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Thank you for visiting the page of Profundo Bono, Delaware’s theater company composed entirely of judges, lawyers, and other legal professionals!

About Us

Every other year since 2004, we have produced a musical comedy to raise funds to support the groups who provide (non-criminal) legal services to the impoverished of Delaware. These groups help children and families to stay in their homes and be protected from abuse.

In November 2022, we had our 9th show. Each time, the Honorable Robert B. Young has written an original script, and then it has been performed by judges, lawyers, and legal professionals from across the State of Delaware. While it entails a great deal of work to put on, the actors, musicians, directors, and stage hands (from every aspect of practice, type of firm, part of the state, age, race, etc.) enjoy working without any remuneration for the benefit of the citizens of Delaware.

In the past, we’ve done “Macbeth”, “A Tale of Two Cities”, “Moby Dick”, “An American Tragedy”, “Madame Bovary”, “The Crucible”, “The Public Enemy”, “Tennessee Waltz,” and “The Finishing School.” As always, we take a perfectly dreary theme and then twist it into a musical comedy with 20-some songs, several dances, a live band, and a great ending. Over the years, we have become fairly well known, especially in what has become a very supportive legal community.

As many of you know, Judge Young has left us but we are committed to carrying on his legacy. As a non-profit organization, our purposes include:

Our fundraising benefits the Combined Campaign for Justice, which enables Delaware’s three legal services agencies–Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc., and Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc.–to continue to provide legal services to low-income Delaware families in need of assistance. To learn more about CCJ, you can visit their website here.

Persons interested in participating should contact:

Adam Hiller at ahiller@adamhillerlaw.com

Thank you very much for being a supporter of our cause!

Auditions

Profundo Bono is pleased to announce our 2024 show!

Anna Karenina: From Train to Trial

Stage Adaptation by Selena E. Molina

Director: Ray Crew

Musical Director: Jim McGiffin

Performance Dates: November 15-17, 2024

Audition Information:

February 27, 2024 and February 29, 2024 from 6pm to 8:30pm

Please pre-register here

Location: Siegel JCC, 101 Garden of Eden Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803

Please enter through the main entrance on Garden of Eden Rd. Please arrive at the JCC no later than 7PM to avoid delays in entering the building.

Please be ready to list ALL known conflicts from July 2024 through tech (November 11-14, 2024). If you have conflicts with performances or tech week, please refrain from auditioning. Rehearsals will be up to twice a week, as called, schedule TBD.

Audition Requirements

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at profundobonoinc@gmail.com. And, feel free to circulate this invite to let your friends and colleagues know; the more the merrier!

Casting Breakdown

  1. Leo Tolstoy (male presenting) (Bass/Baritone) (featured songs: The Greatest Show, The Greatest Showman; Traitor, Olivia Rodrigo; Sincerita, Arisa)
  2. Anna Karenina (female presenting) (Mezzo) (featured songs: Hey Little Songbird, Hadestown; Endless Love, Lionel Richie & Diana Ross; Found/Tonight, Dear Evan Hanson/Hamilton; Man, I Feel Like A Woman, Shania Twain)
  3. Count Vronsky (male presenting) (Baritenor) (featured songs: Uptown Girl, Billy Joel; Found/Tonight, Dear Evan Hanson/Hamilton; Ava Adore, Smashing Pumpkins)
  4. Prince Steve (male presenting) (Bass/Baritone) (featured songs: Three Little Maids, Mikado; Stop & Stare, OneRepublic)
  5. Princess Dolly (female presenting) (Mezzo) (featured songs: Edge of Great, Julie & the Phantoms; Stop & Stare, OneRepublic)
  6. Steve’s mistress (female presenting) (Mezzo/Alto) (featured song: Stop & Stare, OneRepublic)
  7. Karenin (male presenting) (Bass) (featured songs: Hey Little Songbird, Hadestown; Found/Tonight, Dear Evan Hanson/Hamilton; Traitor, Olivia Rodrigo)
  8. Levin (male presenting) (Bass/Baritone) (featured songs: Three Little Maids, Mikado; Lovergirl, Teena Marie)
  9. Nikolai (male presenting) (Tenor/Baritone) (featured songs: Day by Day, Pedro Capo; Three Little Maids, Mikado; Traitor, Olivia Rodrigo)
  10. Sergei (male presenting) (Bass/Baritone) (featured songs: Three Little Maids, Mikado; Ava Adore, Smashing Pumpkins; Sincerita, Arisa)
  11. Princess Betsy (female presenting) (Mezzo/Alto) (featured songs: Endless Love, Lionel Richie & Diana Ross; Man, I Feel Like A Woman, Shania Twain)
  12. Countess Lydia (female presenting) (Mezzo/Alto) (featured songs: Edge of Great, Julie & The Phantoms; Found/Tonight, Dear Evan Hanson/Hamilton; Who Knew, Pink)
  13. Lawyer (gender neutral) (Tenor/Mezzo/Soprano) (featured song: Bye Bye Bye, NSYNC)
  14. Mr. Shcherbatsky (male presenting) (Baritone) (featured songs: How Far I’ll Go, Moana; You Could Drive A Person Crazy, Company)
  15. Mrs. Shcherbatsky (female presenting) (Soprano) (featured songs: How Far I’ll Go, Moana; You Could Drive A Person Crazy, Company)
  16. Steve’s valet/Troika #2 (gender neutral) (speaking only, potential cameo)
  17. Dolly’s valet/Troika #3 (gender neutral) (speaking only, potential cameo)
  18. Chorus (all genders, all voice parts)

Thank you in advance for your support; here’s to a great show!

Tickets

Thank you for your interest in attending our shows! We currently don’t have our next show scheduled, but please check back from time to time for any updates!

Ads and Sponsorships

Ticket proceeds do provide some revenue, but our major contribution to worthy institutions such as the Combined Campaign for Justice comes from sponsorships and advertising placements in the programs that are distributed to those that attend.

SPONSORSHIPS

We have three levels of sponsorship, separately designated in our program:

“The Tony”

For only $2,500, this sponsorship level provides you with the following benefits:

“The Critics’ Circle”

For only $2,000, this sponsorship level provides you with the following benefits:

“The Ovation”

For only $1,500, this sponsorship level provides you with the following benefits:

You can imagine the great exposure to a fine audience of people who purchase goods and services, in addition ultimately to helping deserving people who really need the assistance. As you can imagine, there is also a high concentration of lawyers, legal professionals, court professionals and para-professionals, and legal staff who attend our shows, so your audience comes naturally targeted.

PROGRAM ADVERTISING.

Even if you don’t choose to become a sponsor, a very significant portion of the proceeds we donate come from program advertising in our program, which is distributed free to each ticket holder. The rates are extremely reasonable:

Persons interested in becoming sponsors or placing program ads should contact:

Adam Hiller at ahiller@adamhillerlaw.com

Thank you very much for being a supporter of our cause!