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All performers interested in getting involved with NMI productions/readings/workshops this season are being asked to begin by submitting materials for an ONLINE audition.


NOTE:  You will not see a submission form on the next page unless you are already LOGGED IN to your NMI account.  If you do not yet have an account, you can register for free by visiting the REGISTRATION PAGE.


After submitting your ONLINE MATERIALS, you may be contacted for a call-back:

GENERAL AUDITION CALL BACKS: Sun, Mar 31 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

These tabs will let you know what projects are currently being cast, and give you an idea of the details/schedules/reimbursements available. If you sign up for a General Audition - please REVIEW these projects (by clicking on the Tab heading) and be prepared to indicate your interest/conflicts for each one. Feel free to cut-and-paste a copy of each schedule and bring it with you to your audition with your interest, conflicts already filled in. Thanks!

Every year, the musical theatre writers who are in their first year with NMI are given an assignment to write a brand new fifteen minute musical. These musicals go through three drafts of rigorous development, and are then produced at a Los Angeles Theatre.

This year, there will be seven or eight new 15 minute musicals, and they will be presented in July. The musicals will be split into two groups - the RED PROGRAM (with four musicals) and the BLUE PROGRAM (with three or four musicals). Each program will have its own director, music director, stage manager, and cast.

CAST BREAKDOWN: Each Program will be cast with four performers who are versatile enough to perform in all of the short musicals in the Program.

The performers for the 15 Minute Musicals are volunteers, but are able to be reimbursed for expenses up to $200 per person. All rehearsals and the previews are at NMI (5628 Vineland Avenue); tech and performances are at an LA theatre yet to be determined. The complete schedule for each Program is listed below.


15 MINUTE MUSICALS
Actor Schedule for RED Program

ACTOR CONFLICT REPORT
NAME:  _______________________________________________________________

INTERESTED IN 15MMS:           YES           NO
DATETIMEDESCRIPTIONCONFLICT?
Sat, Jun 1 10:00 am - 2:00 pm RED - FIRST SECOND DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Tue, Jun 4 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm RED - SECOND DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Wed, Jun 5 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm RED - SECOND DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Thu, Jun 6 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm RED - SECOND DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Sat, Jun 8 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm RED - SECOND DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Sat, Jun 8 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm RED - SECOND ASSESSMENT  
Mon, Jun 24 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Tue, Jun 25 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Wed, Jun 26 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Thu, Jun 27 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Sat, Jun 29 10:00 am - 6:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Sun, Jun 30 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Mon, Jul 1 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Tue, Jul 2 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Wed, Jul 3 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Sat, Jul 6 10:00 am - 6:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Sun, Jul 7 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Mon, Jul 8 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Tue, Jul 9 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Wed, Jul 10 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Thu, Jul 11 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Sat, Jul 13 10:00 am - 6:00 pm RED - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Mon, Jul 15 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm ALL - PREVIEW  
Tue, Jul 16 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm ALL - FIRST PERFORMANCE  
Wed, Jul 17 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm ALL - SECOND PERFORMANCE  

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15 MINUTE MUSICALS
Actor Schedule for BLUE Program

ACTOR CONFLICT REPORT
NAME:  _______________________________________________________________

INTERESTED IN 15MMS:           YES           NO
DATETIMEDESCRIPTIONCONFLICT?
Sun, Jun 2 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BLUE - FIRST SECOND DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Wed, Jun 5 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BLUE - SECOND DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Thu, Jun 6 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BLUE - SECOND DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Fri, Jun 7 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BLUE - SECOND DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Sun, Jun 9 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm BLUE - SECOND DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Sun, Jun 9 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm BLUE - SECOND ASSESSMENT  
Tue, Jun 25 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Wed, Jun 26 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Thu, Jun 27 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Fri, Jun 28 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Sat, Jun 29 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Sun, Jun 30 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Tue, Jul 2 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Wed, Jul 3 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Fri, Jul 5 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Sat, Jul 6 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Sun, Jul 7 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Tue, Jul 9 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Wed, Jul 10 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Thu, Jul 11 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Fri, Jul 12 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Sat, Jul 13 10:00 am - 6:00 pm BLUE - FINAL DRAFT REHEARSAL  
Mon, Jul 15 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm ALL - PREVIEW  
Tue, Jul 16 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm ALL - FIRST PERFORMANCE  
Wed, Jul 17 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm ALL - SECOND PERFORMANCE  

