The Woodhull and STEM School drama club will hold auditions for The Little Mermaid, Jr
The Woodhull and STEM School drama club will hold auditions for The Little Mermaid, Jr 

Woodhull & STEM Drama Club Announces Musical Auditions

October 11, 2023

The Woodhull Intermediate School and Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School drama club has announced auditions for this year’s musical, “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Dozens of students from both schools are expected to join in the fun.

The production will be directed by Huntington High School alums Stephanie Shea and Jennifer Szilagy Cové. Auditions are open to any student attending Woodhull or Jack Abrams STEM. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing 30-45 seconds of any Disney or musical theater song.

Permission slips to participate must be signed and submitted prior to auditions. Copies of these forms are available in English and Spanish in the main offices at both buildings.

Auditions will be held according to the following schedule:

• Monday, October 16 at 3 p.m. for Woodhull students only in the Woodhull gym

• Tuesday, October 17 at 3 p.m. for Jack Abrams STEM students only in the Jack Abrams STEM auditorium.

Cast and stage crew lists will be posted at both schools on Friday, October 20. Rehearsals begin the week of Monday, October 23.

Stage crew applicants must also sign and return the permission slips by auditions, but need not audition. Stage crew directors Christopher DeVeau and Glenn DeVeau will be working with students closely throughout the entire process. “We couldn’t do this without them,” Ms. Shea said.

Public performances will be held in the Huntington High School auditorium on February 2-4. Specifically, Woodhull actors will perform on Friday, February 2 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m. with Jack Abrams STEM actors taking the stage on Saturday, February 3 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 4 at 2 p.m.

“We are so excited to be back for our fifth year directing the Woodhull and Jack Abrams STEM productions,” Ms. Shea said. “Getting to return to our alma mater to teach singing, dancing and acting skills is a true gift. Disney has a very special place in my heart and I cannot wait to see the wonderful things these fourth, fifth and sixth graders at both schools will accomplish.”

District and school officials are expected to be in the audience during all four performances along with parents, family members and students from both schools.

“I could not be any more ecstatic to introduce a new generation of students to musical theater at the schools that I fell in love doing theater at,” Ms. Szilagy Cové said. “Getting to share my passion for the arts with students for a fifth year in a row is a dream come true. Stephanie and I cannot wait to meet the incoming fourth graders and all who participate in the cast and crew this year!”