Junior Main Stage – We Will Rock You

Each Spring, Broadway Workshop along with Project Broadway present a lavish full scale Junior Main Stage musical theatre production. We are thrilled to announce our 2020 Junior Main Stage…

Y@P Edition

Music and Lyrics by QUEEN
Story and Script by BEN ELTON
Young@Part Edition adapted by Marc Tumminelli and originally presented at Broadway Workshop in NYC

Featuring chart-topping Queen songs including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are the Champions,” and many more, this 70-minute adaptation of the West End show follows two young rebels as they restore rock ‘n’ roll to “the iPlanet” in a post-apocalyptic world. WE WILL ROCK YOU Young@Part® is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality. Broadway Workshop originally produced the pilot of this exciting new version of We Will Rock You during the 2017 Children’s Musical Theater Festival and is thrilled to present the first ever full-scale production.

What to prepare
We are seeking actors between the ages of 9 and 14 with strong vocal, acting and movement ability to play all roles. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a standard musical theatre or a pop/rock song. Please have sheet music in the correct key (accompanist provided). Singing from the show is fine. Please bring a headshot (snapshots are fine) and resume. Students will be asked to dance/move and read at the callback.  Students not available for the callbacks will be given material in their initial audition.

This production will be double cast with many leading, featured and ensemble roles available. Please do your best to familiarize yourself with the show and music for the auditions and callbacks.

Auditions & Callbacks
All auditions and callbacks will be held at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave) – 16th Floor

Saturday, January 4 – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 5  –10:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Friday, January 10– 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 11 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Saturday, January 11 – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Rehearsals take place on weekend afternoon/evenings and some Friday evenings beginning February 8. All rehearsals take place at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave – 16th Floor).

Performances will take place May 15-17 at the Off-Broadway theater venue – Baruch Performing Arts Center – 55 Lexington Ave (@25th Street).

Below you will find a link to the rehearsal conflict sheet. This document lists all potential rehearsals. We do allow conflicts and do our best to make the official schedule around our cast’s scheduled conflicts. We do our best to have smaller rehearsals on Friday evenings, but we may have a few Friday evening full cast rehearsals.  Not all actors will be called for each rehearsal. Actors are only called when they are needed for staging.

Below you will find a character breakdown for WE WILL ROCK YOU. We will only cast according to your role specifications on your audition sheet. We ask they you be up front when listing the roles you will accept.

There is no fee to audition. If cast, there is a $695 registration fee to participate in the production. Full and partial scholarships are available through Project Broadway. Students requesting full or partial financial assistance will need to fill out a scholarship form BEFORE auditions. Click HERE for our scholarship application.

Students ages 13-14 can be considered for both the Main Stage of CHICAGO and the Junior Main Stage – WE WILL ROCK YOU, but are only required to attend one audition appointment. Students may also use these auditions for our Children’s Musical Theater Festival summer program (CMTF).

More Junior Main Stage Info:

The Junior Main Stage production is geared towards student actors ages 8-14. Over the past 10 years Broadway Workshop has produced some of the highest quality youth theatre available and has been part of the pilots of several major musicals – Click here to see photos from our past productions. Our Main Stage and Junior Main Stage productions take place at an Off-Broadway theater venue in Manhattan and utilizes the highest level of directors, choreographers, lighting designers, set designers, costume designers and sound designers working in New York City. All of Broadway Workshop’s productions are co-produced by PROJECT BROADWAY, a 501(c)3 non-profit program dedicated to providing scholarship opportunities for students interested in theatre arts. The Junior Main Stage is a tuition based program. Full and partial scholarships are available for both the Main Stage and the Junior Main Stage. Junior Main Stage production is a tuition based program, there is a $695 registration fee if cast in the Junior Main Stage Program. Full and partial scholarships are available for students who qualify. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must fill out a scholarship application before your audition appointment.

See clips from our 2018 JR Main Stage – INTO THE WOODS 

See clips from our 2017 JR Main Stage – THE ADDAMS FAMILY 

See clips from our 2016 JR Main Stage – JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

Past Junior Main Stage and Workshop Productions:
2019: Shrek Jr.
2018: Into The Woods Jr. 
2017: The Addams Family (Pilot Production) 
2016: James and the Giant Peach
2015: All Shook Up (Pilot Production)
2013: School House Rock Jr. 
2012: Dear Edwina Jr. 

2019 Jr Main Stage – Shrek Jr.