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 (CPW) each spring.

When and where do performances take place?

Performances take place each April during MIT's annual Campus Preview Weekend (CPW). 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?

You can now reserve your tickets at this link!

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.

When and where are auditions and what do I need to do to try out?

For info about auditions, please click here.

I don't want to be in the show, can I still be involved in Next Act?

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 are rehearsals?

Rehearsals are held 7pm-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.