HOPEWELL VALLEY: Pennington Players to hold auditions for fall musical, ‘Violet’

The Pennington Players will have open auditions for a fall production of the musical, “Violet” by Brian Crawley and Jeanine Tesori.
The show will be performed at Kelsey Theatre on the West Windsor campus at Mercer County Community College from Nov. 6 to 8 and 13 to 15.
Friday and Saturday night performances will be at 8; Sunday afternoon performances will be at 2.
Information is available on the Pennington Players website at www.penningtonplayers.org.
Preliminary auditions will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Callbacks, as required, tentatively are scheduled for Aug. 26 and/or 29.
Auditions and callbacks will be held in the communications building adjacent to Kelsey Theatre. For maps and directions, visit www.kelseyatmccc.org.
In order to minimize wait times, audition appointments are strongly recommended.
To make an appointment, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4dafa72ca4ff2-violet (recommended) or call 609-737-PLAY.
Auditioners are asked to prepare one complete song from musical theater and to bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. No dancing will be required at the initial audition.
All roles are open.
“Violet” will be produced by the Pennington Players. The producer is Jennifer Gregg with direction by Frank Ferrara, musical direction by Shannon Ferrara and Michael Gilch, choreography by Nicole Farina-Machin and stage management by Vianna Fagel.
Rehearsals are expected to begin in early September and run three to four times per week until the show’s opening.
A total of 11 actors — five female and six male — are sought. Adult actors (age 16 and older) of any age will be considered, however, younger female actors will be considered for the role of young Vi. The cast does not include a traditional ensemble; the small group of non-principal actors will play a large number of key roles. 