Playful Theater Productions has auditions for “Les Miserables” on Monday to Wednesday, November 18 to 20, in the communications building adjacent to Kelsey Theater. Seeking 33 actors including 16 male adults (age 16 and up), 14 female adults (age 16 and up), and three child actors (one male, two female ages 7 to 12). All roles require strong solo singing ability and vocal stamina.
Prepare one complete song from musical theater, bring sheet music in the correct key. All roles are open. Rehearsals begin in early December. Call 609-378-5515 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pennington Players has open auditions for Terence McNally’s “Master Class,” at Mercer Community College in West Windsor. Auditions are Wednesday, November 20, 7 to 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, November 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. E-mail email@example.com for an appointment. Visit www.penningtonplayers.org.
Communities of Light
In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness month, Womanspace launches the “Communities of Light Peace Begins At Home” campaign each October and culminates with a countywide lighting of luminaries in December. A free public reception will be held on Tuesday, October 29, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Princeton. Call 609-394-0136 to register.
Each luminary kit costs $10 and includes supplies and safety instructions for assembling six luminary displays to cover 150 linear feet. Order online at www.womanspace.org.
Call for Art
Sinfonietta Nova, a classical orchestra based in West Windsor, is holding a contest for artists, ages 7 through adult, to draw or paint an image to be used for posters and postcards advertising the February and March concerts. The season is based on the theme of fairy tales.
Interested artists who are inspired by the stories and music of Hansel and Gretel and Peter and the Wolf are invited to submit their work. The artists whose work is chosen will have their image printed and distributed widely in the weeks leading up to the concert. The remaining artists are invited and encouraged to bring their work for display at the appropriate concert. All artists whose work is either chosen or brought to the concert for display, will be acknowledged during the concerts.
A photo must be submitted if your artwork is created through oil paint, acrylics, water color etc.; the artwork may be created in multiple drawing software and saved and submitted as eps, jpg, pdf, ps, psd, or tif. Set the resolution at 300 dpi.
Deadlines are Saturday, November 30, for an image relating to Peter and the Wolf; and Friday, January 10, for an image relating to Hansel and Gretel. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, phone number, and town where you live. Visit www.sinfoniettanova.org.
Bowman’s Hill Tower offers a bird’s eye view of the surrounding countryside and Delaware River. Rising 125 feet in the air, it offers a 15-mile view on a clear day. Located near the corner of River and Lurgan, roads in Washington Crossing, PA. The cost to ride the elevator or climb the stairs is $6. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 215-493-4076.
For Women Only
YWCA Princeton offers a new women’s empowerment series on Wednesdays, October 30 to November 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton. Visit www.ywcaprinceton.org or call 609-497-2100. $75.
JM Group’s “Turkey Drive” benefits Mercer Street Friends Food Bank. Donate $10 to purchase a turkey and the JM Group will match each donation. Bring donations to Nassau Street Seafood, Blue Point Grill, or Witherspoon Grill. Donate online at www.jmgroupprinceton.com.
Trenton Central High School Class of 1964 is having its 50th reunion on Saturday, June 7, at Mercer Oak Golf Club in West Windsor. Tickets are $78. Call Don Dileo at 609-529-2132, Beverly Lowe at 609-695-7270, Janet Melvin at 609-771-0416, or Beth Cliver at 609-882-7539 for information.
Jewish Center of Princeton offers Hebrew classes on Sundays for adults with Edna Bryn-Nolman, a lecturer at Rutgers University’s department of Jewish studies. The small classes are for beginners and intermediate students. Tuition is $200. Register with Maryann Yarin at email@example.com or call 609-921-0100, ext. 201.