NMI will be producing the Fringe premiere of the new musical HELL’S KITTY as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. All performers will be volunteers. All rehearsals will take place at NMI (5628 Vineland Avenue); previews and performances will take place at the Broadwater Mainstage in Hollywood. NOTE: The rehearsal schedule has not been finalized. We will not be using ALL the dates listed below - but will be working around schedules within this timeframe. The preview and performance dates, however, are definite.


Schedule for Hell's Kitty
ACTOR CONFLICT REPORT
NAME:  _______________________________________________________________

INTERESTED:           YES           NO          ROLE(S): _________________________
DATETIMEDESCRIPTIONCONFLICT?
Fri, Apr 26 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sat, Apr 27 10:00 am - 6:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sun, Apr 28 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Tue, Apr 30 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Wed, May 1 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Thu, May 2 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sat, May 4 10:00 am - 6:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sun, May 5 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Tue, May 14 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Wed, May 15 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Thu, May 16 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Fri, May 17 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sat, May 18 10:00 am - 10:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sun, May 19 10:00 am - 10:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Tue, May 21 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Wed, May 22 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Thu, May 23 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Fri, May 24 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sat, May 25 10:00 am - 10:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sun, May 26 10:00 am - 10:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Mon, May 27 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Tue, May 28 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Wed, May 29 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Thu, May 30 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Fri, May 31 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sat, Jun 1 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm HELL’S KITTY – REHEARSAL – TBA  
Fri, Jun 7 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm HELL’S KITTY – DRY TECH – TBA  
Sun, Jun 9 10:30 pm - 11:59 pm HELL’S KITTY – PREVIEW 1  
Thu, Jun 13 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm HELL’S KITTY – PREVIEW 2  
Fri, Jun 14 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm HELL’S KITTY – OPENING  
Fri, Jun 21 10:30 pm - 11:59 pm HELL’S KITTY #2  
Sat, Jun 22 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm HELL’S KITTY #3  
Fri, Jun 28 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm HELL’S KITTY #4  
Sat, Jun 29 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm HELL’S KITTY #5  

NMI will be producing the Fringe premiere of the new musical THE BULLY PROBLEM as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. All performers will be volunteers. All rehearsals will take place at NMI (5628 Vineland Avenue), previews and performances will take place at the Broadwater Mainstage in Hollywood. NOTE: The rehearsal schedule has not been finalized. We will not be using ALL the dates listed below - but will be working around schedules within this timeframe. The preview and presentation dates, however, are definite.

CAST BREAKDOWN:
All performers should be 18 to 29 to play younger. All performers (except Kevin and Oscar) will also double as various additional characters.

Kevin. 14, male. Budding robotics designer. Passionate about technology. Thinks robots will eventually take over all human jobs. (And that’s a good thing, right?) Bari-tenor (ideally should be able to reach an A above middle C)

Oscar. Appears to be 14 and male. Actually, a prototype android whose purpose is to improve his owner’s life. Hyper-enthusiastic, naive, and not fully debugged. Bari-tenor or tenor (ideally should be able to reach B above middle C)

Margaret. 13, female. Chemistry enthusiast. Fascinated by the underlying nature of the physical world, and loves explaining chemistry — or better yet, demonstrating through experiments. Prone towards accidentally blowing things up. Outgoing generally, but shy around boys she likes. Mezzo-soprano

Katy. 13, female. Leader/organizer of SLAFPOC. Read all the classics of English literature before she was ten. A planner and very detail-oriented. Organizes the club’s bylaws and bully-avoidance procedures. Mezzo-soprano or soprano

Chester, 11, male. Katy’s younger brother. So good at chess that he has trouble finding anyone willing to play him. On the meek side physically. Baritone

Reggie, 14, male. Aspiring sci-fi/fantasy author and classic fandom nerd. A little grouchy and opinionated, but good at heart. Close friends with Chester. Baritone

