The Arts

McCarter Theater offers two winter classes. Dramapalooza: Journey Through Imagination is an interactive drama quest for parents and their children to experience together using imagination. For grades K to four with an adult. Saturday, January 12, from noon to 3 p.m. Adult and child $50, additional child, $20.

The Three-Day Play Weekend for students in grades four to seven, will be held Friday to Sunday, February 22, 23, and 24. $320. Students will create, rehearse, and perform their very own ten-minute plays, culminating in a Sunday afternoon performance. No previous experience necessary. www.mccarter.org, firststage@mccarter.org, or 609-258-8289.

Audition

State Theater seeks 15 talented amateur acts to perform for “Showtime at the Apollo on Tour,” on Saturday, February 9, at 8 p.m. Auditions are Saturday, January 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Crossroads Theater, 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Each of 300 acts may audition for up to 90 seconds. Bring your own CD tracks and keep comedy routine free of profanity. Adult must accompany those under 18. www.statetheatrenj.org.

Fourth Wall Theater Company has auditions for “Angel Street,” a Victorian thriller in three acts by Patrick Hamilton. Tuesday and Wednesday, January 15 and 16, Rancocas Valley High School, Ridgeway and Jacksonville, Mount Holly. Readings will be from the script. The group was formerly known as Bordentown Community Players. Call Ellen Voorhees at 609-971-6343.

Volunteer

CASA of Mercer County seeks volunteer advocates to speak up in court for the interests of abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes. The organization provides 30 hours of training through both day and evening courses. An informational session will be held on Tuesday, January 15, and Wednesday, February 13, at 180 Ewingville Road, Ewing. Visit www.casamercer.org or call 609-434-0050 to register.

For Singers

Philomusica Choir seeks singers with good reading skills for May 31 and June 1 concerts with Haydn’s Requiem and Mozart’s Dominican Vespers. Rehearsal auditions are Mondays, January 14 and 21, 7:30-10:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Society, 176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick. www.philomusica.org or call 888-744-5668.

For Kids

Princeton Pro Musica seeks young singers for a treble chorus in Britten’s “War Requiem” at Trenton War Memorial on Sunday, May 4. Rehearsals are Sundays at 4 p.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton. Call Sue Ellen Page at 609-924-0103, ext. 105, or E-mail sueellen.page@nassauchurch.org to schedule a rehearsal.

YWCA Princeton offers a young artists class for kindergarten through second grade. Six-week class begins Tuesday, January 29, at 4 p.m. $90. Register. www.ywca.princeton.org.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center invites tri-state performers to audition for spots in the “Young Artist Talent Search.” www.njpac.org or call 973-353-8009. Deadline is Friday, January 18, with a $25 fee; and Friday, February 29, with a $20 fee.

Good Causes

Special Olympics New Jersey is accepting registration for Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, February 23, in Seaside Heights. Register at www.njpolarplunge.sonj.org or call 609-896-8000.

American Heart Association seeks exceptional women for the annual New Jersey Go Red for Women award to be presented in May. Deadline for nominations is Friday, February 1. Call 609-223-3727 for information.##M:[more]##