Junior Productions

The Basie Academy’s Student Production series offers performers aged 7-18 a chance to be part of professionally-mounted productions on the Basie Center stages. These experiences take students from rehearsals to showtime as they hone their acting skills and prepare for a public performance.


The Addams Family

  • AGES: 10-18
  • AUDITIONS: Video submissions accepted August 23-30 
  • CALLBACKS: In person callbacks Wednesday, Sept. 1, 5:30-7:30PM
  • REHEARSALS: Starting Sept. 9 – Tuesdays / Thursdays 4-7PM; Sundays 11AM-3PM at the Basie Center’s Grunin Arts Education Building, Studios 301-303
  • PERFORMANCE(S): October 25 and 26 | The Vogel at Count Basie Center for the Arts

$595

Class capacity: 30

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A Seussified Christmas Carol

  • AGES: 7-12 and 13-18
  • AUDITIONS: Video submissions accepted August 23-30 
  • CALLBACKS: In person callbacks Wednesday, Sept. 1, 4-5:30PM
  • REHEARSALS: Starting Nov. 9 – Tuesdays / Thursdays 4-7PM; Sundays 11AM-3PM at the Basie Center’s Grunin Arts Education Building, Studios 301-303
  • PERFORMANCE(S): December 14 & 15 | The Vogel at Count Basie Center for the Arts

$595

Class capacity: 30

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

  • AGES: 10-14
  • AUDITIONS: In person Tuesday, Jan. 4 • 4-6PM
  • CALLBACKS: In person callbacks Thursday, Jan. 6 4-6PM
  • REHEARSALS: Starting January 18 – Tuesdays / Thursdays 4-6PM; Sundays 11AM-12:30PM at the Basie Center’s Grunin Arts Education Building, Studios 301-303
  • PERFORMANCE: March 7th, Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at Count Basie Center for the Arts

$575

Class capacity: 30

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Puffs

  • AGES: 14+
  • AUDITIONS: In person Tuesday, Jan. 4 6:30-8:30PM
  • CALLBACKS: In person callbacks Thursday, Jan. 6 6:30-8:30PM
  • REHEARSALS: Starting January 9th – Tuesdays / Thursdays 6:30-8:30PM; Sundays 1-4PM at the Basie Center’s Grunin Arts Education Building, Studios 301-303 
  • PERFORMANCE: February 23rd | The Vogel at Count Basie Center for the Arts

$575

Class capacity: 30

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Rainbow Fish

  • AGES: 7-12
  • AUDITIONS: In person Tuesday, March 15 & Thursday, March 17 4-5:30PM
  • REHEARSALS: Starting March 22 – Tuesdays / Thursdays 4-5:30PM; Sundays 11AM-12:30PM at the Basie Center’s Grunin Arts Education Building, Studios 301-303 
  • PERFORMANCE: May 10 | The Vogel at Count Basie Center for the Arts

$575

Class capacity: 30

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The Little Mermaid

  • AGES: 14+
  • AUDITIONS: In person Tuesday, March 15 & Thursday, March 17 6-8PM
  • CALLBACKS: In person callbacks Sunday, March 20 11AM-1PM
  • REHEARSALS: Starting March 29th – Tuesdays / Thursdays 6-9PM, Sundays 1-4PM at the Basie Center’s Grunin Arts Education Building; Studios 301-303
  • PERFORMANCE: May 17th & 18th | Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts

$685

Class capacity: 35

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