Sing Out

Sing Out: Thoroughly Modern Musicals!

This summer, AWT features the modern musical in its latest Sing Out program. Be a part of our big return to in person programs and celebrate recent works, some of which are planning their own re-emergence to the stage this year.

With two casts of up to 20 people, this will be an intimate experience, reflected in the small group numbers that will be primarily featured in this show. Performances will take place in a theater without a live audience, and streamed to a virtual audience.

Program Details

Musicals of the last 20 years have explored many different stories – new and old. They’ve been based on movies, books, celebrated historical icons, taken irreverent and piercing looks at social issues but at their heart they all celebrate the resiliency of the human spirit and the desire and struggle people have to find connection and support together.

Sing Out: Thoroughly Modern Musicals will showcase Broadway songs from the last 20 years. We’ll explore these songs chronologically (mostly), taking a look at how storytelling through musical theater has changed over the years. Each song will be story driven, with a unique cast of characters searching for (and finding) love, friendship, family, empowerment, and community.

Song List

This song list is subject to change and may continue to be expanded or adjusted. The final list of songs in the show will be selected from this list after Launch Day.

Welcome to the RenaissanceSomething Rotten
Thoroughly Modern Millie Medley (Featuring sections of Gimme Gimme, Thoroughly Modern, and more) – Thoroughly Modern Millie
What Is This Feeling?Wicked
A Step Too FarAida
I Wish I Could Go Back To CollegeAvenue Q
BreatheIn the Heights
SomedayMemphis
Falling SlowlyOnce
Everybody Say YeahKinky Boots
One Fine DayBeautiful
HelplessHamilton
HigherAllegiance
Waving Through a WindowDear Evan Hansen
Learn to Do ItAnastasia
Dance With YouThe Prom
Wait for MeHadestown
Ex-WivesSix
This is Our Story / I’m a BelieverShrek

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 ($400 and $350 for this program). Additionally, if you would like to spread your payments out, you can choose two payments of $200. 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 Sing Out: Thoroughly Modern Musicals. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays nights for six weeks. Both casts will rehearse together, but not all participants will be called the full time for every rehearsal. If you are only able to make one day per week, the creative team can design your track so that you will mostly be called on the day of week that works for you. Resources will be made available so you can catch up on anything you miss! During the second week of rehearsals, you will receive a detailed schedule that specifies exactly what dates and times you will be needed.

Performances will be performed live twice by each cast, and either pre-recorded or live streamed to a virtual audience. Performances will take place in the Theater at the 14th Street Y, and there will be no live audience.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Prior to Launch Day, participants will have the opportunity to list rehearsal conflicts. 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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Rehearsals and Performances

The 14th St Y
344 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003

Performances will be performed live twice by each cast, and either pre-recorded or live streamed to a virtual audience. Performances will take place in the Theater at the 14th Street Y, and there will be no live audience.

If the $450 tuition is not within your budget, please consider one of our Pay What You Can options ($400 and $350 for this program). We are also offering financial assistance for even lower tuition rates (apply here).

An update regarding safety protocols: In light of recent CDC recommendations, we have decided to restrict participation in our programs to fully vaccinated individuals. While it was our hope to be able to include anyone regardless of this status, we feel that taking a stricter stance is a more prudent approach.

As of now, in order to perform without a mask, we will require a negative test result within 24 hours of your call time. If a venue we are using for rehearsals or performances has a stricter policy, we will defer to them.

We are also extending the vaccination requirement to our audience members at this time, and they will also be required to wear a mask for the duration of the performance. Our policy on safety protocols may shift over time as the situation changes.

Rehearsal policy: In accordance with The Y policy, you will be asked to complete a digital health screen and show proof of completion upon entering the building. We will provide this link to you after registration. Temperature checks will be performed on site and masks are required within the building. The room will be at 50% capacity to prevent overcrowding. We’ll keep everyone updated as we get closer to rehearsals if the policy changes.

Registration

Registration for Sing Out: Thoroughly Modern Musicals is now closed.

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.

“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.