Cast List Announced for “You Can’t Take It With You”


  • Penny Sycamore:  Juliet White
  • Essie:  Sarah Hatton
  • Rheba:  Olivia Higgins
  • Paul Sycamore: Phil Royer
  • Mr. De Pinna:  Anna Marie Gomes
  • Ed:  Ben Kasahara
  • Donald:  Quinn Bourgon
  • Grandpa:  Sean Sheets
  • Alice:  Jillian Sjoquist
  • Henderson: Tori Lundeen
  • Tony:  Tom Rajcula
  • Kolenkhov:  Jack Wisniewski
  • Gay:  Paislee Olson
  • Mr. Kirby:  Lucas Thurston
  • Mrs. Kirby:  Katriela Caspari
  • J/G-Man 1 – Chief:  Sydney Dunham
  • J/G-Man 2 – Jim:  Amy Swanton
  • J/G-Man 3 – Mac:  Maggie Baukol
  • Grand Dutchess:  Alena Krauss


  • Stage Manager: Greg Kohler
  • Jhenna Becker
  • Annika Dietrich
  • Mari Mason
  • Lexi Shields
  • JT Sjoquist
  • Jessica Stark
  • Abby Swan – Costumes

Callbacks Announced for “You Can’t Take It With You”

Callbacks for You Can’t Take It With You will be tonight, June 1st from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for the following students

Note: Though you may not have been called back, you are still under consideration for casting.  Please watch for the official cast list.

  • Penny:  Syndey Dunham, Lexi Shields, Jillian Sjoquist, Juliet White
  • Essie:  Katriela Caspari, Sarah Hatton, Kate Snyder
  • Rheba:  Anna Marie Gomes, Olivia Higgins, Jessica Stark
  • Ed:  Tom Rajcula
  • Donald:  Quinn Bourgon
  • Grandpa:  Sean Sheets
  • Alice:  Maggie Baukol, Amy Swanton, Devyn Terry
  • Henderson: Tori Lundeen
  • Tony:  Tom Rajcula, Jack Wisniewski
  • Kolenkhov:  Lucas Thurston
  • Gay:  Paislee Olson
  • Grand Duchess:  Alena Krauss

JTC Auditions Announcement — “You Can’t Take It With You”

Announcing auditions for You Can’t Take It With You

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, May 31st starting at 5:30 p.m. with callbacks held Thursday, June 1st starting at 5:30 p.m.  All forms and payments must be complete before you will be cleared for casting.  This includes the JTC audition form and payment PLUS the Bloomington Activity form and payment.  

If you are unable to attend auditions, please contact director Jerry Gomes ( to make other arrangements.

When completing your audition form, please be specific and list ALL conflicts. You will not be able to expand conflicts after rehearsals have begun.

To ensure a smooth audition, please complete your online registration at least 2 hours before auditions begin to allow your registration to be processed.  You may email your photo and/or resume to

New for this season, you may now pay your JTC show fee online with a credit card via PayPal.  Fees do apply for this convenience.  If you prefer, you may pay by check and bring the check payable to “JTC” to the audition.

All participants must complete both JTC audition form process and the Bloomington Activity Registration regardless of role – actors and tech crew.  Tech crew applicants are encouraged to come to auditions to ensure their registration is complete and to introduce themselves to the director.  Detailed instructions regarding the registration process can be found here.

Rehearsals will begin in August.

2017-2018 Captains Announced

The JTC Board congratulates the following 2017-2018 captains. Thank you to everyone who applied. We are fortunate to have so many committed members!

Jillian Sjoquist – Lead
Lucas Thurston
Jack Wisniewski
Lexi Shields
Sean Sheets

2017 – 2018 Captains Voting

Voting for the 2017 – 2018 captains is now open.  Voting closes soon, so please cast your ballot before 10:00 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, May 7th.  Voting is open to all students of JTC (if you’ve participated in any production during your years at Jefferson).  Please use your email when submitting your ballot.  Only votes will be counted.  Use this link to submit your ballot.

Jefferson Theatre Company Presents “Aladdin”

Join us for our spring musical, Aladdin. Aladdin is a common street rat until he frees a genie from a magical lamp. The genie tells Aladdin that for rubbing the lamp, he is entitled to three wishes (and wishing for more wishes is not an option). Aladdin needs to save Princess Jasmine and his love for her after she sees that he isn’t quite what he appears to be.

Directed by Laura Schmit, set design by Robin McIntrye, music direction by Jane Samsal and David Zimmerman, choreographed by Natalie Schmit and costumes by Laurie Clements. Performances will be at Jefferson High School Auditorium.

Thursday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m
Saturday, May 6th at 3:00 p.m and  7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7th at 3:00 p.m.

General Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Brown Paper Tickets.  Our senior citizen preview is on Wednesday May 3rd at 4:00 p.m. for $5.

Please share this event with friends and family! Click here to share the Facebook event.

“Aladdin” Theatre Workshop for Families

You are invited to this FREE workshop for families!

Saturday, April 29th, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Ever wonder what it is like to be in High School Theatre? Join us for our theatre workshop and we’ll take you backstage where you can see what it’s like to be on stage!

Come and meet the actors and play theatre games.  Learn about the sound system, orchestra, and set building.  See costumes, try face painting, and do a craft.

Applications for 2017-18 JTC Theatre Captains Now Being Accepted

Are you interested in being a 2017-2018 captain for JTC? Below you will find a link to the application form. This is an important role! Being a captain (and the parent of a captain) is a big responsibility and commitment. It involves additional activities and leadership that is over and above a typical theatre productions. It’s also a way to gain leadership experience and get involved with Jefferson Theatre Company on a deeper level. This year’s captains are Megan Borgerding, William Gomes, Heidi Krauss, Maya Mic, and Lucas Thurston. If you have any questions about being a JTC captain, ask one of them about what’s involved.

Also, check it out with your parents. This affects them too! Parents of captains may be asked to coordinate areas such as concessions, tickets, publicity, etc. Complete the application by Monday, May 1st. Theatre captains will be announced after the Aladdin production!

Thanks for your involvement and support of JTC!

Captain Application 2017-2018

Leeann Chin Fundraiser

An exciting ONE DAY ONLY fundraiser! It is very simple. On April 30, take your whole family and all your friends to a dinner at Leeann Chin! JTC earns part of the profit of each order ONLY WITH THE APPROVED FLIER. A paper or digital copy is acceptable.  We would love for this to be a very successful fundraiser, so the more the merrier!

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