NEXGEN YOUTH ORCHESTRA
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.
Fall MainStage Production of Into the Woods
Submission Deadline: Friday November 8th
ABOUT THE SHOW
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
Rehearsals and performances will take place at the American Theatre of Actors (314 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019). The orchestra rehearsals will mostly occur during our tech week in the theater (afternoons/evenings December 9th-12th), with 4 performances from December 13th - 15th. One band 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.
HOW TO AUDITION
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.
Into the Woods Orchestration
(Download the music audition sides by clicking your instrument below)