Upcoming Auditions: Goosebumps The Musical

R.L, Stine’s GOOSEBUMPS The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium

 Audition Date: Tuesday, September 6th  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. 

BROOKE RODGERS: The book’s protagonist, Brooke, is a student at the Woods Mill School. She has been cast as the character of Esmeralda in The Phantom. When strange things begin to happen, Brooke is determined to find the truth about the play’s rumored curse.

ZEKE MATTHEWS: Zeke is the best friend of protagonist Brooke Rodgers, the two sharing a mutual love of all thing’s horror. He is ecstatic when he lands a role in their drama club’s production of The Phantom, where he’s set to play the lead. However, when it seems as if a real phantom is haunting the theater, Zeke is the primary suspect for the strange happenings.

TINA POWELL:  Brooke’s jealous understudy. She tells the rest of the drama club that her great-grandfather attended Woods Mill when The Phantom was first performed. Brooke suspects she could be out to sabotage the play.

MRS. WALKER:  The drama club teacher. She is reluctant to tell the class about the reported curse on the play, dismissing it as just a story. She eventually gives in, revealing that the boy cast to play The Phantom during the play’s initial production mysteriously vanished the opening night of the performance.

EMILE: When investigating the trap door leading to below the stage, Brooke and Zeke run into a mysterious man named Emile, who claims to be the school’s night janitor. But wait … Woods Mill doesn’t have a night janitor, or do they?

BRIAN COLSON: A new member of the drama club who recently moved to Woods Mill from Indiana. He is disappointed that he’s arrived too late to star in the play, but is allowed to join the scenery crew. He quickly befriends Brooke and Zeke, but is soon roped into their investigation … or is he?

Cast will consist of roles for young people aged 16 to 18, with adults playing both younger and older roles.

Adult performers will have the opportunity to be compensated on our Community Artist, Emerging Artist, or Professional Artist pay schedules dependant on production size and budget. Youth performers receive valuable experience alongside our adult performers.


Open call, no appointment required. Auditioners are asked to prepare sixteen measures of a  song with printed sheet music for the accompanist. There will be cold read sides from the script based on type and a brief dance routine taught by the company choreographer. 

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: 

October 8th-13th, 2022


Friday, October 14th at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 15th, 22nd, and 29th at 4:00 p.m. 

Sunday, October 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 2:00 p.m. 

About the Show:

Book and Lyrics by John Maclay

Music and Lyrics by Danny Abosch

Adapted from Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium by R. L. Stine

Directed by: Stephen L. Fredericks, TGS Executive Director
Musical Direction by Laura Petrie
Choreography by Jillian Petrie

Brooke and Zeke are thrilled to be starring in a mysterious show called The Phantom, and not the least bit frightened by the old legend that the play is cursed. But when strange, spooky messages start appearing, and a masked menace starts disrupting rehearsals, they begin to wonder: what if there really is a ghost haunting their school, determined to stop the show?! Prepare to get goosebumps as they race to solve the mystery in this thrilling—and chilling—new musical, based on the classic series by R.L. Stine.

Please contact Matthew Fralley, Production Manager 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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