The Waiting Room

By Michael Tooher

Directed by Odari Kimani

What kid wouldn't want to be a part of the excitement of being backstage while their favorite band rocked it out live onstage?? Living the dream of the rock and roll lifestyle - the adoration of the crowd, the music, the parties, and the groupies - may not be all it's cracked up to be.
In Michael Tooher's new play, The Waiting Room, working at your favorite concert venue is far from a "dream job". This existential black comedy is your official backstage pass to the art of being a professional technician. Seasoned roadies and stage hands share their stories and experience, as the glamor and intrigue of show business is seen in a whole new spotlight.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: August 16 - September 7, 2013

Performance Times: Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8pm

Ticket Prices: $11

Call 608-244-8338 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Get a glimpse into the other side of the music scene!
Broom Street Theater announces open auditions for its next full-length production, The Waiting Room, directed by Odari Kimani. Auditions will be held at The Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center (953 Jenifer Street) at 7:00PM on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
Roles are available for:
2 Men ages 35-65
4 Men ages 18-30 and
1-2 Women ages 18-30.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and various improv games. Prepared monologues are not necessary, but will be accepted upon prior request. Wear comfortable clothes. Remember to bring any conflicts/availability between July-September.
This show is rated PG-13 due to mature language and themes.

For more information about the play or general questions, please contact the director Odari Kimani ( or 608-279-5408)