Triple H Productions will hold auditions for a mystery musical, "Oh, Horrors! It’s Murder!," Aug. 20, 7-10 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 225 MacArthur Ave., Sayreville (use back entrance of the church). Needed are performers in their late teens to early 60s who have experience with musical and improvisational theater. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing. Details: or e-mail the director, Wilfredo Hernandez Jr., at

Phoenix Productions will hold auditions for the adventure musical "The Scarlet Pimpernel," Aug. 23-24 from 7-10 p.m., and Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Phoenix Studio Theatre, 11 Monmouth St., Red Bank. All parts are open. Those auditioning should prepare a song that best suits their singing and acting ability. Those who cannot make the audition dates or are interested in working behind the scenes can send an e-mail to The play will run the first two weeks in November at the Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank.

In addition, Phoenix Productions will hold a free open house Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the theater, to introduce its Phoenix Rising Theatre Academy. The academy will provide an opportunity for performers to have their talents analyzed, and help them improve their weaker skills and strengthen their acting, singing and dancing talents. Broadway instructors will be part of the curriculum. Details: (732) 747-0014.

NENAproductions Theater Project will hold open auditions for Stephen Sondheim’s "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" at the Jersey Shore Arts Center, Ocean Grove, Aug. 26 from 7-9 p.m. ad Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song and a ballad, preferably from Sondheim. An accompanist will be provided. Production dates are Oct. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. In addition, the following positions are open for this production: lighting designer, costume designer, coordinator, costume construction, properties, house manager and run crew. Details: (732) 988-1007.

The New Jersey Chamber Singers Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for its fall semester on 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: