AUDITIONS

Tick, tick...Boom!

TICK, TICK...BOOM!

Music, Lyrics & Book by Jonathan Larson
Directed by Kipp Simmons
Musical Direction by Delano Mendoza
Choreography by Rob Reeder

OPEN CALL AUDITIONS:

Saturday, May 13th from 1pm – 5pm
at Prairie Baptist Church, 7416 Roe Ave., Prairie Village, KS

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE AUDITION FORM HERE
Bring a completed copy of the audition form, a headshot and resume (if available). Extra printed forms will be available the day of auditions, if needed. If you do not have a headshot, your photo will be taken at the audition.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE:

When you arrive at the church, please park in the north parking lot. There will be signs to direct you to the proper building entrance.

EXPECTATION and PREPARATION:

Auditions will be an open call and will consist of singing a prepared 32-bar selection in the style of the show. Actors will be seen in order of their sign-in.

Please Provide Sheet Music...no CDs & NO A CAPPELLA auditions. An accompanist will be provided.

List of any known rehearsal conflicts from August 7th – September 17th.

VIDEO AUDITIONS: You may submit a video audition to ticktickbarn@gmail.com. Be sure to include your audition form, a headshot and resume (if available).

CALLBACKS:

Invited Callbacks will be held on Saturday, May 20th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm at Prairie Baptist Church. You will be notified via email by May 15th, if you are invited to callbacks.

If you have worked with this directing team before, there is no need to come to the open call. Please email your interest in attending callbacks by email at ticktickbarn@gmail.com.

REHEARALS:

Rehearsals will begin around August 7th at Prairie Baptist Church. Typical weekly rehearsal schedule will be Sunday afternoons from 1:30pm – 4:30pm and Monday - Thursday nights from 7 – 10pm. Conflicts with the rehearsal schedule must be kept to an absolute minimum during the rehearsal process. No conflicts will be accepted during dress / tech week. The show will move into the Black Box @The Arts & Heritage Center on Monday, September 4th for four rehearsals (Load-In, Tech and Dress).

PRODUCTION DATES:

September 8 – 17, 2023

WEEK ONE
Friday, Saturday & Monday (Industry Night) @7:30pm and Sunday @2pm
WEEK TWO
Thursday, Friday & Saturday @7:30pm and Sunday @2p (Eight performances)

All performances will take place in The Black Box Theatre @The Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park, Kansas

SYNOPSIS:

Before RENT, there was TICK, TICK…BOOM! This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning composer of RENT, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in theatre. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue and yet, Jon is still waiting tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery is presented as a rock musical filled with instantly appealing melodies and a unique blend of musical theatre styles.

CAST BREAKDOWN:

We strongly encourage auditions for Principal Roles from artists who self-identify as Black, White, Asian, Indigenous, Latino or Multi-Ethnic and we encourage actors to indicate interest in any roles that fit their gender identity at auditions.

Age ranges are not meant to eliminate any performer from consideration for a role, but merely to provide a general guideline for each character.

ROLES

JON
A struggling composer on the brink of his 30th birthday. Michael’s roommate and Susan’s boyfriend. Gender: Male. Age: 25-35
SUSAN (and others)
A dancer and Jon’s girlfriend. Sexy, kind, independent. Gender: Female. Age: 25-35
MICHAEL (and others)
A former actor-turned-market research executive. He’s Jon’s roommate and best friend. Gender: Male. Age: 25-35
KARESSA (and others)
An actor in the reading of Jon’s latest musical. Pretty, flirty and outgoing. Gender: Female. Age: 25-35
ROSA (and others)
Jon’s somewhat MIA (missing in action) agent. A stereotypical New York talent agent. Gender: Female. Age: 50-65
JON’S DAD (and others)
Jon’s Dad. A loving and supportive father. Gender: Male. Age: 50-65

For more information, please contact Kipp Simmons at ticktickbarn@gmail.com or Artistic Director Eric Magnus at emagnitude@me.com.

The Barn Players welcomes and values all forms of diversity as we strive to better represent the performing arts community in Kansas City. Non-traditional, inclusive and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.