Friday, August 23, 2019

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Holding Annual Open House for Entire Communityn September 8

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Free Open House

WHEN: Sunday, September 8, 1–4 pm
WHERE:
Kaplen JCC, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
ACMISSION: free

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will hold its annual Open House for the entire community, where members and guests can sample classes, take part in the Thurnauer School of Music’s instrument petting zoo and enjoy a bounce house, a balloonologist, face painters (below, right), roaming entertainers and more. There will also be giveaways and special one-day-only discounts.

Current and prospective members are all welcome and can enjoy the JCC fitness centers, outdoor pool and splash park, gyms, nursery school playgrounds, tumble room, tennis and racquetball courts, and the JCC fields as part of their Open House experience.

Sample classes for children that will be showcased at the event include dance, drama and young singer demos and workshops, Stavri Tennis Academy workshops, crafting classes, an Israel art project, Neil Klatskin Summer camp activities, the instrument petting zoo (below, right) and an introduction to the new Musikgarten music program, filled with exciting songs, musical movement, and dramatic play and storytelling.

Teens can enjoy a Zumba demo (left), Stavri Tennis demos, crafting, an Israeli art project, and an introduction to the Idea School Makerspace. Sample classes and demonstrations for adults will include Zumba, kettlebells, boot camp, and Ironbound boxing classes, as well as core and total body conditioning workshops; a speed training event, nutrition and acupuncture consultations with the Graf Center for Integrative Medicine, in association with Englewood Health; complimentary chair massages and facial evaluations by JCC spa professionals, and the chance to speak with certified personal trainers to discuss personal fitness questions.

Adult visitors will also be given demos and samples of Repechage spa products, a revitalizing seaweed-based skin care line available at the Spa.

JCC representatives will be on hand to speak about JCC programs and membership, give guided tours of the facilities, and help with class registration.

The JCC is also offering a special promotion in connection with the event. People will have the opportunity to get $150 off membership if they join by October 31st; and, as an added incentive, if they join at the Open House, they will receive $50 in JCC Cash. Members who refer a friend will also receive $50 in JCC Cash, along with the friend they refer.

Programs and facilities available to JCC members include 2 state-of-the-art fitness centers, outdoor splash park & pools (left), year-round indoor pools, more than 90 free group exercise classes, CPR-trained swim instructors & lessons for all ages, a luxurious spa, free orientation & fitness assessment, basketball, racquetball & tennis courts, teen fitness center for ages 6-13, Early Childhood Center and nursery school, day camps, Thurnauer School of Music, School of Theater Arts, Dance school, cultural and educational programming for adults, and more.

For a full schedule of sample classes and times they will be offered, please visit http://www.jccotp.org/community. For more information, call the Membership Office at 201.408.1448 or email join@jccotp.org. Membership will be open from 10 am-4 pm on the day of the Open House.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

FREE EVENTS COMING UP @ TWO RIVER THEATER IN RED BANK

Adapted from the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
A co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Film Screening:

Roxanne

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug 27 |  7:00 PM
WHERE:
Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
ADMISSION: FREE
RSVP

Join us for a contemporary retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac in a special film screening of the 1987 romantic comedy Roxanne. Steve Martin, in a “thoroughly charming performance,” (The New York Times) is the witty, intelligent, charismatic, and brave small-town fire chief C.D. Bales.


Poetry Night at Johnny Jazz Park

WHEN: Tuesday, Sep 10 |  6:30 PM 
ADMISSION:
FREE
RSVP

Cyrano tries to woo his childhood sweetheart, Roxane through wit and words. Join us as members of our community read love poems throughout the centuries.

In partnership with Red Bank Parks and Recreation.


Adapting Cyrano for Modern Audiences

WHEN: Thursday, Sep 12 |  7:00 PM 
ADMISSION:
FREE
RSVP

Actor Jason O’Connell (playing Cyrano) will discuss how he and co-adapter Brenda Withers injected a contemporary sensibility and playful irreverence into their streamlined take on Rostand’s classic play, all while staying true to the spirit of the original.


