13 the Musical Cast List

We are excited to announce the cast list for 13 the musical! Thank you once again to everyone who auditioned!
Evan – Jacob Long
Archie – Aren Duffy
Brett – Giovanni Faltz
Eddie – Aiden Toryk
Malcolm – Casey Freeman
Simon – Gabe Allen
Richie – Griffin O’Neal
Patrice – Kayla Schaal
Charlotte – Alyssa Miles
Molly – Mia Gambino
Cassie – Faith Mendelsen
Lucy – Lily Baynum
Kendra – Cambria Klein
Ensemble – Nick Olszewski, Luke Szyszkiewicz, Anthony Kehs, Santino Moffa, Bianca Moffa, Morgan Wambach, Devyn Deluca, Katie Barkhamer

Legally Blonde Jr. Ticket Sales Start Friday at 6PM

Legally Blonde Jr.

Tickets: $10.00


Thursday, August 4, 2016 @ 7:30PM  East Coast Performance

Friday, August 5, 2016 @ 7:30PM    West Coast Performance

Saturday, August 6 @ 11:00AM   East Coast Performance

Saturday, August 6 @ 2:00PM   West Coast Performance


Not sure who is who in each cast? Click on the pdf file below! Please note all kids will be in each performance, though their roles may change if double cast.

Legally Blonde Cast List

Doors open 1/2 hour before show time.

Show suitable for all ages!

Tickets may be purchased online by clicking the Seat Yourself icon below. Please note that tickets are assigned seating. All ticket sales are NON-REFUNDABLE. You may also call for tickets at the box-office at 856-638-8940 if unable to do online.

13 Auditions July 24 & 26

Production Team

 DJ Hedgepath – Director

Casey Grouser – Assistant Director

 Cameron Stringham – Music Director

Audrey DiEnno – Choreographer

Michael Melvin – Producer

Jillian Starr-Renbjor – Production Assistant

Audition Information

Sunday, July 24 @ 6PM and Tuesday, July 26 @ 7PM

Callbacks, if necessary: Thursday, July 28 @ 7PM

Location: Maple Shade Municipal Building, 200 Stiles Avenue, Maple Shade, NJ 08052

All Actors must be 11-16 years old to audition and must be able to pass for 13 years of age.

Please be prepared to sing 32 measures of a pop musical theatre piece or a song from the show. Please have full song prepared as you may be asked to sing more than 32 bars. Singing a Capella is not allowed for auditions. Please either an accompaniment track with no vocals. We will allow music on a phone due to conflict with accompanist.

There will be cold readings from the script and please be dressed appropriately for a dance audition.

To register, please fill out the information below the character descriptions and click submit. If done successfully, you will see a success page.

**Parents – Please be aware of the material presented in the show before auditioning. While the show is much fun and full of energy, there may be some language or situations that you may deem inappropriate for your child. Remember, we are about to enter the minds of 13 year old children! :)

There is a $50 fee upon acceptance of role. Please note that due to an anticipated large turnout for auditions, not all children will be cast in the show.

Show Dates

October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd

**Times to be determined soon. Please keep entire day clear as there may be two performances on the 22nd or 23rd

Character Descriptions

A bright, nerdy boy who is excited to become a man. New in town and trying to find a place to fit in, he eventually becomes close with Patrice and Archie. Our story’s protagonist.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
A shy, intelligent, bookworm. Archie’s best friend and Evan’s new friend.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3
The vain star quarterback. Leads a pack of popular boys, including Malcolm and Eddie.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
A wannabe popular kid and one of Brett’s sidekicks.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
A wannabe popular kid and one of Brett’s sidekicks.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
The bubbly, popular, head cheerleader. Lucy’s best friend and unknowing rival.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
A good-humored, intelligent, unpopular kid. Patrice’s best friend who has to use crutches.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
A manipulative girl who secretly desires to have Kendra’s boyfriend. Sneaky and feisty.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Legally Blonde Jr. Cast List

Thank you to all of the kids for your wonderful auditions! There is so much talent here and we look forward to working with you all!


Cast List

Drowsy Chaperone Opens Friday!

The Maple Shade Arts Council proudly presents…
The Drowsy Chaperone
A Musical within a Comedy

July 8 @ 7:30PM (followed by reception for audience and cast)
July 9 @ 7:30 PM
July 10 @ 2PM (senior discount performance – $10)
July 14 @ 7:30PM (children discount night – $10)
July 15 @ 7:30PM
July 16 @ 7:30PM

Location: OLPH Nolan Hall
236 E Main St, Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052

Tickets: $18-adults $15-seniors (60+) $15-children (17 and under)

Purchase tickets online at www.msartscouncil.org/order-tickets or leave a message at the box office at 856-638-8940

Synopsis: Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Director – Brian Padla
Producers – Michael Melvin and Jillian Starr-Renbjor
Music Director – Cameron Stringham
Choreographer – Sarah Dugan
Stage Manager – Chrissy Wick

Man in Chair – Dennis Dougherty
Robert – Connor Twigg
Janet – Nicolette Palombo
George – Joseph Lee
Kitty – Sarah Harris
Trix – Casey Grouser
Mrs. Tottendale – Maureen Scallatino
Underling – James Gallagher
Feldzieg – Matthew Maerten
Drowsy Chaperone – Gabrielle Affleck
Gangster #1 – Debbi Heckmann
Gangster #2 – Lori A. Howard
Aldolpho – Antonino Baldasari
Ensemble – Alex Davis, Haley Melvin, Mary Melvin,
Kevin Roberts, Frankie Simpson, Amber Stolarski

Drowsy Chaperone Cast

Congrats to everyone who made the cast of The Drowsy Chaperone and thank you to all those who auditioned!

