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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

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

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 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

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. or


Kids Corner Cooperative Nursery School in Plainsboro added enrichment

classes for three and four year-olds for both morning and afternoon

sessions. 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. 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. 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.

( 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. 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 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 for complete entry guidelines. Deadline is

Monday, March 5.

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