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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 8-13

Audition Date: August 28th

Audition Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Music and Lyrics by Tim Rice and Elton John

Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi

Directed by Dani Van Kampen

Music Direction by Anthony Bevilacqua

Production Assistant is Brooke Olsen

Show dates: October 27th - 30th

Rehearsals: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:45pm - 6:45pm, Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm

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.  Be prepared to have a short dance call.

Show Information - The Lion King tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands. However, after Simba's paternal uncle, Scar, kills Mufasa to seize the throne, Simba flees into exile. Simba grows up in the company of the carefree outcasts Timon and Pumbaa, and learns the true meaning of friendship and leadership.

Character Information -

Rafiki - A wise mandrill who acts as healer of the Pridelands and guides Simba on his journey home. She is an omniscient character, evoking an air of mystery.; Gender: Female Vocal Range Top: C5 Vocal Range Bottom: A3 Mufasa - The strong, honorable, and wise lion who leads the Pridelands. Mufasa should command respect onstage and also show tenderness with his son, Simba.; Gender: Male Vocal Range Top: C5 Vocal Range Bottom: B3 Sarabi - A featured lioness, Mufasa's mate, and Simba's mother.; Gender: Female Zazu - The anxious yet loyal assistant to Mufasa who is always busy trying to do his duty.; Gender: Any Scar: The antagonist of the show, overcome with jealousy of his brother, Mufasa, and nephew, Simba. Coldhearted and wickedly intelligent, he will stop at nothing to become king of the Pridelands.; Gender: Male Vocal Range Top: A4 Vocal Range Bottom: A3 Young Simba - The protagonist of the story, is an adventurous and endearing cub who can't wait to be king of the Pridelands. Simba is playful, energetic, and naive, but after his father Mufasa's death, Simba struggles with shame and his destiny.; Gender: Male Vocal Range Top: E5 Vocal Range Bottom: B3 Simba - Grows from a cub to lion in "Hakuna Matata." Older Simba has more complex moments as he reunites with Nala, mourns his father, and returns to confront Scar.; Gender: Male Vocal Range Top: E5 Vocal Range Bottom: B3 Young Nala - A courageous lion and Young Simba's best friend. She is not afraid to speak her mind.; Gender: Female Vocal Range Top: C5 Vocal Range Bottom: A3 Nala: Grows from a cub to a lioness before she confronts Scar.; Gender: Female Vocal Range Top: E5 Vocal Range Bottom: G3 Shenzi - One of Scar's hyenas who plot to take over the Pridelands. She is the sassy one of the trio and is always looking out for herself.; Gender - Female Banzai - A slick yet childish hyena who works for Scar. He would be the leader of the group if hyenas weren't so lazy.; Gender: Male Ed - The third member of Scar's trio of lackeys. He has a loud, cackling laugh that is his only form of communication.; Gender: Any Timon - An outcast meerkat who lives in the jungle with Pumbaa. He is afraid of his own shadow, but pretends to be the confident, relaxed leader of the duo.; Gender: Any Vocal Range Top: B4 Vocal Range Bottom: B3 Pumbaa - A kindhearted, sensitive warthog who enjoys his simple life of grubs and relaxation.; Gender: Any Vocal Range Top: G5 Vocal Range Bottom: D4 Ensemble - Members of the Pride Lands, Lionesses, Hyenas

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Auditions - Ages 12-18

Audition Date: September 18th, 2022

Audition Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Written by Qui Nguyen

Directed by Sam Franz

Production Assistant is Timothy DenBleyker

Show dates: November 17th-20th

Rehearsals: Thursdays and Fridays 6:30-8:30 and Saturdays 1:00-4:00

What to Prepare - Please see the posted audition materials associated with characters you are interested in playing.

Show Information - She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Character Information -

