AUDITIONS!

OFF-BROADWAY FALL MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

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Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together.

 

Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.

*PLEASE NOTE*: If cast, actors under the age of 18 will need parental consent to participate.

AUDITIONS

Ages 15 - 22*

*Performers outside the age range
will be considered on a case-by-case basis

AUDITIONS/CALLBACKS

Auditions will be held on the following dates. Sign up for an audition slot, and see the character breakdowns below:

  • Friday October 7th 5pm-7:30pm (Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave)

  • Saturday October 8th 3pm-5:30pm (Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave)

 

Callbacks will be held on Sunday, October 9th, from 12:00pm. You will be notified shortly after your audition if you are requested back for the callbacks. For this, you will need clothes & shoes that you can move in. Callbacks will be done by 5pm at the latest.

Prepare 32 bars (or a short cut) of a musical theater song appropriate for the style of the show. Accompanist provided (bring sheet music). Please bring a second contrasting song in case we want to hear more. Bring a headshot/resume if available.

PLEASE NOTE: To keep our students safe, we are requesting proof of vaccinations at the auditions. All staff members involved with the production will be fully vaccinated. For any questions or concerns, please reach out at info@nexgentheatre.com

VIDEO AUDITION

If you are unable to make it to the in-person auditions, click here for instructions on how to submit a video audition. Note that the video audition deadline is Saturday, October 8th.

 

REHEARSALS AND TECH

Rehearsals are Fridays from 5pm-9pm, Saturdays from 1pm-6pm, and Sundays from 12pm-5pm in Midtown Manhattan (Ripley-Grier Studios, Open Jar Studios, or other Midtown West rehearsal studios). There will be additional rehearsals and tech in the theater December 12th-15th  (Theater 555).

 

Click here for the full rehearsal schedule. We will be asking for a completed conflicts sheet at the auditions.

PERFORMANCES

December 16th - December 18th

Theater 555 (555 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036)

TUITION IF CAST
$825.00 (Payment plans and needs based partial scholarships available)

Not an actor, but want to get involved?

Click here to find out more about opportunities in our Youth Orchestra, Technical Theater, Stage Management, and other internships and youth development.

CHARACTERS

FEATURED ENSEMBLE / ENSEMBLE  The various high schoolers, parents, LGBTQ students, and inhabitants of Indiana and NYC that help create the world of the story. These include, but are not limited to, Olivia Keating, the Non-Equity Tour of Godspell, Mrs. Greene's friend, Motel Clerk, and Reporters. 

EMMA NOLAN - A high school senior forced into the spotlight because she asked her girlfriend to prom. She is smart, shy and warm hearted. A reluctant poster child for LGBTQ youth, she struggles to follow her heart against the pressures of the community. Guitar skills a plus, but not required.  

ALYSSA GREENE - A high school cheerleader and top student. She faces constant pressure from her mother and friends to be perfect in all she does. Secretly Emma's girlfriend, she is caught between her feelings for Emma, and letting her mom (and the world), know who she truly is.

DEE DEE ALLEN - A Tony Award-winning actress/diva with a huge ego to match her huge talent. Hilariously self-involved and with no filter, she yearns to do something good for someone other than herself. Believing at first she will be able to increase her celebrity status by championing Emma's cause, with the help of love interest Mr. Hawkins, she instead learns that true charity outshines celebrity. 

BARRY GLICKMAN - A self-involved Broadway actor eager for celebrity activism to save his flailing career! A Drama Desk award winner and a bit impulsive, he can't help but make a scene everywhere he goes. Completely politically incorrect and doesn't know it, Barry finds a kindred spirit in Emma, taking her under his wing. In longing to give her the prom he never had, he guides her to be true to herself, and proud of who she is. 

TRENT OLIVER - A pretentious Juilliard graduate recently cast in the Non-Equity tour of Godspell (though he is probably best known for his TV infomercial Talk to the Hand). A struggling actor who loves to hear himself speak, he teaches the students larger lessons about tolerance, acceptance, and love... and also maybe finds a new career path along the way. Loves theatre to his CORE.

ANGIE DICKINSON - A jaded Fosse girl and ensemble member of the Broadway production of Chicago! She understudied Roxie Hart for years, but was sadly never asked to go on for her. Smart, and with a heart of gold, she champions Emma's cause, and teaches her how to live life as Fosse did - with some Zazz!

MR. HAWKINS - A star-struck Broadway enthusiast, and the principal of Emma's high school. A man who truly cares about his students, and always does what he can for them. Easily flustered and straight laced, he is a staunch supporter of Emma, and helps her work towards creating a prom for everyone. Dee Dee's love interest, he also helps her learn about the importance of self sacrifice and true charity along the way.

SHELDON SAPERSTEIN - A charismatic press agent and publicist who uses his skills and connections to help build his client's celebrity status. Tries his best to teach the actors that "no one likes a narcissist," but to no avail. Traveling to Indiana with the four performers, it is thanks to his know how that the audience for Emma's message grows. 

 

MRS. GREENE - Alyssa's intimidating, conservative, but ultimately loving, mother. Head of the PTA and member of the school board, she wants what's best for her daughter, and is committed to maintaining a "traditional" prom. With strong ideas of what is "right" and what is "wrong," she is too caught up in her own cause to recognize her daughter's desire to reveal who she truly is and loves.

SHELBY, KAYLEE, NICK, KEVIN - Additional popular high school seniors at the school who bully Emma at first, but eventually learn to accept her. Very featured throughout.

PICTURES FROM PREVIOUS MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

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