Jefferson Theatre Company Presents Student Directed One Act Plays

Jefferson Theatre Company is proud to announce their productions of three student directed one acts.  Breaking Badly, The Monologue Show, and Game of Tiaras will be presented at Jefferson High School March 23rd and 24th. Please join us for these hilarious comedies! Tickets are $5.00 and will be available at the door.

Show Times:
March 23rd and 24th at 7:00 pm

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Show Baskets Available at Student Directed One Acts


Enter to win any one or all four of the baskets, each themed with one of the 2016-2017 JTC shows: Comedy of Errors, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Inherit the Wind, and Aladdin. Tickets will be sold for $2 each or 3 for $5. The winners will be announced at the Friday, March 24th show. Need not be present to win. Want to know what’s in each basket? Watch Facebook next week for a sneak peak!

Wagner’s “My Garden” Fundraiser for JTC

Jefferson Theatre Company will be selling professionally designed My Garden Combo Kits.  Each kit contains 7 plants and will fit into 12 – 14” pots.  Plants are grown in ellepots which are biodegradable and a great alternative to plastic.

Comparable retail value for each Kit is $42. OUR PRICE IS ONLY $28 EACH

Presale starts TODAY, March 8th through Friday, March 31st

We will also have these for sale at the shows for Aladdin performances in May

Presale Details:

Use the JTC Plant Order Form to sell kits to family, friends and neighbors.  Turn in order form and all money due to Megan Borgerding (or Jill Borgerding) by Friday, March 31st.  All plants ordered will be delivered to Jefferson High School on Thursday, May 4th.

All presale orders must be picked up at Jefferson between 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4th!

Show Sales:

Before, during, and after every performance, Garden Kits will be sold until we sell out!  Only cash or check will be accepted during show sales.



For more info or questions contact Jill Borgerding at 612-747-2652 or email at

Announcing Our 2016-2017 Season!

Come 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

Upcoming Spotlight Events

  1. Audition & Triple Threat Masterclass has been moved to this Saturday, March 4th from 10a-12p at New Century Theatre. We will have cast members from the King & I joining us for this event, as well as local artists giving helpful insight to the audition world. For those students interested in learning more about the Triple Threat process this is a great opportunity for them to come, listen and ask any questions they may have! Special ticket offerings available the King and I for those students who attend the masterclass. More information and sign-up for this masterclass can be found HERE.
  2. 24 Hour Plays is coming up Monday, March 13th at the Pantages Theatre. This event brings together the extraordinary talent of local and nationally-known artists to create and perform brand-new theatrical works within 24 hours. Proceeds from the performance go to support Spotlight Education and scholarships for students enrolled in the UMD School of Fine Arts. We will be putting out a special Spotlight ticket offer shortly, so stay tuned for that announcement. More information can be found HERE.
  3. Triple Threat Submission Window opening March 6th and closes April 21st. We will be sending out more helpful information in the next month to make sure students are prepared for the process. More information can be found HERE.

JTC Reunion

We are planning a reunion of JTC past and present. Here is some information about the project:
Who: All current and Alumni of JTC
What: Perform at (or attend) the first ever JTC Reunion Concert — dinner and a show
Where: On the JHS stage
When: Tentatively performing on July 12th, dress rehearsal would be the day of, or the day before (whichever works with a majority of everyone’s schedules!)
Why: Meet the talent of JTC from both past and present!

This event is meant to bring together JTC members and directors, even parents! We are looking for a few people who would be willing to perform a song at this event. You can accompany yourself, have someone else do it, or use a recording.  Heck, get a whole band together!! You can do solos, duets, trios, quartets or even just dance! We will be performing ON the stage in the auditorium and will be serving some small hors ‘d’oeuvres. Songs can be from any show your heart desires. We encourage a range of song genres i.e. comedy, ballads, jazzy, etc. Time limit for songs can be from 1 min. to about 4. We really want this to come together so if you have any questions or want to perform we’d love for you to contact us!

Help spread the word too! Ask your friends if they’d like to perform, or attend with you, even get your parents to come. This is a chance to reunite with old friends and meet new members of the company, say hi to old directors and also eat some food… (Because we all loved food during the run of a show).

Hope to hear from you by Friday, April 7th so we can see if we’ll have enough people interested to get the ball rolling on this!


Cast List Announced for “Aladdin”

Thank you all for auditioning. We are eager to start rehearsals. First read through with everyone — cast AND crew — is Wednesday, February 15th at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on stage.

— Laura Schmit, Jane Samsal, Natalie Schmit, & David Zimmerman


  • Aladdin – Tyson Insixiengmai
  • Jasmine – Izzy La Marca
  • Genie – Alexa Schirber
  • Iago – Jack Wisniewski
  • Jafar – Tom Rajcula
  • Sultan – Peter Elliott
  • Narrator 1 – Sydney Dunham
  • Narrator 2 – Lauren Rosenberg
  • Narrator 3 – Jenna Zimmerman
  • Narrator 4 – Heidi Krauss
  • Narrator 5 – Elise Johnson
  • Magic Carpet – Megan Borgerding
  • Razoul (chief guard) – Quincy Bryant
  • Matron –
  • Girl – Jessica Stark


(includes harem girls, guards, townspeople, royals- specific roles determined at first dance rehearsal):

  • Maggie Baukol
  • Jhenna Becker
  • Lydia Borrell
  • Quinn Bourgon
  • Mandii Braun
  • Chase Brown
  • Katriela Caspari
  • Jenna Clements
  • Anna Cole
  • Samantha Evert
  • Anna Marie Gomes
  • Gabe Hansen
  • Ella Jones – see Laura
  • Ella Kapocius
  • Benjamin Kasahara
  • Alena Krauss
  • Joshua Lueth
  • Mari Mason
  • Emma Matson
  • Paislee Olson
  • Dani Peterson
  • Annika Ronning
  • Phil Royer
  • Sean Sheets
  • Lexi Shields
  • Kate Snyder
  • Jessica Stark
  • Max Stenbeck
  • Hannah Terry
  • Devyn Terry
  • Lucas Thurston
  • Juliet White
  • Yazzmine Zaccardi – see Laura


  • Stage Manager – Greg Kohler
  • Asst. Stage Manager – Linnea Kocher – see Laura
  • Asst. Stage Manager – Sabrina Hansen
  • Costumes – Tori Lundeen
  • Costumes – Amy Swanton
  • Lights – Andrew Norfolk
  • Sound – Emily Jorschumb
  • RJ Arpin
  • Emma Bonney
  • Annika Dietrich – see Laura
  • Lillian Garretson
  • Mina Hammer
  • Olivia Higgins
  • Zoe Phan
  • Jackson Plante
  • Jillian Sjoquist
  • JT Sjoquist
  • Paige Staub – see Laura
  • Abby Swan
  • Roland Wenzel


  • Drums – Sam Pertl
  • Keyboard – Krissy Monson
  • Auxiliary Percussion – William Gomes
  • Auxiliary Percussion – Katie Weston
  • Auxiliary Percussion – Sophie Gleason

Callbacks Announced for “Aladdin”

Callbacks for Aladdin will be tomorrow night, February 13th from 6:00 – 8:00 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 to be posted Tuesday, February 14th.
For Jasmine:

  • Izzy La Marca
  • Kate Snyder
  • Devyn Terry
  • Juliet White

For Aladdin:

  • Tom Rajcula
  • Phil Royer
  • Tyson Insixiengmai
  • Andrew Norfolk

For Genie:

  • Alexa Schirber
  • Quincy Bryant
  • Maya Mic
  • Elise Johnson

For Jafar- you will be singing his song “Why Me”:

  • William Gomes
  • Max Stenbeck
  • Andrew Norfolk
  • Tom Rajcula

For Iago:

  • Jack Wisniewski
  • Alexa Schirber
  • William Gomes
  • Heidi Krauss

For Sultan:

  • Peter Elliott

Bloomington One Act Plays Presented Friday, February 10th

Inherit the Wind is Jefferson Theatre Company’s dramatic One Act Play based on the 1925 Scopes Trial. A Tennessee school teacher is arrested for violating the Butler Act, a state law which prohibits public school teachers from teaching evolution. Drawing intense national media attention, two of the nation’s leading lawyers go head-to-head, one defending the Bible and Creation, the other an advocate for Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Kennedy Theatre Company will be performing the One Act Play The Lottery based on the book by Shirley Jackson. The story opens as children busy themselves collecting stones. The head of each household comes forward and draws a slip of paper for the lottery. One slip has a black spot. Once a family is chosen, the second round begins.

Come see these One Act Plays performed together at Kennedy High School on Friday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $8 for students and seniors.

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JTC Spring Musical Auditions Announement

Announcing auditions for Aladdin, our spring musical.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 12th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  Callbacks will be Monday, February 13th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Locations for both will be posted on the front doors as well as the stage doors.

All forms and payments must be complete before you will be allowed to audition.  Orchestra members and tech crew are expected to complete this process as well by the audition date.

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.

All registrations need to be completed and fees paid before you are 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

Music samples for preparation are available in Jane Samsal’s office in the choir room or you can download a copy here.

Dress to dance and move.

Detailed instructions regarding the audition process can be found here.

Rehearsals for Aladdin begin February 15th, and you can find a complete rehearsal schedule here.

Please direct any questions to

Cast Lists Announced for Student Directed One Acts

The Monologue Show directed by Maya Mic

Thank you all for auditioning- there was so much talent and it was very hard to cast! I’m looking forward to working on this show!

  • Bradley, Alessio, Matt, Joe – Sean Sheets
  • London, Brianna, Callie, Angelica – Jenna Clements
  • Marla, Morgan, Mia, Burma – Katie Weston
  • Brenda, Jessi, Kate – Ella Kapocius
  • Caleb, Angel, Jeramy – Gabe Hansen

Breaking Badly directed by Jillian Sjoquist

Thank you to everyone who auditioned you were all awesome!!

  • Kimmy/Serena/Pam – Nora Mohamed
  • Eric/Wendy/Big Tony/Boss/accountant/Tim Brody/random thief/Great aunt Midge/JD/Simon – Quincy Bryant
  • Jack – Juliet White
  • Lily – Katriela Caspari
  • Bill/medic #1/airplane captain/Henry – William Gomes
  • Carrie/Emma/Kate – Amy Swanton
  • Debbie/Barnes/May – Zoë Walker
  • Joey/Richard/Ray – Metta Johnson
  • Alan/Farrah/Jay – Lucas Thurston
  • Greg/Jessica/Fay – Maggie Baukol
  • Medic#2/Casey/Domino – Quinn Bourgon

Game of Tiaras directed by Stuart Fronk

Thanks to everyone who auditioned!

  • Narrator 1 – Sydney Dunham
  • Narrator 2 – Anne-Marie Gomes
  • Snow White/Talking Tea Pot Lady/Zobie – Sarah Hatton
  • Belle – Lexi Shields
  • Cinderella – Morgan Limmer
  • Ellie (Snow Queen) – Lauren Rosenberg
  • King – Roland Wenzel
  • Prince Charming – Tom Rajcula
  • Smeagol – Charles Hodgeman
  • French Prince/Executioner – Jack Wisniewski
  • Blood Packet Guy – Philip Royer
  • Guard 1 – Alena Krauss
  • Guard 2 – Nora Malueg
  • Guard 3/Herald – Hannah Fuchs
  • Soldier 1/ French Soldier 1 – Heidi Krauss
  • Soldier 2/French Soldier 2 – Paislee Olson
  • Soldier 3/ French Soldier 3 – Annika Ronning
  • Animated Snowman/Talking Candle Man/Dwarf – Tori Lundeen
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