KELSEY THEATRE OPEN AUDITIONS

Kelsey Forward Initiative is committed to actively assisting Kelsey Theatre in advancing an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all productions and programs offered by the resident theatre companies. We acknowledge the need for growth and are committed to learning from our past mistakes. We aim to foster an inclusive environment for people of all races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, creeds, socio-economic statuses, nationalities and abilities. 

 

The Kelsey Theatre has 10 different Theatre Companies that use our stage and their needs vary. Please read ALL audition notices through to see what is required and how to sign up for the audition.

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All auditions for Kelsey Theatre productions will be held on the Mercer County Community College unless stated otherwise in the announcement. Auditions are usually held in the College's Communications Building but please check the Kelsey Theatre sign boards for specific room locations.

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THE FANTASTICKS

by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

 

THEATER TO GO

DIRECTOR Ruth Markoe

MUSICAL DIRECTOR Sue Den Outer

 THEATER TO GO and Kelsey Theatre are committed to advancing an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all productions and programs offered by the resident theater companies.  We aim to foster an inclusive environment for people of all races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, creeds, socio-economic statuses, nationalities and abilities.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Whimsical, poignant, and romantic, The Fantasticks is an allegorical story that focuses on two young lovers, their meddling parents, and the journey we all must take through adolescent thrills, the growing pains of hurt and betrayal, the highs of passion, the challenges of distance, and the agonies of heartbreak to discover how to truly love. The Fantasticks is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. It is the world’s longest running musical, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Fridays, Feb 3 &10 at 8pm
Saturdays, Feb 4 &11 at 8pm
Sundays, Feb 5 &12 at 2pm

 

AUDITION DATES & TIMES:

Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College West Windsor Campus. Check the Kelsey Theatre sign board for a room location on the day of your audition.

MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550

 

APPOINTMENTS AND QUESTIONS:

AUDITION SIGN UP at https://tinyurl.com/T2G-Fantasticks-Audition

For questions, please contact Hannah Knight, Stage Manager knight8@tcnj.edu  or Ruth Markoe, Director ruthmnj@gmail.com

PREPARE:

SEEKING:

Roles are open to performers of all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, body types, ages (over 18) and abilities.

Seeking 8 adult actors.   All roles are Non-Equity, unpaid

 

CHARACTER INFORMATION:

All are singing roles except Mortimer, the Actor and the Mute

 The following characters are written as male but consideration will be given to female performers in some roles as appropriate

 

REHEARSALS:

ALL CAST MUST BE AVAILABLE EVERY EVENING FROM JANUARY 29- FEB 3 FOR TECH WEEK


Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR

“Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, New York, NY. (212) 541-4684 MTIShows.com

Presented by Kelsey Players & Tomato Patch

DIRECTOR: Melissa A. Jackson

MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Madelyn Curtin

CHOREOGRAPHER: Samantha Phillips

Kelsey Players, Tomato Patch and Kelsey Theatre are committed to advancing an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all productions and programs offered by the resident theater companies. We acknowledge the need for growth and are committed to learning from our past mistakes. We aim to foster an inclusive environment for people of all races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, creeds, socio-economic statuses, nationalities and abilities. nationalities, and abilities.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Now updated to the convenient binder version! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike. It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their

cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7pm
Saturday, March 25 at 1pm & 4pm
Sunday, March 26 at 1pm & 4pm

 

AUDITION DATES & TIMES:

● Thursday, December 8, 2022 (6pm-9pm)

● Friday, December 9 (6pm-9pm)

● Callbacks by invitation, Saturday, December 10 (10am-12pm)

Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College West Windsor Campus. Check the Kelsey Theatre sign board for a room location on the day of your audition.

MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550

Special Information About Auditioning:

APPOINTMENTS: 

You must sign-up for auditions at our sign-up page:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4EACAA2DAA8-audition

QUESTIONS: 

Please email show/audition questions to Stage Manager Jon Logan at loganjon@rider.edu

or Amy Bessellieu (Kelsey Theatre) at bessella@mccc.edu

PREPARE:                                                                                                        

SEEKING:

Roles are open to performers of all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, body types, and abilities.

Seeking actors in 6th through 12th grades (18 year old students should still be attending high school).

All roles are non-Equity and unpaid.

REHEARSALS:


SORDID LIVES

by Del Shores
“Sordid Lives” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
www.concordtheatricals.com

 

Presented by The MTM Players

DIRECTOR: Rob Michael Lasky

STAGE MANAGER: Stephanie Scuccimarri

The MTM Players and Kelsey Theatre are committed to advancing an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all productions and programs offered by the resident theater companies. We aim to foster an inclusive environment for people of all races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, creeds, socio-economic statuses, nationalities, and abilities.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Hilarity ensues following the death of Peggy, a respectable Christian grandmother who died in a seedy motel room after tripping over the wooden legs of her lover. And yep. He’s married to Peggy’s sister’s neighbor who lives in the trailer behind her house. Three generations of family converge on a small Texas town to mourn the death of their matriarch causing many skeletons to shake loose from the closet (ahem). Watch as this unique menagerie of family and friends wallow in riotous feuding, resentment, remorse, and reconciliation.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Friday, Feb 17 & 24, 2023 at 8pm
Saturday, Feb 18 & 25 at 8pm
Sunday, Feb 19 & 26 at 2pm

 

AUDITION DATES & TIMES:

Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College West Windsor Campus. Check the Kelsey Theatre sign board for a room location on the day of your audition.

MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550

 

Special Information About Auditioning:

 

APPOINTMENTS AND QUESTIONS: 

You must sign-up for auditions at our sign-up page: http://tinyurl.com/MTMSordidLivesAuditions

Virtual audition submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, Dec. 20th at auditions@mtmplayers.org .

The link will also be available under audition information at our website: http://www.mtmplayers.org.

Please email Director Lasky at director@mtmplayers.org with any questions.

 

PREPARE:                                                                                                        

           

SEEKING:

Roles are open to performers of all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, body types, ages (over 18) and abilities.

Seeking 6 women and 5 men(one male double role).

The characters are real – they are not to be portrayed as caricatures. 

See Character Information for breakdown and splits. All characters except JUANITA BARTLETT are available.

For those auditioning for BITSTY MAE HARLING: This is a singing and acoustic guitar-playing role. You must bring your guitar to the audition and prepare to sing & self-accompany the title song “Sordid Lives” provided in the audition packets. There will be no other accompaniment provided.

All roles are non-Equity and unpaid.

 

CHARACTER INFORMATION:

Character Breakdown (Most characters use southern [Texan?] accents – We will see all regardless of accent & listed ages are guidelines, but we may cast relative to each other:

 

REHEARSALS:

 



The Kelsey Forward Initiative is committed to actively assisting Kelsey Theatre in advancing an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all productions and programs offered by the resident theater companies. We acknowledge the need for growth and are committed to learning from our past mistakes. We aim to foster an inclusive environment for people of all races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, creeds, socio-economic statuses, nationalities and abilities.


 

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