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Academy Productions are a chance for the next generation of performers to put their knowledge of theatrical craft and artistry into practice and gives them a chance to stand A.P.A.R.T. from their adult counterparts and have their moments in the spotlight to shine. 

We offer students registered in our Academy Productions a rich collection of professional and personal development opportunities throughout the rehearsal process.  Something new we will offer with every show your child is cast in, is  An Actor's Lab Workshop tailored to the show they are in--this can include a Mini-Acting Masterclass or a Workshop with an Industry Guest Artist to gain valuable insight, tips, tricks, and insider knowledge they can then take and apply to their performances. Additionally, each production is staffed with experienced, dedicated, and professional teaching staff and coaches that help students learn, explore, and discover acting, dancing, and voice techniques and who are invested and committed to helping each student identify personal areas of strength and opportunity to help students improve their performances, confidence, and self-esteem.

Ages 12 - 17
Nov 23

AUDITION DATE: November 23, 2021

AUDITION TIME: 5:00pm - 7:00pm


Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ

This casting call is for teens ages 12 - 17


Note: All Academy productions are free to audition for, but require a participation fee if cast which go to to help support future academy programs and education initiatives.

Directors:   Gregory Gwyn and Sam Franz

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

The New York Times proclaims PUFFS, “A FAST-PACED ROMP through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’ For Wizardphiliacs who grew up in and are eager to revisit that world, ‘PUFFS’ exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Boy Wizard!”

This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and re-imagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play.


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

  • Wayne Hopkins; a nerdy wizard boy from New Mexico.

  • Oliver Rivers; a mathematician wizard from New Jersey.

  • Megan Jones; daughter of the infamous Xavia Jones who thinks she should be in the Snakes house.

  • Narrator; The one with all the heavy books.

  • Cedric; the lead Puff at the magic school.

  • Mr. Voldy; an evil and dark lord who wants to take over the school and kill Harry.

  • Mr. Potter; a famous student in the Brave house who kills magical beasts and constantly steals opportunities from the Puffs.

  • Susie Bones; a Puff who lives in fear of death, due to the fact that her entire family died.

  • J Finch Fletchley; a flamboyant and happy Puff.

  • Sally Perks; She goes to school here

  • Ernie Mac; a very confident and self-obsessed Puff.

  • Hannah; a shy Puff who gets made fun of by the other houses.

  • Leanne; a Puff who grew up as an only child and wants to be friends with everybody.


Sides will be made available here to prepare for auditions. Additional sides will be provided at the discretion of the director. 

SHOW DATES: Jan  27 - 30, 2022

REHEARSAL DATES: Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:00pm-8:30pm and Sundays from 11am-1:30pm