http://www.4thwalltheatre.org/
4th Wall Theatre, Inc.
Theatre on the Edge
Bloomfield, New Jersey
AUDITIONS
4th Wall Theatre will hold open auditions for all roles in the special holiday kickoff production of its 2018-19 season, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and conceived by James Lapine. 4th Wall’s production will be directed by Kate Swan with music direction by Gonzalo Valencia. The show will be presented at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood. Rehearsals will begin October 15, and three performances are scheduled for November 30-December 2.
 
SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words and music. Through the use of exclusive interview footage, audiences get an inside look at the personal life and artistic process of famed composer, Stephen Sondheim - his story, his inspiration, and his genius. 
 
Auditions are scheduled for Friday, September 21, and Sunday, September 23, from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm each night; auditioners only need to attend one of those evenings. Sign-up begins at 1/2 hour prior to the audition start time, and anyone auditioning must arrive no later than 90 minutes after start time. Auditions will be held at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts at 10 Durand Road in Maplewood (directions and parking information below). Callbacks will be Wednesday, September 26, beginning at 7:00 pm.
 
4th Wall is seeking an ethnically diverse adult cast of at least 8 adults, ages 18-88. All singers must be able to act and sing Sondheim’s complex material as well as handle tricky tight harmonies. Prepare two contrasting 32-bar selections from songs by Stephen Sondheim. Bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Also bring a headshot and resume stapled together, and be prepared to provide all potential conflicts for weekday evening and weekend daytime rehearsals beginning October 15th in Montclair. Non-union; no pay. 
 
NOTE: As an organization, 4th Wall is committed to diverse and inclusive casting; casting decisions, as much as possible based on the show, are made regardless of disability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, size, or shape.

Please address questions to Kate@4thWallTheatre.org.

DIRECTIONS, PARKING

By Public Transportation
Maplewood is easily reached from Penn Station in New York, from Hoboken, or from points west on the Morris-Essex line of New Jersey Transit. The Maplewood Village side of the Maplewood stop is at the bottom of Durand Road, less than 100 yards from the Burgdorff.

Parking
Parking can sometimes be difficult to find on a busy night in Maplewood, so plan ahead. There is parking available at the Maplewood train station, in several public lots in Maplewood Village, and on the streets near the Burgdorff.

Coming from the West
From I-78 Eastbound take exit 49B (about 1 mile after route 24 joins I-78), which puts you onto Springfield Avenue heading east. Take the jug-handle turn (sign says "All Turns From Right Lane") onto Valley Street. Once on Valley, proceed to the 4th traffic light (Baker Street) and turn left. Pass under the railroad bridge, and turn right onto Maplewood Avenue. Proceed three short blocks through downtown Maplewood to Durand Road. The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts is at the intersection of Durand Road and Maplewood Avenue, facing Durand.

Coming from the East
From I-78 Westbound take exit 50B (about one mile past the Garden State Parkway interchange). Turn right at the top of the ramp onto Vauxhall Road. Proceed to Valley Street (third traffic light) and turn right. Proceed to Baker Street (third traffic light) and turn left. Pass under the railroad bridge, and turn right onto Maplewood Avenue. Proceed three short blocks through downtown Maplewood to Durand Road. The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts is at the intersection of Durand Road and Maplewood Avenue, facing Durand.

From South Orange Ave. Eastbound
Turn right onto Wyoming Avenue. Proceed about 1 mile to Durand Road and turn left. Continue down hill for two blocks. The Burgdorff is on your right just before you reach Maplewood Avenue.

GSP Coming from the North
Take the Garden State Parkway south to I-78 west. From there, follow the directions, "Coming from the East."