Upcoming Auditions: The Story of the Nutcracker

Dates: 

October 18th at 7:00 PM for adults 18+

October 19th at 7:00 PM for young people ages 10 to 18

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

Seeking:

The Growing Stage celebrates and encourages diversity in all of our productions. 

There will be five paid roles available for adult artists, while all others will be filled by community artists, making a cast of approximately twenty.

*Also seeking experienced Non-Union stage managers to apply for available positions.

Please Note: As per The Growing Stage’s Health & Safety Policy, all performers/crew/staff must show proof of vaccination.

Preparation:

Open call, no appointment required. All auditioning will be reading from the script.

For young people, auditions will include a dance piece led by the choreographer.  Please wear dance shoes or sneakers, no boots or sandals.

Please Note: Masks must be worn by all participants while inside the theatre.

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.

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

Performance Schedule:

Production runs from November 26 through December 19, with performances on Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. The Growing Stage is a professional theatre dedicated to presenting quality theatre for the entire family. 

About the Show:

Directed by: Stephen L. Fredericks, TGS Executive Director

Choreographed by: Jillian Petrie

The Growing Stage’s original adaptation transforms the classic holiday ballet into a fully formed theatrical production laced with the music of Tchaikovsky.  The mysterious Uncle Drosselmeir brings his niece, Clara, a very special gift, a Nutcracker.  After the family has gone to bed, Clara sneaks downstairs to see her gift.  As the clock chimes twelve, the adventure begins!  Clara and the Nutcracker, who is really a prince, journey through the Land of Sweets, battle an army of mice, sail on the Lemonade Sea, rescue the Sugar Plum Fairie and finally reclaim the Prince’s crown from the Dowager Mouse Queen and her inept son. Adult roles all include a doubling of characters. The Growing Stage is a professional theatre dedicated to presenting quality theatre for the entire family.

Please contact TGS Production Manager, Cara Scalera at cscalera@growingstage.com with any questions.


Stage Manager Opportunity for Nutcracker

The Growing Stage- The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey is seeking Non-Union stage managers to apply for available positions in our 2021-2022 Season. Stage managers will report directly to Executive Director, Stephen L. Fredericks, and Production Manager, Cara Scalera. Must have an interest in Theatre for Young Audiences, Theatre Education, or Teaching Artistry, as all stage management positions at The Growing Stage involve direct interaction with young performers and audiences. Paid positions, commiserate to experience.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. 

• Computer literacy in Word, Excel, and Google Drive applications. 

• Previous experience with QLab.

• Have a proactive work ethic, paying attention to detail and follow-through in a timely fashion. 

• Maintains a professional demeanor. 

• Available to work nights and weekends.

*Please Note: As per The Growing Stage’s Health & Safety Policy, all performers/crew/staff must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Our 40th Season:

The Story of the Nutcracker – November 26- December 19, 2021

Boogie – February 11-27, 2022

Pinkalicious – March 18-April 10, 2022

Time Again in Oz – May 6-22, 2022

Georgia Mae James Unplugs America – July 9-30, 2022

About The Growing Stage:

The Growing Stage Theatre is located in Netcong, New Jersey and no regular mass transportation is available. Own transportation is strongly recommended. Our company is housed in the Historic Palace Theatre, which was built in 1919 and boasts an audience size of approximately 250. As we are The Children’s Theatre of NJ, our mission is to nurture the development of the performing arts through education — and to create, produce and perform works that engage the entire family.

To be considered, please submit resumes/portfolios to TGS Production Manager, Cara Scalera at cscalera@growingstage.com.

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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