BOOK CLUB: Cyrano

WHEN: Monday, Sep 23 |  6:30 PM 
ADMISSION:
FREE
RSVP

Written in the mid-17th Century by the real-life Cyrano de Bergerac, The Comical History of the States and Empires of the Worlds of the Moon and Sun, follows a character named Cyrano as he attempts to reach the moon and make contact with the civilization living 238,900 miles away.







CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR FAMILY HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”

AUDITIONS:

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

WHEN: Saturday, September 14, from 6 to 9PM and Sunday, September 15, from 1 to 5PM. Call backs, if needed, will be on Monday, September 16, from 3 to 6PM. No appointment is necessary.
WHERE:
Lackland Center Dance Studio at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown

All roles are available.

  • Those attending should bring sheet music and prepare a song appropriate to the material.
  • An accompanist will be provided.
  • Auditioning talent may also be asked to read from the script.
  • Sides will be provided.
  • Also, be prepared to move if a dance call is required.

REHEARSALS: begin September 29.
PERFORMANCES: November 29 to December 15.

For more details on Beauty and the Beast, visit centenarystageco.org or call the box office at (908) 979 – 0900.

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

For more information or to get tickets, visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 PM and two hours prior to all performances. The Centenary Stage Company box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Like and follow to receive the latest in CSC news and special offers.

The 2019-2020 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, Zonta Morristown Chapter and CSC corporate sponsors, including Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center with Atlantic Health System, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.            

Tickets for Individual Shows at Paper Mill Playhouse Available to the Public

New Jersey Theater Produces THREE Premieres in All-Musical Season

“Paper Mill Playhouse is thrilled to produce two world premieres and a New Jersey premiere as part of our all-musical lineup,” said Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director of the Millburn theater. “Producing new works is central to our vision of becoming recognized as one of the most important incubators of new musical projects. We're opening our doors to collaborate with and host the top talents of musical theater, both established artists like Andrew Lloyd Webber and up-and-coming playwrights and composers.

“Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2019-2020 season is one of the most exciting lineups in our theater’s history,” said Managing Director Michael Stotts, “and that’s thanks in large part to the support of our loyal subscribers, who take this journey with us every year. We hope even more people will join us next season and enjoy such benefits as access to the best seats in the house, at the best prices, before we sell out. With the support of our subscribers and donors, Paper Mill Playhouse can continue to be a leader in creating and producing world-class musical theater.”

CHASING RAINBOWS: The Road to Oz

Book by Marc Acito
Music Adapted by & Additional Music by David Libby
Conceived by & Additional Lyrics by Tina Marie Casamento
Directed & Choreographed by Denis Jones
Major Sponsor: Bank of America

WHEN: September 26–October 27

Before she burst onto the big screen as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was a young vaudeville trouper named Frances Gumm. In this highly anticipated new musical chronicling Garland’s early career from vaudeville baby to MGM teen star in the making, the road to Oz is paved with adversity. At its heart a story of love between a father and daughter, featuring such legendary songs as “Over the Rainbow,” “You Made Me Love You,” and “Everybody Sing,” Chasing Rainbows is a poignant coming-of-age tale about “the little girl with the big voice,” who went on to become one of the world’s most beloved entertainment icons. The show has already earned praise from Liza Minnelli, who said, “My mother said that her biography is in her music, and now a talented creative team is using that music to tell the story of her early years and her extraordinary rise to fame.”

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter
Directed by Mark S. Hoebee
Major Sponsor: The Goren Family and the Harmony Helper App

WHEN: November 20–December 29

This enchanting, Tony-nominated Broadway adaptation of the beloved musical will put a spell on audiences of all ages. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella showcases some of the songwriting duo’s loveliest tunes, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” as well as some new characters and surprising twists. Add a dash of fairytale romance, magical onstage transformations, and the iconic pumpkin and glass slippers—and you’re guaranteed to have a ball!

