The Arts

Movie Casting Call, “Where the Wild Things Are.” Warner Bros. will hold an open casting call in New York for the central role of Max in the screen adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s award-winning book. Open to all boys, ages 7 to 11. Audition takes place Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, lower level main auditorium, 60th at Columbus. 215-246-3435. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Princeton Dance and Studio presents two one-week intensive acting sessions with Jody Wood, a professional actor with more than 30 years experience in film, theater, and television. Sessions begin Mondays, July 31 and August 7, at 116 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro. One session, $135; two sessions, $250. Visit or call 609-514-1600.

The studio is also offering salsa classes for $12 per class. Tuesdays at 8:30 is a class for intermediate level students. Simply Salsa, on Fridays at 7 p.m.k is for beginners. Hot Salsa, on Fridays at 8 p.m., is for more experienced salsa aficionados.

New Jersey 50 Plus seeks athletes, artists, crafters, singers, dancers, and other performers for “You’re Alive: Live!” a two-day event for people over 50 in New Jersey. The event is Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, in Atlantic City. Volunteers and sponsors also welcome. Visit or call 732-925-7997.

The Mighty Oak Players seeks actors ages 8 and up for “Gypsy.” Auditions are Monday and Tuesday, July 10 and 11, 7 to 9 p.m. at Monroe High School, 1629 Perrineville Road. Performance dates are Friday to Sunday, August 25 to 27. Bring your own sheet music and be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of your choice and to dance.

Cheng/Ferrara Productions has auditions for “Dracula: The Musical” on Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, at Kelsey Theater. Prepare one complete song from contemporary musical theater and bring sheet music. Candidates unable to attend may submit a videotaped audition by arrangement. Call Frank Ferrara at 609-499-1388 for an appointment. Although the production is non-equity, composer Frank Wildhorn will be directly involved in the development of the production and will lead a master class following one performance.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation announced that the individual artist fellowship guidelines and applications in crafts, interdisciplinary performance, photography, playwriting, poetry, prose, and sculpture, are now online at The online submission deadline for applications is Monday, July 17.

The Dance Conservatory will hold an open house with free classes from Monday to Saturday, September 25 to 30. Auditions for “Nutcracker” are Friday, September 8, 7 p.m.; and Saturday, September 9, 11 a.m.; and Sunday September 10, at noon. Call 215-946-0100 for requirements.

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest is accepting scripts t hrough Monday, July 31. Visit for details.

Omicron Theater Productions seeks actors for speaking and non-speaking parts, men and women, ages 20 to 60. Also back stage help. By appointment. Call 609-443-5598.

Garden Workshop

Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension of Middlesex County offers a herb garden workshop on Wednesday, July 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at South Brunswick. $20 fee. Register at 732-398-5262.


American Red Cross Blood Services offers July donors an entry into a daily drawing for a $50 gas card. Visit or call 215-451-4941 for a schedule of blood drives.

Volunteers Needed

Womanspace seeks volunteers for the domestic violence victim response and sexual assault support services teams. Extensive, specialized training is provided. Volunteers are on call for two to four shifts per month. Must be 18, have a valid driver’s license, transportation, and pass a criminal background checks. Bi-lingual individuals are encouraged to apply. Call 609-394-0136 for information.

Italian Classes

Dorothea’s House in Princeton offers a 10-week session Italian classes beginning Wednesdays or Saturdays in mid-September. Adults, $85; children ages 6 to 14, $55. Call 908-359-1564 for information

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