Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Next Act?
Next Act is a student theatre group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology dedicated to presenting an annual full-length musical production during MIT's Campus Preview Weekend each spring.
When/where do performances take place?
Performances take place each April during MIT's annual Campus Preview Weekend. All performances are held in the George Hosker TFL at Next House, which is conveniently located on the MIT campus at 500 Memorial Drive in Cambridge, MA. To view a map, please click here.
How do I get tickets?
Tickets are free and can be reserved here. Tickets are also available at the door, pending availability. If you make a reservation, please be sure to arrive 15-30 minutes before the show. We will begin seating at 7:30pm on each night, giving priority to those audience members with reservations. At 7:45pm, we will begin seating all audience members on a first-come, first-served basis. Curtain is at 8pm each night.
If you have any questions, please email nact-tix at mit dot edu.
Who can participate in Next Act?
We welcome participation from all members of the MIT community. This includes undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, faculty, employees, and family members.
How can I get involved?
For information about getting involved, please click here.
I've never performed on-stage before. Can I still be in Next Act?
Of course! Next Act welcomes and encourages participation from all members of the MIT community – including those who have limited or no previous performance experience. All that we require is the enthusiasm to give acting, singing, and dancing a shot. Anyone who auditions for a Next Act production is guaranteed to be cast in a speaking-role, regardless of experience.
I don't want to be in the show, but I still want to be involved.
That's great! There are many opportunities to contribute behind-the-scenes. Next Act relies upon the hard work of our Production Staff and Pit Orchestra in order to ensure the success of our shows. For more information about ways to get involved, please click here.
When/where are auditions and what do I need to do to try out?
For info about auditions, please click here.
When are rehearsals?
Rehearsals are held 7-10pm Sunday-Thursday, beginning the second week of the spring semester. You will NOT be called to all rehearsals. The amount of time each cast member spends in rehearsal each week will vary, depending on the size of his/her role. Those with bigger parts will have more rehearsal time. We will do our best to accommodate cast members’ conflicts.