VIDEO AUDITION

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).

*NOTE*: Before auditioning, please note that if cast, actors under the age of 18 will need parental consent.

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS

INFORMATION

If you are unable to make it to the in-person auditions for our MainStage Productions, follow these instructions on how to submit a video audition. All video auditions will be reviewed by part of the creative team and every submission will receive a response. For information on our current season, rehearsal times and tuition, click here.

SLATE

Please clearly say your name and age looking directly into the camera.

 

PREPARATION

  1. 32 bars (or a short cut) of a pop/rock song or contemporary musical theater song in the style of the show you are auditioning for (a video from a previous performance is okay too).

  2. Please prepare one or two of the sides listed below. If the scene has more than one character, make sure to have a reader who should be placed beside the camera (performer should focus on the reader). We do not have sides covering every part, but will still take every part into consideration, so make a selection that fits you best.

 

SUBMISSION

Please upload your video audition to either YouTube (unlisted), Vimeo (unlisted), Google Drive, or Dropbox. Then send an email to info@nexgentheatre including the link to the video (could be joint as one clip, or separate clips) with the following subject line "Video Audition - Name of Show - Name of Auditionee" (For example: "Video Audition - Mamma Mia! - Meryl Streep"). Also, attach the following availability sheet filled out: AVAILABILITY SHEET - CLICK HERE

NOTE: We will not be able to consider your audition unless it includes slate, song, sides, and the availability sheet.

 

SIDES
Click the title of any of the sides below and it will automatically download.

(We do not have sides covering every part, but will still take every part into consideration, so make a selection that fits you best.)

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