• Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Cast
  • The Comedy of Errors Cast
  • Suddenly Last Summer
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged: Hamlet
  • Bad Auditions By Bad Actors
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie

Announcing Our 2016-2017 Season!

2016-2017 JTC SeasonCome join us for a season of outstanding performances from the award winning Jefferson Theatre Company!  We have an exciting line up of fantastic shows in store for you!

  • The Comedy of Errors, September 28th – October 2nd
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, November 16th – 19th
  • Inherit The Wind, February 10th
  • Student Directed One Acts, March 23rd & 24th
  • Aladdin, May 3rd – 7th

Cast List Announced for “Inherit the Wind”

inheritthewindThank you to all of you who auditioned and submitted your interest in a tech role!

The casting for this show was very difficult with so many talented auditioners.  Unfortunately, the one-act competition rules limit us to a combined total of 20 cast and crew participants.

  • Bertram Cates – Philip Royer
  • Rachel Brown – Jenna Clements
  • Henry Drummond – Heidi Krauss
  • Matthew Harrison Brady – William Gomes
  • Mrs. Brady – Maya Mic
  • Tom Davenport – Tom Rajcula
  • The Judge – Nora Mohamed
  • Mr. Meeker – Benjamin Kasahara
  • Howard Blair – Sean Sheets
  • Ensemble (J. Dunlap) – Joshua Lueth
  • Ensemble (G. Sillers) – Emily Wheeler
  • Ensemble (Reverend Brown) – Tommy Shultz
  • Ensemble (Dr. A. D. Keller) – Ella Kapocius
  • Ensemble (Dr. Page) – Jessica Stark
  • Ensemble (Walter Aaronson) – Cade Andrews
  • Ensemble (Mrs. Loomis) – Tori Lundeen
  • Ensemble (Mrs. McLain) – Amy Swanton
  • Ensemble (Mrs. Krebs) – Maggie Baukol
  • Stage Manager – Olivia Higgins
  • Costumes – Megan Borgerding *
  • Lights – Andrew Norfolk
  • Props – Annika Dietrich *

* JTC Company (audience member at competitions)

Free Shakespeare, BFA Guthrie Program

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

The Sophomore Company of the University of Minnesota / Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program will be presenting Scenes from Shakespeare on Monday, December 12 at 8pm in the Stoll Thrust Theater of Rarig Center, West Bank, U of M. There is a parking garage right across the street (paid parking). Scenes are taken from a variety of plays, including Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Troilus and Cressida, Two Noble Kinsmen, As You Like It, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Hamlet, and Othello.

Admission is FREE! Plenty of seats available, so no reservations required. Estimated duration is 100 minutes.

Announcing Auditions for “Inherit the Wind”

inheritthewindAuditions will be held on Monday, November 21st and Tuesday, November 22nd from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  The location will be posted on the front doors as well as the stage doors.  If you have a conflict with these audition times, please contact the director, Jerry Gomes at Director2@JeffersonTheatreCompany.org to make other arrangements.  All forms and payments must be complete before you will be allowed to audition.

When completing your audition form, please list ALL conflicts. You will not be able to expand conflicts after rehearsals have begun.  You are expected to be in attendance at ALL rehearsals unless specified in your listing of conflicts on the audition form.  

This production is for the Minnesota State High School One-Act Competition.  Competition dates are January 24th, 25th, and February 1st.  The public performance date is February 10th.  Rehearsals are typically Monday through Friday evenings starting at the beginning of December.  The week between Christmas and New Year will have no rehearsals.

All registrations need to be completed and fees paid before anyone is allowed to audition.  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 one page resume to Auditions@JeffersonTheatreCompany.org.

Detailed instructions regarding the audition process can be found here.

Please be aware, need-based scholarships are available for both the District Activity fee and JTC’s participation fee. Qualification for a scholarship is considered on an individual basis, and qualification for free or reduced lunch is not required.  Please contact the director of the show for which you are auditioning for details.  General inquires may be directed to Laura Schimit at Director@JeffersonTheatreCompany.org.

