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Top Of PageAuditions
Maurer Productions OnStage is seeking experienced actors (7 adults, 5
children) for its up-coming production of "Winnie the Pooh, The
Musical." The show requires performers to act, sing, and be ready to
learn the art of puppetry. Auditions are Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, March 11, noon to 6 p.m. Rehearsals will begin
March 19. Register at www.mponstage.com/news/pooh_audition
The show is a hybrid of traditional children’s theater and large scale
puppeteering similar to Jim Henson’s Muppets. Actors portraying
non-human characters and, wearing simple street clothes, will perform
their character’s role in front of the audience, while simultaneously
operating a puppet designed to look like the character from the famous
A.A. Milne stories.
New Hope Celebrates invites aspiring singers, ages 16 to 22, to take
part in the second annual New Hope Idol competition. The first rounds
of auditions will be held on Monday, March 19, and Thursday, March 22
at 6:30 p.m. at The Stockton Inn, 1 Main Street, Stockton.
Finals will be held Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the New
Hope-Solebury High School auditorium. The winner will be awarded a
scholarship from New Hope Celebrates and perform in an entertainment
showcase on Saturday, May 19 at the New Hope-Solebury High School. To
register as a contestant contact Bob Egan Entertainment at
215-794-7716 or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blacksheep Films is casting for the full-length horror feature film,
"Mary Woods," written and directed by Michael Alexander. The film will
be shot in the Mercer County area on weekends from April to June.
Non-union actors only, ages 8-60, of all ethnicities are needed. For a
full breakdown of open roles and synopsis, visit the audition page at
www.blacksheepfilms.biz. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 3,
with call backs on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at the
Blacksheep Films Office, 219 East Hanover Street, Trenton 08608. All
roles are for Deferred Pay. Meals, craft services, and on screen
credit will be provided for all roles. Bring a headshot and resume.
Yardley Players seek actors for "The Velveteen Rabbit." Auditions are
Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18, 1 to 4 p.m. in the
communications building at Mercer College. Bring a photo and resume
and be prepared to do a cold read from the script. Call Howard Matter
at 215-675-0262 for an appointment. Roles for ages 7 and up.
Top Of PageFor Kids
Arts Council of Princeton seeks submissions for its nineteenth annual
edition of Under Age, an anthology of poems, prose, and artwork
produced by children in grades K through 12. Entries will be accepted
in both English and Spanish for this year’s publication, as well as
black and white artwork. The deadline for submissions is Saturday,
March 16, at 5 p.m. Guidelines are at www.artscouncilofprinceton.org
or call 609-924-8777.
Eden Institute Foundation offers the Alexis Kate Special Education
Teachers Scholarship to a college student who has declared a special
education major and has demonstrated an extracurricular commitment to
the field. Deadline is Monday, April 30. www.edenservices.org or
Kids Corner Cooperative Nursery School in Plainsboro added enrichment
classes for three and four year-olds for both morning and afternoon
sessions. www.kccns.com or 609-799-1535.
South Brunswick Family YMCA offers holiday camp April 2, 3, 4, 5, and
9. $65 per day. Register by Friday, March 16.
www.southbrunswickymca.org or 732-329-1150.
Top Of PageCharter Arts High School
Mercer Arts Charter High School, a new charter school, will open in
September, 2007, to freshmen and sophomores. Interested parents are
invited to information meetings to be held Saturday, March 3, 2 p.m.,
Princeton Public Library, 2nd floor conference room; Wednesday, March
21, 7 p.m., Princeton Public Library, community room; and Tuesday,
March 6, 7 p.m., Mercer County Library, Lawrence Branch, Darrah Lane,
Room 1. Mercer Arts Charter High School will combine a rigorous
academic curriculum with specialized lessons in the arts on site in
music, dance, fine arts, animation, and theater. Application deadline:
April 15. www.MercerArts.org or 609-921-7698.
Top Of PageArt Submissions
Arts Council of Princeton seeks submissions for "Small Works," and
exhibition of works no larger than 15" x 15" x 15" of sculpture,
painting, pottery, photographs, and poetry.
(www.artscouncilofprinceton.org) Works will be accepted Saturday and
February 24 and 25, 10 a.m .to 4 p.m. Membership, $40.
Gallery 125 seeks submissions in all media for its spring exhibit
opening April 13. Submit digital files on CDs to Gallery 125, 125
South Warrent Street, Trenton 08608. $10 for up to five submissions.
Call the gallery for complete directions. 609-989-9119.
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ seeks wildlife art and photography
for an exhibit that will take place jointly with the Women & Wildlife
Awards reception on Sunday, March 25, at the Prallsville Mills in
Stockton. Subject matter must depict wildlife found naturally in New
Jersey. Limited to two-dimensional art. Artwork and photographs may be
donated to the foundation or be available for sale on the day of the
event. Deadline Friday, March 2. www.conservewildlifenj.org or
Mercer College invites area writers and artists to submit work for
consideration in the Kelsey Review. Short fiction, poetry, creative
non-fiction essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings,
and cartoons are welcome. Deadline Tuesday, May 1. Send to Kelsey
Review, Liberal Arts Division, Mercer County College, Box B, Trenton
08690. E-mail email@example.com or call 609-586-4800, ext. 3594.
New Brunswick Community Arts Council seeks submissions from New Jersey
artists 18 and older. Limit of three. No entry fees. For the
Co-Existence Festival from April 28 to May 20. Visit
www.coexistencefestival.org for complete entry guidelines. Deadline is
Monday, March 5.
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