Monday, June 27, 2016

Premiere Stages to Present New Jersey Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Winner 'Water by the Spoonful' (July 14 - 31)



Quiara Alegría Hudes
Courtesy of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.


UNION, N.J. –Quiara Alegría Hudes’ hauntingly beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning play Water by the Spoonful is set to have its New Jersey Premiere at Premiere Stages, the professional Equity Theatre at Kean University. In this stirring portrait of redemption and forgiveness, Elliot, an Iraq War vet, and his cousin Yazmin, a recent divorcee, search for a way out from the shadows, while Odessa, Elliot's estranged mother, struggles to keep her new online family of fellow addicts stable and sober. As the fractured family negotiates the limitations of loyalty, friendship, and community, they also discover acceptance and grace in a play The New York Times heralded as a “moving collage of lives in crisis” when it premiered in New York at Second Stage Theatre in 2013. Premiere’s production, helmed by director Kel Haney, will feature an accomplished professional company of actors, including Zack Calhoon, Sean Carvajal, Zuleyma Guevara, Kana Hatakeyama, Ethan Hova, Jamil A. C. Mangan, and Emma Ramos.

A native of West Philadelphia, playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes previously collaborated with Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Broadway musical In the Heights, which received the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, garnered Ms. Hudes a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical, and was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Water by the Spoonful, the recipient of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is the second play in Ms. Hudes’ acclaimed “Elliot trilogy,” which also includes Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue (a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), and The Happiest Song Plays Last. Her other works include the plays 26 Miles andYemaya’s Belly and the children’s musical Barrio Grrrl!

Director Kel Haney previously collaborated with Premiere on last season’s Great Kills by Kate Cortesi, and the 2013/2014 Liberty Live Commission, James Christy’s At Liberty Hall. Her recent directing credits include Comfort/Haney’s The Elephant in Every Room I Enter (La MaMa, Mabou Mines), Jonathan Caren’sThe Recommendation (The Flea), Melisa Annis’ United Front (Primary Stages/Fordham), Gardiner Comfort’s You’re Not Tough (HERE, Dixon Place), David Auburn’s Fifth Planet (Lincoln Center), Jessica Dickey’s Row After Row, Rachel Bonds’ Little Rock (both at Williamstown Theatre Festival), and Nathan Leigh & Kyle Jarrow’s musical, The Consequences (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre). Kel is a former Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow and member of Ensemble Studio Theatre.

The impressive cast includes Zack Calhoon, recently seen in Dancing Lessons at the Kitchen Theatre Company and Geva Theatre Center; Sean Carvajal, who appeared in the Studio Theatre’s Washington, D.C. Premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize winner, Between Riverside and Crazy; Zuleyma Guevara,whose recent stage credits include Clubbed Thumb, INTAR, Columbia Stages, and the Downtown Urban Theater Festival; Kana Hatakeyama, featured as Murasaki on the Netflix hit series, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”; Ethan Hova, an Ensemble Studio Theatre member whose distinguished regional credits include D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth and Pittsburgh’s Kinetic Theatre; Jamil A. C. Mangan, returning to Premiere Stages after his winning turn in Tammy Ryan’s Primus Prize-winner, Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods; and Emma Ramos, whose New York credits include the New York Theatre Workshop, Cherry Lane Theatre, Signature Theatre Company, Soho Rep and SummerStage.

“We are proud to present this important and fiercely contemporary play to New Jersey audiences for the first time,” stated John J. Wooten, producing artistic director of Premiere Stages. “Opioid dependency has become an epidemic in the state, and Quiara’s characters are uniquely compelling in their ability to challenge and inspire us to take a fresh perspective on the increasingly significant issue of addiction.”

Audience members are invited to further engage with the issues raised by Ms. Hudes’ thought-provoking play through Premiere Stages’ 2016 Talk-Back Series, which offers free post-show discussions with community leaders and local experts after select matinee performances. The theatre’s first talk-back, focusing on Recovery & Education (Sunday, July 17 at 3:00 pm), will feature Sabrina Sabater, Recovery Counselor, and Morgan Thompson, Recovery Mentor/Outreach Coordinator, for the Raymond J. Lesniak ESH Recovery High School in residence at Kean University, as well as Christopher Freeman, Community Recovery Supervisor for The College of New Jersey. 


