AUDITION INFORMATION

If you are auditioning for a Desert Stages show and have any questions, please contact us at auditions@desertstages.org. Our staff is always happy to help.

General Audition Requirements
Unless otherwise noted in the following show-specific information, all auditions require a:

  • Completed Audition Form
  • Headshot – can be a body-length picture as long as the face is clearly visible
  • Resume

tick, tick…BOOM!

by Jonathon Larson, creator of RENT

Directed by Award-winning Directors MARK and LYNZEE 4MAN

ACCEPTING VIDEO AUDITIONS NOW THRU MARCH 8 • 6 PM

Actors ages 15-25

  • IN-PERSON CALLBACKS will be MARCH 20 • 6–10 PM
  • 2nd Callbacks, if necessary, will be MARCH 21
  • REHEARSALS begin MARCH 23
  • NO MONDAY NIGHT REHEARSALS
  • SHOW DATES: MAY 7 – 16, 2021

Video auditions will be accepted now through March 8, 2021, 6pm. Please prepare 2, 16 Bar cuttings in the style of 90’s Contemporary or similar genre.

Submit your AUDITION VIDEO and REGISTRATION FORM to auditions@desertstages.org

Callbacks will consist of cold readings and songs from the TTB Score. The songs and sides will be posted on Monday, March 15. Please be prepared for everything, but we may make cuts throughout the night.

You will need to have a COVID TEST with a negative result 3 days prior to your in-person audition.  Do your best to quarantine once you have the test. Safety will be priority #1 as we continue to bring MUSIC back to the DST stage.

 

SHOW SYNOPSIS:
Tick, Tick… Boom! (styled as tick, tick… BOOM!) is a musical written by American composer Jonathan Larson, who won a Pulitzer and three Tony Awards for his musical Rent.

Tick, Tick… Boom! tells the story of an aspiring composer named Jon, who lives in New York City in 1990. Jon is worried he has made the wrong career choice to be part of the performing arts. The story is autobiographical, as stated by Larson’s father in the liner notes of the cast recording – Larson had been trying to establish himself in theater since the early 1980s.

Larson began to perform the piece as a solo work in 1990. After his death in 1996, it was revised and revamped by playwright David Auburn as a three-actor piece and was premiered Off-Broadway in 2001. Since then, the show has had an Off-West End production, a West End production, an American national tour, two Off-Broadway revivals in 2014 and 2016, and numerous local and international productions.