Auditions

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StageWorks welcomes actors of all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, religious & ethnic backgrounds, and ability levels to audition for every production.

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Auditions - Ages 18+

One teen role (gender neutral casting, will be playing a male character), ages 13 and up.  Mature content and theme.

Audition Date:  February 2, 2023

Audition Time: 6:00-9:00pm

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

*Please Note: Auditions from this production will take place from 6pm - 8pm. Please be prepared to stay for the full two hours. If you will be arriving late to auditions, please email joann@stageworksnj.org to notify our production team. Callbacks by invitation only from 8pm - 9pm.*

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Written by Simon Stephens

Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon

Directed by Benjamin Yates

Show dates: March 31 - April 8

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Thursdays 6:00-9:00 and Fridays 6:00-8:00

Start February 7.
 

What to Prepare - Audition materials will consist of cold readings from the script. Those auditioning virtually should submit a 1-minute comedic monologue to joann@stageworksnj.org by 8:00pm on February 1st.

Show Information - 15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

Character Information -

Christopher John Francis Boone - the 15-year-old protagonist Mr. Ed Boone - Christopher's father, a boiler engineer Mrs. Judy Boone - Christopher's mother Siobhan - Christopher's paraprofessional and mentor at school Various voices who will also play the roles of Mrs. Shears, Mrs. Gascoyne, Woman on Train, Shopkeeper, Roger Shears, Mr. Wise, Duty Sergeant, Man behind Counter, Drunk One, A Policemen, Mr. Thompson, London Policeman, Man with Socks, Drunk Two, Reverand Peters, Uncle Terry, Station Policeman, Station Guard, No. 37, Lady in Street, Information, Punk Girl, Mrs. Alexander, Police Woman

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Auditions - Ages 8-13

Audition Date: March 1, 2023

Audition Time: 4:30-7:00p

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy Allen MacDonald

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newly

Directed by Dani Van Kampen

Music Direction by Anthony Bevilacqua

Production Assistant is Brooke Olsen

Show dates: April 27th - 30th

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 and Saturdays 10:00-2:00; Occasional Thursdays 4:30-6:30.  Start March 8.

What to Prepare - Please be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a song from the show! An accompanist will be provided, so please bring sheet music if you can, you also have the option of bringing a track without lyrics.  In addition, there will be a dance call and you will be taught a dance combination on site, so dress comfortably.

Show Information - Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences.

Character Information -

Willy Wonka / Candy Man Willy Wonka is an enigmatic character; at once mysterious and mischievous but also charismatic. There are a number of directions to take with Wonka, ranging from Gene Wilder's version in the original film, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, to Johnny Depp's portrayal in the recent film, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, and everything in between; Gender: Any Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Charlie Bucket - Charlie Bucket is the emotional heart and soul of the musical. The actor performing Charlie should have an unchanged voice and lots of pluck and enthusiasm; Gender: Male Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3 Grandpa Joe - Grandpa Joe is the grandfather we all wish we had when we were Charlie's age. He is caring, patient, sweet, and always reminds Charlie to look on the bright side. Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3 Mr. Bucket - Charlie's Father. A natural nurturer. Performs the number "Think Positive" with Charlie; Gender: Male Vocal Range Top: C#5 Vocal Range Bottom: D4 Mrs. Bucket - Charlie's mother. Sings "Cheer Up Charlie" with Mr. Bucket and Grandpa Joe; Gender: Female Vocal Range Top: Db5 Vocal Range Bottom: Bb3 Mrs. Gloop - Mrs. Gloop is Augustus' mother who has overindulged her son with food. She accompanies Augustus on the tour of the factory; Gender: Female Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: B3 Mrs. Beauregarde - Mrs. Beauregard is a teacher of geography and has invested a great deal of hard-earned money on therapy for her gum-chewing daughter, with less than stellar results; Gender: Female Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C4 Mr. Salt - Mr. Salt's solution to most problems is to buy his way out. He is upper class, and sometimes portrayed with a high British accent; Gender: Male Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C4 Violet Beauregarde - Gum chewer extraordinaire, Violet hails from Snellville, Georgia. Violet should stand in stark contrast to Veruca Salt. Veruca is a wealthy refined brat; Violet is more of a bluecollar, middle class brat; Gender: Female Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Mike Teavee - For this adaptation Mike is not just a TV junky. He is also addicted to video games, the Internet and any other mindnumbing technological device. Mike is bratty, loud and obnoxious. He does not understand the word "no."; Gender: Male Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Augustus Gloop - Augustus is the overachieving eater; Gender: Male Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: B3 Ms. Teavee Ms. Teavee is a take on all television moms of the distant past. Think June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver) or Marion Cunningham (Happy Days) or even Carol Brady (The Brady Bunch). She's perfectly put together and a bit vacant; Gender: Female Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: B3 Veruca Salt - Veruca is wealthy, class-conscious, and completely spoiled. She is often portrayed with a high British accent that is by no means required (brats come in all nationalities); Gender: Female Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3 Ensemble - Oompa-Loompas, Squirrels, Chorus of Cooks, The Candy Man Kids, and more!

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Auditions - Ages 12-18

Audition Date: February 28, 2023

Audition Time: 5:00-7:00p

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Produced by Jo Ann Ventor

Submissions for writers can be found here.

Show Dates: April 21 - 22, 2023

Rehearsals start 3/3 - determined by cast - 6 rehearsals required before tech week.

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Auditions - Ages 18+

Audition Date: February 26, 2023

Audition Time: 6:00-9:00p

Callbacks:  February 27, 2023 - 7:00pm

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Directed and Choreographed by Brendan Stackhouse

Music Directed by Nicole D'Angelo

Show dates: May 11th - 21st, 2023

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 7:00-9:30p, Saturdays and Sundays 12:00-4:00p.

Start March 18

What to Prepare - Audition materials will be posted in the new year!

Show Information - When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Character Information -

ALISON – Alison Bechdel in her early 40s. The narrator of this story. Now a self-aware adult, she is able to reflect insightfully on her own life and her relationship with her father before his tragic death. MEDIUM ALISON (Early to mid-20s to play 19) – Alison Bechdel as a freshman at Oberlin college, discovering her sexuality. For an incredibly well-read, hyper-intelligent teenager, her uncertainty about who she is makes her socially awkward at times. Should be comfortable being on stage in underwear and with kissing and physical contact with character Joan. SMALL ALISON – Alison Bechdel as a child, around 8 years old when we meet her. Precocious and opinionated. On the cusp of finding herself and forming her own views on how a girl her age should behave and dress. BRUCE – Alison’s father. A high-school English teacher and funeral home director, who spends his spare time on the historic restoration of his home. A complex man with a hot temper as a result of years of repression. He can be caring and attentive to his children but is also quick to anger. HELEN: Alison’s mother. Frustrated and exhausted by her tumultuous marriage. She has spent her life trying to be a good mother and wife while turning a blind eye to the irreverent activities of her husband. JOAN – A student at Oberlin. She exudes a confident, sexual energy, with a dry sense of humor. Unlike Alison, Joan is very comfortable in her skin and openly identifies as a lesbian. Should be comfortable being on stage in underwear and with kissing and physical contact with character Medium Alison. CHRISTIAN BECHDEL – Alison’s older brother, around 10 years old when we meet him. As the oldest of the three children he strives to be the leader, but is sometimes overshadowed by Alison’s strong personality. JOHN BECHDEL – Alison’s younger brother, around 6 years old when we meet him. Like most boys his age, he is full of energy with a quirky imagination. Looks up to his siblings. ROY / PETE/ MARK / BOBBY JEREMY – Roy, a young man Bruce hires to do yard work; Pete, a mourner who visits the funeral home; Mark, a high school junior; Bobby Jeremy, the lead singer of a band in Alison’s imagination.

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Auditions - Ages 8-13

Audition Date:  April 2, 2023

Audition Time: 11:00-1:30p

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Directed by Brooke Olsen

Music Direction by Anthony Bevilacqua

Choreographed by Mariel Letourneau

Show dates: June 8th - 11th

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 and Saturdays 10:00-2:00 and

Thursdays as needed 4:30-6:30

Start May 3

What to Prepare - Audition materials will be posted in the new year!

Show Information - Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs, WE WILL ROCK YOU School Edition follows two revolutionaries as they try to save Rock in a post apocalyptic world. Featuring the songs “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are The Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now” and many more.

Character Information -

GALILEO (Male) A misfit who keeps hearing strange voices and songs in his head which deliver messages he can’t understand. He is confused and unaware that he is the one the Bohemians have been waiting for, who will lead them to the place where the last remaining live instruments have lain hidden for hundreds of years. SCARAMOUCHE (Female) Another misfit who also gets into trouble with the Secret Police, Scaramouche meets Galileo in hospital and they run away together. Her sharp wit keeps Galileo on his toes and gradually they fall for each other. KILLER QUEEN (Female) Killer Queen is a ruthless businesswoman and is in charge of Global Soft, the worldwide corporation which is responsible for the suppression of all live music. She’s power crazy and tough, as well as beautiful. KHASHOGGI (Male) He works for Killer Queen, getting rid of any original or creative musical thoughts and going after the Bohemians. His victims are sent to the Seven Seas of Rhye. BUDDY (Male) Buddy is an old librarian and a hippy who has studied the sacred musical texts to the extent that even the Seven Seas of Rhye cannot entirely erase them from his mind. He’s a comic character who acts as a foil to Galileo and Scaramouche towards the end of the play. BRIT (Male) one the Bohemians who are intent on discovering the secrets of live music, and who believe that someone will come who will show the Bohemians the way. OZ (Female) Another Bohemian and Brit’s partner in crime and truest friend. Oz finds Scaramouche and Galileo and leads them back to the Bohemians. THE BOHEMIANS (Male and Female) A group of rebels, determined to fight against Global Soft and its downloadable music. Their base is the Hard Rock Cafe, and they have taken the names of musical heroes from the past. SECRET POLICE (Male and/or Female) These semi-automated characters carry out the bidding of the Killer Queen and Khashoggi. GA GA KIDS/TEEN QUEENS (Male and Female) Living in a world of consumerism and downloadable music, the Ga Ga kids don’t notice their own soulless-ness. Ensemble - SUPER YUPPIES, TEACHERS, DOCTORS (Male and Female)

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Auditions - Ages 14-18

Audition Date: February 19, 2023

Audition Time: 5:30-8:30

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Directed by Sam Franz

Music Direction by Matthew Hosmer

Choreographed by Brendan Stackhouse

Production Assistant is Tim DenBleyker

Show dates: June 15th - 25th

Rehearsals: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Start April 17th

What to Prepare - Audition materials will be posted in the New Year.

Show Information - Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass...but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Character Information -

Veronica Sawyer - She burns to be both cool and kind, but doesn’t know yet how to be both at the same time. Fierce sense of right and wrong, keen sense of ironic humour. Thinks she's an old soul, but she's still innocent enough to be blindsided by love/hormones (or shocked by cruelty). Voice: High belting required, up to Ab. Must have dynamic and stylistic range. JD - He is darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive, charming on the outside yet very damaged on the inside. Keen smarts and strong inventive comedy. Voice: Strong, confident belt to at least an Ab Heather Chandler - Richest, hottest, most magnetic, cruelest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it like a scalpel – no fear, no patience, no mercy. Voice: Strong belt to F or higher preferred. Heather Mcnamara - Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful. Voice: Strong belt to Db Heather Duke - Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer. Voice: Strong belt to C Martha Dunnstock - Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck”, the opposite of hot, confident, or popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection. Voice: Strong belt to E or F Ram Sweeney - Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G Kurt Kelly - Quarterback and Captain. Big, chiseled, rude, entitled, cocky. Mean, thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram. Voice: Tenor, strong belt to Ab or A Adult Characters - Ram's Dad, Big Bug Dean, Coach Ripper, Ms. Fleming, Veronica's Mom, Kurt's Dad, Veronica's Dad, Principal Gowan Featured Chorus - Bitter Geek, Blowdried Preppy, Hipster Dork, Goth Girl, Stoner Chick, Young Republicanette

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Auditions - Ages 18+

Audition Date:  May 1, 2022

Audition Time: 6:30-9:00

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Produced by Jo Ann Ventor

Submissions for writers coming soon...

Show dates: July 21st - 23rd, 2023

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Auditions - Ages 12-18

Audition Date: Week of June 1st

Audition Time: TBD

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Directed by Benjamin Yates

Production Assistant is Sam Franz

Show dates: August 10th - 13th, 2023

Rehearsals: To Be Determined

What to Prepare - Audition materials will be posted in 2023.

Show Information - When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach... and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.

