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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: A CHORUS LINE

Submission Deadline: Wedneasday May 22nd EOD


A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway esnemble audition. Exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of professional Broadway performers, the show features one powerhouse number after another.

Memorable musical numbers include "What I Did for Love, "One," "I Can Do That," "At the Ballet," "The Music and the Mirror," and "I Hope I Get It." A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A Chorus Line was instantly recognized as a classic.


Rehearsals and performances will take place at the Theatre Row (410 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). The orchestra rehearsals will mostly occur during our tech week in the theater (afternoons/evenings May 27th-30th), with 4 performances from May 31st - June 2nd. 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, click on the link below and find the appropriate side for your instrument(s). The specific excerpt with measure numbers is included in the file name. Please reach out to the music director, Alex Ngo, at if you have additional questions. The recording 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.

A CHORUS LINE Orchestration Parts

(Download the music audition sides by clicking HERE)

  • Alto Sax*

  • Bari Sax*

  • Bass Clarinet*

  • Bass

  • Bassoon*

  • English Horn*

  • Flute*

  • Guitar

  • Keyboard
  • Oboe*

  • Piccolo*

  • Tenor Sax*

  • Trombone

  • Trumpet

*See info on Reed doubling below


  1. You only have to play the measure numbers listed in the name of the pdf

  2. This version of A Chorus Line was orchestrated for Reed 1 (Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute (or Clarinet), Clarinet & Alto Saxophone), Reed 2 (Piccolo, Flute, Eb Clarinet (or Flute), Clarinet, Bass Clarinet & Alto Saxophone), Reed 3 (Oboe (or Clarinet), English Horn (or Clarinet), Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone), and Reed 4 (Flute (or Clarinet), Clarinet, Eb Contrabass Clarinet (or Bassoon), Bassoon & Baritone Saxophone). Reed doublers are helpful, but you do not have to play every single reed listed, nor the exact combination. If you play multiple reeds, please send in videos of the instruments you are most comfortable on, and include in your form any additional reeds you play." 

  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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