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.
Spring MainStage Production of Carrie the Musical
Submission Deadline: Friday July 23rd
ABOUT THE SHOW
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it.
Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie had its legendary short run on Broadway in 1988, before being brought back reworked and fully re-imagined off-Broadway in 2012. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).
Rehearsals and performances will take place at the Flamboyán Theater (107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002). The orchestra rehearsals will mostly occur during our tech week in the theater (afternoons/evenings August 1st-7th), with 4 performances from August 5th - 7th. 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.
Carrie the Musical Orchestration
(Download the music audition sides by clicking your instrument below)