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AUDITION DATE: January 30, 2022

AUDITION TIME: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

LOCATION:

Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ

This casting call is for adults (18 and older). Mature older teens may be considered for some roles, as well.  

EVERYONE MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR AN AUDITION SPOT.

Director: Ben Yates

Music Director: Joseph Christianson

Choreographer: Liz Scully

Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Please come to your audition understanding the premise and material of this show and the character(s) you are auditioning for. 

  • Jo March: Our story's protagonist. Passionate, adventurous, and brave. She has the idea of writing Little Women and eventually becomes engaged to Professor Bhaer.

  • Professor Bhaer: German Professor who exemplifies proper manners. He is a boarder in Mrs. Kirk's boarding house and eventually falls in love with Jo.

  • Meg March: The world-weary, yet hopeful, oldest sister who yearns for a great life. She marries John and has twins with him. 

  • Amy March: The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous air about her. She later marries Laurie.

  •  Meg March: The world-weary, yet hopeful, oldest sister who yearns for a great life. She marries John and has twins with him.

  • Beth March: The second youngest sister who tragically dies of Scarlet Fever. Peace-maker, lover, and an optimist who is always encouraging her sisters to dream.

  • Marmee March: The girls' mother. She is the strong backbone of the family, who is courageous in spite of the difficult odds she faces.

  • Mr. Laurence: Laurie's grandfather. A stiff and stern elderly man who eventually shows his softer side and gives Beth the beloved piano that belonged to his dead daughter.

  • Laurie Laurence: The bright-eyed boy-next-door with considerable charm. He loves Jo but later falls in love with Amy.

  • Aunt March: A formidable, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters. The wealthy socialite in town. 

  • Mr. John Brooke: Laurie's tutor and a rather stiff man; shows very little emotion. He later marries Meg and changes.

  • Ensemble

WHAT TO PREPARE

For certain characters, a song from the show has been requested from the production team and the song for those characters can be downloaded by clicking on the corresponding link button at the top left side of this audition notice. 

 

 For all others auditioning, please prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show (songs from the show are permitted, but a second song is suggested, in the event an alternate song is requested).  Please bring sheet music marked for the accompanist and a headshot and resume.  Also bring a calendar to accurately mark outdates.

SHOW DATES: March 25 - April 3, 2022 at Rhino Studio 237

REHEARSAL DATES: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm - 9:30pm and Saturdays 12:00pm - 4:00pm Beginning February 2, 2022. 

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AUDITION DATE: February 1, 2022

AUDITION TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CALLBACKS: February 3, 2022

LOCATION:

Rhino Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ

This casting call is for adults (18 and older) 

EVERYONE MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR AN AUDITION SPOT.

Director: Dana Duff

Producer: Seth Kaplan

Produced in association with Rhino Theatre Group

“Rabbit Hole” takes place in Larchmont, New York, Present day. Becca and Howie Corbett have a picture perfect family life in the suburbs of New York until a random, tragic accident takes the life of their four-year old son. Soon after, Becca’s younger, irresponsible sister, Izzy, announces that she is pregnant: there will now be a new child in the family. As Becca and Howie grow apart, Becca’s mother, Nat, badgers Becca about her grieving process, and Jason, the young driver who killed their son, continually shows up to ask forgiveness, the group is on a bumpy road to healing with no road map in sight. Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief, and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart.

THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION:

Please come to your audition understanding the premise and material of this show and the character(s) you are auditioning for. 

  • Nat (Female, any race/ethnicity, 60’s) is the firecracker mother of Becca and Izzy. Though she and Becca argue, she is a supportive figure who still grieves the death of her own son.

  • Izzy (Female, any race/ethnicity, 30’s) is Becca's somewhat irresponsible younger sister. She has recently become pregnant.Izzy, as well as being Becca’s sister is also a daughter to Nat. She is a rambunctious, younger character but not afraid to speak her mind! 

  • Jason (Male, any race/ethnicity, must look 17) is the seventeen-year-old boy who accidentally killed Danny, son of Becca and Howie. He sincerely wishes better for this family and knows he has wronged them further than what he may be able to repair but tries anyway with talk of parallel universes, The Rabbit Hole.

WHAT TO PREPARE

Prepare the sides that are provided above.  Please bring them with you to the audition.

SHOW DATES: Friday, April 22nd - Sunday, May 1st.  Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays @ 3pm at Rhino Studio 237

REHEARSAL DAYS: TBD 

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AUDITION DATE: March 30, 2022

AUDITION TIME: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

LOCATION:

Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ

This casting call is for adults (18 and older). 

EVERYONE MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR AN AUDITION SPOT.

Director: Peter J. Curley

This is the hilarious story of a community theater group trying desperately to put on the play- “Murder Most Fowl” in spite of the obnoxious interference from a haughty playwright who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the playwright decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Please come to your audition understanding the premise and material of this show and the character(s) you are auditioning for. 

  • AGGIE MANVILLE – (Female) (Age range 20’s-50’s) The put-upon stage manager and prompter of the play “Murder Most Fowl). Aggie has seen it all, but not like this.

