(480) 483-1664 info@desertstages.org






Video Audition due by Thursday, June 15:
Please submit your video to auditions@desertstages.org
Saturday, June 17 at 10:00 am
You will be notified by email if the team needs to see more from you
(please include a digital copy of your head shot and resume with your video audition)
Auditions will consist of a Verse and a Chorus of a 90’s Pop/Rock tune

16-32 Bars of an Uptempo Pop/Rock Style Appropriate Musical Theater Piece

 **please let us know if you play an instrument. If so, what instrument and what level of experience.
This show has not been pre-cast. All roles are open. Actors of all races, ethnicity, sizes, and across all
gender spectrums are highly encouraged to apply
Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be at Desert Stages Theatre.

Rehearsals are scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Cannot accept conflicts for Tech 
Cannot accept conflicts for Performances 
Any other conflicts must be approved upon being cast
June 20 – July 20, 2023
Tech week: July 22 – July 27, 2023
First Rehearsal: Orientation, read thru, music rehearsal 5:30 pm -10:00 pm
Tuesdays 6:00 -10:00 PM
Wednesdays 6:00 -10:00 PM
Thursdays 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturdays 10 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday, July 28 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 29 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 30 at 2:00 PM
Friday, August 4 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 5 at  2:00 PM
Saturday, August 5 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 6 at 2:00 PM
– $50 script deposit required in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE, due at first read-through.  (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned by Sunday, June 11)

– Show T-shirts are available for $20 each.
– Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.

Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Show communications will be through SLACK app.

Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Teen/Adult Production of


Directed by Lynzee & Mark 4man
Music Directed by Mark 4man
Choreography by Lynzee 4man



“525,600 minutes. . .”
A rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s 1896 opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in Lower Manhattan’s East Village in the thriving days of bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.



Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

Roger Davis – A struggling musician and former drug addict. He is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain. Roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: F2
Mark Cohen – Filmmaker and video artist. Knee deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist. He and Roger are roommates in the loft. A bit of a nerd. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: A2
Tom Collins – A computer genius and liberal professor. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Used to be a roommate in the loft and is HIV-positive. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: F#2
Benjamin Coffin III – The landlord of Mark and Roger’s apartment building. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth. Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2.
Joanne Jefferson – A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: G3
Angel Dumott Schunard – The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. He becomes Tom’s lover. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: C3
Mimi Marquez – An HIV-positive stripper with drug addictions. Slender and sickly, she conceals it all at her job in the local strip club. She lives in the same building as the loft. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: Eb3.
Maureen Johnson – An unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: C4
Ensemble – Homeless Men & Women; Junkies, Parents (Mrs. Cohen, Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson); Support Group (Steve, Gordon)