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Rhinebeck Theatre Society depends upon the generosity of its members, sponsors and advertisers to support its productions. 

RTS is a non-profit 501-C3 organization. All contributions are fully tax-deductible. 

​​RTS' Mission
Our mission is to entertain, educate, and enrich the Hudson Valley community through the dramatic arts. This mission is accomplished by:
· Increasing local interest in the theater arts
· Providing a creative, safe, productive environment and opportunities for all
· Promoting the performing arts in the community
· Elevating the cultural aspect of Rhinebeck
· Drawing the community closer together with shared endeavors and enjoyment

Rhinebeck Theatre Society is thrilled to announce auditions for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Jay Presson Allen and directed by Michael Juzwak.

June 30 @ 1pm, July 1 @ 7pm, CALLBACKS July 2 @ 7pm

Readings will be from the script. Join the facebook event here.

Miss Jean Brodie is in her “prime”. At least she keeps telling us she is. She is a teacher at the Marcia Blaine School with idiosyncratic ideas for teaching. She ignores the standard curriculum and teaches her students about art, culture, and politics in line with her own proclivities. Miss Brodie has four “favorite” students; Sandy, Jenny, Monica and Mary. They are the crème de la crème and make up the “Brodie set”. Miss Brodie had an affair with the married art teacher. She is currently having an affair with the music teacher of the school. As these relationships be- come more and more complex, the girls learn life lessons that they otherwise would not have. Those lessons are not necessarily positive but they make the characters and audience alike consider the choices we make throughout our lives and their implications.


JEAN BRODIE – an unorthodox teacher who molds the young minds of her students in the arts, culture, and the vir- tues of fascism. She can be manipulative and cruel, but she is so unique and interesting her students find her mes- merizing. She selects the crème de la crème of her students and grooms them to become the Brodie Set. She be- lieves she has power over her students and over men because she is in her prime. Should have a Scottish accent.

SANDY – Miss Brodie’s favorite. Intelligent and deeply interested in analyzing human behavior.

JENNY – a member of the Brodie set. The Beauty. Jenny is also Sandy’s best friend when the girls are young.

MONICA – a member of the Brodie set. Very sensitive. Cries easily.

MARY – a member of the Brodie set. Dim-witted. Stutters. Miss Brodie’s scapegoat.

MR. LLOYD – the art teacher. Handsome and sophisticated. Had an affair with Miss Brodie and tries to reel her back in.

MR. LOWTHER – the music teacher. Shy and timid. Has an intimate relationship with Miss Brodie.

MISS MACKAY – headmistress. No nonsense. Strongly disapproves of Miss Brodie’s methods and is very suspicious of her.

SISTER HELENA – a Catholic nun. Formerly one of Miss Brodie’s students.
MR. PERRY – an American journalist.
OTHER GIRLS – small parts, mostly non-speaking to act as girl guides and students.

Ages: Middle School and above. 


Board of Directors

Russ Austin
Joe Beem
​​David Foster


Dorothy Luongo, President                Andy Crispell, Vice President

Paige Segrell, Secretary​       Donna Letteri, Treasurer

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This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

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