Auditions for an original drama, “Woodrow Wilson — Visionary,” will be held at the Brick Township Cultural Arts Center. Needed are adult actors, two men and one woman, over age 30. There is no pay. First dibs go to Brick residents. The one-hour drama will open Nov. 17. Details: (732) 262-1088, and leave a message for Bob Anstett, playwright in residence.

Also, an acting company is forming for a series of original presentations titled “VIP NJ,” which will include treatments of Joyce Kilmer (Oct. 20), Woodrow Wilson (Nov. 17), Albert Einstein (Feb. 16), Thomas Edison (March 16), Walt Whitman (April 20) and Stephen Crane (May 18). All roles are open. Playwrights and writers units of Brick Township’s Theatre Workshop are writing original productions and welcome new writers who wish to participate. Actors will be asked to perform first at the Cultural Arts Center, and some of the historical dramas will tour area colleges and schools and will be offered to the Northern Ocean County Regional Committee for local productions. Call Bob Anstett, (732) 262-1088.

Manalapan Battleground Prep Orchestra, which is sponsored by Manalapan Parks and Recreation, will hold auditions for its Junior Orchestra and Advanced Prep Orchestra, Sept. 9 from 6-9 p.m. at the Manalapan Senior Center, 211 Route 522, Manalapan. Auditions will be held in sign-in order. Those auditioning should prepare a solo and scales. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:45-9 p.m. at the Park Avenue Elementary School, Freehold Borough. Details: (732) 446-8355 (days).

New Jersey Chamber Singers Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for its fall semester Sept. 9-10 from 2-4:30 p.m. in the music room at Howell Middle School North, or by appointment. The chorus is open to girls and boys with unchanged voices in grades four through eight. Weekly rehearsals will be held on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at Howell Middle School North beginning Sept. 23 and ending with two or three concerts in early December. Tuition for the semester is $150, but scholarships based on financial need are available. Details:

Brookdale Community College’s Performing Arts Center, Lincroft, will hold auditions for “Savage in Limbo,” the first dramatic production of the fall season. Actors may read from the script Sept. 9 at 6 p.m., Sept. 12 at 3 p.m., or Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. The production will be presented Oct. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. at the Black Box Experimental Theater. John Bukovec will direct. Details: (732) 224-2411.

Indian Rock Resort, Jackson, will hold auditions for ages 18 and older for specific scenes and improvisation for various scenes in its annual Jersey Devil Haunted Hayride. Those auditioning should come prepared with a short skit with a haunted, spooky or hauntingly silly scene. Auditions will be held Sept. 10, 7-9 p.m., and Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m., at Indian Rock Resort, 920 West Veterans Highway, Jackson. Those who cannot attend the auditions on these two days should send an e-mail to with “audition” in the subject line. Details: (732) 928-0034.

Spotlight Players will hold auditions for “Seussical: The Musical,” Sept. 11 from 9-10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Matawan, Route 34 and Franklin Street. Adults, teens, and children over the age of 8 are welcome. Those auditioning should bring sheet music in their key; an accompanist will be provided. A dance audition may be required. Performances will be in early November. Details: (732) 583-7874.

“Nutcracker” auditions will be held by the Performing Arts Ensemble on Sept. 11-12 at 3 p.m. at The Galleria, Red Bank, at the American Academy of Dance studio. The production will be performed at the Count Basie and Strand theaters in early December. Needed are girls and boys ages 4-12, teen pointe dancers, ballet dancers, dancers of all kinds and ages, gymnasts and male actors. The age of participants will be 4 years up to and including adult professionals. The audition is free. For audition times and appointments, call (732) 671-9655.

New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble will hold auditions Sept. 12 and Sept. 19 in the dance studio at the Simon Forum and Athletic Center, Drew University, 26 Madison Ave, Madison. Auditions for ages 9-12 will be held 10-11:30 a.m., and for ages 13-18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is an audition fee of $20. NJDTE is a preprofessional ballet company that offers training in classical and modern ballet to serious dance students. The ensemble annually presents “The Nutcracker” with a cast that includes student dancers and guest artists, as well as winter and spring performances

throughout New Jersey and at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Details: (908) 232-5442.

Theatre Guild of Old Bridge will hold auditions for “Two Wolf Tales,” Sept. 13-14, 7 p.m., at Jonas Salk Middle School, 155 West Greystone Road, Old Bridge. Performance dates are Nov. 13-14, 20-21. Needed are adults age 15 and over. Details: (732) 607-8462 or e-mail

New Jersey Repertory Theatre’s Broadway Bound Kids will hold auditions for ages 6-13 for its fall production of “The Music Man Jr.” Sept. 13-14, 7-8 p.m., at North Brunswick High School. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing a portion of a Broadway tune or Disney song. Rehearsals will be held Friday evenings with performances Nov. 13-14. Details: (732) 821-6644 or

The Shrewsbury Chorale, a mixed chorus of 70 voices, is recruiting new members for its 48th season. Open rehearsals will be held Sept. 14 and Sept. 21, 7:450-10 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 1475 W. Front St., Lincroft. Auditions will be held Sept. 21 and Sept. 28. Open rehearsals provide an opportunity for interested singers to experience a typical rehearsal before auditioning for membership. Singers must have choral experience, sight-reading ability, and be available to attend Tuesday evening rehearsals. All voice parts are being recruited. Repertoire includes Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols,” Bach’s “St. John Passion,” Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” and Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Waltzes.” Details: (732) 502-0759 or

Monmouth Civic Chorus will hold auditions for new members on Tuesday evenings by appointment, Sept. 14 and Sept. 21. Auditions and chorus rehearsals will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 65 West Front St., Red Bank. The chorus rehearses every Tuesday from 7:30-10 p.m. Interested singers are invited to attend one of the first rehearsals. The 2004-05 season features music by Dvorak, Handel, Brahms and Purcell, including “Messiah” with Metropolitan Opera star Barbara Dever at the Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. Details: (732) 933-9333.

Ocean County College will hold auditions for its fall production of “A View from the Bridge,” Sept. 20 and 21, 7:30 p.m., with callbacks Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Needed are 12 males and three females, and all roles are open. No reservations required; just show up at the Ocean County College Fine Arts Center, College Drive, Toms River. Performance dates are Nov. 11-13, 19-20 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.

Garden State Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will hold auditions for the 2004-05 season Sept. 20 and Sept. 22 from 6-9 p.m. at Toms River High School North, Toms River. Placement in the three-tiered program is open to young musicians in grades 6-12 and is determined by audition.

To schedule an audition and obtain the audition repertoire and membership, call the orchestra’s office at (732) 451-0064 or e-mail The fee for the season is $90 per student ($80 per student if there is more than one student per family). Details: