Jim Ahrens

Last updated

April 30, 2020
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Jim has worked as an actor, singer, and coach in the Twin Cities for several years.  Favorite roles include Polonious in Hamlet (Theatre Coup d'Etat), Appopolus in Wonderful Town (Skylark Opera), Trotter in Journey’s End (Jungle Theatre), Gleaton in Susannah (Theatre Latte Da), and Florestan in Mixed Precipitation's version of Beethoven's Fidelio.

Jim is also an experienced dialect coach,  and has successfully coached many different accents for many Ivey Award winning productions by several local copanie, including  Girl Friday Productions and Theatre Coup d'Etat . 


Representative Roles

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Vainmoinen, The Kalevela, nimbus Theater
Trotter, Journey's End,  Gremlin Theatre
Polonious, Hamlet,  Theatre Coup d’Etat 
Snelgrave, One Flea Spare, Theatre Coup d'Etat

Prospero, The Tempest, Cromulent Shakespeare


Lorenzo the Unfeeling, Melancholy Play, Theatre Elision

Simon Stimson, Our Town (Rorem), Skylark Opera
Orpheus, Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach), Glibert and Sullivan Very Light Opera
Appopolus, Wonderful Town,  Skylark Opera
Street Chorus/Solo, Mass (Bernstein), Minnesota Orchestra
Gleaton, Susannah,  Theatre Latte Da
Florestan, Fidelio (adapt),  Mixed Precipitation Picnic Operetta
Parpignol, La Boheme, Minneosta Orchestra and Theatre Latte Da

Karl  Marx, The Manifesto, Theatre Elision
Dr. Daley, The Sorcerer, Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company

Special Skills

Dialect coaching: British (RP, Cockney, Estuarial,Scottish, Irish), Scandinavian, Russian, Yiddish, German, Italian, Greek, various american regional and others by request.