Tales From The Garden

Date: Monday, 10/11/2021 at 6:30PM

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


2 Female-Identifying & 1 Male-Identifying energetic and physical Non-Union performers

Open to Performers Age 18+, BIPOC artists strongly encouraged to audition

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


Miss Brooks— A frustrated museum curator passionate about her work, committed to the history of New Jersey, but feels unappreciated by her Board of Trustees. Singing may be required for this role.

Agnes— A strong, determined and self-reliant woman that works for a moving and storage company. Singing may be required for this role.

Leo— Agnes co-worker, who tends to be self-absorbed, overly confident, and a bit chauvinistic.

All three characters meld in and out of the historical tales they weave throughout the piece taking on roles from history, folklore and prose from the State of New Jersey.


Open call, no appointment required. 

Prepare a one minute monologue to showcase your versatility as a performer, as each actor will play multiple characters. Sides from the script will be provided for cold readings.

Please Note: Masks must be worn by all participants while inside the theatre, except when performing your monologue. 

Rehearsal Schedule:

Rehearsals will take place in-person between October 12th and November 9th. 

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 will be filmed November 10th, 11th, and 12th, with no in-person performances at this time. Performers will be paid for all filming and rehearsal dates, as well as receive an additional stipend per showing.

Potential for in-person daytime performances in Spring 2022, if available but not required. 

About the Show:

Directed by: Lori B. Lawrence

Written by: Stephen L. Fredericks

Tales from the Garden is a fun-filled journey through the rich history of the Garden State from its original settlers to its many legends as well as some of the more unique roles New Jersey has played in American history.  

Please contact Production Manager, 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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