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NexGen Youth Orchestra gives young musicians the opportunity to work on fully staged musicals with other talented young artists, and to work alongside musical directors in the industry.


At NexGen Youth Theatre, we believe in creating opportunities for young people in every aspect of the theater industry. For our fully-produced Spring and Fall MainStage productions, we audition young musicians (high school through college) to be a part of our NexGen Youth Orchestra.


The types of instruments and number of musicians vary from show to show. These musicians get the experience of the fast-paced rehearsal process in the world of musical theater, and get to work with a professional Music Director who frequently works with, and hires, musicians in the professional world.

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Fall MainStage Production of THE PROM

Submission Deadline: Sunday November 20th


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. The Music Director for this production also worked on the Broadway show and will be going into another Broadway show after this production, so it is a great opportunity to gain experience, ask questions, network, and gain contacts for future career opportunities. 

PLEASE NOTE: We are requesting proof of vaccinations for anyone joining the program. All staff members, students, and interns involved with the production will be fully vaccinated. For any questions or concerns, please reach out at


Rehearsals and performances will take place at Theater 555 (555 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). The orchestra rehearsals will mostly occur during our tech week in the theater (afternoons/evenings December 12th-15th), with 4 performances from December 16th - 18th. One orchestra rehearsal might be scheduled the week before tech, but it is the musician's responsibility to study their music on their own time. Availability will be asked on your audition form.


To audition, find the appropriate instrument in the breakdown below, and click on it. That will then download sheet music for one or two songs we would like to see recorded. This can be done very simply (with a phone camera is fine), and then uploaded to either Google Drive, Dropbox or a private YouTube link. Once the video is uploaded, please fill out the audition form below, and paste the link to the video there.

*NOTE*: Before auditioning, please be advised that musicians under the age of 18 will need parental consent to participate.


  1. You only have to play the measure numbers listed next to each instrument above. 

  2. The orchestration might include certain instruments grouped together to be played by one person. If you play all of them, that is great. If you do not, that is fine too. 

  3. Your recording doesn’t necessarily need to be perfect. Do your best.

  4. Listen to the Broadway Cast Recording to give you an idea of each song’s feel and tempo.

Any questions, email

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