PRESS RELEASE: Newton, NJ – (January 24, 2024) – The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Sussex County Community College will be holding auditions for its upcoming Spring comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring. Audition dates are Monday, February 5 and Tuesday, February 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. and are open to all college students, college alumni and the public from high school and up. Auditions will be held at the College’s Performing Arts Center Room 231. Sussex County Community College is located at One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ 07860.
Auditioners are asked to arrive at the scheduled time. Sides will be provided and auditioners will have the opportunity to read and may be paired up for additional readings. Please provide a copy of your acting resume and headshot if you have one. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to do improvisation and create unique character choices.
“Arsenic and Old Lace” show dates are April 25-27, and May 3-4 at the PAC. Professor Allison Ognibene of Sparta will be directing the show and Phil Cocilovo of Montague will be the assistant director. If you would like a copy of the sides prior to auditioning, or if you would like to get involved backstage, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This play is written for a company of fourteen performers. The character breakdown includes:
Abby Brewster Female / Lead
Martha Brewster Female / Lead
Mortimer Brewster Male/ Lead
Teddy Brewster Male / Supporting
Officer O’Hara / any gender / Supporting
Jonathan Brewster/ Male/ Supporting
Dr. Einstein / Male/ Supporting
Elaine Harper/ Female/ Supporting
Dr. Reverend Harper / Male/ Featured
Mr. Witherspoon / Male / Featured
Lieutenant Rooney / any gender / Featured
Officer Brophy / any gender / Featured
Officer Klein / any gender / Featured
Mr. Gibbs / Male/ Featured
Learn more about the Visual and Performing Arts Program at sussex.edu.