Rehearsals generally take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6pm, and Saturdays from 10am-12pm. During Tech Week (the week before the show) rehearsals will be every day.
Information on what to prepare for an audition can be found at the bottom of the page.
There is a small production fee of $150 to participate in Teen Jr Productions. Scholarships are available on a need-based basis.
The Music Man Jr.
By Meredith Wilson
Directed by Katie Juster
October 27th-28th: Saturday and Sunday at 10am
Auditions: Tuesday, September 4th 4:00-5:30
Rehearses: September 11th-October 26th
Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man JR. features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance. The Music Man JR. is family entertainment at its best – a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter!
Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.
What should your student prepare for a Teen Jr Production audition?
We ask that your students prepare part of a song to sing acapella (no music) and a short poem or monologue to recite (something that shows character).
It is also very helpful to bring a headshot and resume with you to the audition (It’s okay if there aren’t that many things on the resume!) The resume should have your student’s name, contact information, and shows they have been in with the roles they have played.
The audition location is at The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH) unless otherwise noted. The auditions are by appointment and last 5 minutes. Your students will audition in front of the Director, Assistant Director, and Stage Manager. We try to keep the auditions relaxed and as stress free as possible!
Please make sure to bring any conflicts you may have within the rehearsal period.
If you have any other questions, please contact our PAPA Production Manager, Kristen, at email@example.com.