Wednesday, February 9, 2022

SVP Casting Call: "Baby"



Valley Players


"Yes, we are the little red schoolhouse!"




Auditions at SVP



Audition Dates

Monday, February 28, 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

7:00-9:30 by appointment only


Synopsis: Three couples on a university campus deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of the universal experience of pregnancy and upcoming parenthood. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the thirty-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle-aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college... when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started.


Performance Dates:

June 10, 2022- June 26, 2022

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm


Director Richard Butler is seeking the following:

  • 6 Adult Males Ages 18-55
  • 8 Adult Females Ages 18-50


Character Gender/Age Range Description

Danny Hooper 20-25

Pop Bari-tenor A2 to A4

A musician and composer in his junior year of college who is also on the college track team.  He is Lizzie’s loving boyfriend who is supportive and committed to sharing the responsibility of raising their child.  Ability to play keyboard and/or guitar is a plus, but not required.


Lizzie Fields 20-25

Pop Mezzo G3 to F5

A writer and lyricist in her junior year of college.  Danny’s strong-willed and loving girlfriend who is determined not to follow a conventional path when it comes to their relationship and to motherhood.


Alan McNalley 45-55

Baritone B2 to F4

A charming college administrator who is married to Arlene.  Somewhat at a loss as to how to negotiate their relationship now that their three children are grown, he is thrilled by the possibility of returning to the familiar role of father to a new child in his life.


 Arlene McNalley 40-50

Mezzo B3 to A5

A dedicated community volunteer who is married to Alan.  Her unexpected pregnancy forces her to choose between falling back into the comforting familiar patterns of her life as a mother or taking the frightening step of trying something completely new.


Pam Sakarian 30-35

Mezzo G3 to F5

A somewhat neurotic and insecure, yet energetic and charming women’s collegiate basketball coach.  Deeply in love with her husband Nick, she very much wants to have a child with him and fulfill her wish to be the ideal wife and mother.


Nick Sakarian 30-40

Baritone B2 to F#4

Danny’s collegiate track coach and married to Pam.  He is nurturing and supportive and very much wants to have a child, both to make Pam happy and to fulfill his wish to be a father.  Quirky and playful, at times he uses jokes to cover his vulnerability.


Ensemble 18-50


A group of townspeople and students who guide the audience through the nine-month journey of the play. They also play various characters throughout the story and should all be comfortable with solo singing.


Special Notes for Auditioners:

Director Richard P. Butler is seeking a diverse cast for the musical BABY.  All roles open to all ethnicities.  Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical theater song in the style of the show.  Sign up for an audition slot by using the link below.


Click here to sign up


The theatre is Air-Conditioned and Wheelchair Accessible.


Theater Location

689 Amwell Road

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Telephone: 908-369-7469



Mailing Address

601 Route 206

Suite 26-216

Hillsborough, NJ 08844


Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.