UNMASKED: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Written with Richard Curtis
Directed by Laurence Connor
Choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter
Major Sponsor: JPMorgan Chase & Co.

WHEN: January 30–March 1

One of the most successful musical theater composers of all time takes audiences on a behind-the-scenes journey in Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Written with Richard Curtis and directed by Laurence Connor, Unmasked is a not-always-reverential look at Andrew’s life and musical career. You’ll hear his best-loved work, including classics from Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and Sunset Boulevard, in sometimes new and unexpected ways. This new production will also feature new material and rediscovered gems, along with the history of their creation intertwined with Andrew’s extraordinary personal story.

SISTER ACT

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture Sister Act Written by Joseph Howard

WHEN: April 1–April 26

Based on the 1992 hit film, this feel-good musical comedy smash sizzles with powerful music, spectacular dancing, and a story brimming with heart. The madcap plot is set in motion when disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and must go into hiding in a convent—where she clashes, hilariously, with cloistered life. Deloris inspires the sisters with her soulful style, but the church choir’s newfound fame attracts the attention of the bad guys. Featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), the musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

THE WANDERER

Book by Charles Messina
Choreographed by Sarah O’Gleby
Directed by Kenneth Ferone
Signature Support: The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation

WHEN: May 28–June 28

Dion. One name set the standard of cool for a generation. But how does a kid from the Bronx make it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? In The Wanderer, the incredible musical journey of a troubled young man turned teenage heartthrob (and, ultimately, rock and roll icon) is told in intimate and no-holds-barred detail. Dion’s music helped define a generation of rock and rollers. His lifelong battle with addiction shed a stark light on the darker side of fame and success. This musical takes both subjects head on, set to the iconic sound of an incomparable era in American music, and celebrates the triumph of the human spirit against all odds. The Wanderer is the riveting true story of Dion, New York’s rebel king, the man Bruce Springsteen calls “the link between Frank Sinatra and rock and roll.”

WHEN: Wednesday through Sunday
WHERE: Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn
TICKETS: Three, four and five-show subscription packages are available now starting at just $111. Each subscription package includes a different level of special benefits (see www.PaperMill.org for details). Youth subscriptions are available for children ages 4-18 with the purchase of an adult subscription with accessible discount pricing. Single tickets will start at just $35.
Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, or at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org.  Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. 
Groups of ten or more can receive up to a 40% discount on tickets and should call 973.315.1680. Titles, casting and dates subject to change.

The Bill Mays Trio swings into Rutherfurd Hall this Friday

THE BILL MAYS TRIO

WHEN: Friday, August 23, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE:
Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517, Allamuchy, NJ 07820. GPS (Hackettstown, NJ) Exit 19, Just off Interstate 80
TICKETS: $22.50 Advance / $27.50 Door
www.RutherfurdHall.org

An amazing award-winning pianist from the Navy to Hollywood to TV shows from composing and arranging with all the greats comes Grammy-nominated arranger, pianist and producer of Kerouac (Mark Murphy/Muse) and most valuable player. Performance grants from meet the composer, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation N.E.A. PennPat. Looking back makes me also want to look ahead and I eagerly anticipate the next musical adventure.

Bill will be joined by Martin Wind on bass and Matt Wilson on drums.

WHAT’S NEW @ THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM

Exhibition
Legacy: Selections from the Gillett G. Griffin Collection
WHEN: Through October 6
WHERE:
Princeton University, Princeton. Tours meet at the Museum entrance.

Gillett G. Griffin (1928–2016) was a respected curator, scholar, collector, and beloved teacher at Princeton for fifty-two years. This exhibition presents a selection of artworks and artifacts from the thousands that he gave to the Museum, including Greek, Roman, Egyptian, ancient Near Eastern, Islamic, African, Chinese, Japanese, and Pre-Columbian antiquities, and European and American prints, drawings, and sculptures. Join us Sunday, September 1, as docent Maxine Lampert leads an in-depth tour of the exhibition.

