In 1995, JeRM decided to add an original play to its summer schedule. The first of these, Holy Loch, was an adaptation of author Robert F. Mirvish's 1964 novel of the same title. Holy Loch was followed by And I Wish Campanella Wasn't Dead by L. Robert Griffin and All I Could Seeby Nancy Nilsson. JeRM also produced its own original cabaret at Georgetown University in the winter of 1995 and 1996.
Musicals have always been the cornerstone of JeRM's summer season, and JeRM has tried to offer a wide variety to the community at a reasonable price. Despite the large budget for each show, JeRM has tried to maintain ticket prices between $10 and $15
JeRM's musicals have won critical praise in the local press, and, recently, JeRM's production of Evita captured a Ruby Griffith award as First Runner-Up for best musical production at the annual British Embassy awards.
In 1995, JeRM began devoting some of its resources to the production of new plays. Many of these were developed locally, at the Washington area'sPlaywrights Forum; however, JeRM accepts scripts from all over the United States and Canada. If you would like more information about submitting a script, please send us an e-mail or call the number above.
In 1998 JeRM Productions temporarily moved its community theater operations to the the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center on the campus of the Northern Virginia Community College. As a result, JeRM only produced one large musical in 1998 --A Chorus Line. JeRM is scheduled to return to Georgetown in 1999.
Casting for JeRM shows is open to anyone in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and JeRM employs non-traditional casting standards.
Depending on the number of shows being performed, JeRM typically offers a summer subscription package to its audience members.