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Auditions for Middlesex County Plays-in-the-Park 2024 season to be held April 5-7

originally published: 03/21/2024

Auditions for Middlesex County Plays-in-the-Park 2024 season to be held April 5-7

(EDISON, NJ) -- Middlesex County Plays-in-the-Park is looking for talent for the upcoming plays: Beauty and the Beast, In the Heights, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Auditions will take place at their theater in Edison April 5-7.

Those auditioning must be prepared to sing 16 bars of music; bring sheet music in the proper key, marked with any cuts; photo/resume; and bring rehearsal conflicts for May–August. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring rehearsal conflicts for May – August and a photo/resume, if you have one.

Auditions will take place Friday, April 5 at 7:00pm; Saturday, April 6 at noon; and Sunday, April 7 at noon. All auditions are held at the Stephen J. Capestro Theatre | Roosevelt Park (1 Pine Drive) in Edison, New Jersey.

Beauty and the Beast Creative Team consists of: Director Moggie Davis, Musical Director Mark Baron, and Choreographer Lorinda Haver. Performances take place June 19-29. Experience the magic as this “tale as old as time” takes the stage! When Belle stumbles upon an enchanted castle, she comes face to face with the Beast—who is really a prince that has been placed under a magic spell! If the Beast can learn to love another and be loved in return, the spell will be broken. Will Belle be able to love a Beast? This Tony Award nominated Broadway musical features beloved, show-stopping songs, including “Be Our Guest”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Human Again”, and many more! Sure to be a family favorite!

In the Heights Creative Team consists of: Director Edgar Hidalgo, Musical Director Charles Santoro, and Choreographer Lorinda Haver. Performances take place July 10-20. Meet the residents of Washington Heights— a New York City neighborhood facing major changes, including rising rent and the closures of neighborhood businesses. Usnavi, who owns a corner bodega, is trying to get back to the Dominican Republic to reconnect with his culture after the death of his parents. Another family is looking for a way to pay for college for their daughter, who is trying to secure an apartment. This revolutionary musical combines Latin rhythms and dance with hip-hop to tell the story of a place where community is everything, and dreams are meant to be chased.



 
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Creative Team consists of: Director Susan Speidel, Musical Director John Brzozowski, and Choreographer Shannon Garahan. Performances take place July 31-August 10. This outrageously funny musical will have you laughing from beginning to end! Pseudolus, a clever slave, is determined to win the hand of the beautiful but ditzy courtesan Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for his freedom. Stephen Sondheim combines situations from the 2000-year-old comedies of Plautus with classic vaudeville to create this irreverent and witty masterpiece, which made it Broadway debut in 1962!

Open call for ages 16 and up and children ages 9-12 for the role of Chip in Beauty and the Beast. Other additional categories may be added as needed.

Plays-in-the-Park encourages actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, age, as well as those with disabilities, to audition. For additional information, please visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov/pip


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