SJR to Premiere Mystic Pizza as School Musical

Saint Joseph Regional has been selected to be the first high school ever to perform this new musical, Mystic Pizza, fresh off of its world premiere in September at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, 

Mystic Pizza is a jukebox musical (think Mamma Mia!) where the storyline is surrounded by an array of established tunes placed at various spots in the show to create a cohesive production. Many jukebox musicals fail because they rely on the music to carry the show, neglecting to have a storyline that matters to the audience, not so with Mystic Pizza.

The script beautifully places tunes such as Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Hit Me with Your Best Shot, Manic Monday, Never Gonna Give You Up, True Colors, Nothing's Gonna Stop Us, and other hit songs around an engaging true to life story and characters that matter. The story drives the show, and the music enhances the love for the characters and their journey. There's never a clunky moment where the tunes don't seem to fit. The songs are brilliantly placed.

The story centers around the lives of three young working-class waitresses at the Mystic Pizza shop in Mystic, Connecticut. They are surrounded by an ensemble of fishermen, wealthy vacationers, restaurant critics, and pizza customers. Waitresses by trade, the lives of these three women are grounded in their friendship for one another. They sling pizza to earn a living while they set plans for their lives, careers, and romances which take them in many different directions. Each girl has a love interest, strong male characters in their own right, who each have their own story to tell and songs to sing. The story, the music, and especially these "six main slices of the pie" create a warm, funny, and touching show.

Watch the movie, listen to the music and come and be part of the world high school premiere of Mystic Pizza.

 Auditions are Oct. 26 or 27 for singing, Oct. 28 for dancing.

Callbacks are Nov. 1 and Nov. 4, if necessary.

First Rehearsal Nov. 22. Performances Jan. 26- Feb. 5, 2022.

To register for an audition, please click here

Questions? Please contact sjrtheater@sjrnj.org.