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 Grades 9 - Adult



When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

Audition Details: 

Thursday, June 6, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM or Saturday, June 8, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


For the audition, please prepare up to 32 measures of music similar to theme of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music. You will also be asked to read from the script. Please also wear or bring comfortable dance attire, as all auditioning will be required to learn a short dance/movement combination. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the designated time to complete the paperwork. Rehearsal conflicts must be presented at the time of auditions. Bring a headshot, resume, and conflicts to the audition.

Audition Location: Mary Cariola Center, 1540 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

Please email if you need to submit a video audition and we will send you instructions.



June 18 – July 11, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; off July 4)


Tech Rehearsal:

July 15 - 18,  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Please note: Tech week may require additional rehearsals)



July 19 @ 7:00 PM & July 20 @ 7:00 PM (2 shows)


Cost: No cost to audition/perform*

*All performers are required to pre-sell 20, $15 general admission tickets ($300) to any of the 2 productions. Payment must be received by the first rehearsal on June 18.


Rehearsal Location: Mary Cariola Center, 1540 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

Tech Rehearsal and Performance Location: The Norman Howard School, 275 Pinnacle Rd, Rochester, NY 14623


Discounts Available

Referral Discount:  Refer friends and family and receive $25 off tuition

Multi-class and family discounts available


How to register:

Set up your Family Account on our secure portal: Set Up Your Family Account

Once you set up your account (family profile (including credit card) / attesting to all policies), you can register for your program (s).

Already have a family account? Log in and enroll!


Mail check to:

Main Street Players

P.O. Box 1141

Fairport, N.Y. 14450

(Make check payable to: Main Street Players) – must be received before auditions

Email questions to:

Questions: call Kim at 585-704-6211 or Terry at 585-455-5050

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