Auditions for Tick, Tick…BOOM! at Fort Salem Theater | Accepting Submissions Now

Fort Salem Theater is now accepting video submissions for tick…tick…Boom through Sunday, May 8th. The roles of Michael and Susan are currently available and are open to actors of all ethnicities and gender identities.

Performers are asked to prepare the sides and songs attached through the folder marked “Tick Tick Boom Audition Sides” ( A piano track, sheet music, and scene sides are listed for each role. Email all materials to


This is approximately a 5-week commitment only, with rehearsals starting on Monday, July 25. Rehearsals will typically be Sundays from 6PM-10PM, Monday-Thursday from 7PM-10PM and occasional Saturday mornings, pending the availability of the cast and the needs of the show. A full calendar will be provided by the first rehearsal. Each actor will receive a minimum of two complimentary tickets. In celebration of Fort Salem Theater’s 50th Anniversary Season, actors who participate in 2022 productions will also receive a free 12-month invitation to opening weekends for all MainStage productions. Although these positions are unpaid a small stipend is available for a choreographer, and we are open to an actor-choreographer opportunity for this production.

About the show:

Before Rent, there was Tick Tick…Boom!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre.

Book, Music & Lyrics by: Jonathan Larson

Script Consultant: David Auburn

Vocal Arrangements & Orchestrations by: Stephen Oremus

Directed by: Rebecca Wahls

Music directed by: Tom Neeson

Audition dates: Video submissions accepted now through Sunday, May 8.

Email all materials to

Production dates: August 19-28, 2022

First rehearsal: Monday, July 25


JON: This role has been cast.

MICHAEL: (Male presenting, stage age 25 – 35, vocal range Bb2-Gb4 ) Jon’s roommate and best friend who previously was an actor and is now a marketing executive. This actor will double other roles.

SUSAN: (Female presenting, stage age 20 – 30, vocal range A3-D5) – Jon’s girlfriend and a dancer in New York City. This actress will double other roles.

To access the audition sides, visit

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