Additional topics and dates include Water by the Spoonful in Rehearsal & Performance with Ms. Haney (Sunday, July 24 at 3:00 pm), and Technology & Community Building (Saturday, July 30 at 3:00 p.m.) with Dr. Mary Chayko, Director of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies at Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information. Premiere will also offer a series of informal pre-show talks everySaturday evening 45 minutes prior to performance in the lobby of the theatre.

Water by the Spoonful runs July 14-31 in the Zella Fry Theatre on the Kean University main campus in Union, NJ. Days/times: Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $30 standard, $20 for senior citizens and Kean alumni, and $15 for students and patrons with disabilities. Significant discounts for groups of 8 or more apply. To make reservations or to order a season brochure, please call the Kean Stage Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469) or visit Premiere Stages online at www.kean.edu/premierestages.

Tickets are also available for Premiere Stages’ exclusive Water by the Spoonful Opening Night Party on Friday, July 15. This event features a pre-show party with wine and hors d’ oeuvres at the four-star farm-to-table restaurant Enoteca Ursino, admission to the performance, and a post-show champagne toast and dessert reception with the cast. Tickets for this exclusive event are just $55.00, and may be purchased by calling 908-737-7469.

Premiere Stages offers affordable prices, air-conditioned facilities, and free parking close to the theatre. Premiere Stages also provides free or discounted tickets to patrons with disabilities. All Premiere Stages facilities are fully accessible spaces, and companion seating is available for patrons with disabilities. Assistive listening devices and large print programs are available at all times; publications in alternate formats are available with advanced notice. Please call908-737-4092 for a list of sign-interpreted, audio-described or open-captioned performances. For more information, visit Premiere Stages online at www.kean.edu/premierestages.

Premiere Stages is made possible in part through funding from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Shubert Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Northfield Bank Foundation, The Provident Bank Foundation, Union County HEART Grants, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, The Union Foundation, E.J. Grassmann Trust, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival and through the generous support of individual patrons. Discover Jersey Arts is our marketing partner. Visit www.JerseyArts.com for more information about other arts programming happening around the Garden State.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Dreamcatcher Summer Theatre Conservatory Registration Ends June 30


Registration ends June 30th
for Summer Theatre Conservatory!

Dreamcatcher's Summer Theatre Conservatory has been redesigned for the summer of 2016 as a three-week theatre experience in Summit, NJ. We have combined the best of our conservatory, where students build skills and study with theatre professionals in a variety of subjects, with our beloved Dreamcatcher Junior program, where the students create and perform their own play.

Auditions: Agatha Christie 'AND THEN THERE WERE NONE' at Westfield Community Players




AUDITIONS Schedule

Auditions:
When:
Mon. July 11, 2016 Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Tues. July 12, 2015 Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Thurs. July 14, 2015 Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Call-backs (if needed): TBA

Place:
Westfield Community Players
1000 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
Office: 908-232-9568

Director: Steve Lemenille
Producer:

WHAT TO PREPARE:
Sides with be distributed
Characters should be able to use English dialect


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:


SIR LAWRENCE WARGRAVE - (male) [stage age: 50's-60's] A recently retired judge. Wargrave is a highly intelligent older man with a commanding personality. As the characters begin to realize that a murderer is hunting them, Wargrave's experience and air of authority make him a natural leader for the group.

VERA CLAYTHORNE - (female) [stage age: 20's-30's] A former governess who comes to the Island purportedly to serve as a secretary to their absent hostess, Mrs. Owen. Vera is one of the most intelligent and capable characters in the play, but she also suffers from attacks of hysteria, feels guilty about her supposed crime, and reacts nervously to the uncanny events on the island.

PHILIP LOMBARD - (male) [stage age: 30's-40's] A mysterious, confident, and resourceful man who seems to have been a mercenary soldier in Africa. Lombard is far bolder and more cunning than most of the other characters, traits that allow him to survive. He also has an interest in Vera.

WILLIAM BLORE - (male) [stage age: 30's-40's] A former police inspector. Blore is a man whose experience often inspires others to look to him for advice. He acts boldly and frequently takes initiative, but he also makes frequent blunders.

