Upcoming Auditions: Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play”

Audition Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 7:30 PM

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

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.

Adult actors needed to play various roles throughout the performance. 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.

Character List:

All roles are Non-Union positions. We will offer paid positions under our Professional and Emerging Artist contracts. The number of contracts available are determined individually by each production’s budget.

Open call. Auditioners are asked to prepare sixteen measures of a musical theatre song with printed sheet music for the accompanist. There will be cold read sides from the script and a brief dance routine taught by the company choreographer.

Video Submissions:
In-person auditions are preferred. Video submissions will be accepted up until Saturday, March 16 with the understanding that you may be invited to attend the in-person audition on March 19. Please send all video submissions to mfralley@growingstage.com.

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 27th through May 2nd, 2024
May 3rd-19th: Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm with a special Opening Night performance on Friday, May 3rd at 7:30pm.
Additional School Matinee performances will be scheduled during the week.

About the Show:
Book & Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Based on the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems
Directed by: Stephen L. Fredericks
Musical Direction by Melinda Bass O’Neill
Choreography by Cari Sanchez

Get ready for a musical experience, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books, that will leave audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long!

In Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”,  an elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means “very best”) friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She’s even happier and more excited than usual. That’s because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible.

Please contact Matthew Clark-Fralley at mfralley@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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