Character Information -

Ladahlord - A strange, magical storyteller. Often inserts himself into the story, in disguise, to help push the action forward; Gender: Male Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2 James - A lonely young boy who lacks confidence. Having lost both his parents in a freak accident, he feels he belongs nowhere in the world. However, when given the right encouragement he becomes resourceful and innovative. A good friend; Gender: Male Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Spiker - James' mean aunt. A thief and a scoundrel. Shrewd and opportunistic. Very tall and thin; Gender: Female Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: F#3 Sponge - James' other mean aunt. Also a thief and a scoundrel, but not nearly as bright as her sister. Very corpulent, she often has her mind on food; Gender: Female Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: F#3 Spider - A normal spider who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Her husband was killed and eaten by Spiker and Sponge. She is warm and friendly to James; Gender: Female Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Green Grasshopper - A wizened grasshopper who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. An excellent musician. Has his eye on Ladybug; Gender: Male Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C3 Centipede - An ornery centipede who becomes human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Hates humans, in part because Spiker and Sponge fumigated his family. Prickly and rude, everyone thinks he is a pest;Gender: Male Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C3 Ladybug - A motherly ladybug who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. Respectable and classy, she has a warm, caring heart. Has her eye on Grasshopper; Gender: Female Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Earthworm - An earthworm who has become human-sized after eating a crocodile tongue. A bit of a scaredy-cat. He is neurotic and worried about everything, but is very friendly and brave when called upon; Gender: Male Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C2 Ensemble - Crowd, Karl Kreatour, Reporters, Vagrants, Garden Guild, Bobby-Cops, Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompas, Hollywood Agents, Seaugulls, New Yorkers; Gender: Any

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Auditions - Adults Only

Audition Date: Sunday evening, May 14, 2023

Audition Time:  7:00pm-9:00pm

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

 

Written by Dale Wasserman

Based on the novel by Ken Kesey

Directed by Peter Curley

Show dates: August 24th - September 3rd, 2023

Rehearsals: To Be Determined

What to Prepare - Audition materials will be posted in 2023.

Show Information This stage adaptation of Ken Kesey's celebrated novel explores the brutality of life in a mental institution with humor, candor, and unforgettable characters. After being convicted of a petty crime, a charming, rebellious rogue named McMurphy contrives to serve his short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison. This, he soon learns, was a mistake. He immediately clashes with the authoritarian head nurse, a fierce martinet named Nurse Ratched. Despite Ratched's strict reign, McMurphy quickly takes over the yard, leading others out of introversion, staging a revolt so that they can see the World Series on television, and arranging a rollicking midnight party with liquor and women. But McMurphy's brash insubordination has its consequences; Ratched ultimately triumphs by subjecting McMurphy to a frontal lobotomy.

Character Information -

RANDLE P. MCMURPHY - Fun-loving con man, backroom brawler, emotionally scarred, sentenced to prison work but chose the hospital instead; Gender: MALE NURSE RATCHED - Head of the hospital, authoritative and domineering, strict, slightly masculine; must be capable of physical action; Gender: FEMALE CHIEF BROMDEN - Narrator; ward patient; should be tall and big-boned, hospitalized at least 10 years; suffers from paranoia and hallucinations; pessimistic about society; Gender: MALE AIDE WARREN - On staff, described as African American, works for Nurse Ratched; Gender: MALE AIDE WILLIAMS - On staff, described as African American, works for Nurse Ratched; Gender: MALE; NURSE FLINN - Fearful, young, attractive, works for Nurse Ratched, deeply religious; Gender: FEMALE DALE HARDING - Ward patient, well-educated, mature, effeminate, committed himself to the hospital; Gender: MALE BILLY BIBBIT - Ward patient, shy, unmarried, a virgin, dominated by his mother; Gender: MALE SCANLON - Ward patient, involuntarily committed to the hospital, he fantasizes about blowing things up; Gender: MALE CHESWICK - Ward patient, one of the acutes, always looking for someone to back up his ideas; Gender: MALE MARTINI - Ward patient, delusional, constantly laughing; Gender: MALE RUCKLEY - Ward patient, chronic, has undergone excessive electroshock therapy; Gender: MALE DR. SPIVEY - The doctor for the ward; a pushover; bends to the will of Nurse Ratched; Gender: MALE AIDE TURKLE - Staff at the hospital; elderly; bribed by McMurphy to arrange the Ward party; Gender: MALE CANDY STARR - Prostitute from Portland, physically attractive, passive, kind; Gender: FEMALE SANDRA - Friend to Candy; Older than and not as attractive as Candy; attends the ward party; Gender: FEMALE