DR. ARMSTRONG - (male) [stage age: 40's-60's] A gullible, fussy and slightly timid doctor. Armstrong often draws the suspicion of the other guests because of his medical knowledge.

EMILY BRENT - (female) [stage age: 50's-60's] An older, ruthlessly religious spinster who is disagreeable and suspicious.

GENERAL MACKENSIE - (male) [stage age: 60s] The oldest guest. An upright soldierly old man with a gentle and tired face, often gets lost in his thoughts.

TOM ROGERS - (male) [stage age: 40's-50's] A competent man-servant (butler) who is quick and deft but just a bit shifty.

MRS. ROGERS - (female) [stage age: 40's-50's] Tom Rogers's wife. At first, Ethel is opinionated and seems fine, but underneath Ethel is a frail woman.

ANTHONY MARSTON - (male) [stage age: 20's] A rich, athletic, handsome youth. Tony Marston likes to drive recklessly and seems to lack a conscience.

FRED NARRAGOTT - (male) [stage age: 30's-40's] A delivery person that also provides ferry service to and from the Island

Production dates:
Oct. 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 2016 @ 8 PM; Oct. 23, 2016 @ 2 PM


If you would like, you may submit an AUDITION FORM prior to auditioning. Please click on the following link for the AUDITION FORM:


  Audition Form for AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 

Monday, June 20, 2016

New Play Reading and Discussion part of NJPAC Stage Exchange

Join us for a staged reading and discussion of:

Surely Goodness and Mercy

by Chisa Hutchinson

Friday, June 24, 2016 • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm • New Jersey Performing Arts Center

a new play co-commissioned by NJPAC and
Writers Theatre of New Jersey

 

New York Times article on NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Commissions.
describes NJPAC Stage Exchange as:


"Works that are set in New Jersey and that speak to local issues."

Join us for a reading and discussion of Chisa Hutchinson's Surely Goodness and Mercy. With a title taken from the Book of Psalms, this play is about faith, hope, and love--and how the good will of ordinary people helps them get by in a world of violence and discrimination. This is the third of three staged readings that are part of 2016 NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Commissions.
The reading will be followed by a FREE public symposium on SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY and the topics of bullying, racial bias, and inadequate heathcare. Please lend your voice to the discussion!

When: 
Friday, June 24, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where:
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in the Chase Room
One Center Street, Newark NJ

Tickets:
Tickets to the reading are $5.00 & are available at njpac.org (888) GO-NJPAC. All proceeds benefit NJ SEEDS. Symposium (beginning at 8:30 pm) is free.
About the Program: NJPAC Stage Exchange

NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Commisions 2016, a groundbreaking new-play commissioning program, also known as NJStageX.

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in partnership with New Jersey Theatre Alliance and Newark Celebration 350, is working withPassage Theatre Company (Trenton), Luna Stage Company (West Orange), and Writers Theatre of New Jersey (Madison) to produce original theatrical works about issues relevant to the Garden State. Each play will have a staged reading at NJPAC in Spring 2016 and then receive a world premiere at its co-commissioning theatre during the 2016-17 season.


The 2016 NJStageX playwrights include:
Chisa Hutchinson
David Lee White
Sanism
April 29 at 7 pm
Nikkole Salter
Indian Head
May 20 at 7 pm
Chisa Hutchinson
Surely Goodness & Mercy
June 24 at 7 pm

For more information on #NJStageX events, visit our website.

Holmdel Theatre Company Summer Production, 'TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD'

Pictured left to right are Will Ehren(Jem), Ceci Lihn(Scout) and James Morgan(Atticus Finch). (Photo by Marisa Procopio).

The Holmdel Theatre Company located at The Duncan Smith Theatre in Holmdel, NJ announces their Summer Production, “To Kill A Mockingbird”. A cast of over 20 actors has been assembled to portray a variety of characters representing members of a small Southern town. The play is adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel from Harper Lee’s controversial Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name.

