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The Kelsey Theatre has 10 different Theatre Companies that use our stage and their needs vary.  Please read ALL audition notices through to see what is required and how to sign up for the audition. 

All auditions for Kelsey Theatre productions will be held on the Mercer County Community College unless stated otherwise in the announcement.  Auditions are usually held in the College's Communications Building please check the Kelsey Theatre sign boards for specific room locations.

If you would like to receive audition notifications via email please click on this link KELSEY AUDITION SIGN-UP and fill in your name and email address.




Artistic Direction by Pete LaBriola, Musical Direction by Lou Woodruff, and Choreography by Kat Ross-Kline


PIERROT PRODUCTIONS is delighted to announce auditions for our spring production, DISASTER!, the hilarious brainchild of Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick.



DISASTER! parodies and pays comedic tribute to the genre of the 1970s disaster films, like Earthquake, The Swarm, and The Poseidon Adventure. In this musical, a group of New Yorkers attends the opening of a floating casino and disco that quickly succumbs to multiple disasters. These calamities correlate with plots of these disaster films and others. Additionally, the play keeps with a 1970s theme by being a “jukebox musical”, turning to popular songs of that decade as musical numbers.



Saturday, March 24 starting at 12:00 noon

Sunday, March 25 starting at 12:00 noon



Applicants need to come prepared with a pop song of their choice, preferably from the 1970s era, and bring sheet music in the appropriate key.

Scene readings or participation in dance numbers will be assigned as necessary.

Callback auditions, as necessary, will be scheduled during the week following the primary auditions.



Fridays, June 8 & 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Saturdays, June 9 & 16 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, June 10 & 17 at 2:00 PM



The production will have a cast of 20-22, including the following named characters:

- Ted Scheider: A professor and "disaster expert" who tries to warn the others of the impending doom.

- Tony Delvecchio: The deceitful owner of the casino.

- Chad Rubik: A flirtatious caterer at the casino who was previously engaged to Marianne.

- Scott: Friend of Chad's and also a caterer at the casino.

- Marianne Wilson: Reporter and ex-fiancée of Chad. She left him to pursue her career.

- Jackie Noelle: Lounge singer and mother. She is hoping that Tony will propose.

- Ben & Lisa: Jackie's twins.

- Levora Verona: A washed up singer hoping to hit it big in the casino.

- Sister Mary Downey: A nun with a gambling addiction.

- Maury & Shirley Winters: A couple along for the cruise



To register for the auditions, please send an email to, including your contact information and the date you would like to attend (Saturday 3/24 or Sunday 3/25), and any time constraints you may have. Any questions about the production may also be directed to that address.




Auditions: Saturday April 7 (11am-4pm), Sunday April 8 (11am-4pm)


is proud to announce auditions for The Wizard of Oz



Fridays, July 13, 2018 at 8pm

Saturdays, July 14, 2018 at 8pm AND July 21, 2018 at 2pm & 8pm

Sundays, July 15, & 22, 2018 at 2pm

  *Tickets now on sale


Saturday, April 7 from 11:00am-4:00pm

Sunday, April 8 from 11:00am-4:00pm

Callbacks will be held on Tuesday April 10 if needed.



Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, N.J.

We will rehearse, beginning in April, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7pm-9:30pm and Saturdays from 12pm-4pm. Not everyone will be required to attend all rehearsals.


Please contact the production staff at to schedule an appointment.  In your email, please indicate your name, age, role desired, and preferred audition day.



Please prepare a song from the show or in the style of the show and be ready to participate in a group dance audition, as well as readings from the script. Please download the audition form found on our website: and bring it to auditions with you along with a recent picture and resume.



*Please note the role of Dorothy has been precast.

