Upcoming Studio Series Auditions:

Schoolhouse Rock, Live!, Jr.

Date: Monday, December 13th at 6:30 PM for young performers ages 10 to 18

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


The Growing Stage celebrates and encourages diversity in all of our productions. The Growing Stage is a professional theatre dedicated to presenting quality theatre for the entire family. 

Seeking a cast size  of eight to twenty young performers ages 10-18.

Due to the current high transmission rate, all cast members need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of the cast and the production team.


Open call, no appointment required. All auditioners should prepare a 16-32 bar selection of a song that not only showcases their vocal abilities, but also their storytelling skills. Please bring marked piano sheet music of the song for the accompanist.

Auditions will also include a dance piece led by the choreographer.  Please wear dance shoes or sneakers, no boots or sandals.

Please bring a headshot (or current photo) and resume, if applicable.

Please Note: Masks must be worn by all participants while inside the theatre.

Rehearsal Schedule:

Rehearsal schedules are generally two or three evenings during the week (typically Monday/Wednesday/Friday), and a weekend afternoon.  All cast members are expected for all performances, with no exception since the company does not cast understudies.

Please Note: The Growing Stage Theatre is located in northwestern New Jersey and no regular mass transportation is available. As per The Growing Stage’s Health & Safety Policy, all staff are fully vaccinated.

Performance Schedule:

Tech week: January 14-19, 2022


Thursday, January 20th and Friday, January 21st at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 22nd at 4:00 p.m. 

Sunday, January 23rd at 2:00 p.m. with a strike to follow

About the Show:

Directed and Choreographed by: Cara Scalera, TGS Production Manager

Musically Directed by: Laura Petrie

Tom is a nervous school teacher about to start his first day of teaching. He tries to relax with a little TV when various characters representing facets of his personality materialize from the television set. Tom is hesitant at first to accept their help, but with a little friendly prodding, they help Tom see how great a teacher he has been all along! Reviving the catchy, playful Saturday morning hits of the 70s, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Jr. is both educational and enjoyable for everyone!

Please contact 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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