Audition Date: Monday, May 23rd at 7:00 PM 

Auditions will be held in-person at The Historic Palace Theatre – 7 Ledgewood Ave. Netcong, NJ

Please Note: The Growing Stage Theatre is located in northwestern New Jersey and no regular mass transportation is available. 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. 

GEORGIA MAE JAMES*: A dreamer. Precocious and endearing.

IMOGENE JAMES*: A texter. Filled with adolescent angst.

HENRY JAMES*: A gamer. His glass is always half empty

ADULT ACTOR A): Parent 2, Smokin’ Joe, A lines

ADULT ACTOR B): Announcer, Engineer, B lines

ADULT ACTOR C): Parent 1, Mildred, Officer Buck, C lines

*Cast consists of three roles for young people aged 10 to 16, and three adult roles.

Opportunities for remuneration are provided for our adult artists only. Professional experience and production budgets guide offers. Breakdown and pay scale are available on our website at www.growingstage.com. Youth performers receive valuable experience alongside our adult performers.


Open call, no appointment required. Aditioners will be asked to cold read sides from the script based on type.

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: 

July 2-7, 2022


Saturday, July 9th, 16th, and 23rd at 4:00 p.m. 

Sunday, July 10th, 17th, and 24th at 2:00 p.m. 

 About the Show:

Playwright: Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

Directed by: Stephen L. Fredericks, TGS Executive Director

Sometimes in order to feel connected, you have to unplug. When Georgia Mae is left home alone with her two older siblings while her parents take the train into the city, she comes up with big plans for the night. However, Georgia Mae finds herself disappointed when Imogene and Henry are too invested in the electronic devices to play with her. So, Georgia Mae decides to shut down the power grid so they won’t have any distractions. However, when they realize their parents are now stranded in the city and can’t get home, the three set off on an adventure to restore power. Along the way they meet a variety of people who help them on their journey, and ultimately, they learn about the simple pleasures of being together — and unplugged.

 Please contact Cara Scalera at cscalera@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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