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About Us

The James Street Players is a local community theatre which has produced popular Broadway musicals in its air-conditioned home at the Babylon United Methodist Church for HALF A CENTURY (yes, 50 years!). Each year, we perform two family-oriented musicals or plays accompanied by a full pit orchestra. The Players rely on a broad base of talented and creative local volunteer actors, dancers, musicians, and technicians of all ages. After many years of summer productions designed expressly for our young people, our enthusiastic youth membership now produces, directs, and performs its own summer show.

Our history is a long and rich one. Over the years, we have taken pleasure in exposing our audiences to the delightful surprise of the live theatre experience. The James Street Players Ensemble has performed from Brooklyn to Patchogue, including many Babylon Village Fairs, the Babylon Masonic Lodge, and also at various local libraries and for professional organizations. We pride ourselves on a high standard of production and have proven to be an outstanding training ground for our members, several of whom have gone on to enjoy successful careers on the professional stage and in films and television.


The "James Street Players" is a non-profit organization that has been bringing affordable live theater to the Babylon, Long Island area for HALF A CENTURY (yes, 50 years!) - always with full orchestration. Every member is a volunteer.


"Ann Kubik's 22-piece orchestra was easily the best I've ever heard at a community theater in all my decades of attending."
- Filichia, Peter. "The Oldest Established Permanent Community Theater on Long Island". Theatermania.com

Read the rest of the article in Peter Filichia's Diary


Our Current Auditions

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Directed by..............Jenn Durso
Assistant Director.......Brittany Hughes
Musically Directed by....Neil O'Connell
Choreographed by.........Dave Hoffman

Seeking ages 16 and Up --- All Roles Are Open
Prepare to sing 16 bars of a song from the show
or the same genre of music.
An Accompanist will be provided.
Please come prepared to dance.

Audition Dates are:
Saturday September 8th ... 2 to 5 pm
Sunday September 9th ... 2 to 5 pm

Held at the United Methodist Church
21 James Street Babylon, NY

Character Description --- Once Upon A Mattress

QUEEN AGGRAVAIN:

{ Alto} Very protective of her only son, Dauntless. She is a strong character that takes the stage with her presence. She is overbearing, lively, domineering, but should be played comically.

PRINCESS WINNIFRED:

{MezzoSoprano} She is not the "classical" princess in any sense of the word. She can swim moats, lift weights and she prefers the swamps of home to a fancy castle. She is energetic, adventurous, independent and optimistic.

PRINCE DAUNTLESS:

{Baritone} Still a "mama's boy," but it is evident that he is ready to move on. He is childlike, naive, with a likeable sense of innocence. He adores Winnifred and is in awe of her every step.

LADY LARKEN:

{Soprano } She is graceful, charming and in love with Sir Harry. She is very eager for Dauntless to marry so she can wed Harry before her little bundle arrives. She is eager to please and would never cause embarrassment to her love, Sir Harry.

SIR HARRY:

{Tenor} He is a masculine knight, but a bit of a "Stuffed shirt." He may one day become the Prime Minister, if he can find a Princess to marry Dauntless, so he can wed Lady Larkin. He is chivalrous, brave, determined and a bit taken with himself.

MINSTREL:

{Tenor/Soprano} May be cast as male or female. Young, attractive and "worldly". Has an air of confidence and enjoys telling the real story to the audience. S/he is likeable and cunning when need be.

JESTER:

{Tenor/Soprano} Male or Female Must be flexible, agile and full of energy. Has a hidden passion for show business and the "good old days" His/her loyalty lie with his friends, the King & the Minstrel.

WIZARD:

The Queen's Loyal Confidante. He is magical and mysterious. He possesses a sense of "the dark side," and showmanship.

KING SEXTIMUS, THE SILENT:

He is mute, due to a curse, but you always know what he is thinking, He is expressive, mischievous and playful with strong facial and physical comedy.

*** PLEASE NOTE:***


There are many additional featured roles- Ladies in Waiting and Knights

Mandatory attendance is required for all performances and all rehearsals during tech week, Sunday, November 11, through Sunday November 25, 2018.

Rehearsal are Mondays and Wednesday from 7:30 to 10:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

Rehearsals will begin Monday Sept 10th.
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Show dates are....
Nov 16, 17, 20, 23 and 24 at 8:00 pm

Two Matinee's
Sat. Nov 17th @ 2 PM and
Sun. Nov 25th @ 3 PM

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If you are interested in working backstage, please let us know what you would be interested in working on.




Tickets

Tickets will go on sale to the public on Sunday, October 7th.
Tickets $15 Adults. To buy tickets call the box office at (631) 649-4140.
(An additional $1.50 per ticket service charge when paid online with credit card, max $6).
Group rates available for 12 or more tickets for the same performance. Call box office for details.

Tickets are also available from cast members, or at the door, assuming availability.

Don't miss out! Call in advance!

Call (631) 649-4140 or email info@JamesStreetPlayers.org for additional information.


Members

Can you sing or dance? Is building or painting your thing? Are you good with a needle or at gathering props? Can you sell an ad, aim a spotlight, or develop a publicity strategy? If so, come be a part of this dedicated group of thespians as an audience member or as part of the cast or crew. Our auditions, like our doors, are always open.