Scarecrow/Hunk – Dorothy’s wise and flexible best friend in Oz.  Male, Singer and Strong dancer, 21-45 yrs old


Tinman/Hickory- Dorothy’s caring friend from Oz.  Male, Singer and Dancer 21-45 yrs old


Lion/Zeke- Dorothy’s brave and funny friend from Oz.  Male, Singer, good comedic actor, 21-45 yrs old


Professor Marvel/Wizard – traveling magician/ fortune teller turned Wizard deluxe.  Male, non-singing role, 40 + yrs old


Glinda –Beautiful and motherly good witch of the North.  Female, Singer, 25 + yrs old


Wicked Witch/ Elmira Gulch- wicked and menacing witch with a scary laugh.  Female, non-singing role, 30 + yrs old


Auntie Em –Dorothy’s aunt and caring guardian.  Female, non-singing role 40 + yrs old


Uncle Henry- Dorothy’s uncle and guardian. Male, non-singing role 45 + yrs old


Oz Guard- Over the top guard of the Oz doors. Male, non-singing role 30 + yrs old


In addition to the above named characters, an ensemble of men, women and children (ages 7 & up) are needed to be munchkins, crows, trees, Jitterbug dancers, Ozians, monkeys and Winkie guards.



Disney's NEWSIES

Auditions: Monday April 30 (7pm), Thursday May 3 (7pm), Sunday May 6 (12pm+)

Disney’s Newsies, the musical story of the legendary fight between men of power and the workers they abused, makes its way to Kelsey Theatre this September under the guidance of the prize-winning team from PinnWorth Productions


Performance Dates:

Thursday, September 6 & 13, 2018 at TBA PM

Friday/Saturday, September 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, September 9 & 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM

    *Tickets go on sale in July


Auditions require that you visit the audition page on the PinnWorth website, download the registration form, signup for your audition and bring a picture and resume, stapled together, along with the filled-out Registration Form. When signing up, please use only one slot. If you are interested in multiple roles, list all of them in the roles comment space. Also, please do not sign up for other actors under one name since it makes our list inaccurate.


Audition Dates:

Monday April 30,  7:00 pm                Newsie and Dancing Roles (dance first, then sing after cut)

Thursday May 3,  7:00 pm                  Newsie and Dancing Roles (dance first, then sing after cut)

Sunday May 6, 12:00 noon                 Newsie and Dancing Roles (dance first, then sing after cut) ?

Sunday May 6, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm      Non-Dancing Roles Appointments

Saturday May 12, 12:00 noon -6:00 pm     CALLBACKS

?- Please bring:

         Women - jazz/sneakers, heels, and taps

         Men - jazz/sneakers, and taps.

         Everyone may wear those lace-up “boots" newsies wear, as long you can execute the steps/dance in them. 

         Wear comfortable dance clothing.


- Those auditioning for a newsie and/or other dancing roles will have to go through the dance audition cut first!


- Prepare:

         16-32 bars of an up-tempo song in the style of the show.

         Bring sheet music in the correct key. The accompanist will not transpose.


- Roles open to actors of all genders, ages, and ethnicities. Both men and women will be considered for newsies/ensemble roles. Age minimum is 15 years old unless specific arrangements are made at discretion of the production company. Ages listed on the character list are character ages, not actor ages.


- This production will execute heavy dancing, in jazz and tap styles. Acrobatic/tumbling skills a plus!


- Not all roles require dancing, but all auditioning should be prepared to complete a dance or movement audition if asked.


- Although the role of JACK requires some/minimal dancing, those auditioning for the role must attend a dance audition.  If auditioning for the role of CRUTCHIE only, you do not need to attend a dance audition. However, if you would also like to be considered for other newsies roles, then you must attend a dance audition.


- You must be available for the scheduled weeknight and weekend rehearsals and performances beginning Monday, August 27th.




AUDITIONS: Friday, April 27 (7-9), Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, (10-4)



DIRECTOR: Mike DiIorio             MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Pam Sharples             CHOREOGRAPHER: Laura Ghaffoor




Fridays, July 27 & Aug. 3, 2018 at 8pm

Saturdays, July 28 & Aug. 4, 2018 at 8pm

Sundays, July 29 & Aug. 5, 2018 at 2pm

     *tickets now on sale


To schedule an audition time and show info, please visit:



The audition will consist of singing (audition songs listed below), a reading (if needed) and dance. 

