Performing Arts/Education

Laura’s Corner – Audition, Audition!


 On Saturday, July 29th,  and Saturday, August 5th, we will hold auditions for our 2017-2018 season.  This is a thrilling event for both The Dreamland and our community, as we begin a new era of inclusive theatre on our stage.  For the first time, our performances will include actors and artists of all ages, supporting our educational vision for The Nantucket Dreamland Outreach Program.  

The Dreamland Outreach Program seeks to become a vital part of the fabric of our schools and community.   We are honored to produce To Kill a Mockingbird as our very first production in this series.   We believe theatre and the arts are essential to the human existence, and the staging of great works  vital to our students and community.  In addition to our stage work, supportive programming, including matinee performances, post show talk backs, and study guides will further enrich teaching and learning.  

Following To Kill a Mockingbird, we will mount the East Coast Premiere of Goosebumps, the Musical! Based on the book series by R.L. Stine.  Goosebumps represents another meaningful addition to our season; students who formerly aged out of the Dreamland Stage now have a performance opportunity just for them.  Young actors will participate in an audition-based process leading to performance with the selected cast.  We are excited to offer this next level opportunity for our young artists.  

Audition information appears below, and we hope to see many of you on our stage this coming season!

Auditions at Nantucket Dreamland, Main Stage.

Saturday, July 29th and Saturday, August 5th, 11-2pm.  Please contact to schedule an audition time.

Goosebumps, the Musical!

Brooke and Zeke have been cast as the leads in the school’s new production of an old play about a Phantom. Strange things start disrupting rehearsals and they have to wonder: is this someone’s idea of a joke? Or is the Phantom real?

Please prepare your best 16 bars of a song in the pop-rock musical style, Examples include Matilda, Dear Evan Hansen, Lion King, School of Rock.

To Kill a Mockingbird

It’s 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama.  Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of prejudice due to race. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true doesn’t mean that it actually is fact. With the the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that “growing up” often means doing what is right, even when it comes at great cost. To Kill A Mockingbird is now considered an American masterpiece about the power of childhood innocence, morality, and love. However, it is important to note that the author, Harper Lee always defined it as a simple love story.

Please be prepared to read from the script.

Enriching the cultural and intellectual life of Nantucket