  • GERALDINE “Gerry” DUNBAR – (Female) (Age range 40’s-60’s) The Director of the play “Murder Most Fowl”. She is a caring and nurturing director but becomes quite exasperated with the overbearing playwright, lack of focus actors, and the pressure of opening night.

  • HENRY BENISH – (Male) (Age range 40’s-60’s) A veteran character actor performing the role of Lord Dudley. Must have a British accent for Lord Dudley. Married to Polly. Mild mannered.

  • POLLY BENISH – (Female) (Age range 40’s-60’s) A veteran character actress performing the role of Lady Margaret. Must have a British accent for Lady Margaret. Married to Henry. A bit of a Diva.

  • MARLA “Smitty” SMITH – (Female) (Age range 18-25) A high school student performing in her first community theater play in the supporting role of Doris the Maid. Must have a lower-class British accent or Cockney accent for Doris. Very nervous while juggling school work and the demands of the play.

  • SAUL WATSON – (Male) (Age range 30’s-40’s) The actor playing the villain Doctor Rex. Must have a British accent for Dr. Forbes. Very snarky, and a bit of a jerk.

  • BILLY CAREWE – (Male) (Age range 20’s-30’s) The young actor performing the role of Stephen Sellers. Must have a British accent for Stephen Sellers. Nice guy, in love with Violet.

  • VIOLET IMBRY – (Female) (Age range 20’s) an ingenue performing the role of Diana Lassiter. Must have a British accent for Diana Lassiter. A bit ditzy at times, and a free spirit.

  • LOUISE PEARY – (Female) (Age range 20’s-50’s) The sound/lighting/scenic technician. Seems to enjoy the utter chaos of everything going wrong, until it affects her.

  • PHYLLIS MONTAGUE – (Female) (Age range 30’s-60’s) A novice playwright in the community theater, she is unintentionally obnoxious, and detested by the cast and crew. Very outspoken with a larger than life personality.

WHAT TO PREPARE

No monologue required. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Bring your resume and headshot, if you have them.

SHOW DATES: June 3 - 12, 2022 at Rhino Studio 237

REHEARSAL DATES: TBD

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AUDITION DATE: April 7, 2022

AUDITION TIME: 4:30pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION:

Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ

This casting call is for youth performers Ages 8-13

EVERYONE MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR AN AUDITION SPOT.

Director/Choreographer: Dani Van Kampen

Music Director: Anthony Bevilacqua

 

Disney's Newsies JR. is a 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.

When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Please come to your audition understanding the premise and material of this show and the character(s) you are auditioning for. 

Jack Kelly

The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective of his best friend, Crutchie, and very loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. 

Katherine Plumber

An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourceful, Katherine should be a strong singer with excellent diction for her showstopping number, “Watch What Happens.” 

Crutchie/Casey

Jack’s best friend and a dedicated newsie with a “bum leg” from polio that causes pain, but helps sell more papes. Walking with the assistance of a crutch doesn’t define the ever-positive newsie, so look for an actor who can portray Casey’s goofy-sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience.

Davey

Les’s straight-laced, bright big brother, starts selling newspapers to help his family earn a living but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike. A leader in his own right, who is learning to use his voice to uplift others.

Les

Davey’s cheeky younger sibling, is excited by the newsies’ freedom and loves their independent lifestyle. This pint-sized charmer should present as younger than the other newsies

Medda Larkin

Inspired by the African- American vaudeville performer, Aida Overton-Walker, A big-voiced singer and star of the Bowery (see the “Dramaturgy” document in Downloadable Resources). A proud supporter of the newsies, she offers her theater as a safe haven for their revolution.

Joseph Pulitzer

A pompous businessman through and through, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line. Katherine’s no-nonsense father, Pulitzer doesn’t sympathize with the strikers, but he does eventually – and grudgingly – respect Jack.

Wiesel

Aka “Weasel”. A disgruntled paper-pusher who uses the Delancey brothers as his muscle, runs distribution for the World and has little patience or sympathy for the newsies.

Snyder

The crooked warden of The Refuge. A filthy and horrible juvenile reformatory, is concerned only with catching enough kids to keep their government checks coming. 

Newsies / Working Chlidren / Esnemble

The hard-working kids of New York City who go on strike for a livable wage. Find moments to showcase any talented tumblers or dancers within this group. Given the nature of this show, most other characters can double as newsies to help fill in the musical numbers. 

These include the following roles: Race, Albert, Muriel, Nancy, Specs, Pigtails, Hazel, Buttons, Tommy Boy, Romeo, Jo Jo, Scabs, Brooklyn Newsies, Spot Conlon

Ensemble Roles include: Darcy, Dorothy, BIll, Seitz, Bunsen, Hannah, and Governor Teddy Roosevelt, 

Bowery Brigade

Includes the roles of the upbeat and charming Ada, Olive, and Ethel. A group of vaudeville performers in Medda’s act.

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a song from the show or in the style of the show.  Please bring music in the correct key, as an accompanist will be provided. Karaoke tracks may also be used, but we discourage those auditioning from singing acapella

SHOW DATES: May 12 - 15, 2022 at Rhino Studio 237

REHEARSAL DATES: Beginning April 9 Mondays & Wednesdays from 5-7 & Saturdays from 10-12