Charlotte, 13, female. Fell in love with French culture on a trip to Paris, now a fervent francophile. Passionate about French arts and photography. A bit disdainful of things that aren’t French. Mezzo-soprano or soprano

Bertrand, 11, male. Twin brother of Ada. An aspiring software hacker with an interest in bypassing security systems. For… educational purposes. Baritone

Ada, 11, female. Twin sister of Bertrand. An aspiring software hacker with an interest in bypassing security systems. For… educational purposes. Mezzo-soprano or soprano

Dustin. 14, male. A juggler, unicyclist, and acrobat. Constantly practices his juggling with whatever objects are handy. Modest and level-headed despite his impressive talents. Baritone

Gordo. 14, male. Most feared of the bullies at Van Der Bort High. Mean-spirited and physically imposing. Outspoken advocate of the bullying tradition. Baritone

Charley. 13, female. An intern bully. Small but fiery, and can take down much larger kids. Eager to prove herself, and doesn’t want to be seen as weaker than the other bullies just because she’s a girl. Mezzo-soprano or soprano


Schedule for The Bully Problem
ACTOR CONFLICT REPORT
NAME:  _______________________________________________________________

INTERESTED:           YES           NO          ROLE(S): _________________________
DATETIMEDESCRIPTIONCONFLICT?
Sat, Feb 16 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BULLY PROBLEM READ-THROUGH  
Wed, Feb 20 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm BULLY PROBLEM PRODUCTION MEETING  
Fri, Apr 26 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sat, Apr 27 10:00 am - 6:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sun, Apr 28 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Tue, Apr 30 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Wed, May 1 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Thu, May 2 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sat, May 4 10:00 am - 6:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sun, May 5 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Tue, May 14 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Wed, May 15 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Thu, May 16 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Fri, May 17 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sat, May 18 10:00 am - 10:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sun, May 19 10:00 am - 10:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Tue, May 21 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Wed, May 22 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Thu, May 23 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Fri, May 24 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sat, May 25 10:00 am - 10:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sun, May 26 10:00 am - 10:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Mon, May 27 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Tue, May 28 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Wed, May 29 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Thu, May 30 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Fri, May 31 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm FRINGE 2019 REHEARSALS  
Sat, Jun 1 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm BULLY PROBLEM REHEARSAL – TBA  
Sun, Jun 2 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm BULLY PROBLEM TECH – TBA  
Thu, Jun 6 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm BULLY PROBLEM PREVIEW #1  
Sat, Jun 8 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BULLY PROBLEM PREVIEW #2  
Fri, Jun 14 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BULLY PROBLEM OPENING  
Sat, Jun 22 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm BULLY PROBLEM #2  
Thu, Jun 27 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm BULLY PROBLEM #3  
Sat, Jun 29 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BULLY PROBLEM #4  

NMI is always looking for musical theatre performers for ongoing projects.

If you missed our annual auditions (generally in March or April), you can still register for our TALENT BANK and input your information and samples, and then send us an email at admin at nmi dot org to let us know you’d like us to check it out.

PLEASE NOTE that NMI welcomes both union and non-union performers to VOLUNTEER with us.
To understand more about what that means for your involvement with NMI,
please CHECK OUT THIS INFO PAGE
.

WHAT TO PREPARE

NOTE that all auditions this year will be ONLINE (with callbacks on March 31st). To register and submit your samples (and be considered for a call-back), please use the form link on this page.

Make sure that you UPDATE YOUR PROFILE INFO button on your NMI Account Home Page, and then scrolling down to the PERFORMER INFO section of the profile page.  You can choose to make your resume info public by signing up for the Talent Bank, but you do NOT need to do to take part in an NMI General Audition.  However, you should definitely fill out your profile info for our records, whether you are signing up for the Talent Bank or not.

If you are given an in-person call-back, you will be asked to present 16 bars from two contrasting songs, and one 1 minute contemporary monologue.

Please bring at least one picture and resume for the staff to review - but also know that all of the participants will have access to your resume information on line. NOTE that no one will have access to your personal contact information, but they will be able to contact you through your NMI account.

If you find you are unable to attend your assigned slot, PLEASE RETURN TO YOUR ACCOUNT PAGE AND CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT.