The Arts

Professional Center for the Arts announces auditions for children ages 7 to 17, actors and dancers (all levels) for “One Tough Nut,” a new version of the holiday classic, choreographed by Geoffrey Doig-Marx as “a comic change to all the Nutcrackers you might be forced to sit through this holiday,” Sunday September 10, 11a.m. The story is transferred to Bulgaria, where a young girl named Clara Darling, whose parents vanish while on a smelting trip in deepest Africa, suddenly and sadly becomes a ward of the state and is placed in Frauline Edna and Arlene Schnizelhoff’s Home for Wayard Girls. The occupants of the school shun Clara and make her life a living nightmare until a magical visitor whisks Clara away to the Land of the Sweets.

Performances in early December. Fee per performer is $75 (to cover costume cost).

Also, auditions for the Company, Junior Company, and Team Hip Hop, Wednesday, September 6. Visit or call 609-586-3008.

Princeton Dance and Theater Studio offers fall acting classes for children and adults with professional actor and new faculty member Jody Wood. Perhaps best-known for his role as Detective Wallace Danby on Boston Public, Wood has also appeared in guest spots on numerous other television shows including NYPD Blue, ER, and CSI Miami, as well as in films like LA Confidential, Boogie Nights, and Rules of Engagement. Classes in acting, comedy improvisation, acting for the camera, cold reading/audition technique, and public speaking/ presentation. For information call 609-514-1600.

Also, a 12-week session on West African Dance with Yewande Kelly-Johnson begins on Sunday, September 17, 11:30 a.m. Tuition $216.

Philomusica, an auditioned community choir, seeks central New Jersey singers with good reading skills for December 2 and 3 concerts of Renaissance to 20th century music by Byrd, Victoria, Poulenc, Sweelinck, and Burt. Open rehearsal auditions, 7:30 to 10 p.m. by appointment. The Unitarian Society, 176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, 888-744-5668 or

Pierrot Productions seeks young performers for a production of “The Prince and the Pauper” at Kelsey Theater in November. Two young males ages 10 to 12 with strong boy voices with first choice being twins, second choice siblings who are close in age, and third choice would be to find two boys who can be made to look alike. One young female ages 10 to 12 is also needed. Send resume and photo by E-mail to Auditions will be by invitation in September.

Princeton Pro Musica is scheduling auditions for its 28th season of choral masterworks during the first week of September. There are opening for both volunteer and paid positions. Rehearsal are on Tuesday evenings in Princeton. Call 609-683-5122 or E-mail for information.

The Arcadian Chorale seeks male singers for its fall program and for the “Verdi Requiem” in the spring. Auditions are Saturdays, September 5 and 12, 6 to 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Matawan. Visit or call 732-583-4007 for information.

Stars in the Park has auditions for “Pocketful of Rhymes” on Sunday, August 20, noon to 3 p.m.; and Monday, August 21, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Kelsey Theater. Six adults and seven children (eight or older). For appointments call Lorraine Wargo at 609-530-0912.

Somerset Valley Players has auditions for “Book of Days” on Wednesday and Thursday, August 23 and 24, at 8 p.m. Visit or call 908-369-7469 for information. Rehearsals begin after Labor Day.

Garden State Watercolor Society announces call for entries for its Open Annual Juried Show. Exhibition dates are September 15 through October 22.Hand deliver art Friday, September 8, 4 to 7 p.m., to the Montgomery Center for the Arts, 124 Montgomery Road, Skillman. Open to New Jersey artists only. Visit for a prospectus or send SASE to C. McVicker, 26 Old Orchard Lane, Princeton 08540.


The Learning Channel seeks a New Jersey family to be featured on the second season of “Shalom in the Home,” a prime time series hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. Visit or E-mail

The Academy for Teaching and Leadership seeks men and women, 55 and older, to appear in a film about sex in the later years. Dr. Dennis Sugrue, a nationally-known psychologist, author, and sex expert, will conduct the unique two-day experience. Candidates must be willing to be on camera and discuss, with about 20 other people, the sexual concerns of older men and women. Filming to take place during the third or fourth week in September at the New Jersey Network studios in Trenton. $250 honorarium. 908-630-9900.


Middlesex County seeks men’s and women’s softball teams for the county’s slow-pitch softball league. Deadline is Tuesday, August 15. 732-745-4222.

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