Rent: School Edition

Rent: School Edition

Rehearsals begin Monday, May 6

Performances: June 19-30

Teen Audition Call: RENT – School Edition

Get ready to hit the stage! Second Stage, a division of Jewish Family Theatre at the Weinstein JCC, is on the lookout for talented local teens to join the summer production of RENT: School Edition—an iconic musical by Jonathan Larson.

Directed & Choreographed by Ayla Hanna-Elizabeth Clinton

Music Direction by Jason Marks

CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT:
Mark Cohen: Filmmaker and video artist. A bit of a nerd.
Roger Davis: Struggling musician. Roommates with Mark. Many demons.
Tom Collins: Computer genius and liberal professor. Former roommate.
Benny Coffin: Landlord for Mark & Roger. Traded in morals for power.
Joanne: Lawyer. Headstrong. In a relationship with Maureen.
Maureen: Zany performance artist. Recently dumped Mark for Joanne.
Angel: Street drummer and fabulous drag queen. Falls for Tom Collins.
Mimi: Stripper with drug addictions. Good heart.
Ensemble (To play multiple characters/roles)

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: 

Teens aged 14–19 for ALL roles. We welcome and encourage diverse talents and personalities. No experience necessary—just a passion for performance!

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARENTS AND ACTORS:

Before joining our production of “RENT,” familiarize yourself with the original cast recording and the musical’s themes. While it’s a School Edition approved for young performers, it tackles intense subjects. Your comfort is our priority.

HOW TO AUDITION:

Submit a video audition by March 5, 2024. Prepare 16-32 bars of an up-tempo rock/pop musical theater song. Sing with a pianist or accompaniment track—no acapella singing, please. Include a full head-to-toe slate with your name, age, preferred pronouns, and the role you’re interested in (or if you’re open to any role, including Ensemble).

Submit to: [email protected]
Include: Recent headshot, resume, parent/guardian contact info, known conflicts between May 6 – June 30, 2024.

In-Person Auditions (optional):

Saturday, March 9, 2024, 1 – 3 pm, at the Weinstein JCC – Sign up here!

Sign Up Callbacks: March 18, 2024, 6:00-9:00 pm.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DETAILS:

Tuition: $495.00 per student (Financial Aid available)

Rehearsals:

May 6 – June 30, Mon-Thu 6:30 – 9:30 pm, Sun 1 – 5 pm.

Production: June 19 – June 30 (No Fri/Sat performances, Sunday matinees)

For any questions or financial assistance, contact Producing Artistic Director Debra Clinton at [email protected].

Don’t miss this opportunity to shine on stage!

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