WHEN: MONDAY, SEP 21, 6- 9:30 pm; TUESDAY, SEP 22, 6 - 9:30 pm. (Callbacks) SUN, SEP 27 (5 pm-9:30 pm), 2015
WHERE: THE NEW JERSEY SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ARTS STUDIOS, 593 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, NJ
Contact: Beth Baur, Robert Sapoff, Directors New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts
AMERICAN IDIOT Performances will be on Jan 8, 9,10 (4 shows) at the Westminster Arts Theatre, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ.
The two-time TONY Award-winning hit musical American Idiot, based on Green Day's GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. American Idiot features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to execute the story line.
The musical will feature the amazing directing “dream team” from NYC's 20th anniversary production of RENT, Alex Perez and Charles Santoro!
Broadway, Off Broadway NYC Performance/Directing/Choreography credits include: Oz (Playhouse 91, Producers Club), Ultimate Drag Off (Times Square Arts Center, Reprise Room), Media Killed the Video Star (Dillons Lounge), Tryst (Promenade Theatre). Regional and other favorite directorial projects include; Arts Festival Oberhavel, Germany; Half and Half (Penguin Rep Theatre); Millbrook Playhouse (PA); Acting Manitou (Maine); Winter Wonderland (Thin Air Theatre Company, Cripple Creek Colorado). Performing credits include: De La Guarda ( Daryl RothTheatre), Capeman (Marquis), Lost Arryos, Rus ( HERE Arts Center ), and various others. Film & TV: Law & Order, Person of Interest, The Good Wife, One Life To Live, MTV Networks, etc. Alex is currently the Artistic Director and Founder of HT Musical Theatre in NJ, and enjoyed residencies as Acting Coach and Director at Saint Peters University, Ohana Arts in Honolulu, HI and Stagedoor Manor, NY. Throughout the years, Alex has earned awards for his work as Director/Choreographer and Performer including NJ ACT Perry Awards, Paper Mill Playhouse Awards and various festivals. Upcoming projects include: Altar Boyz at PorchLight Theatre and the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.
Charles recent NYC works are: Les Misérables, Disenchanted! The Musical, RENT, Clinton The Musical, Rocket Boys, Silence! The Musical, BCEFA Gyspy Awards, and Zapata! The Musical. Some others include: Chaplin, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, Bobby Cronin’s Daybreak, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Wedding Singer, Jesus Christ Superstar, Seussical the Musical, Joseph, and Smokey Joe’s Cafe. He has worked with artists such as Kerry Butler, Christine Pedi, Constantine Maroulis, Telly Leung and Brian d’Arcy James—just to name a few. This past year, Santoro was nominated for a few awards including Best Musical Director for his work on Cabaret.
Currently, Mr. Santoro teaches, composes, arranges, and orchestrates for an assortment of shows and events in the NJ and NYC area.
SEEKING: MATURE, Responsible, Strong performers (Ages 16-26) with pop/rock/r&b vocal skills, dance and movement ability and strong acting technique to participate in a NEW RECONFIGURED staging of the rock musical.
WHAT to PREPARE:
- 16 Bars (Verse & Chorus) of 2 rock/pop songs.
- BRING SHEET MUSIC in your correct key.
- If you play guitar, it is encouraged you accompany yourself. A piano accompanist will be provided. No a cappella auditions.
- Also be prepared to Dance at Callbacks. (Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip-Punk)
Founded in 2004, the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts (www.njactors.org) in Bloomfield, NJ has provided comprehensive professional acting training for adults, teens and children. More than 3,000 students, some of whom have gone on to pursue professional acting careers, have taken classes at the school since it opened its doors ten years ago.