Winter Teen Show Audition Information

Once Upon A Mattress

Our Winter Teen Show is for grades 8-12


Sunday, September 9, 3:30-5:00 PM

Friday, September 14, 7:30-8:30 PM

Saturday, September 15, 4:30-5:30 PM

Thursday, September 20, 7:00-8:30 PM


Fay Schanne Dance Studio

414 Oakshade Road

Shamong, NJ


Prepare a song best demonstrating your range and style, utilizing a CD or iPod accompaniment only (make sure you download your music onto your device, there is no wifi and cellular service is not reliable for the streaming of music at the studio). A capella singing or using vocals on your audition music is not acceptable. You may start your song at any point you choose.


Readings from the script or other shows. You will pick a reading from a selection prepared by the director.


Come prepared to dance, as all roles require movement. Please wear sneakers or bring ballet slippers, jazz, or character shoes if you have them.


Performances will be January 11, 12, 18, & 19, 2019. There will be a total of 6 performances over 4 days. Tech Week is January 5-10, 2019. While we appreciate your interest, we must ask that you refrain from auditioning if you have conflicts with ANY tech week or performance dates. A rehearsal schedule will be provided at the first cast meeting.


If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

Music by Mark Rodgers | Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer | Lyrics by Marshall Barer