Local Non-AEA Audition: The Prom


The Prom

Book and Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Book by Bob Martin. Music by Matthew Sklar
Based on an original concept by Jack Viertel

Directed and Choreographed by Karen Azenberg
Musical Direction by Phil Reno

Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.

April 17 – May 12, 2023 (Rehearsals)
May 12 – May 27, 2023 (Performances)

Rehearsals run:

Monday – Saturday: Up to eight hours daily (with a break) between the hours of 10:00AM and 8:00PM Additional hours will be added for Technical Rehearsals beginning May 5.

Audition information:

  • In-person Open Call auditions will be Friday, January 13, 2023 from 2:00 – 5:00PM.
  • All auditioners must be age 18 or older
  • Please prepare 32 bars of a song of your choice in a comparable musical style to this show. An accompanist will be provided; bring your own music.
  • Please also bring with you a headshot and resume.
  • All auditioners must be available to attend in-person call backs.
  • Callbacks will be held in-person, by invitation only, on Saturday, January 14, 2023, Time: TBA.

How to sign up for an audition slot:

  • THIS AUDITION IS NOW FULL. Please contact PTC’s Associate Artistic Director, Eric Jackson, for further instruction.

Audition location:

Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
300 South 1400 East, Room 245
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

We strongly encourage all in person auditioners to wear masks.

Cast breakdown for The Prom:

All roles listed in character breakdown below are available. Pioneer Theatre Company is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is seeking all races, ethnicities, body types, gender identities, actors with disabilities, and actors of all ages for roles in this production. In reference to the character descriptions below- most characters we encounter currently are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. However limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.

EMMA NOLAN: Age 20 – 25 to play a teenager in Indiana. A reluctant poster child for LGBT youth. Very smart. A bit of a tomboy quality. Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, vocal range G3 – D5.

ALYSSA GREENE: Age 20 – 25, a cheerleader and top student. Secretly Emma’s girlfriend. Faces constant pressure from her mother and friends. Alto, Mezzo-Soprano, vocal range G#3 -D5.

MR. HAWKINS: Age 40 – 55, the straitlaced school principal. An ally to Emma and a long-time fan of Dee Dee. Baritone, Bass-Baritone, vocal range G2 – C4.

MRS. GREENE: Age 35 – 50, Alyssa’s intimidating, conservative, but ultimately loving mother. The head of the PTA. Alto, vocal range G#3 – C5.

BARRY GLICKMAN: Age 45 – 60, flamboyant Broadway star. Completely politically incorrect and doesn’t know it. Longs to give Emma the prom he was unable to have as a teen. Baritone, Tenor, vocal range B2 – F#4

DEE DEE ALLEN: Age 45 – 60, Broadway diva. A huge ego to match her huge talent. Hilariously self-involved, but yearns to do something good for someone other than herself. Alto, vocal range F#3 – C5.

TRENT OLIVER: Age 35 – 45, pretentious Juilliard graduate recently cast in the non- Equity tour of Godspell. Loves to hear himself speak. Baritone, Tenor, vocal range D3 – G4.

ANGIE DICKINSON: Age 45 – 55, an ensemble member in the Broadway production of Chicago. Jaded Fosse girl with a heart of gold. Alto, vocal range G#3 – C5.

SHELDON SAPERSTEIN: A charismatic press agent.

ENSEMBLE: Strong Singer/Dancers and Dancer/Singers of all ages, shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. Actively seeking strong Dancer/Singer ages 20 – 25.