Museum News
Science Meets Art

In its continuing effort to study and preserve works of art, the Museum recently added a powerful new stereo microscope and lighting kit for the examination and documentation of surfaces under high magnification. See the microscope being installed and in use here.

Museum News
Inaugural Partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Last month the Princeton University Art Museum hosted students and faculty from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country in an inaugural partnership with the HBCU Alliance of Museums and Art Galleries. Participants exchanged ideas with the Museum’s director and curators, created formal exhibition proposals using works by African American artists in the Art Museum’s collections, traveled to New York to visit cultural institutions, and met with other arts and culture leaders.

On View
Women Artists and Abstraction
Works on Paper Study Room

Women Artists and Abstraction features works on paper and photographs by women artists who have contributed to the development of abstraction as a visual language from the postwar era to the present. This installation complements the Museum’s special exhibition Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity, on view through October 20.

Late Thursdays
Nassau Street Sampler
WHEN: Thursday, September 12, 5–8 p.m.

Celebrate the beginning of the fall semester at the eleventh annual Nassau Street Sampler. Visit our galleries and taste offerings from local restaurants while enjoying musical performances by some of Princeton’s beloved student groups.

Save the Date
Art@Bainbridge Block Party
WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Historic Bainbridge House on Nassau Street has been lovingly restored and will reopen to the public as an intimate gallery space, Art@Bainbridge, where the Museum will present work by emerging contemporary artists. Join us and our Nassau Street neighbors for live music, exhibition tours, and family-friendly activities.

CREDITS
Late Formative, Xochipala, Central Mexico, Guerrero, 400 B.C.–A.D. 200. Standing woman. Bequest of Gillett G. Griffin. Photo by John Bigelow Taylor
Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications, Princeton University
Alice Baber, The Jaguar Crosses the Rainbow Desert: Sacred Space Series, 1980. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of the Alice Baber Estate through Norbert N. Nelson, Executor, Class of 1950. © Alice Baber Estate

September 9 Deadline to Enter 8th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at NJPAC

Image result for sarah vaughanTime Is Running Out to Enter The 8th Annual

Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

Deadline: Monday, September 9 at 5PM

Vocalists are invited to submit applications at sarahvaughancompetition.com

For the eighth consecutive year, singers from around the world will gather online to compete in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (aka the "SASSY" Awards)—a 21st century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah "Sassy" Vaughan, more than 75 years ago.

The competition at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents the contest as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival (November 9-24) supported by TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® – an annual celebration that fills both the NJPAC campus and venues throughout Newark with every kind of jazz. This year's finals will take place on Sunday, November 24 at 3PM in NJPAC's Victoria Theater, where the five finalists will compete for the top prize. “This esteemed event provides a platform for today’s outstanding jazz singers and gives audiences an early glimpse at tomorrow’s jazz stars,” writes Jazziz Magazine.

"Sarah Vaughan's artistry is timeless and irreplaceable. The great joy of this jazz vocal competition is discovering the extraordinary voices who will carry her legacy forward," said John Schreiber, NJPAC's President and CEO.

The SASSY Awards are a truly international competition and one of the only global vocal competitions of its kind. In the past few years, finalists have included Oleg Akkuratov (Russia), Deelee Dubé (England), and Sinne Eeg (Denmark). "We're thrilled that every season hundreds of singers from around the world, each in their unique way, advance the future of the music by entering this competition," Schreiber added. "We couldn't be happier that Sarah Vaughan continues to inspire musicians and music lovers via the SASSY Awards."

The competition has become a platform for a single outstanding jazz singer to gain widespread recognition in the music industry. Past winners include Cyrille Aimée, Jazzmeia Horn (winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Competition), Ashleigh Smith, Arianna Neikrug, Deelee Dubé, Quiana Lynell, and last year's winner, Laurin Talese, who performed at the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival as part of her triumphant win in last year's competition.

Vocalists (all genders welcome) ages 16 or older who are not currently signed to a major record label can enter by submitting at least three recordings at saarahvaughancompetition.com.