Narrator – A mysterious woman who speaks a lot like Cate Blanchett from The Lord of the Rings. Tilly Evans/ Tillius the Paladin – 15. A nerdy, tomboy and closeted lesbian in real life who is obsessed with Dungeons and Dragons. She is famous among the geek crowd at her school. In the world of D&D, she’s a level 20 Paladin, Healer of wounds and protector of lights; aka not to be messed with. She’s spunky, powerful, agile and brings a young energy and fresh spirit. She dies at the very start of the show. The character that shows up in the play is a creation of Agnes’s imagination. Agnes Evans – 18. Tilly’s older sister. At first an average girl, of average height, of average weight, and average build. Has no knowledge of the D&D culture. By her junior year, she has transformed into “magnificent cheerleadery.” In her Senior year, she discovers Tilly’s D&D book and wants to play it. Chuck – A dorky freshmen, outspoken but self-aware nerd who loves the “Grunge Rocker roadie” look, a D&D enthusiast, also goes by the name “DM Biggs”. He is employed at the local game store and knew Tilly during her life. He acts the Dungeon Master for the game Agnes plays Miles – 18, Agnes’ boyfriend, not at all into “nerd culture”. He is a football player, and very sweet. He tries very hard. He’s just your average square kinda guy who can come off as being very frat. He genuinely loves Agnes and is a caring guy. Lilith Morningstar/Lily – 16. Her DnD Character class: Demon Queen. Acts as her party’s muscle. Has probably been alive for eternity. Also very sarcastic, serious and self-aware. In the real world, Lily is an average, modest teenager who wears glasses. Kaliope Darkwalker/Kelly – 15. Her D&D Character is a Dark Elf. Acts as the party’s master tracker, lock picker, magic-user, and all-around elven ass-kicker. She’s athletic, a waywatcher and navigator. Very analytical. She gives off earthy vibes. Ronnie is her older brother. Orcus/Ronnie – 17. His D&D character is a red demon. Has probably been alive for eternity. Former Overlord of the Underworld and current couch potato. He’s the comic relief of the party. In the real world, Ronnie is a normal sloppy teenager. His sister is Kelly. Vera/The Beholder – 18. Agnes’s best friend and fellow cheerleader, but would rather be with the punk-rockers. Steve – 15. Character Class: Mage. Adventurer supreme. He is dorky both in D&D and the real world. Farrah – A little forest faerie. Appears very young. She’s adorable, but she’s actually an angry savage in a small package. Evil Gabbi – 15, Evil succubi cheerleader and a great dancer. Tilly’s vision of pure evil; the epitome of fake-nice preppy girl. She appears as normal a cheerleader that tormented Tilly as well as a succubi cheerleader in the D&D game. Evil Tina – 15, Evil succubi cheerleader and a great dancer. Tilly’s vision of pure evil; the epitome of fake-nice preppy girl. She appears as normal a cheerleader that tormented Tilly as well as a succubi cheerleader in the D&D game. Ensemble characters: D&D Monsters, Bugbears, Succubi Cheer Squad, the Gelatinous cube, Tiamat (the five-headed dragon)

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Auditions - Ages 14-18

Audition Date: September 11th, 2022

Audition Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Adapted from Stephen King's 1974 novel Carrie

Book by Lawrence D. Cohen

Lyrics by Dean Pitchford

Music by Michael Gore

Directed by Connor Introna and Katie Toledo

Music Direction by Marc Vincent

Choreographed by Katie Toledo

Show dates: December 1st - 4th

Rehearsals: 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6:00-8:30

Sundays 9/25,10/16,10/23,11/6,11/13,11/27  2:00-4:30

Sundays 10/2, 10/9, 10/30, 11/20  6:00-8:30

What to Prepare - Please review posted audition materials in advance of auditions. They are marked by character in the Google Drive folder linked under the audition image.

*Please be advised that there will be a brief dance call during this audition. When submitting virtual audition materials, include a video recording of the provided dance combination or another demonstration of your dance ability.*

Show Information - Carrie White is a teenage outcast who longs to fit in. At school, she’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's dominated by her loving but cruelly controlling mother. What none of them know is that Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.

Character Information -

CARRIE WHITE Female Painfully shy outsider who, in spite of her best efforts to belong, has been a victim of her classmates’ cruel jokes since childhood, as well as her mother’s strict, biblically- ordained control at home; transforms from ugly duckling into graceful, and then vengeful, swan; vocally, she must be capable of lyrical sweetness as well as fierce power. Mezzo-Soprano. MARGARET WHITE Female Woman of visceral extremes; balances her fervent religious convictions with equally sincere true-believer spirituality and tender, maternal love for Carrie; in the end, she proves to be a religious extremist; like Carrie, with whom she shares several duets, her voice must range from expressive and melodic to ferocious and frightening. Soprano. SUE SNELL Female A popular over achieving student. Her unthinking participation in a cruel act of bullying causes a crisis of conscience that leads her on a complicated emotional and psychological journey to make amends. Smart with just a touch of shrewd edge. The play is told through her memory. Vocally, she has a pop ballad voice that delivers sincerity and strength. Mezzo-Soprano. TOMMY ROSS Male Handsome, popular star athlete, and all around standout. Yet he also has unexpected, quirky sensitivity and is just starting to mine his personal life and feelings – a budding poet. Effortless pop tenor. CHRIS HARGENSEN Female Rich, spoiled, and dangerous. Loaded with sexual dynamite, and serious daddy and anger management issues. Her voice is pop/rock percussive: rangy and powerful. Must be an equally strong dancer. Implied sexual content. Mezzo-Soprano. BILLY NOLAN Male A dangerous, sexy, trashy, stupid-like-a-fox bad boy beholden to Chris’s bidding. His voice is that of a wailing rocker. Implied sexual content. Baritone. MISS GARDNER Female The girls’ no nonsense P.E. teacher. A tough disciplinarian, Carrie also arouses within her a surprising instinct to protect. Warm and powerful pop belt. MR. STEPHENS / REV. BLISS Male A still sexy English teacher and guidance counsellor not quite connected to the world of his students. Doubles as Reverend Bliss, the voice of a radio evangelist. NORMA Female A Bitchy gossip with an artistic hipster edge. Norma is second-in-command to Chris’ queen bee. FRIEDA Female Sue’s sometime friend. A drama dork, she’s an easy going, get-along follower and a tireless extracurricular committee volunteer. HELEN Female A leggy cheerleader. Giggly and easily shocked, her immaturity and need to belong make her the perfect example of the herd mentality. GEORGE Male A jock. Preppy. Somewhat unsure. Tommy’s wingman since childhood. STOKES Male A bit of a nerd, he’s happy to be sometimes included as one of Tommy’s posse. ENSEMBLE - Students, Sue’s Interrogators

