Staged! seeks diverse talent to join our mission to create musical theater education that furthers our students career goals while inspiring our communities.

Actors: Staged! attends the annual PATA auditions and holds auditions for each of our productions.
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Staged! 1515 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205.


John Hughes High – the 1980’s Teen Musical

By Mark LaPierre & Eric Nordin

Auditions will be held August 17th and 18th from 3:00 to 7:00pm at Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison Street, Portland OR 97205.

Roles are open for 23 actors to play 16 to 18-year-old high school students. There are NO ADULT ROLES open.

The production begins rehearsals in mid-March and runs May 3-20, 2018.

Please prepare 32 bars of a pop song. Bring sheet music, a resume, and a recent picture. Times are not assigned – first come, first seen, until 6:50pm.

About the show:

It’s 1989 at John Hughes High where every student is fabulous and amazing EXCEPT Samantha. Previously ignored and now totally invisible to her classmates, Samantha has found the answer to her prayers – spending her senior year of high school at the French School of Ennui. She proposes her totally rad plan to her Mom, who won’t let Samantha go until she tries, “really tries,” to make friends. Samantha strikes a deal – if she can be voted Most Friendly by the end of the year, her Mom will let her go. Now a grumpy social outcast must befriend all the Teen Supermodels, Vision-Questing Jocks, Fame Dancers, Pop Divas, Real Genius Nerds, and Rebellious Idealists, in order to be allowed to escape. Nostalgia – it’s not just for the breakfast club! From the people who brought you the smash hit Heathers: The Musical comes this new pop musical in the style of Queen, The Go-Go’s, and the Thompson Twins. Staged! produced the concert reading of the show at last year’s Fertile Ground Festival to great audience response. Join us for the World Premiere!


Auditions for the pre-professional, S! Conservatory program will be held every year in June.
Conservatory runs September through the second week of June. To find out more information please visit our Conservatory Page.


  •  Please prepare 32 bars. Songs must be memorized. Bring sheet music in your own key (music will not be transposed). Accompanist will be provided.
  •  Please bring a current non-returnable photo and resume.
  •  Auditions will be held at Artists Rep, 1515 SW Morrison St. Portland OR 97205.

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