Upcoming Studio Series Auditions!

The Growing Stage Studio Series – The Big Bad Musical: A Howling Courtroom Comedy

Audition Dates: Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. for young performers ages 10-18
Auditions will be held in-person at The Historic Palace Theatre – 7 Ledgewood Ave. Netcong, NJ

Please Note: 

As per The Growing Stage’s Health & Safety Policy, all staff are fully vaccinated. All auditioning must be fully up to date on vaccinations for COVID-19 in order to be considered for a role.

The Growing Stage celebrates and encourages diversity in all of our productions. The Growing Stage is a professional company dedicated to presenting quality theatre for the entire family.

Seeking a cast size of seventeen or more young performers ages 10-18.
All cast members need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of the cast and the production team.

Open call, no appointment required. All auditioners should prepare a 16 measure selection of an upbeat show tune that not only showcases their vocal abilities, but also their storytelling skills. Please bring marked piano sheet music of the song for the accompanist.

Auditions will also include a dance piece and a musical selection to sing from the show taught by the director. In addition, auditioners may be asked to read some scenes from the script which will be provided at the audition. Please wear dance shoes or sneakers, no boots or sandals.

Please bring a headshot (or current photo) and resume, if applicable.

Rehearsal Schedule:
Rehearsal schedules are generally two or three evenings during the week and a weekend afternoon. All cast members are expected for all performances, with no exception since the company does not cast understudies.

Performance Schedule:
Tech week:
June 2nd-7th, 2023

Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 10th at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 11th at 2:00 p.m.

About the Show:
Book by: Alec Strum
Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur

Director: Matthew Fralley, TGS Production Manager

Everyone has heard of the Big Bad Wolf, but was he really always bad? The jury must decide the outcome of the biggest trial ever in the fairy-tale world! The notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs, and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. With the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest, the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after. As our wronged fairy tale characters testify, the wolf seems deserving of all that’s coming. Yet, Mr. Wolf makes a good case for himself. Was he born a criminal, or made one?

About the Studio Series Program:
Our Studio Series are all youth productions that engage our young, developing artists and patrons alike. While targeted for specific-aged audiences the Studio Series offers the creative opportunity to “try out” experimental works under the director of emerging professionals in theatre, music, and dance. The Studio Series allows our company to both cultivate new talent and challenge audiences.

Please contact Matthew Fralley at mfralley@growingstage.com with any questions.

Ticketing System

  • Main Stage Performances are normally Saturdays at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Friday performances are on a limited basis at 7:30pm.
  • Studio Series Performances: Thursday/Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Local Flavor Coupons and Groupons cannot be redeemed online.  You must call the Box Office to reserve and redeem. Box Office is open daily Monday thru Friday from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Please call at least 24 hours prior to redeem.
  • Seating begins 30 minutes prior to each performance. If you select Will Call as your ticket delivery method, your tickets will be available for pick up starting an hour prior to the performance.
  • Seating is general admission except for season ticket holders and groups of 10 or more.
  • Sales are final and no refunds will be given unless the performance is cancelled. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Box Office and we will do our best to accommodate you at a different performance based on availability.
  • Concessions will be available for sale before the performance and during intermission. Outside food and drink is not allowed.
  • Parking is available in the bank parking lot next to the theatre (when the bank is closed), the park lot behind the bank lot, and on the surrounding streets. If needed, overflow parking is available at the Methodist Church down the street.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 973-347-4946 or boxoffice@growingstage.com and we will be happy to assist you.

    Group Sales (10 or more) are available by calling the Box Office at (973) 347-4946.

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