The play, set in a small town in Alabama during the Great Depression, deals with racial and social injustice. It highlights the effects on the townspeople resulting from the trial of a young black man accused of raping a white girl. The young man is defended by Atticus Finch, to be portrayed by James Morgan. Finch is a man of truth and high moral convictions. He has the monumental task of convincing the townspeople, who are guided more by ignorance than justice, that the young man is innocent. Finch must also find a way to help his own children, Scout and Jem, to be portrayed by Ceci Lihn and Will Ehren, respectively, understand the implications of the trial. Finch’s socio-economic status and the children’s upbringing has insulated them from the racial division and underpinnings of the town. The results of the trial, forces them to make sense of truth and the social conventions of the day. Their loss of innocence makes them symbolic “mockingbirds”.

To Kill A Mockingbird’s, Director, Tom Fascatore states, “I see ‘To Kill A Mocking Bird’ as a Memory Play viewed through the eyes of children whose innocence is taken away from them by the attitudes and events that take place in their small Southern town.” He continues, “We’ve assembled an outstanding cast and this production promises to be both entertaining and thought provoking. Audiences will find many of the ideas in the play to hold relevance in the present day”.

To Kill a Mockingbird show dates are July 22 through August 6, 2016 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm with Sunday matinees at 3 pm.


The Holmdel Theatre Company at the Duncan Smith Theatre is a non-profit semi-professional theatre company located at 36 Crawfords Corner Road Holmdel, NJ 07733. For tickets and further information call: 732-946-0427.

Trilogy Repertory Presents 'The Rainmaker' at Pleasant Valley Park



Trilogy Repertory Company will continue Bernards Township’s Plays in the Park summer season with N. Richard Nash’s “The Rainmaker on July 29, 30, and August 4, 5, 6.  The play will be presented at the outdoor amphitheater at Pleasant Valley Park in Basking Ridge.
 The play, set in a drought-ridden western state during the 1930s, tells the story of a hot summer day in the life of spinster Lizzie Curry whose brothers try to marry her off with little success, worrying both about her future and the fate of their cattle ranch  With no relief from the drought in sight, a charming, sweet-talking rainmaker, Starbuck arrives out of nowhere with the promise to bring rain for $100.  His arrival will have a profound effect on Lizzie’s life.
  Directed by Hugh Wallace of Bernardsville, the ensemble cast features Nancy Jeanne McBride of Bernardsville, Peter Curley of Maplewood, Mark Szabo of Parlin, Richard Butler of Piscataway, and Bill Ward, Michael Giangreco and Hank Barre of Basking Ridge. 
“The Rainmaker” opened on Broadway in 1954, with Geraldine Page and Darren McGavin. It was revived in 1999 with Woody Harrelson.  The 1956 movie starred Burt Lancaster and and Katherine Hepburn, who earned an Academy Award nomination for her role as Lizzy.  A musical version, “110 in the Shade,” opened on Broadway in 1963, receiving four Tony Nominations; the 2007 revival starred Audra McDonald.
The partnership of Trilogy Repertory and Bernards Township has produced over three decades of family entertainment and achieved several awards for both groups for excellence in theater programming.  Most prominent are the awards from ACT (Achievement in Community Theater) and the prestigious “Excellence in Cultural Arts Programming.”  “The Rainmaker” is made possible, in part, by support from New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French.
“The Rainmaker” will be presented at the outdoor amphitheater at Pleasant Valley Park, Valley Road (next to the Veterans Hospital at Lyons), Basking Ridge, on July 29, 30, and August 4, 5, 6,  at 8:00 pm.  Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For the time of a paralyzing drought in the West we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her potential future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. For the truth is, she is indeed a plain girl. The brothers try every possible scheme to marry her off, but without success. Nor is there any sign of relief from the dry heat, when suddenly from out of nowhere appears a picaresque, sweet-talking man with quite the sales pitch. Claiming to be a "rainmaker," the man promises to bring rain, for $100. It's a silly idea, but the rainmaker is so refreshing and persistent that the family finally consents, banging on big brass drums to rattle the sky. Meanwhile the rainmaker also turns his magic on the girl, and persuades her that she has a very real beauty of her own. She believes it, just as her father believes the fellow can actually bring rain. Rain does come, and so does love. An excellent play for all groups., call 908-204-3003.

Photo: Starbuck and Lizzie:  William Ward (Starbuck) of Basking Ridge and Nancy Jean  McBride (Lizzie) of Bernardsville 

Hudson Theatre Works 'An Edgy New Theatre Company!'

