Center Players holds auditions for “M Is for Murder” on Wednesday, March 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 16, from noon to 2 p.m. Bring a resume and a headshot. Sides from the play will be provided. Auditions take place at the Center Playhouse, 35 South Street, Freehold. For information contact director Dave McGrath at

Villagers Theater holds auditions for “Shrek the Musical” on Wednesday and Thurday, March 20 and 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the theater, 475 Demott Lane, Somerset. Callbacks will take place Sunday, March 24. Sign up for an audition slot by visiting or emailing

Somerset Valley Players hosts auditions for “Jack of Diamonds” on Monday, March 18, and Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. There will be no callbacks. Readings will be from the script. Bring a headshot or recent photograph and a resume as well as potential conflicts with rehearsal dates. The theater is located at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. For information visit or call 908-369-7469.

Kelsey Theater on the West Windsor campus of Mercer County Community College hosts auditions for “Crazy For You” on Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring an audition form, recent photograph, and resume. Readings are from the script. Bring jazz and tap shoes and be prepared to dance. All roles are open for ages 17 and up. For information or to schedule an audition appointment visit

Call for Art

Registration is open for the 2019 Mercer County Senior Art Show. Any Mercer County resident age 60 or older is eligible to participate. Two-dimensional artwork accepted must be at least 10 inches in every direction and a maximum of 30 inches. The show runs July 17 through August 9 at Meadow Lakes in East Windsor. First place winners from the County Show are automatically included in the New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show. Artwork drop-off is Monday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hours for viewing the exhibit are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Groups of six or more are requested to call 1-609-448-4100 24 hours prior to visit. Contact Cheryl Reed at for more information.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority seeks proposals from artists to design, construct, and install artwork in a new Department of Taxation building to be located at John Fitch Place in Trenton. Works sought include sculptures for an outdoor sculpture garden, a full height digital ceramic printed art glass wall, and a three-dimensional wall mounted artwork. Expressions of interest must be submitted by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26. For full project specifications visit

The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County and the Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center (Highland Farm) announce the Art of Oscar, a competition that will serve as a fundraiser for non-profit organizations, community artists, and event artists. Visual Artists of all mediums are invited to create works inspired by Hammerstein’s life, music, humanitarian service, and his home and submit them for awards, exhibition, and public sale at Highland Farm this May. Artists should register by Monday, April 1, at

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