The Five finalists, who will be announced on Oct. 15, will perform at NJPAC before a panel of judges that includes multi-Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride, Grammy- and Tony Award-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocalist Jane Monheit, WBGO weekend host Monifa Brown, and award-winning producer Matt Pierson. The competition is hosted by WBGO's morning show host, Gary Walker. Think you have what it takes? The judges are looking for vocal quality, musicality, technique, performance, individuality, artistic interpretation – and the ability to swing. The grand prize winner of the coveted SASSY Award will receive a $5,000 cash prize plus a performance slot at the 2020 Newport Jazz Festival.

The incomparable singer Sarah Vaughan was born in Newark in 1924 and was known as "Sassy" throughout her life for her vibrant personality. After winning the top prize of $10 at the Apollo Theater's amateur night at age 18 in 1942, she went on to record with the greatest names in jazz, including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Billy Eckstine and countless others.

Tickets are on sale now at njpac.org, or by phone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722).

PASSAGE THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2019-2020 SEASON

WHEN: Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm during the first weekend of a run, and Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 3pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3pm during the second and third weekends.
WHERE:
The Mill Hill Playhouse located at 205 E. Front Street, at the corner of Montgomery Street in Trenton, NJ. Free on-street parking.
TICKETS: $13 - $33 ($38 Saturday night). Student, group and senior discounts available. To purchase tickets, call (609) 392-0766, or visit www.passagetheatre.org

Eight-time Theatre Philadelphia 2019 Barrymore Award nominee, Passage Theatre Company is thrilled to announce their 2019-2020 season! Now in its 34th season, Passage continues to produce dynamic and thought-provoking new plays for our its diverse community.

The season begins with Dauphin Island, written by Jeffry Chastang, a tale of how two very different people are brought together in a twist of fate. When Selwyn’s car breaks down in the middle of the Alabama woods, he is relieved to find Kendra’s home tucked away beneath the trees. Thrown together by circumstance and hiding from painful pasts, both Selwyn and Kendra learn what it means to find acceptance in a stranger. Directed by Amina Robinson, Dauphin Island will run October 10th – 27th.

Two shows appear this season as part of Passage’s Solo Flights series. The first Solo Flight is Sorta Rican, written and performed by Miss Angelina. Miss Angelina is not your typical Latina. She’s half Puerto Rican, half Italian and totally Americanized. And her Spanish? No Bueno! Sorta Rican is her journey of coming to terms with her identity as a Latina. Weaving Hip Hop lyrics, Salsa steps and Caribbean beats throughout her tale, she learns a ton about Latino culture, but even more about herself. Sorta Rican runs from November 15th – 17th.

The second Solo Flight is Mother (and me), written and performed by Melinda Buckley. A fast-paced, humorous and heart-felt show, Mother (and me) uses the power of theater to bring people together around the issue of Alzheimer's and the struggles families face while caring for a loved one. Mother (and me) runs from March 20th – 22nd.

The season will conclude with A Twist of Water, written by Caitlin Parrish and directed by Michael Osinski. In this show, Noah, a widowed history teacher, struggles to find hope in the wake of his husband’s death. When their adopted daughter Jira decides that she wants to seek out her birth mother, Noah and Jira are forced to re-examine both their own identities and their relationship to each other. Set against the backdrop of Chicago, this poignant play explores the definition of family and the love we find when we allow ourselves to heal. A Twist of Water will run April 30th – May 17th.

Passage Theatre, Artistic Director, C. Ryanne Domingues says “This season’s shows all grapple with the question of where we come from. Our pasts, our families, and the places we grew up all have a huge impact on who we are and how we shape our futures. The shows explore these subjects in warm-hearted, humorous, and uplifting ways, and I can’t wait to share them with our audience!”

Passage Theatre’s mainstage season is made possible in part by the N.J. State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the NEA; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; The City of Trenton; WIMG 1300; The Curtis McGraw Foundation; The James Kerney Foundation; PNC Bank; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Otsuka Pharmaceutical; The Bunbury Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation; NJ Council for the Humanities; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; The Shubert Foundation; and Mary G. Roebling Foundation.

