Sing Out: Be You

AWT’s Winter Sing Out will explore what it means and what it takes to discover your best and most fulfilling self, by way of classic and hidden gems from the musical theatre canon. Rehearse twice per week with your castmates, bond over harmonies, and even work together to write a completely original song to be performed in the show!

What is a Sing Out?

If you’re familiar with our past sing outs, put all of that aside! This will be a stripped down more intimate cabaret style production, where a vast majority of the time you will spend with the music director on vocal technique, acting choices, and the meaning behind the songs.

All songs will be performed in groups of two or more with multiple opportunities for each participant to be featured. Participants may also have input into the overall song selection, and/or the songs they are most interested in being featured in.

Join the registration list below!

Song List

Below is a list of songs that might be in the show! Before the season begins, you will be given the opportunity to say which numbers you are interested in being a part of and that will help inform the team how to cast the show and what the final list will be. Please note these are subject to change:

Changing My Major
Colors of the Wind
Dig A Little Deeper
Don’t Tell Mama
I Am What I Am
I Don’t Care Much
I Know the Truth
I’m Here
Journey to the Past
Life I’ve Never Led
Louder Than Words
Man
My Body
Never the Luck
Once Upon a Time
Ring of Keys
So What
Watch What Happens
What’s Gonna Happen
When You Wish Upon a Star

Basic tuition to participate in an AWT Sing Out is $450.

If the $450 tuition is not within your budget, please consider one of our Pay What You Can options ($425 and $400 for this program). Additionally, if you would like to spread your payments out, you can choose from a variety of options. Our ability to offer this program with affordable options is contingent on those with the ability to pay full tuition choosing that option. If we do not have enough full priced tuition participants, this may result in cancelling the program.

Discount types can not be combined. Tuition does NOT cover a print out of your script/score/sheet music or your costume. AWT has a small budget to cover some specific costume needs. From there, we work with participants to piece together costumes sourced from their closets, thrift stores and the good will of the community.  All tuition payments are final and non-refundable for any reason.

Below is the rehearsal and performance schedule for our Winter 2023 Sing Out. Click on the dot or details below each date for more information! There are two potential performance schedules at this time. Scroll down below the rehearsal calendar to see both options.

Rehearsals will be held primarily on Monday AND Thursday nights, (there are two Tuesdays instead of Mondays, as well as one Saturday afternoon). Both casts will be called together for most rehearsals. During the second week of rehearsals, you will receive a detailed schedule that specifies exactly what dates and times you will be needed.

Tech, Dress rehearsals, and Performances will take place March 17 – March 19 at the Theater at the 14th St Y with a live (probably masked) audience. Details for the full schedule are below.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Prior to Launch Day, participants will have the opportunity to list rehearsal conflicts. We have a flexible attendance policy, but we do feel that if participants have to miss significantly more than 3 rehearsals it may be harder to catch up and may impact participant experience. Please keep this guideline in mind when deciding to register for this program! If participants do miss significantly more than 3 rehearsals, it will be up to the creative team to decide if that impacts their role assignment or which numbers they can safely perform on stage.

If you do have absences, resources will be made available so you can catch up on anything you miss outside of rehearsal time. Once rehearsals begin, it is up to the discretion of the creative team whether or not a participant’s role must be reassigned due to missed rehearsals.

NOTE: the schedule below is subject to change.

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Stage Manager to be announced

Rehearsals

TBD

Performances

The Theater at the 14th St Y
344 E 14th St.
New York, NY 10003

If the $450 tuition is not within your budget, please consider one of our Pay What You Can options ($425 and $400 for this program). We are also offering financial assistance for even lower tuition rates (apply here until December 11).

COVID safety protocols: Currently, participation in an AWT program is restricted to individuals who are fully vaccinated and have received at least one booster. You will be asked to provide this information by December 18, or within 24 hours of registration if that date has passed. If you have not provided this information by that time your registration will be cancelled.

Rehearsal policy: We will be requiring masks for all rehearsals for the first two to three weeks of this program. After that time, some rehearsals will be mask optional depending on the number of people and the size of the room.

Performance policy: Dress rehearsals and performances will all be mask optional. We will no longer be requiring proof of a negative test to perform unmasked, but it is imperative that any performers who are feeling any symptoms stay home.

