Auditions: All video auditions must be submitted to mfralley@growingstage by Friday, Dec. 15, 2023
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.
4 Adult actors
List of Characters:
CARMELA – Latina adult role that plays a 7 year old.
BIG BROTHER (Role has been cast)
MAMI & ENSEMBLE – Latina adult role
PAPI & ENSEMBLE – Latino adult 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.
All roles are Non-Union Paid positions.
Auditioners are asked to prepare a 1-minute monologue that reflects the play and the character they are auditioning for.
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.
January 27th through February 1st, 2023
February 2nd-18th: Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm with a special Opening Night Event, “Music Full of Wishes” on Friday, February 2nd at 7:30pm.
In addition, there are three scheduled school day matinees scheduled: Feb. 6th, 7th and 17th at 10:00AM.
About the Show:
Adapted by Alvaro Saar Rios
Based on the book by Matt de la Peña
Directed by: Danny Campos, Director of Marketing & Teaching Artist
Stage Managed by: Matthew Clark-Fralley, Production Manager
It’s Carmela’s birthday, and she’s finally old enough to accompany her big brother on his errands. On their way to the laundromat, past fields of what her Mamí calls “flores de cempazuchitl”, Carmela finds a puffy white dandelion to blow, but her brother asks “Did you even make a wish?”
The Newbery award-winning team behind Last Stop on Market Street portrays Carmela’s migrant community as a vibrant place of possibility. Full of touching and funny fantasies, Carmela must decide what her deepest wish is and she must do it before her birthday is over.
Please contact Matthew Fralley at email@example.com with any questions.