GET TIX NOW FOR THIS ONE-NIGHT ONLY EVENT @ RHINO THEATRE

This ONE NITE ONLY event is sure to sell out!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Click HERE

www.RhinoTheatre.com

“Pipeline” rehearsals have begun! Get your tickets today.

MST: Mile Square Theatre

Pipeline: A powerful look at class and race in American education

Pipeline
by Dominique Morisseau

WHEN: Sept. 11 - Oct. 6
WHERE:
GET TICKETS

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? Learn More

Pipeline confirms Dominique Morisseau’s reputation as a playwright of piercing eloquence.” —Ben Brantley, New York Times

Recommended for ages 14 and up.
Estimated run time: 90 minutes no intermission

AUDITIONS for “LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL” in Holmdel

AUDITIONS:

Little Women the Musical

Book by Allan Knee
Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Director Samantha Saltzman
Musical Director Randy Hurst

WHEN: Wednesday September 4th 6-9 PM, Thursday September 5th 6-9 PM. Callbacks September 8th 1-4 PM. PLEASE EMAIL auditionhtc@gmail.com FOR AN AUDITION DATE AND TIME.
WHERE: 36 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel
If you have any questions or concerns, please CONTACT US
PRODUCTION DATES: November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

Casting Little Women the Musical with music by Jason Howland, book by Allan Knee, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. Based on the classic book penned by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women the Musical follows the four March sisters and their beloved Marmee in Concord, Massachusetts while their father serves in the Union Army at the crux of the Civil War. Nominated for Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, Little Women the Musical is a heartwarming story of love and family guaranteed to bring laughter, tears, and lift your spirits during this cozy time of year.

Please prepare 32 bars of one musical theatre song in the style of the show and 32 bars of one song of choice showing range.

THE ROLES

Jo March (18-23) - Our story's protagonist. Passionate, adventurous, and brave. She has the idea of writing Little Women and eventually becomes engaged to Professor Bhaer. Range: E3 - A5.

Professor Bhaer (35-45) - German Professor who exemplifies proper manners. He is a boarder in Mrs. Kirk's boarding house and eventually falls in love with Jo. Range: G2-F#4.

Amy March (14-18) - The youngest, most energetic sister with a rather pompous air about her. She later marries Laurie. Can double as Troll. Range: Cb4-Gb5

Meg March (21-25) - The world-weary, yet hopeful, oldest sister who yearns for a great life. She marries John and has twins with him. Can double as Clarissa. Range: A#3-Gb5.

Beth March (17-21) - The second youngest sister who tragically dies of Scarlet Fever. Peace-maker, lover, and an optimist who is always encouraging her sisters to dream. Can double as Rodrigo II. Range: A3-G5.

Marmee March (30-50) - The girls' mother. She is the strong backbone of the family, who is courageous in spite of the difficult odds she faces. Can double as Hag. Range: Eb3-Eb5.

Theodore "Laurie" Laurence (18-23) - The bright-eyed boy-next-door with considerable charm. He loves Jo but later falls in love with Amy. Range: Bb2-Bb4.

Aunt March (45-60) - A formidable, over-bearing matron and great-aunt to the March sisters. The wealthy socialite in town. Can double as Mrs. Kirk. Range: E3-F5.

Mr. John Brooke (30-50) - Laurie's tutor and a rather stiff man; shows very little emotion. He later marries Meg and changes. Range: C#3-F#4.

NON-TRADITIONAL CASTING. Actors of of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. AEA members may audition for possible Guest Appearance Contract. For non-equity actors, there will be a small stipend available.

Free Lecture: How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleepless in Seattle: How to get a good night’s sleep
Speaker: Dr. James R. Fedich, DC

WHEN: AUGUST 28, 2019, AT 7:00 PM
WHERE:
Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517, Allamuchy
NO RESERVATION REQUIRED