Jefferson Theatre Company Presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

charlie-and-the-choc-factoryHow about a little chocolate to start the holiday season?  Jefferson Theatre Company will be performing Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Follow Young Charlie Bucket and Grandpa Joe as they find a golden ticket and join other contest winners on a tour of the mysterious factory of eccentric candy maker, Willy Wonka.  It will be presented at Jefferson High School November 17th through the 19th. Tickets are available now through Brown Paper Tickets.  Click here to reserve your seat today!

Show times:
November 17th at 7:00 p.m.
November 18th at 7:00 p.m.
November 19th at 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Smile.Amazon Fundraising Opportunity — Just in Time for the Holidays!

smile1What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support JTC every time you shop, at no cost to you.  When you shop at Smile.Amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to JTC.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.

Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile.  Your shopping cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Jefferson Theatre Company to receive donations before you begin shopping.  Your selection will be remembered, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to JTC.

How do I change my charitable organization to JTC?

After you’ve logged into AmazonSmile, go to Account ==> Settings ==> Change Your Charity.  “Supporting: Jefferson Theatre Company” appears on your AmazonSmile home page just under the search bar every time you log in.


Volunteers Needed for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

Jefferson Theatre Company’s production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be here before we know it and we need your help!  In order to fill all the needs, we need each family to sign up for at least 2 volunteer slots.  Please check your calendars and secure your volunteer times using this link ASAP.  Detailed descriptions of each job may be found under “Volunteering”.  Or, you may also contact the volunteer coordinator, Jonna Snyder, if you have any questions.  For this production, we need everyone to sign-up for at least two volunteer opportunities and please spread the word to other JTC parents that their help is needed.  Thank you!

Cast List Announced for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

Thank you ALL for auditioning. The could show could have been cast twice! For those of you who were not cast, please audition for the one acts and musical.

  • Narrator – Maya Mic
  • Augustus Gloop – Ben Kasahara
  • Veruca Salt – Lexi Shields
  • Violet Beauregard – Megan Borgerding
  • Mike Teavee – Jack Wisniewski
  • Mr. Bucket – William Gomes
  • Grandma Josephine – Anna Cole
  • Grandpa George – Joshua Lueth
  • Grandma Georgina – Kyla Weaver
  • Mrs. Bucket – Paislee Olson
  • Grandpa Joe – Stuart Fronk
  • Charlie Bucket – Jillian Sjoquist
  • Mrs. Gloop – Heidi Krauss
  • Willy Wonka – Quincy Bryant
  • Mrs. Teavee – Jenna Clements
  • Mr. Salt – Tom Rajcula
  • Mrs. Salt – Kate Snyder
  • Mrs. Beauregard – Lauren Rosenberg
  • Mr. Teavee – Roland Wenzel
  • Oompa Loompas:
    • Gabe Hansen
    • Amy Swanton
    • Sean Sheets
    • Zoe Phan
    • Lucas Thurston
    • Chase Brown
    • Quinn Bourgon
    • Ella Kapocius
    • Kamren Pratt
    • Juliet White
  • Tech:
    • Stage manager – Greg Kohler
    • Andrew Norfolk – Lighting design
    • Tori Lundeen – Costume assistant
    • Philip Royer – Sound
    • Emily Jorschumb – Sound
    • Tommy Schulz – Spotlight
    • Jhenna Becker
    • Mina Hammer
    • Sophie Haddad
    • Sabrina Hansen
    • Paige Staub
    • Linnea Kocher
    • JT Sjoquist
    • Anna Marie Gomes
    • Alena Krauss

Callbacks Announced for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

Callbacks for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be tomorrow night, October 4th from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. for the following students

Note: Though you may not have been called back, you are still under consideration for casting.  The final cast list will be posted in the morning of Wednesday, October 5th.  Please watch for the official cast list.

  • Quincy Bryant
  • Paislee Olson
  • Jillian Sjoquist
  • Tom Rajcula
  • Kate Snyder
  • Heidi Krauss
  • Sydney Dunham
  • Joshua Lueth
  • Jenna Clements
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