Announcing auditions for our first digital teen musical: Now. Here. This. This show is strictly limited to students age 14 and older due to the nature of the material and each part is vocally demanding with close harmonies and intricate rhythms. Depending on the comfort level of our families and the current recommendations from governmental agencies, rehearsals may be partially in-person with small groups in addition to online rehearsals. (Please know that if previewing the show soundtrack that the original cast recording contains more mature material than the flexible version that will be performed by RPAC.)
The show follows the evolution and adventures of a group of friends as they journey through time–from the present to the past and back again. They share their stories about friendship, hoarding, hiding, laughing, living, dying and middle school in an attempt to step directly into that elusive “present moment”: the Now. Here. This.
This version of Now. Here. This. has been created to provide maximum flexibility. It has been designed for theaters, schools, institutions and programs that wish to increase cast size and/or use an ensemble. In addition, there is an ability to customize the show’s length, and accommodate cast members’ strengths.
Now. Here. This. was originally performed by four actors. Throughout the script, the authors have notated the original division of lines as indicated by ‘PERSON 1’, ‘PERSON 2’, ‘PERSON 3’, and ‘PERSON 4’. If we end up working with a larger cast, we may divide the material as you see fit and cast each module with various leads, featured performers, and an ensemble. For example, throughout the show, the ‘PERSON 1’ track can be played by a single individual, or the various ‘PERSON 1’ songs and lines can be assigned to multiple performers in order to accommodate larger casts.
This production is a full-featured musical, and will culminate in a ticketed live-stream. Now. Here. This. will require actors to be 2020-2021 season members of RPAC and have regular show participation fees and fundraising requirements. (https://regionalperformingarts.org/resources/faq/)
Actors can submit audition reels online by visiting our casting page at http://castingmanager.com/audition/info/Sfygqsw7p2D2MQo. All audition videos are due before August 8, 2020 and rehearsals will begin August 12th with a welcome meeting and read-through. Audition clips should include a characterized reading of the included monologue and a song of your choice from any major broadway show (please, no Hamilton or other spoken pieces.)