Man in Chair Dennis Dougherty Ensemble Emily Lee
Robert Connor Twigg Alex Davis
Janet Nicolette Palombo Haley Melvin
George Joseph Lee Mary Melvin
Kitty Sarah Harris Frankie Simpson
Trix Casey Grouser Amber Stolarski
Mrs. Tottendale Maureen Scallatino Kevin Roberts
Underling James Gallagher
Feldzieg Matthew Maerten
Drowsy Chaperone Gabrielle Affleck
Gangster #1 Debbi Heckmann
Gangster #2 Lori A. Howard
Aldolpho Antonino Baldasari

Support us on GoFundMe

The Maple Shade Arts Council is a non-profit organization comprised of educators, parents, and community members whose objective is to provide artistic programs and events that will be entertaining, educational, and inspirational for the community. The Arts Council’s programming emphasizes theatrical productions and workshops, yet also includes programming for the fine and performing arts. We have been running programs for almost 3 years now and we have been rapidly gaining exposure through the South Jersey area with our theatrical programming and arts workshops.

We are here on GoFundMe to raise $5,000 for wireless body mics for our theatrical productions. We estimate that we will be able to purchase about 8 Shure body mics, packs, and receivers for our organization.

(picture of 2015 Summer Theatre campers after their Improv workshop)

Why is this important to us? We currently have to rent microphones for all of our productions, especially for our Summer Theatre Children’s Camp, a 4 week educational camp for kids 8-16 years old that culminates in a Broadway Junior production. Our performances take place at the high school and we want to make sure our kids can be heard by their family and friends. We also use the mics for our adult musicals and teen productions. Not only does this help our kids be heard on stage, but by having our own microphones, we will no longer need to rent them, saving us money after just one years worth of performances. The saved money can then be used to help fund our camp in other facets and allow us to offer more scholarships for free camps to those students with financial problems. We currently offer the Thomas Starr Scholarship which pays for camp for a child new to our program and who suffers from financial hardships.

(picture from Once Upon A Mattress Young Performers Edition for Summer Theatre Camp 2014)

We would ideallylike to have the microphones in place by mid summer as we put on our summer theatre production of Legally Blonde Jr.

(picture from Into the Woods Jr. Teen-Run Production)

Through your donations, you will help out organization become more technologically advanced and have the equipment necessary to help our childrens’ voices be heard. So please, “Raise Your Voice” for the MS Arts Council by spreading the word and making a donation! Thank you!

Drowsy Chaperone Auditions

The Maple Shade Arts Council is proud to present auditions for “The Drowsy Chaperone”. Auditions will be held at 7PM on Sunday, April 10th and Tuesday, April 12th with potential callbacks being held on Wednesday, April 13th at 7PM. Auditions will be held at the Maple Shade Municipal Building, 200 Stiles Avenue, Maple Shade, NJ, 08052.

Actors must be 18 years or older to audition. While the rehearsal schedule is not finalized, expect something similar to a Sunday night, Tuesday-Thursday night rehearsal schedule. Rehearsals will begin as early as April 24th and the latest as of May 1st. All roles require a small fee upon acceptance of role.

Those auditioning will be asked to sing at least 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece, though please have the whole song prepared. You may sing a song from the show. An accompanist and cd player will be provided. Singing a cappella is not permitted. In addition, those auditioning should be prepared to dance and expect cold readings from the script. Rehearsal conflicts must be presented at the time of auditions. All roles are open.

Please make sure to pre-register before coming to auditions. Audition registrations can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the page after the character descriptions.

This is a non-Equity, non-paying production.

Show performances will be held on the following dates…
July 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 @ 7:30PM
July 10 @ 2PM

The production team for The Drowsy Chaperones…
Director – Brian Padla
Co-Producers – Michael Melvin and Jillian Starr-Renbjor
Music Director – Cameron Stringham
Choreographer – Sarah Dugan
Stage Manager – Chrissy Wick

Any questions, please email us at admin@msartscouncil.org

Broadway Through the Ages: Dinner Cabaret

Broadway Through the Ages: Dinner Cabaret

A dinner cabaret featuring music that spans across the decades of Broadway musical theatre

Featuring Different Casts Each Night Comprised of Adults and Children

Casts To Be Announced Soon!

February 26th & 27th, 2016  6:00PM-9:00PM

Dinner will begin at 6PM and consist of salad, entree, and soda beverages.

Cafe Fontana, Banquet Hall, 30 E. Main Street, Maple Shade, NJ 08052

Tickets ($20) must be purchased in advance at www.msartscouncil.org/order-tickets or call 856-638-8940


General Membership Meeting Feb. 11

Join us at 7pm in the Municipal Building for our first General Membership meeting of 2016. Memberships can still be accepted prior to and at the meeting. We hope you will join us for some light refreshments and as we plan the first quarter of our season!


Address – 200 Stiles Avenue, Maple Shade, NJ 08052