Call for Vendors
Main Street Highland Park is seeking artists, vendors, and sponsors for its 14th annual Arts in the Park street festival, juried art show, and arts and crafts sale in downtown Highland Park on Sunday September 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information and to apply visit www.mainstreethp.org/artsinthepark.
Center Players is hosting auditions for “Real Women Have Curves,” the story of five Latina women racing impossible deadlines in a tiny sewing factory while hiding from immigration authorities. Auditions are Sunday, May 26, and Tuesday, May 28, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Center Playhouse, 35 South Street, Freehold. Performances are Fridays through Sundays, July 26 through August 18.
Need are five females ages 18 through the 60s who are Hispanic or can play Hispanic characters and are comfortable speaking some lines in Spanish. Sides from the play will be provided. Bring a resume and headshot. For additional information, contact director Bernice Garfield-Szita at Bernice@ActionArtz.com.
Westrick Music Academy hosts open auditions for the Princeton Girlchoir and Princeton Boychoir for boys and girls entering grades 3 through 12 who love to sing. Auditioners will be asked to sing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” and a major scale, then the directors will check your vocal range and ability to match musical patterns. Finally, you will be asked to sight-read a brief musical passage based on your ability level. All programs are held at the Academy, 231 Clarksville Road, Suite 8, West Windsor. For more information or to sign up for an audition slot visit www.westrickmusic.org.
Making a Musical
High school students with an interest in the musical theater can sign up now for The Princeton Festival’s “Making of a Musical,” an interactive workshop that offers professional advice on singing, auditioning, and career direction.
On Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. music professionals Gail Blache-Gill and Shari Gill give hands-on instruction in singing and caring for their voices, plus pointers on a theater career, at the Princeton Public Library.
Participants then spend two sessions at the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street for a behind-the-scenes look at theater professionals preparing to stage this year’s Princeton Festival musical, “She Loves Me.”
On Saturday, June 1, from 3 to 5 p.m,, students sit in on a tech rehearsal of the show, and on Tuesday, June 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., they will attend a dress rehearsal. They will have the opportunity to talk with the creative and production teams about how these rehearsals shape the final production and will see the final staging of the musical.
The program is free, but seats are limited, and pre-registration is required. Full information and a registration form are available at www.princetonfestival.org or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.