Mighty Oak Players, the community theater of Monroe Township, will hold auditions for It’s a Wonderful Life Aug. 14 and 18 from 7-10 p.m. at Monroe Township High School, 1629 Perrineville Road, in the lecture hall (use main entrance). Callbacks will be Aug. 20-21. Needed are all ages, children through seniors. For directions, call (732) 251-3782. For more details, call Jack, (212) 288-4156, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Phoenix Productions will host "Dance Challenge 2003" auditions Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank. These auditions will offer an opportunity for dancers to compete for a chance to work with some of the area’s top choreographers, be showcased in West Side Story, win scholarship money, and learn how to break into Broadway, as they meet some of Broadway’s "gypsies." Twenty finalists will be selected from the dancer auditions. Dancers must be over 15 years of age to participate. For more information, call (732) 747-0014.
Entertainment Network of New Jersey and New Generation Pictures will hold a Hollywood East casting call for a docudrama dealing with women’s goals and relationships today. Needed are actors and extras, women and men, ages 25-55, non-union performers. The casting call will be held Aug. 18, 7-10 p.m. at Harry’s Roadhouse, Cookman Avenue off Main Street, Asbury Park. For more details, call (732) 780-9179.
The Shrewsbury Players will hold auditions for Moon Over Buffalo Aug. 20-21 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Presbyterian Church House, 352 Sycamore Ave., Shrewsbury. A case of four females and four males, ages 20 and up, are needed. Director is R. Michael Kay. Production dates are three weekends, Oct. 17 through Nov. 2. For more information, call Kay at (732) 888-0805.
Marlboro Players will hold open auditions for its winter production of Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Jerry Donis. Musical direction will be by Christynn Carduno and Sean Morris, and choreography will be by Sharon Firestein. All roles are open. Needed are male sand females, ages 7-70. Male dancers for the Russian number are also needed. Auditions will be held at the Marlboro Middle School, Route 520, Sept. 16 and 18, 7 p.m. for ages 7-10, 8-11 p.m. for all others. Be prepared to sing 16 bars of any song; bring sheet music, not tapes or CDs. Details: (732) 972-7217 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monmouth Civic Chorus will hold auditions for new members Sept. 2, 9 and 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 65 W. Front St., Red Bank. The chorus rehearses every Tuesday from 7:30-10 p.m. at the church. Interested singers are invited to attend one of the first rehearsals. Details and appointments: (732) 933-9333 or visit www.monmouthcivicchorus.org.
New Jersey Chamber Singers Children’s Chorus (grades 4-8, girls and boys with unchanged voices) and Youth Chorale (grades 8-12) will hold auditions during the first week of September. The Children’s Chorus rehearses on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m., beginning Sept. 18, and tuition for the semester is $150. The newly formed Youth Chorale rehearses on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m., beginning Sept. 17, and tuition for the semester is $175. Both groups are under the direction of Dr. Christine Sezer and will meet in the Howell, Farmingdale or Freehold area. To make an appointment for an audition or for further details, call Sezer at (732) 901-6529 or John Isner, chorus manager, (732) 625-0679.
The Shrewsbury Players will hold auditions for Moon Over Buffalo Aug. 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Presbyterian Church House, 352 Sycamore Ave., Shrewsbury. A case of four females and four males, ages 20 and up, are needed. Director is R. Michael Kay. Production dates are three weekends, Oct. 17-Nov. 2. For more information, call Kay at (732) 888-0805.