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
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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.