Maurer Productions OnStage will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Saturday, February 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, February 26, from noon to 5 p.m., at Kelsey Theater. The show includes 17 speaking and singing roles and will be directed by John M. Maurer, with musical direction by Laurie Gougher and choreography by Jane Coult. Auditions are open to actors 17 years and older. Register for an audition slot at www.mponstage.com/registration, E-mail Audition@mponstage.com, or call 609-882-2292.
The Mercer County College student theater company is looking for a performer for its production of “Hairspray,” which will be produced April 13 through 22. The available role is that of Seaweed J. Stubbs, a hip “Negro Day” dancer. The performer must be a good dancer, read as if between the ages of 16 and 21, and be a tenor. Contact Tracy Antozzeski at email@example.com.
Playhouse 22 will hold auditions for “Gypsy,” Monday and Tuesday, February 20 and 21, starting at 7 p.m. Auditions will be held at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.
Auditions for “The Vagina Monologues” take place on Sunday, February 26, and Saturday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a benefit performance of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play. Auditions will be held at SAFE in Hunterdon’s Outreach Office at 47 East Main Street, Flemington. No prior acting experience is necessary. Performances are Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 908-788-7666, or visit www.facebook.com/vdayflemington.
The Villagers Theater will hold auditions for “The Music Man” at DeMott Lane in Somerset. Youth performer auditions will be held on Monday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. Adult auditions will be Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6 and 7, at 7 p.m. Be prepared with 16 bars of a song similar in type to this production’s music (not a song from the show). Be prepared to dance. E-mail email@example.com for more information. Actors are needed for staged reading of original play for Theater/Dance Workshop Inc. Need four couples in their 40s and 50s. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an interview.
The Bimah Players will hold open auditions for actors and singers for “Ever Since Adam,” an original production featuring songs and dramatizations of literature by Mark Twain and other classic writers about relationships between men and women. Auditions are Sunday, March 13, 1 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16, 7 to 9 p.m., at Monroe Township Jewish Center, 11 Cornell Avenue, Monroe Township. E-mail email@example.com for information or audition appointment or visit www.bimahplayers.org.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is sponsoring a statewide competition for all New Jersey high school students with bright commercially feasible business ideas. The “2012 New Jersey Business Idea Competition,” is open to all high school students. The deadline for applications is Sunday, February 19, and the winners will be announced and honored on the evening of Friday, March 30, in Madison. For more information visit www.fdu.edu/businessidea or call 973-443-8842.
Mercer County high school students are invited to enter a talent competition hosted by the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, in affiliation with the Youth College program of Mercer County Community College. The annual competition is open to 9th through 12th graders, and the deadline to enter is Sunday, February 19. The competition will be held on Saturday, March 3, at 12 p.m. in Kerney Hall at Mercer College’s James Kerney Campus, 102 North Broad Street, Trenton. The event is free and open to the public.
The categories in which students can enter are: classical instrumental, classical vocal, contemporary instrumental, contemporary vocal, dance (ballet, tap or modern), dramatic interpretation, and visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture or photography). The winner of the competition will receive $100, and an expenses-paid trip to Baltimore, Maryland, to participate in a multi-state competition where the winner will receive additional prizes. Registration forms are available at http://trentonques.org and can be E-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Stephone Mickler at 803-479-0844.
Save the Date
Young Audiences presents Dazzle 2012 on Saturday, February 25, at the Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart in Princeton. Tickets start at $175 each and benefits inspiring school and community arts education programs which reach 500,000 children and 1,600 teachers in New Jersey each year. For tickets and information visit www.dazzlenj.org or call 866-500-9265.
Millhill Child and Family Development present Mission Possible VII, an evening of gaming, music, food, and silent auction, on Saturday, March 17, at Rider University’s Bart Luedeke Center. Visit www.millhillcenter.org for information.
For Young Women
The Republican Women of Mercer County seeks applications for the Kabis Memorial Internship Program for young women. The application deadline is Saturday, February 18. The program offers three young women the opportunity to spend six weeks in Washington, D.C. working in the headquarters of the women’s partisan political organization. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens in their junior year of college or college students age 21 and over, having completed high school but not yet graduated from college. Housing, airfare, and a small monetary allowance is provided. Visit www.rwomc.org for an application.