Newtown Arts Company Announces Auditions for Upcoming Shows in 2015

by Patricia Bradford

“Come Blow Your Horn”: February 8

Auditions for Newtown Arts Company’s production of Neil Simon’s first Broadway comedy smash hit “Come Blow Your Horn” are set for Saturday, February 8, at Crossing Community Church (80 Lower Silver Lake Road, Newtown PA 18940).

Registration takes place at 10 a.m. in the Living Room, with auditions running until noon.

Director John Rasiej is seeking three men and three women to play the following age range roles: Alan, mid to late 20s; Buddy, 17 to 22 years; Peggy, 20 to 25 years; Connie early to late 20s; Mother and Father, 50 to 60 years.

Rehearsals begin in February. Performances are April 9 through 15 (except Monday, April 13) at the Newtown Theatre.

For more information visit, e-mail or call 215-860-7058.

“Shakespeare for Kids/A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: February 9

Newtown Arts Company will hold auditions for children and young adults on Monday, February 9 at 4 p.m. , for its March production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Auditions are at the Upper Makefield Firehouse, 1221 Taylorsville Road, Washington Crossing PA 18977. No appointments are necessary.

Directed by Jim Banar, this adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tale follows the adventures of four young lovers, a fairy king and queen, a duke, some local actors, a mischievous elf, fairies, and more whose hopes are tested in a magical forest where reality and imagination combine to transform all who enter.

There are parts for children and young adults ages 6 to 16. No song or monologue is required. If cast, Newtown Arts membership fee of $25.00 (per family) is required. The play will have two performances on March 7 at the Newtown Theatre with a concentrated rehearsal process the two weeks prior.

For more information, call or call 215-598-8696.

“The Miracle Worker”: February 19 and 22

Auditions for Newtown Arts Company’s production of “The Miracle Worker,” by William Gibson, will take place Thursday, February 19, 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, February 22, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at Crossing Community Church (80 Lower Silver Lake Road, Newtown PA 18940).

All roles are open. Director Jim McCrane is looking for 7 males and 7 females, including some children. Auditioners will be asked to cold read from the script.

The classic The Miracle Worker tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller, and dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. The show is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French.

Performance dates are June 11 through 17 (no show on Monday) at the Newtown Theatre.

For more information visit, or call Producer Jane DeKorte, 215-370-7557, 215-322-5551, or email

“Shrek: The Musical”: March 23, 25, and 28
Auditions for Newtown Arts Company’s summer production of “Shrek: The Musical” will be on Monday, March 23, and Wednesday, March 25th, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, March 28th, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. , at Crossing Community Church (80 Lower Silver Lake Road, Newtown, PA 18940). Please sign up for a time slot; see
Callbacks are scheduled to take place on Monday, March 30th between 6 and 9:30 p.m. at the same location.

If you have interest in auditioning but can’t make any of the above dates, please contact director Wren Workman at either or by phone or text at 484-201-1878. Morgaine Workman is co-director. Requirements for auditions: A completed audition form, available at Be prepared to sing a piece from the show that will be posted on the website, as well as to read sides for characters you are interested in. Wear shoes you are comfortable to dance in. Performance dates are August 6 through 12 (no show on Monday) at the Newtown Theatre.

For more information visit


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