 Whose Life is it Anyway?
1983 West Side Story
1982 A Midsummer Night's Dream
1981 Something's Afoot
1980 A Little Night Music
1979 The House of Blue Leaves
1976 Godspell, The Fantastics
1971-72 Fiddler on the Roof, Loot, The Crucible, Adaptation, Canterbury Tales
1970-71 Summertree, This Property is Condemned, Black Comedy, The Glass Menagerie, Impromptu, The Sandbox, Fumed Oak, Funny Thing..