Center Stage to hold auditions for Over the River and Through the Woods

Center Stage Theatre director Gary Scarpa has announced the theatre will hold auditions for the comedy, “Over the River and through the Woods,” on Saturday, Feb. 20 between 10 a.m. and noon. Scarpa said, "We are seeking experienced or inexperienced actors to fill the roles. There are roles for adults, teens, and children."

Over the River and through the Woods is a play about a young man’s relationship with his Italian grandparents. The central character, Nick, is an upwardly mobile 20-something year old who has been offered a promotion, which would mean leaving his native New Jersey and moving to Seattle. Nick’s four Italian grandparents scheme together to keep him in New Jersey.

“The play is both funny and touching at the same time,” said Scarpa. “Any of us who have or had a close relationship with our grandparents will be able to relate.”

Center Stage Theatre is a non-profit organization, founded in 2005 by directors Gary and Francesca Scarpa. The theatre presents a full season of five productions, using age appropriate casting. Center Stage's purpose is to enhance the cultural environment within its community; to present high quality theatrical productions at affordable prices; to encourage growth and education through the performing arts; and to provide a means for interested adults.

Candidates will be given a scene from the play to read.

Center Stage is located at 54 Grove Street.For more information about the production and roles, visit