School Play

The school district holds a variety of annual theater productions for our growing thespians! The summer play is the schools’ largest production and is open for 4th – 8th graders.  There is also a Junior Play each spring which stars our lil’ budding actors in 1st – 3rd grade. The plays are directed by 6th Grade teacher Mr. Pallitto, who boasts a skilled and talented resume in drama and theater production.

Summer Play – Mary Poppins

  • You MUST schedule an audition time online at the following link:
                                                             -You only need to come for the time frame that you signed up for.
    -You MUST leave school and come back at the appropriate time.
    -Enter through Mr. Tostevin’s door in the cafeteria
    -Bring all of the paperwork with you.

 If you are auditioning for a specific character, you have to be familiar with the script/song(s) at the following links:

If you are not auditioning for a specific character, please sing something that best showcases your talent, preferably from a Disney movie or Broadway Show. You can also sing “Happy Birthday.”

To access and download all of the music for the show, go to this link:

E-Mail Mr. Pallitto with any questions:


Junior Play– 2019 Play TBA
This whimsical production will be held in late April. We hope you and the family will come out and enjoy a classic tale brought to life. Congratulations to the over 40 students who participate in this production!

Director: Mr. Philip Pallitto, Bio

This Somers Point native teaches Eighth Grade Language Arts and Drama at Jordan Road School; he also teaches an “Intro to Theatre” course at Atlantic Cape Community College.  A graduate of Wagner College on Staten Island, Mr. Pallitto has been involved in theater for the past seventeen years (His stage debut was in the SP School Play!). An advocate for arts in education, Mr. Pallitto has taught numerous theater workshops for The Northeastern Theater Festival, Rosie O’Donnell’s Broadway Kids, and many schools across the NY and NJ area. For the Somers Point School District, Mr. Pallitto has directed Annie Warbucks, Detour: Broadway, Seussical, The Wizard of Oz, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s High School Musical, The Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie, 101 Dalmatians, Once Upon a Mattress, The Jungle Book, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and currently, Into the Woods and Winnie the Pooh. Additionally, Mr. Pallitto is working closely with the Theater Collaborative of South Jersey to re-open the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point.

Feel free to email Mr. Pallitto to get involved in the arts!