Women of Song, a female vocal group, is seeking sopranos and altos. The group performs a variety of music. Rehearsals are held Friday mornings in the Marlboro area. Some sight-reading skills would be helpful. Details: Randy, (732) 787-1697.

Monmouth Civic Chorus – Experienced singers are invited to audition for the Monmouth Civic Chorus by appointment on Tuesday evenings, September through June, 7:30 – 10 p.m. Auditions and chorus rehearsals are held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 65 W. Front St., Red Bank. Interested singers are invited to attend a rehearsal. For an audition appointment or further information, call (732) 933-9333 or visit the Web site at

Count Basie Theatre will hold auditions for its Youth Jazz training program, Sept. 23 at the administrative offices, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank. Audition times vary by appointment. The 10-week intensive begins Sept. 30; offers Jazz Theory and Improvisation classes, as well as a three-hour Big Band rehearsal. Admission into the Big Band is through auditions only. For appointment, contact Yvonne Lamb Scudiery at (732) 224-8778, ext. 106.

Soar Productions will hold auditions for “Mickey and Judy – The MGM Years,” Sept. 13 from 7-9 p.m. and Sept. 16 from 1-4 p.m. at the Union Beach Firehouse No. 1, 1110 Union Ave., Union Beach. Auditioning men and women, 16 years and older. Need one male Baritone/Tenor who can dance and one female Mezzo-Soprano/Soprano who can dance. Be prepared to sing 16 bars; an accompanist will be provided. One nonsinging role is available for a man 50-60 years old. Details: (732) 471-8268 or visit the Web site

Monmouth Players will hold auditions for Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. at the Navesink Library Theater at the corner of Sears and Monmouth avenues in the Navesink section of Middletown. Needed are two women between the ages of 20-40 and six men between the ages of 25-65. Three of the male roles are real-life characters: Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Elvis Presley. Performance dates are in December. All roles are open. Details: Lori, (732) 291-9211.

Brick Community Players are holding auditions for its November production of “Rehearsal For Death,” Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the COPE Room, Brick Civic Plaza, 270 Chambersbridge Rd., Brick. Cast includes: six men, five women and one 10-year-old boy. The cast of characters includes three leading men between the ages of 21-35 with two mature men between the ages of 35-60. The female characters include two leading ladies between the ages of 20-35, with three character women between the ages of 35-60. Scenes from the show will be provided for auditions. Details: Ada Cole, (732) 840-3515.

The Garden State Philharmonic Chorus is holding ongoing rehearsals and auditions beginning Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Toms River Intermediate North, 150 Intermediate North Way, Toms River, and Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Toms River Intermediate East, 1519 Hooper Ave., Toms River. Open rehearsals will take place on Sept. 13, 20 and 27. Auditions will follow attendance at an open rehearsal and involve short vocal exercises to assess vocal quality, range and sight-reading ability. Details: (732) 451-0064.

First Avenue Playhouse will hold auditions for “A Christmas Carol,” Sept. 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. Needed are six males and three females ranging in age from 10 to 30s. The part of Charles Dickens has already been cast. Details:

Garden State Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will host scheduled auditions for the 2006-07 season, Sept. 18 and 19 from 6-9 p.m. at Toms River High School North, 1245 Old Freehold Road, Toms River. Placement in the three-tiered program is open to young orchestral musicians grades 6-12 and determined by audition. To schedule an audition time, call the Garden State Philharmonic office at (732) 451-0064 by Sept. 15. Audition materials are available online at

Performing Arts Ensemble will hold auditions for “Nutcracker,” Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. and Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at The Galleria in Red Bank. Parts are open for children ages 4-12, teens and young adults, beginners to professionals. Needed are girls and boys, female Pointe dancers, dancers of other types, male dancers, gymnasts and male actors. Audition is free. Rehearsal schedule is light and flexible. Details: (732) 671-9655.

New Jersey Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for the newly released stage version of the Disney Channel movie, “High School Musical,” Sept. 16 from 1-2:30 p.m. and Sept. 17 from 3-4:30 p.m. at Crossroads South Middle School, 195 Major Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. All those auditioning should be between the ages of 8 and 17. Come prepared to sing a portion of a Broadway showtune or a selection from the show. Choose something that shows off your range and personality. Performances are scheduled for the beginning of December. Details:

Ocean County College Theatre Company – Open auditions for the fall production of the comedy, “Scapino!” will be held Sept. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center Theatre on the OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River. Available parts: 10 males; four females. Callbacks will be Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Scripts are on reserve in the OCC Library. Students registered for Theatre Workshop should attend auditions. Performance dates are in November. Details: (732) 255-0326.

Philomusica, an auditioned community choir, seeks local singers with good reading skills for Dec. 2-3 concerts of renaissance to 20th-century music by Byrd, Victoria, Poulenc, Sweelinck and Burt. Open rehearsal auditions Sept. 11, 18, and 25 from 7:30-10 p.m. by appointment at The Unitarian Society, 176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick. Details: 1-888-744-5668 or e-mail

Allegro!, currently a 32-member chorus comprised of men and women, is seeking male singers for “The Many Moods of Christmas,” a holiday concert that will be presented Dec. 10 in the Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan. Rehearsals take place between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church, Manasquan. Those interested should call Wende Deppeler at (732) 528-5945 to schedule an audition.