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AUDITIONS

ALL OPEN CAST CALLS ARE HELD AT
Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, 23 Lake Shore Road, Budd Lake, NJ (973-691-2100)

VACCINATIONS PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED

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.

2024 AUDITIONS
THE 9 LIVES OF LUCKY THE CAT
Auditions: Sunday, January 14:
  - 1 PM (8-12 year-old "kittens") and
  - 2 PM (teen and adult "cats")
Performances: March 9-17 (Sat, March 9 & 16 @ 11AM; Sun, March 10 & 17 @ 2PM; Fri, March 15 @ 7 PM)

Click here for the Cast List

Casting Lucky*, his parents, 4 siblings, friends, teachers, cat heroes and legends, and a chorus of Cats (teens and adults) and Kittens (kids from 8-12) who join Lucky on his great adventure.

*The role of Lucky is especially demanding (3 solos) and requires a strong tenor/actor, 16+.

"The 9 Lives of Lucky the Cat" is a sung-through musical comedy celebrating the journey through childhood. Lucky, a boy in the form of a curious, adventurous cat, is ready and anxious to explore the world around him. With wit, courage, a song and some luck, he navigates the joys and challenges of being Young, Gifted and...a Cat.

CLICK THE LINK TO HEAR FOUR OF THE SONGS FROM THE SHOW: https://www.youtube.com


STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Auditions: Tues, February 20 @ 7PM and Sat, February 24 @ 11AM
Performances: April 12-21 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8PM; Sundays @ 2PM)

All Roles Open:
Truvy Jones
40-year-old owner of a small town beauty shop. She knows everyone's business and shares it with anyone who will listen. Southern Belle. She always has advice for you, and they often come in the form of country sayings.

M'Lynn Eatenton
M'Lynn: 50-year-old mother of Shelby. She is over-protective at times and finds the need to have a firm grasp on the world at all times. She is a busy woman who worries too much for her age.

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto
(19-25) very shy twenty-year-old hair-dresser. She goes from a very soft-spoken person to a bible-loving Christian with her heart on her sleeve.

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie
Roughly 25-year-old diabetic young lady. Prettiest girl in town, and loved by all. She has a weird relationship with her mother, and often rebels just for the sake of rebellion.

Clairee Belcher
60-year-old widow of the former mayor of Chinquapin. She is wealthy and also knows everyone's business. She is the sarcastic member of the group. She loves to laugh and poke fun at the little things that others cry over. She is very close with Ouiser.

Ouiser Bourdeaux
(pronounced Weezer) She is the same age as Clairee. She is a wealthy old bitty. She is a loveably miserable lady, though. Her unique personality and sense of humor is a great relief in the serious scenes. She is very close to Clairee.

Be prepared to read from the script. Sides will be provided at audition.

Set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength-and love-which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. Written by Robert Harling; Directed by Richard Boyer.


WINNIE-THE-POOH'S HULLABALOO
Auditions: Tues, March 12 @ 7PM and Sat, March 16 @ 1PM
Performances: May 4-19 (Saturdays @ 11AM & 2PM; Sundays @ 2PM - no performance May 12)

All Roles Open
Be prepared to sing "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (from "Cinderella") and read from the script. Sides will be provided at audition.

Details coming soon. Written and Directed by Richard Boyer.


THE WEDDING SINGER
Auditions: Tues, May 14 @ 7PM and Sat, May 18 @ 11AM
Performances: July 12-21 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8PM; Sundays @ 2PM)

All Roles available:
  • Robbie Hart
  • Sammy
  • George
  • Julia Sullivan
  • Holly
  • Glen Guglia
  • Rosie
  • Linda
  • Ensemble
Click HERE for Full Character Breakdown Please be prepared to sing a song from the show and to read from the script. Sides will be provided at audition.

Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie. It's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy; Music by Mattew Sklar; Lyrics by Chad Beguelin; Directed by Richard Boyer.


THE LITTLE MERMAID
Auditions: Tues, June 18 @ 7PM and Sat, June 22 @ 1PM
Performances: August 3 - 11 (specific dates TBA)

All Roles Open
Be prepared to sing "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (from "Cinderella") and read from the script. Sides will be provided at audition.

An original retelling of the classic story you know and love. Written and Directed by Stan Barber and Richard Boyer.


THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING EVIL DEAD - A ZOMBIE MUSICAL!
Auditions: Sat, August 24 @ 11AM and Tues, August 27 @ 7PM
Performances: October 25 - November 3 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8PM; Sundays @ 2PM)

All Roles Open
Be prepared to sing (song TBA) and read from the script. Sides will be provided at audition.

A hilarious and campy musical spoof of zombie movies. Written and Directed by Richard Boyer.


THEY HAVEN'T GOT A CLUE - THE CHRISTMAS EDITION
Auditions: Tues, October 1 @ 7PM and Sat, October 5 @ 1PM
Performances: December 5 - 15 (specific dates TBA)

All Roles Open
Be prepared to read from the script. Sides will be provided at audition.

Details coming soon. Written and Directed by Richard Boyer.


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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