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HUDSON THEATER WORKS HAS BEEN NOMINATED BY NEW JERSEY STAGES AS ONE OF THE BEST THEATERS TO SEE A NEW PLAY OR WORLD PREMIERE

NEWS

Artistic Director Frank Licato will be teaching his six week SCENE STUDY course beginning Wednesday, July 6th.  For more information please contact him at frank@franklicato.com or call 646-522-5689.

"3 Men" by Mike Folie, which was developed in our PlayWorks series of new plays and was part of our 2015 season, will return to the Solo Festival on theatre row this fall.

Joanne Hoersch, author of our 2015 production "Jackson Is Gone" will be one of the newest members of the Writer's Theater of New Jersey's Women Playwrights Project.

WHATS COMING UP
LOOK FOR OUR FALL PRODUCTION AT THE WEEHAWKEN WATER TOWER OF JOHN OSBORNE'S "LOOK BACK IN ANGER" AND OUR PLAYWORKS SECOND PLAYWORKS SERIES OF NEW PLAY READINGS OF 2016.
AND PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FRIENDS AT MILE SQUARE THEATER AND THEIR CURRENT PRODUCTION WHICH RUNS THRU JULY 2.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Footlights winner Katrina Ferguson in 'Always...Patsy Cline' this July



"Hey Y'all! This Aussie gal is revisiting her Texas American roots, in NJ! - I'll be playing the role of Louise Seger in ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE this summer at Monmouth University's Shadow Lawn Stage. 

Louise was a long-time friend and pen pal of Patsy Cline's and engages the audience in the story of their relationship and the letters they exchanged. Lots of great music to hear in this, as Patsy Cline (played by Reagan Richards) sings all her hits. I will be talking a lot, and sometimes even singing along. Rehearsals start next week."

Katrina

KATRINA FERGUSON

Friday, June 17, 2016

Trilogy Repertory presents “In The Heights” at Pleasant Valley Park


Trilogy Repertory Company opens another summer season of Bernards Township’s “Plays in the Park” on July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23, at Pleasant Valley Park, Basking Ridge, with Tony Award Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights.”  The season will continue on July 29, 30, and August 4, 5, 6, with “The Rainmaker.”

In The Heights,” is directed by Mariella Klinger of New Brunswick, with musical direction by Joe Lesky of Somerset and choreography by Samantha Kestenbaum of Branchburg,  The musical tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.  “In the Heights” was conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, with music and lyrics by  Lin Manuel Miranda and Quira Algeria Hudes. The show was the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestration.  Lin-Manuel Miranda also conceived the current hit musical, “Hamilton,” which won eleven Tony Awards this year, while Miranda also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the MacArthur Genius Award. “In the Heights” is in movie development, with Miranda as Producer.

The production team for the musical also includes Basking Ridge residents Lorrie Lane (Executive Producer), Jaye Barre (Producer), Erin Taylor and Marilyn Gamba (Stage Managers), Nicole Fedorchak (Assistant Choreographer) and Eileen McSweeney and Danielle McGuire (Props), while Beverly Webb will again fly in from California to do Set Decoration and Costumes.  

The cast includes the following leads:  Joey Braccino of Jersey City as Usnavi, Eleanor Klinger, Enrique Melendez, Frank Skokan, Gabriella Resende, Gillian Petersen, Jessica Pierce, Jessica Zorn, Julia Parks, Laura Hilton, Omar Diouf, and Robert Falco II.  The ensemble includes Anchal Dhir, Angela Ricci, Clarissa Po, Francesca Infante-Meehan, Hanna Wasserman, Hayden Verbanas, Joseph Sciales, Kelly Maizenaski, Nicholas Re, Ileana McCabbe, Peyton Kennedy, Rachel Estrada, Rohin Verma, and Stephanie Heim.  Included in the children’s ensemble are Grayson Krull, Paris Bozzuti, Melissa Johnson, Madelyn Fedor, Meghan McMahon, and Jack Melillo.

The partnership of Trilogy Repertory and Bernards Township has produced over three decades of family entertainment and achieved several awards for both groups for excellence in theater programming.  Most prominent are the awards from ACT (Achievement in Community Theater) and the prestigious “Excellence in Cultural Arts Programming.”  “In The Heights” is made possible, in part, by support from New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.

 
“In The Heights” will be presented at the outdoor amphitheater at Pleasant Valley Park, Valley Road (next to the Veterans Hospital at Lyons), Basking Ridge, on July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23, at 8:00 pm.  Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For information, call 908-204-3003.





Cast Picture Caption:

Four Girls: Gabriella Resende (Carla) of Clark, Jessica Zorn (Daniela) and Gillian Petersen (Vanessa) of Basking Ridge, and Jessica Pierce (Nina) of Clifton 


'To Kill a Mockingbird' at Holmdel in July and August



Holmdel Theatre Company
 proudly presents
To Kill a Mockingbird
written by Harper Lee, adapted by Christopher Sergel
directed by Tom Frascatore


July 22, 23, 29, 30 Aug 5, 6 @ 8pm
July 24Aug 31 @ 2pm





Adults $22 Seniors $17 Students $12
*additional processing fees apply

Atticus Finch - James Morgan*
Jean Louise "Scout" Finch - Ceci Lihn
Jeremy "Jem" Finch - Will Ehren
Miss Maudie Atkinson - Gloria Lamoureux
Mr. Gilmer - Mike Wurzel
Heck Tate - Lee Cobb
Tom Robinson - Shan Williams
Calpurnia - Lorraine Stone
Mayella Ewell - Claire Gates
Bob Ewell - Bill Normyle
Walter Cunningham - Dave Murray
Mrs. Dubose - Helene Harris
Miss Stephanie Crawford - Cassandra Westcott
Reverend Sykes - Renard Wright
Charles "Dill" Baker Harris - Aman Tolia
Judge Taylor - Jeffrey Milstein
Arthur "Boo" Radley - Steve Lukawski
Court Clerk - Gustavo Brito

*a member of Actors' Equity Association

It’s 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Jean Louise Finch -- or Scout, as she is fondly called -- manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from issues of race. All that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of prejudice due to race. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true doesn’t mean that it actually is fact. With the the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that “growing up” often means doing what is right, even when it comes at great cost. To Kill A Mockingbird is now considered an American masterpiece about the power of childhood innocence, morality, and love. However, it is important to note that the author, Harper Lee always defined it as a simple love story.

PLEASE NOTE: 
Harper Lee’s provocative novel includes accurate and frank use of the racially-charged language of the time period. This use of language remains in this adaptation as an honest depiction of bigotry and racial injustice.

Performed with permission from Dramatic Publishing

Duncan Smith Theater
36 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Please email info@holmdeltheatrecompany.orgwith any questions.
www.holmdeltheatrecompany.org.
 REMINDER!
NO MONDAY READING 
MONDAY JULY 4TH!
Enjoy your Holiday!

Auditions: 'Caberet' at Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater

Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, seeks a diverse and uninhibited cast of actor/singer/dancers, ages 18 and up, for their upcoming non-equity community theater production of CABARET. Special consideration will be given to actor/singer/dancers who also play a musical instrument (you may be asked to bring your instrument to the callback). All roles are available.

Playhouse 22 is a non-profit, community theater troupe. No paid stipends will be available.

NOTE: This production is specifically looking for performers ages 18 and up who are comfortable and confident about their bodies and/or have the ability to overcome inhibitions related to intimate body contact on stage. Open minds and mutual respect for one another is a MUST.

AUDITION DATES: June 20 and 21 at 7pm

CALLBACKS: June 25 at 12pm (by invitation only).

LOCATION: Auditions will be held at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick.

Please prepare TWO (2) contrasting musical theatre selections of 16 bars each, in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the correct key (no transpositions on-demand). Also, no acapella and no recorded accompaniment. You will also be asked to learn a short dance combination at the audition, so please bring appropriate clothing and dance shoes.

SHOW DATES: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – September 16 through October 2, 2016. All Friday and Saturday performances are at 8pm. Sunday performances are at 3pm.

PLEASE NOTE: On September 25, there will be no afternoon performance, however, there will be a Sunday evening performance at 8 p.m.

DIRECTOR: Jim Jarrell
CHOREOGRAPHER: Phillip Marcus
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Candice Kraus

Visit http://www.playhouse22.org/auditions/ for a full list of available roles. For more information, or to ask additional questions, please contact the director, Jim Jarrell, at jarrellje@gmail.com.