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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.

MUSICIANS

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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AUDITIONS

Fall MainStage Production: SISTER ACT

Submission Deadline: COMING SOON

ABOUT THE SHOW

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!

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 info@nexgentheatre.com

SCHEDULE

Rehearsals and performances will take place at the Center at West Park (165 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024). The orchestra rehearsals will mostly occur during our tech week in the theater (afternoons/evenings December 3rd-7th), with 4 performances from December 8th - 10th. 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.
 

HOW TO AUDITION UPDATED INSTRUCTIONS FOR SISTER ACT COMING SOON

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 alexngomusic@gmail.com 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.

COMPANY Orchestration Parts

(Download the music audition sides by clicking HERE)

  • Alto Flute*

  • Alto Sax*

  • Bari Sax*

  • Bass

  • Bass Clarinet*

  • Bassoon*

  • Cello

  • Clarinet*

  • Drums

  • Eb Clarinet*

  • English Horn*

  • Flute*

  • Oboe*

  • Piano

  • Piccolo*

  • Tenor Sax*

  • Trombone

  • Trumpet

  • Viola

  • Violin 1 and 2

*See info on Reed doubling below

PLEASE NOTE

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

  2. This version of Company was orchestrated for Reed 1 (Flute, Alto Sax, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Flute, Eb Clarinet), Reed 2 (Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Oboe, English Horn), and Reed 3 (Clarinet, Bari Sax, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet). 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 info@nexgentheatre.com

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