Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus AUDITIONS

Audition Dates: Monday, March 13th – daytime auditions 10 am – 1 pm; evening auditions 7pm.

Auditions will be held in-person at The Historic Palace Theatre – 7 Ledgewood Ave. Netcong, NJ. Video submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, March 8th.

Please Note: The Growing Stage Theatre is located in northwestern New Jersey. There is no regular mass transportation. We do not provide housing. Reliable transportation is needed.

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.

6 Adult actors to play various roles throughout the performance. Artists with puppeteering skills are a plus, but not required. 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.

All roles are Non-Union Paid positions.

Open call. Appointments for daytime auditions required. Appointments for evening auditions are recommended but not required. To make an appointment, contact our Production Manager, Matthew Fralley at

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:
April 29th through May 4th, 2023

May 5th-26th: Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm with a special Opening Night performance on Friday, May 5th at 7:30pm.

In addition, there are nine (9) 10:00am school day matinees scheduled between May 8th and May 19th.

About the Show:
Script by Mo Williems and Mr. Warburton
Lyrics by Mo Williems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Based on the book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Williems

Directed by: Lori Lawrence, Director of Education
Musical Direction by Laura Petrie

Show Description:
Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical production! With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott Honor award-winning “Pigeon” picture books, and featuring music by Deborah Wicks La Puma (Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!), Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party!

It’s not easy being the Pigeon-you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something.

Featuring an innovative mix of songs, and feathers, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.

Please contact Matthew Fralley at 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 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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