Thursday, August 18, 2011


New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts
New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts: ENCORE! Musical Theater Project:
A Teen Musical Theater Ensemble
Announces AUDITIONS for Children of Eden
to perform at Westminster Arts Center, in January.

Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John Caird
Directed by Corinna Sowers-Adler
Musical Director Terri Gorgone

The New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts announces auditions for their Encore! Musical Theater Project’s next production: Children of Eden,
a musical parable written by the creators of Godspell, Pippin and Les Miserables.   

Children of Eden is a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and their search for understanding based on the Book of Genesis.  Although based on the Book of Genesis, it freely deviates in many details, and is a story of parents and children without a specifically religious point-of-view.

WHEN: Thursday, September 8, between 6 and 9 PM; Sign up will begin at 5 PM
New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts, 593 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield NJ.

This musical teen ensemble will be comprised of 25 intermediate to advanced musical theater teens (grades 7–12) who are ready for a professional-level experience. They will be directed by Corinna Sowers-Adler, with musical director Terri Gorgone, both of whom collaborated on the previous Encore! productions of  13 The Musical and The Apple Tree.   "We have created a place where musical theater kids can grow creatively as artists, and as people, and bring it all to the community," said NJSDA Co-Director Beth Baur.

You will be asked to

  • Sing 16 bars from a musical theater song (please bring sheet music in the correct key),
  • Perform a monologue no longer than 1 minute
  • Be prepared for a short dance audition. 

Please note that this is a tuition-based program

Rehearsals will be on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM beginning September 15. There will also be rehearsals on select Sundays. 

The show’s run is two nightsFriday, January 13, and Saturday, January 14, at 8:00 PM. The shows will be performed at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College. 

The NJ School of Dramatic Arts is a 501(c)3 not for profit educational organization.  For more information, please call 973.566.9700 or visit their web site at