Audience members may still be asked to be masked during the performance.

If a venue we are using for rehearsals or performances has a stricter policy, we will defer to them. Our policy on safety protocols may shift over time as the situation changes. 

Registration

The registration list is now open!

REGISTRATION PROCESS!

We want to make sure that no one misses out on the chance to register because of internet connectivity, website stability or traffic, or the specific time of day that registration opens, so registration may look a little different than it has in the past!

Fill out the form below if you want to join the registration list!

Registration Process: The order in which you join this list will not have any impact on the likelihood of you getting a spot! We will leave this form until Monday, November 28 at 1pm. At that time, we will see how many people are on each list. If the number of people on the list is less than the capacity for the program, everyone will be emailed a link to register and the registration link will be placed on this page for anyone else who wants to register.

If there are more people who want to register than there are spots available, then we will do a lottery to determine who will be emailed a link to register, and we will try to fill all of the available spots. The selection may take us some time, so the first round of people who are being offered spots will hear back from us on or by Tuesday, November 29. At that time, everyone selected in that round will have about 48 hours to register. If not all of the spots are claimed after that time has passed, we will continue making selections until either all the spots are claimed or until spots have been offered to everyone on the list. If you don’t hear from us on Tuesday the 29, you will still hear from us – so keep checking your email in case you are selected in a future round! Participants selected in future rounds of registration will also have approximately 2 to 3 days to complete their registration.

If the program fills up, anyone who is not selected at that time will automatically be added to a waitlist so they have an opportunity to register if spots open up before Launch Day.

If you signed up for a registration list during our most recent season (Sing Out: A New WorldDance Out: AWT Throwbacks, or Merry Wives of Windsor) when the lists first opened and you were not offered a spot, you will be able to indicate that on the registration list and you will be entered into this lottery twice to increase your chances of being selected for this program. If you were offered a spot in one of these programs or joined the waitlist after the program had sold out, you will be entered into the lottery once.

If you have any questions about how this process will work, please reach out to info@afterworktheater.org.

AfterWork Theater Cancellation Policy for Musicals, Plays, Sing Outs, Bootcamps and Concerts

Any participant who withdraws from an AfterWork Theater Musical, Play, Sing Out, Bootcamp or Concert (Collectively called a Performance Program) less than 48 hours prior to Launch Day is not entitled to a refund or credit, and is responsible for the full tuition amount regardless of how many monthly payments have incurred at the time of withdrawal. Returning participants who have previously participated in a Performance Program who withdraw more than 48 hours prior to Launch Day may re-purpose their tuition toward a future Performance Program or AWT You Class no more than one calendar year from Launch Day of the initial program purchased. New participants who have not previously participated in a Performance Program who withdraw more than 48 hours prior to Launch Day may receive a full refund and are not responsible for any future payments on their payment plan.

If a program is cancelled due to extenuating circumstances outside the control of AfterWork Theater, there will be no refunds or credits issued, and the value of your unused tuition will be considered a donation to AWT for which you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.

“Try it out” Cancellation Policy Exception

New to AfterWork Theater? We know signing up for new experiences can be scary. That’s why we are offering New Participants a 100% money back guarantee if they attend Launch Day Orientation and choose to withdraw from the program before the end of orientation. By the end of your orientation, if you decide this experience isn’t for you then you’ve made zero commitments, financial or otherwise. New participant attendees who withdraw after their Launch Day orientation is complete – including later that evening or the following day – are not eligible for a refund of any kind and will not be able to repurpose tuition towards a future program.

PLEASE NOTE: A “New Participant” is defined as someone who has never participated in an AWT Musical, Play, Sing Out, Bootcamp or Concert program at the time that Launch Day begins. A New Participant seeking to withdraw from the program must do so via email to info@afterworktheater.org prior to the completion of their Launch Day orientation. They may not postpone their refund request until the cast list is published. Once Launch Day orientation is over, they are no longer entitled to a refund for any reason. Participants who withdraw after Launch Day orientation are responsible for the full tuition amount regardless of how many monthly payments have incurred at the time of withdrawal.

If a program is cancelled due to extenuating circumstances outside the control of AfterWork Theater, there will be no refunds or credits issued, and the value of your unused tuition will be considered a donation to AWT for which you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.