Addams Family Opens this Friday!

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Teen Production Auditions…Into the Woods Jr.


We are excited for our first ever teen run production! Auditions will be for all those ages 12-17. Please be prepared with 32 measures of a musical theatre piece in the style of the musical. Songs from the show are not allowed. Please make sure to bring sheet music or a backtrack CD. Vocals on the CD track and singing a capella for the audition is not allowed. Cold readings will take place at the audition.

**Anyone may audition, whether they are a resident of Maple Shade or not!

For this production, all facets of the show will be run by our teens. There will be a teen production panel consisting of students ages 15-19. Information for being on the production team can be obtained by clicking on this link…Into the Woods Jr Directorial Staff for Teens Interest Letter. The teen production team will be overseen by Michael Melvin and Jillian Starr-Renbjor. Please note that while the teen production team will oversee auditions, the adult team overseeing the production will choose the cast.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 9th at 3PM and 7PM. Auditions will be held at the Maple Shade Municipal Building, 200 Stiles Avenue, Maple Shade, NJ, 08052. We will add an audition date on August 10th if there is enough demand and overflow for auditions on August 9th. There will be a $40 production fee for all those cast in the production.

Rehearsals will begin in September and the schedule will be created based off of the availability and conflicts of the cast. Expect 2-3 nights of rehearsals per week.

Performances dates and times for Into the Woods Jr.
October 23 at 7:30PM
October 24 at 2PM and 7:30PM
October 25 at 2PM

Summer Theatre Junior Staffers

We are now looking for students, ages 16-18, to be junior staffers for our Summer Theatre production of Shrek Jr. Please read all of the information below in the picture and feel free to download the pdf file from the link below.

Summer Theatre 2015 Junior Staffers Application-page-001 (2)


Summer Theatre 2015 Junior Staffers Application

Addams Family Tix On Sale Now

Tickets are now available for The Addams Family Musical. All seating is assigned seating.

Performances dates are…

July 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 @ 7:30PM

July 12 @ 2:00PM

Maple Shade High School Auditorium

180 Frederick Avenue, Maple Shade, NJ 08052


Adults: $18.00

Children (up to age 17): $15.00

Senior Citizens (65+): $15.00


Click on the “Seat Yourself” icon to purchase tickets.

Addams Family Cast Revealed

After much anticipation, here is your fantastic cast for “The Addams Family Musical”…
Gomez – DJ Hedgepath
Morticia – Rachel Comenzo
Wednesday – Casey Grouser
Fester – Brian Padla
Pugsley – Jacob Long
Grandma – Phyllis Josephson
Lurch – Antonino Baldasari
Lucas Beineke – Matthew Holman
Mal Beineke – Rich Shockley
Alice Beineke – Lori A Howard
Cousin It/Ancestor – Nick Olszewski
Male Ancestors – Robert Achorn, James Gallagher, Matt Maerten
Female Ancestors – Amanda Adams, Debbi Heckmann, Nicolette Palombo,  Olivia West

Addams Family Audition Locations

There has been a slight change for our location for auditions for Addams Family. Please take note below…


Sunday, April 12 – Maple Shade Municipal Building, 200 Stiles Ave., Maple Shade, NJ 08052

Monday, April 13 – OLPH School, 31 S Poplar Ave., Maple Shade, NJ 08052

Wednesday, April 15 (callbacks) – MS Municipal Building, 200 Stiles Ave., Maple Shade, NJ 08052

Auditions April 12th and 13th!

Auditions are almost here for The Addams Family! For more info, click on our auditions page and register for your audition!

Summer Theatre Signup Nights 3/18 & 4/1

The Arts Council will be hosting sign up nights on Wednesday, March 18 and Wednesday, April 1st at the MS Municipal Building at 200 Stiles Avenue from 6:30PM-8:00PM. You may pay for the registration in full or place your $50 non-refundable deposit.

Save Spot for Summer Camp with Deposit!

Our discounted rates for summer theatre are only around for another 3 weeks, but we have a great offer!

If you pay a $50 non-refundable deposit, we will secure a spot for your child in the camp and lock you in at the current rate when the payment is accepted. This is a great opportunity for those who can not pay in full for camp.

All non-refundable deposits must be made by cash or check with letter consisting of child’s name, age, grade, and parent phone number and email.

Please send payments to 37 High Street, Maple Shade, NJ 08052. All checks can be made out to MAPLE SHADE ARTS COUNCIL.

General Membership Meeting April 1st!

We will have our second general membership meeting for the year. If you are already a member, come on out as we have some items to discuss and vote upon. Still want to become a member? It’s not too late to join us for this year! Come on out to the Municipal Building at 6:30PM. Membership is $40 per person or $70 for pair of family members. You will receive a pair of tickets to Addams Family with your membership.