Thursday, August 23, 2012


New Jersey School of Dramatic ArtsAUDITION NOTICE:

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts ENCORE! Musical Theater Project:
A Tween/Teen Musical Theater Ensemble announces auditions for


Putnamcountyspellingbeealbumcover.jpgTHE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Music and lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Additional material by Jay Reiss
Directed by Corinna Sowers-Adler
Musical director Terri Gorgone

WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 6-9 PM; Sign up will begin at 5 PM.
: New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts, 593 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield NJ.

The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups.

Auditioners 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

This musical tween/teen ensemble will be comprised of 25 intermediate to advanced musical theater teens (grades 7–12) who are ready for a professional-level experience. Please note that this is a tuition based program.

Rehearsals will be on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM beginning September 20. There will also be rehearsals on select Sundays. The show’s run is two nights, Friday, January 11, and Saturday, January 12, at 8:00 PM. The shows will be performed at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College.

"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.

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