Readings will be from the script.

Bring the audition form, updated picture and resumé with you.

Please bring both jazz and tap shoes. (If you do not have tap shoes, bring well-fitting shoes with hard soles)

Everyone will be taught some dance movements so please wear comfortable clothes. There will be a tap audition as well.    



It’s 1922, and small-town girl Millie Dillmount has just arrived in New York City, ready to make her dreams come true. Millie’s plan is simple: find a job as a secretary for an eligible bachelor, and then marry him. It doesn’t take long, however, for Millie’s “thoroughly modern” plan to go awry. Her conniving landlady plots to kidnap Millie’s best friend and sell her into slavery in Hong Kong, her wealthy boss seems entirely uninterested in her flirtations, and -- worst of all -- the man with whom she falls head over heels in love doesn’t have a penny to his name. Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a bright, funny, and charming musical comedy -- a heartfelt valentine to New York City and the people who love her.

C H A R A C T E R   D E S C R I P T I O N S :

--------  A L L   R O L E S   A R E   O P E N  --------

MILLIE DILLMOUNT: (Female 22-35) (LEAD) Mezzo-Soprano. A sweet, charismatic woman with a great sense of humor, sharp comedic timing, and a zest for life.  Needs a strong voice with lots of stamina. Tap dancing a must. AUDITION SONG: “Gimme, Gimme”

JIMMY SMITH: (Male mid 20s-40s) (LEAD) Tenor. Self-assured, quick-witted, and charming with a good sense of comedic timing. Good mover; dancer a plus.  AUDITION SONG: “What Do I Need with Love”

DOROTHY BROWN: (Female 20s-30s) (SUPPORTING) Soprano. She’ll only be referred to as Miss Dorothy, befitting her wealthy status; a refined and sophisticated yet naïve, lady. Tap and ballet or ballroom skills.  AUDITION SONG: “How the Other Half Lives”


TREVOR GRAYDON: (Male 30s -40s) (SUPPORTING) Baritone. Handsome and debonair, Trevor is an executive at the Sincere Trust Insurance Company; a strong leading man. Comedic in his “straight man” role. Good mover.       AUDITION SONG: “The Speed Test”

MRS. MEERS: (Female 40s+) (SUPPORTING) Mezzo-Soprano, Alto. Deceptive and conniving, she’s a former actress from Brooklyn who fakes a Chinese accent and motherly instincts to lure unsuspecting tenants into her trap. AUDITION SONG: “They Don’t Know”

CHING HO (Baritone) & BIN FOO (Tenor): (Adult males, age open) (SUPPORTING) Brothers; immigrants from China. Will be speaking in Cantonese and singing in Mandarin. Must sing and be good movers.    AUDITION SONG: “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

MUZZY VAN HOSSMERE: Female (40+)(SUPPORTING) Mezzo-Soprano, Alto. Glamorous, big-hearted, fun loving, and wise with lots of soul. A diva who knows how to have a good time while never losing sight of what really matters in life & love. Must be a good mover.          AUDITION SONG: “Only In New York”


MISS FLANNERY: (Female age 30+) (FEATURED) Mezzo-Soprano. A stern, no-nonsense kind of gal. The Sincere Trust Insurance Company’s Office Manager, she runs a tight ship. Strong singer. Tap dance a plus. AUDITION SONG: “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

GLORIA, ALICE, RITA, RUTH, AND ETHEL: (Females 20s-30s) (FEATURED) Mezzo-Soprano. Energetic, fun-loving young ladies, all looking for their big break in NYC. All must sing. Looking for different ranges. Dance: Tap and Ballet.  AUDITION SONG: “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

MALE AND FEMALE ENSEMBLE: to play multiple roles: All must sing and tap.  AUDITION SONG: “Thoroughly Modern Millie”






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