Saturday, January 28, 2012

A New Beneficiary

The James Tolin Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the addition of our newest beneficiary: The Tyler Clementi Foundation.

As you may remember, Tyler was a Rutgers University freshman who, after having a private encounter with another man broadcast over the Internet by his roommate and another so-called friend, took his own life by jumping from the George Washington Bridge in September of 2010.

Based in New Jersey, The Tyler Clementi Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of teen suicide and bullying. Started by Tyler's parents so that some good might come from his tragic death, the Foundation's motto is "Live = Let Live."

The bullying and consequential suicides of LGBT kids is at an epidemic rate in this country. The JTMF is committed to put an end to this epidemic, while still working towards putting an end to HIV/AIDS.

A portion of the proceeds from our recent radio-play production of A Christmas Carol have been donated to the Tyler Clementi Foundation and we look forward to finding a way to partner with them in an effort to promote acceptance, trust and peace between LGBT and straight youth.

To that end, please join us this April for Hairspray, the hit musical that celebrates diversity and promotes social harmony. Tickets are on sale now.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Auditions for "Hairspray"

"HAIRSPRAY" at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ.

Wed./Thurs. Jan. 25 & 26 - 6pm to 11pm (dance audition from 8:30 to 9:30pm)
Sun. Jan. 29 - 1pm to 5pm (dance audition from 2:30 to 3:30)



MUST BE 18 or older to audition (will take High School Seniors)


Contact Tracy Antozzeski at


Please come prepared to perform 16 bars of an up-tempo (preferably) or ballad, contemporary Broadway song (1960-present). We'd explicitly like you to know you should come prepared with more than 1 selection because we're very likely to ask you for something else. Pick a song the character you want to play might have sung or would sing. Bring in an instrumental CD or sheet music for accompaniment. Please do NOT sing a song from Hairspray. On the day you do your singing audition, you must stay for a one hour dance audition. Every character in the show dances, at least a little.

Please note that the role of Tracy's mother has been pre-cast.


Callbacks will be held January 29th from 6PM to 11PM. Callbacks will be posted on the Studio Theatre door (CM122) by 5:o0PM on January 29th. All actors chosen for callbacks should plan to be at the Studio Theatre from 6PM to 11PM. It is possible that callbacks will end before 11pm. At the callback, you will be using this time to learn a song or two from Hairspray and perform it later in the evening. NOTE: YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR CALLBACKS TO AUDITION!


Hairspray will rehearse Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 7:30 PM to 11PM beginning January 30. An additional rehearsal will be added on either Saturday or Sunday; the day and time will be decided by the cast and director at the first rehearsal on January 30th. There will be an occasional dance rehearsal every other Friday beginning in February.


Fri. Apr. 13, 2012 at 8pm

Sat. Apr. 14 & 21 at 2pm & 8pm

Sun. Apr. 15 & 22 at 2pm