Join our Mailing list

If you are a member of James Street Players and wish to be placed on our online mailing list please contact us directly.

We send out periodic announcements such as upcoming auditions, director's calls, and notices of births/deaths, etc.


Directions

Here is a link to: Google Maps or MapQuest.


From the Southern State Parkway:

Exit 39 South. Take right fork - Deer Park Avenue. Proceed south 1.7 miles, crossing over Sunrise Highway and under the Long Island Rail Road trestle. Make the second left after the LIRR, on to James Street. The theater is behind the United Methodist Church.


From the LIRR Babylon train station:

From the East end of the station walk South (across the street toward the High School) 170ft to Railroad Ave. Turn left and walk 0.1 mile to Deer Park Ave. Cross the street and turn Right (South) and walk 335ft to James St. Turn left onto James St. and walk 150ft. Destination will be on the left.


From the Long Island Expressway:

Take exit 51 to NY-231. Turn south and drive for 4.8 miles. Turn slight right to stay on Deer Park Ave. Drive 2.2 miles into Babylon to James St. Turn left onto James St. Destination will be on the left, attached to the back of the United Methodist Church.


Parking

You may park in designated parking spaces and municipal lots ONLY. Parking in the Fitness Incentive parking lot without a sticker may result in a parking ticket or towing. There is also metered parking along the main streets if the municipal lot is filled (not likely).


Via SnailMail:

The James Street Players
c/o United Methodist Church of Babylon
21 James Street
Babylon Village, NY 11702



History

NOTE: This section is a work in progress.


50 Years of JSP Productions:

2018Once On This Island Jr.
Curtains
2017Annie Get Your Gun
Seussical the Musical
50th Anniversary Celebration
2016Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Alice in Wonderland
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
2015Bye Bye Birdie
Shrek the Musical
2014Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
Fiddler on the Roof
Les Misérables, Jr.
Scrooge the Musical
2013Sunday in the Park with George
Hairspray
Miracle on 34th Street
2012Noises Off
The Drowsy Chaperone
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Music Man, Jr.
The Forgotten Carols
2011Little Shop Of Horrors
Pippin
Victor/Victoria
The Forgotten Carols
2010The Ark
The Pajama Game
Urinetown
The Music Of Stephen Sondheim
City of Angels
2009Fools
Beauty and the Beast
Once on This Island
Follies
2008Damn Yankees
Willy Wonka, Jr.
Thoroughly Modern Millie
2007Thank You For The Music
Aladdin, Jr.
Anything Goes
2006Barnum
Scrooge: The Musical
Nunsense
2005Peter Pan
West Side Story
The Most Magical Place on Earth
Hello, Dolly!
2004Pete ‘n’ Keely
The Sound of Music
Kids 2: A Musical Review
Seussical the Musical
2003Cinderella
Snoopy: The Musical
Brigadoon
2002Annie
Summertime Blues
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
2001The Wizard of Oz
Toys in the Haunted Castle
35th Anniversary Celebration
2000Barefoot in the Park
Kids: A Musical Review
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
1999Carousel
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
1998Into the Woods
Sensations of the Sixties
Guys and Dolls
1997Oklahoma!
The Odd Couple
Crazy for You
1996Evita
Bottoms Up
Sugar
30th Anniversary Celebration
1995The Mouse Trap
Godspell
Flower Drum Song
1994Cabaret
Hayfever
Man of LaMancha
1993Once Upon a Mattress
Out of the Frying Pan
Fiorello!
1992How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Damn Yankees
42nd Street
1991The Sound of Music
Grease
The Pirates of Penzance
25th Anniversary Gala
1990The King and I
Bye, Bye Birdie
Mame
1989Kiss Me Kate
The Boy Friend
1988Li’l Abner
Liberty
West Side Story
1987My Fair Lady
South Pacific
1986Gypsy
Wonderful Town
1985The Music Man
The Pajama Game
No Name in the Street
1984The Fantasticks
Fiddler on the Roof
1983Godspell
Guys and Dolls
1982Oliver!
Camelot
1981Our Town
Summer Medley Variety
Hello, Dolly!
1980Send Me No Flowers
Free to Be... You and Me
Brigadoon
1979Where’s Charley?
Excerpts From Grease
The Sound of Music
Excerpts From Godspell
1978Carousel
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Irene
1977Once Upon a Mattress
Here’s Love
1976Arsenic and Old Lace
Anything Goes
1975You Can’t Take It With You
The Brick and the Rose
Finian’s Rainbow
1974Oklahoma!
The Boy Friend
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
1973Night Warnings
Mame
1972Wait Until Dark
Bean’s Private Eye
Li’l Abner
1971Never Too Late
Fireman Save My Child
Hello, Dolly!
Eyes Upon the Cross
1970Blithe Spirit
Tobaccy Road With Detours
The King and I
1969Christ in the Concrete City
George Washington Slept Here
Shen Fu
Annie Get Your Gun
1968Brigadoon
The Wonder Hat
The Music Man
1967One Foot in Heaven
Antic Spring
Capers Through The Calendar