Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Road, Budd Lake NJ 07828 | 973-691-2100
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Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, 23 Lake Shore Road, Budd Lake, NJ (973-691-2100)

Reservations/Appointments not accepted (except when stated) - simply show on the day most convenient for you.
(If multiple audition dates are listed, you only need to attend one.)
No experience necessary - beginners always welcome.
[Romeo and Juliet]ROMEO AND JULIET
Auditions: CLOSED
Performance dates: Weekdays, April 18 - May 25 @ 10AM (plus Friday, May 4 @ 8PM)

CSR-Castle Shakespeare Reportory: A Professional, Non-Equity Actors Company in residence at Pax Amicus Castle Theatre. The classic story of two young lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families.


[I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change]I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
(The Hilarious Musical Revue)

Auditions: Tuesday, March 20 @ 7PM and Saturday, March 24 @ 1PM
Performance dates: May 11-20
(Fridays, May 11, 18 @ 8PM; Saturdays, May 12, 19 @ 8PM; Sunday, May 20 @ 2PM)

The off-Broadway sensation that ran for twelve years, this celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as 'the relationship.' Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, 'Say, what are you doing Saturday night?' Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro | Music by Jimmy Roberts | Directed by Richard Boyer.

Seeking men and women 18+ to play various roles. Please be prepared to sing a song from the show.

[Wizard of Oz]THE WIZARD OF OZ
Auditions: Saturday, May 19 @ 1PM and Monday, May 21 @ 7PM
Performance dates: July 7 - 21 (Select weekdays @ 10AM; Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21 @ 11AM; Friday, July 13 @ 7PM)

An original version written specifically for Pax Amicus. Join Dorothy and her friends as they travel down The Yellow Brick Wall. Wirtten by Stan Barber and Matthew Gandolfo | Directed by Stan Barber.

Seeking Adults and Teens for principal roles; Children (8-12) for chorus and Munchkin roles. Be prepared to sing and read from the script.

Auditions: Tuesday, June 5 @ 7:30PM; Saturday, June 9 @ 1PM
Performance dates: July 28 - August 12 (Fridays, August 3, 10 @ 8PM; Saturdays, July 28, August 4, 11 @ 8PM; Sundays, July 29, August 5, 12 @ 2PM)

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and expolding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle geniously charms her into the prestgious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. Book by Heather Hach | Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin | Directed by Richard Boyer

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Casting performers ages 13 and older. Prepare a song from the show and be prepared to learn and demonstrate some choreography and read from the script.

Auditions: By Appointment Only: Wed, July 18 and Sat, July 21
Performance dates: September 7-22 (Fri, Sep 7 @ 8PM; Sat, Sep 8,15,22 @ 8PM; Sun, Sep 16 @ 2PM)

A disturbing, provocative and important play about one woman's revenge on the man who would rape her in her own home. In a magnificent and unrelentingly violent reversal, the victim becomes the attacker, the predator becomes the prey in this "searing, jolting psychological thriller that reaches a climax of fever pitch suspense." Rated R for Adult Subject Matter | Written by William Mastrosimone | Directed by Stan Barber

No Open Cast Call. CASTING (by Appointment) Wednesday July 16 and Saturday, July 21): 1M, 3W. Over 21.
Extreme violence, brief nudity, disturbing themes. Call 973-691-2100 to schedule appointment.

[The Ghost Princess]THE GHOST PRINCESS
Auditions: Sun, August 26 @ 2PM and Tues, August 28 @ 7PM
Performance dates: October 13-28 (Saturdays Oct 13, 20, 27 @ 11AM;
Sundays Oct 14, 21, 28 @ 2PM; Friday, Oct 26 @ 8PM)

Back by popular demand! Itís Halloween and the monsters at Ghoul School are planning for a scary and fun party at Frankensteinís Castle. That is everyone but the Ghost Princess who is again left out and feeling all alone. Join the monsters as they learn the importance of an act of kindness and that everyone has absolute value. Written and Directed by Richard Boyer.

Casting adults and teens. Be prepared to sing a song (provided) and read from the script.

Auditions: TBA
Performance dates: November 30-December 16 (Fridays/Saturdays @ 8PM; Sundays @ 2PM)

A very special Friend-and-Relation tells Christopher Robin a story of a Christmas Eve very long ago (about last year) when Eeyore, the old gray donkey who lives by himself in the thistle corner of Hundred-Acre Wood, was absolutely miserable. It seems that he lost his tail and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet got all of their friends and a search was organized. There is a great deal of fun and excitement, plus delightful songs, in the adventure that follows. Its theme, which concerns caring, sharing and the importance of cultivating friends, makes this a very special and enchanting musical suitable for any occasion.

Casting adults and teens. Be prepared to sing a song (provided) and read from the script.

[A Christmas Story]A CHRISTMAS STORY
Auditions: Fri, October 3 @ 7PM and Sat, October 4 @ 1PM
Performance dates: November 24 - December 15 (Saturdays @ 11AM)

Based on the motion picture "A Christmas Story." Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial. Adapted by Philip Grecian | Directed by Richard Boyer

Casting 7m., 4w. Be prepared to read from the script. Roles include:
  • Ralph as an adult (40+) (Narrator)
  • Ralphie Parker (age 9-12)
  • Mother (30-49) (His mother)
  • Old Man Parker (30-49) (His father. Also plays department store Santa)
  • Randy (7-10) (His brother)
  • Flick (9-12) (friend and classmate)
  • Schwartz (-12) (friend and classmate)
  • Scut Farkus (13+) (A bully)
  • Helen Weathers (9-12) (classmate)
  • Esther Jane Alberry (9-12) (classmate)
  • Miss Shields (35-59) (His teacher)

An Open Cast Call is held 6-8 weeks prior to the first performance of each production, and is open to all community and professional performers over the age of 16. Rehearsals are usually held on weekday evenings and some weekend days.

Audition notices for the Shakespeare plays, POE, and Magical Caravan Players (Professional Adults performing for children) are usually posted here and in BACKSTAGE magazine. Artists auditioning for these productions need to be available for day-time rehearsals and performances.

People interested in working on tech (lights, sound), stage managing, costumes, sets, publicity, etc. may call the theatre at any time, or come to any open cast call.
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Pax Amicus is a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization.