Audition Dates: Monday, October 16th at 7pm for Adult performers 18+
Tuesday, October 17th at 7pm for Young performers 10-17

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 and young actors to play various roles throughout the performance. Puppetry and mask performance skills are a plus. 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 positions. For adult artists (high school graduates and beyond), 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. ELLA ENCHANTED will have four (4) Professional Artist Contracts and two (2) Emerging Artist contracts available.

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 Wednesday, October 11th with the understanding that you may be invited to attend the in-person audition on October 16 or 17. 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:
November 25th through November 30th, 2023
December 1st-17th: Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm with a special Opening Night performance on Friday, December 1st at 7:30pm.

Additional School Matinee performances may be scheduled during the week. Young performers will not be needed for these performances.

About the Show:
Book and Lyrics by Karen Zacarías
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Based on the Newberry Honor book by Gail Carson Levine
Directed by: Lori B. Lawrence, Director of Education

Ella of Frell is given the ‘”gift” of obedience by Lucinda, her misguided Fairy Godmother, and is forced to do anything people command her. On her adventure to rid herself of the curse, she must outwit ogres, sidestep giants, befriend a prince, survive her step-family, and ultimately find the power to be her true self.

Please contact Matthew 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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