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Auditions - Ages 8-13

Audition Date: October 10th, 2022

Audition Time: 3:30-6:00

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman

Book by Julian Fellowes

Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles & Anthony Drewe

Directed by Danielle Kelly

Music Direction by Anthony Bevilacqua

Choreographed by Becci Tank

Production Assistant is Meghan Shay

Show dates: December 15th - 18th

Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 and Saturdays 10:30-12:30

What to Prepare - Audition materials will be posted soon!

Show Information - The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

Character Information -

Mary Poppins - Jane and Michael Banks’s new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet very particular, and sometimes a little frightening, but she is always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says; Gender: Female Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Bert - The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert is a chimney sweep and a sidewalk artist, among many other occupations. With a twinkle in his eye and a skip in his step, Bert watches over the children and the goings-on around Cherry Tree Lane. He is a song-and-dance man with oodles of charm who is wise beyond his years; Gender: Male Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: B2 George Banks - Husband to Winifred and father to Jane and Michael, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding "precision and order" in his household, he is a pip-and-slippers man who doesn't have much to do with his children and believes that Miss Andrew, his cruel, strict childhood nanny, gave him the perfect upbringing. George's emotional armor, however off-putting, conceals a sensitive soul; Gender: Male Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2 Winifred Banks George's wife and Jane and Michael's mother. She is a loving homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband's social aspirations while striving to be a model wife and mother; Gender: Female Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: A3 Jane Banks - The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness; Gender: Female Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: A3 Michael Banks - The cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and longs desperately for his attention. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents; Gender: Male Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3 Mrs. Brill - The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked, she’s always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath; Gender: female Robertson Ay - The houseboy to the Banks family. Forgetful and clumsy, he often bungles simple tasks; Gender: male Ensemble Groups & Featured Roles - Katie Nanna, Park Strollers, Statues, Neleus, Bird Woman, Honeybees, Clerks, Miss Smythe, Chariman, Von Hussler, John Northbrook, Vagrants, Buskers, Passerby, Mrs. Corry, Customers, Miss Andrew, Kite Flyers, Chimney Sweeps, Policeman and the Messenger.

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Auditions - Ages 18+

Audition Date: Week of February 1st, 2023

Audition Time: TBD

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

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: To Be Determined
 

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

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: Week of March 1st, 2023

Audition Time: TBD

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 20th - 23rd

Rehearsals: To Be Determined

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

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: Week of October 17th, 2022

Audition Time: TBD

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Submissions for writers and applications for directors coming soon...

Show Dates: April 27th - 30th, 2023

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Auditions - Ages 18+

Audition Date: Week of March 1st, 2023

Audition Time: TBD

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

Show dates: May 11th - 21st, 2023

Rehearsals: To Be Determined

What to Prepare - Audition materials will be posted soon!

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: Week of April 24th, 2023

Audition Time: TBD

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: To Be Determined

What to Prepare - Audition materials will be posted soon!

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: Week of March 1st, 2023

Audition Time: TBD

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Directed by Sam Franz

Choreographed by Brendan Stackhouse

Production Assistant is Tim DenBleyker

Show dates: June 22nd - 25th

Rehearsals: To Be Determined

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: Week of April 24th, 2022

Audition Time: TBD

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR THIS PRODUCTION

Location: 

StageWorks at Studio 237

237 Hamburg Turnpike

Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

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.

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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: 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

 

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.

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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