She Persisted the Musical JR. is a trailblazing new musical, based on the best-selling children's book written by Chelsea Clinton and beautifully illustrated by Alexandra Boiger.
Fourth-grader Naomi's field trip to a Women's History Museum turns into a time travel adventure where she encounters inspirational women who have overcome barriers and made waves throughout U.S. history. From activists to athletes, artists and more, the musical features the stories of female trailblazers such as Harriet Tubman, Virginia Apgar, Ruby Bridges, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, and Sonia Sotomayor.
This pilot production of this brand new title will be performed by actors ages 8-18
Video Submissions due Sun, Feb 12
Callbacks (by appointment) on Sun, Feb. 26
Beginning the week of March 13 :
Tues. and Thurs. from 5:30-8:30,
Sun. from 1:00-4:00
Sun, Apr 16 - Thurs., Apr 20 (Timing TBD)
All rehearsals/performances will be held at JCC Metrowest (760 Northfield Ave, West Orange)
Saturday, April 22
Sunday April 23
Thursday, April 27
Saturday, April 29
***Additional performances may be added during the school day for school groups. Performers will be expected to miss NO MORE than two days of school (likely less)
There will be a participation fee of $595 for this production.
We will never turn away an interested performer for financial reasons. Please reach out to us about scholarship opportunities and/or payment plans if the fee is an obstacle and we will work with you to find a solution.
All roles are open to performers of all backgrounds and identities unless specifically stated. We aim to cultivate a diverse and inclusive community both onstage and off.
Naomi (African American)
Juno (Any Ethnicity)
Bailey (Any Ethnicity)
Skylar (Any Ethnicity)
Alex (Any Ethnicity)
Young Sonia (Latina)
Ruby Bridges (African American)
Time One, Two, and Three (Any Ethnicity)
Featured Soloists/Students (Any Ethnicity)
Museum Tour Guide (Any Ethnicity)
Ms. Chan (Any Ethnicity)
Adult Sonia (Latina)
Sonia’s Parent (Any Ethnicity)
Dr. Fisher (Any Ethnicity)
Dr. Apgar (Any Ethnicity)
Dr. Whipple (Any Ethnicity)
Dr. May (Any Ethnicity)
Harriet Tubman (African American)
President of Princeton (Any Ethnicity)
Florence Griffith Joyner (African American)
Sally Ride (Any Ethnicity)
Astronaut Trainer (Any Ethnicity)
Featured Soloists/Ensemble (Any Ethnicity)
Naomi, Classmates (Juno, Bailey, Alex, and Others), and Ensemble
They Changed the World
Ms. Chan, Tour Guide, Featured Soloists, and Ensemble
Young Sonia and Ensemble
That’s The Score
Dr. Apgar, Featured Soloists, and Ensemble
Harriet Tubman and Ensemble
Another Solution (Reprise)
Adult Sonia and Ensemble
Run My Race
Florence, Naomi and Ensemble
Isn’t it Cool
Sally Ride, Featured Soloists, and Ensemble
Ruby and Naomi
Perfect/Not (Reprise 2)
Walk On (Reprise
Naomi, Florence, Adult Sonia, Ruby, Dr. Apgar, Sally Ride, Harriet Tubman, and Ensemble
Please take a listen to the songs below and choose whichever song you feel best about recording! We will also accept a song other than one of the choices below, as long as it is sung to an accompaniment track and gives us a sense of who you are.
Please hold or set up your camera long ways and make sure we can see you from the waist up.
A plain, neutral background is preferred if possible. We want all our focus to be on YOU!
Please introduce yourself by sharing your name, age, and song selection at the top of your video.
Sing along to the accompaniment tracks of one of the songs provided below OR another song of your choosing.
Once you have a video you are happy with, you can upload to Youtube and make sure the privacy settings are on “unlisted” and then you can share the link to our audition form.
What is a pilot production?
We are working with Music Theatre International and iTheatrics to help them to develop this new adaptation. This means that we will be one of the first companies in the country to produce this show and it means our actors will be some of the first to play these roles! The show itself may be changed/adjusted throughout the process and our production will help inform the final licensed version. The show (either in its live form or through our archival video) will be viewed by MTI/iTheatrics executives as well as the rights holders.