Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Road, Budd Lake NJ 07828 | 973-691-2100
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Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, 23 Lake Shore Road, Budd Lake, NJ (973-691-2100)

Reservations/Appointments not accepted (except when stated) - simply show on the day most convenient for you.
(If multiple audition dates are listed, you only need to attend one.)
No experience necessary - beginners always welcome.
Auditions: Mon, May 8 @ 7PM and Sat, May 13 @ 11AM
Performance dates: July 8-22 (Saturdays @ 11AM, Fri, July 14 @ 8PM
plus Tu/We/Th July 10-21 @ 10AM for camps, daycares, etc.)

Casting performers age 8 and over. Please come prepared to sing a song from the show and read from the script.

Young Adults and Teens:
Miss Hannigan, Daddy Warbucks, FDR, Grace Farrell, Rooster, Lily St. Regis, FDR's cabinet, Drakes and Warbuck' servants, Bert Haley

Kids - Boys and Girls 8-12:
Annie, Orphans, Street kids

(Please check the performance schedule before auditioning; actors must be available weekday mornings in July)

Click here for a complete Character Breakdown List

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Directed by Stan Barber.
Auditions: Sat, May 13 @ 1PM and Tues, May 16 @ 7PM
Performance dates: July 28-August 12 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8PM; Sundays @ 2PM)

Casting performers ages 13 and older.

Prepare a song from the list below and be prepared to learn and demonstrate some choreography and read from the script.

  • An English Teacher (Rosie)
  • How Lovely To Be a Woman (Kim)
  • Put On a Happy Face (Albert)
  • One Boy (Kim/Rosie)
  • One Last Kiss (Birdie)
  • What Did I Ever See In Him (Rosie)
  • Kids (Mr. & Mrs. Macafee)
Click here for a complete Character Breakdown List

Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher). Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo, can’t take the humiliation of his lady love’s televised lip-lock. Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can’t take its teens' riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad-boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same? Directed/Musically Directed by Richard Boyer; Choreography by Beth Napoli Budd

An Open Cast Call is held 6-8 weeks prior to the first performance of each production, and is open to all community and professional performers over the age of 16. Rehearsals are usually held on weekday evenings and some weekend days.

Audition notices for the Shakespeare plays, POE, and Magical Caravan Players (Professional Adults performing for children) are usually posted here and in BACKSTAGE magazine. Artists auditioning for these productions need to be available for day-time rehearsals and performances.

People interested in working on tech (lights, sound), stage managing, costumes, sets, publicity, etc. may call the theatre at any time, or come to any open cast call.
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Pax Amicus is a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization.