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Jere Van Patten

Jere is an ariZoni, Goldy, ANNIE, and Amazon award-winning actor and director represented by the Leighton Agency, in addition to being the theatre teacher at Mountain View High School in Mesa. Favorite roles include: The Nerd39 Steps, Guys & Dolls, and Forever Plaid (Hale Centre Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Phoenix Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Comedy of Errors (Southwest Shakespeare Company), Hairspray, The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Producers (MCC).  Jere has also directed productions for Hale Centre Theatre, East Valley Children's Theatre, Scottsdale's Desert Stages Theatre, Desert Foothills Theatre, and others.   

Current Projects

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July 28 - 30, 2022

Jere is directing his all-time favorite Rodgers & Hammerstein musical this summer with Inspire Entertainment.  Click here for the Audition Packet and click here for the Callback Packet.  More details to come about where and how to sign up for an audition time, but the show will be musically directed by Lincoln Wright and choreographed by Ashley Harkey.  

Recent Projects

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Jere directed his all-time favorite show ever at the Hale Centre Theatre in downtown Gilbert, Arizona this past summer and had a brilliant cast which included Amy Jo Halliday, BethAnne Johnson, Kamie Tierce, Linsey Maxson, Meg Farnsworth, and Kandyce Hughes.  


Directing & Acting Samples