All auditions are by appointment only.


Saturday, January 21, 2017 &
Saturday, February 4, 2017


Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts, 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway, NJ 07065


To audition prospective students must be 10 years old by Feb 28, 2017. Proof of birthdate will be required to schedule an audition appointment.


Prospective students may audition up to and including the summer after their high school graduation, to a maximum age of 18.

Vocal Audition

Prospective students should select a portion of a song from a musical that best demonstrates your vocal range, musicality, interpretive skills, and acting ability. Bring sheet music in a binder or single sheets taped together that contain full piano accompaniment, not just chord symbols. An accompanist will be provided. Students may not perform a cappella or to an audio recording.

Dance Audition

Everyone will be asked to dance. Students will be taught a dance combination which will then be performed in small groups. Evaluation will be based on skill, potential, and the ability to learn the routine. Preferably jazz shoes, character shoes or low-soled sneakers should be worn. This audition is your only chance to impress our faculty. Make sure you are well-rehearsed and prepared.

Important Audition Information

First time auditioning? Please view the audition video below. Students who are not prepared or who arrive without sheet music may not be allowed to audition.

Plan to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled audition time to allow for paperwork and photography. To save time, download the forms from the bottom of this page, and fill them out and bring them with you.

All Junior Company auditioners will be asked to prove their age at their audition and must bring one copy of a document that shows their birth date (e.g. copy of birth certificate, student report card, student ID, or passport).

Parents will not be permitted into the audition room.

Digitally recorded auditions are accepted only for prospective students who live out of state. Submissions must contain a singing performance of a Broadway song with accompaniment and a dance combination (ballet, jazz, or tap) performed to music. Video submissions are due by February 6th, 2017.


Appointments are grouped by age and students will be assigned a time. Morning and afternoon times will be available for all age groups. Please email an appointment request to SUMMER@PAPERMILL.ORG.

In your message include:

  • Student’s Full Name
  • Age as of February 28, 2017
  • Email and Phone NUmber
  • Preferred Audition Date (Jan. 21 or Feb. 4)

You will receive a confirmation of your appointment time. Appointments are first come, first served. If our preference has filled, we will offer you the next best option for your age.