Out of Bounds | World Premiere


January 8th @ 2pm at Duffy Square in Times Square | 15 minutes

In an exuberant cri de coeur, PROTOTYPE will celebrate its 10th anniversary season by bringing communities together through what we know best – the voice. Originally commissioned in direct response to the forced isolation of the pandemic, The All Sing is an ode to song and human connection that brings hundreds of people together in a vibrant tapestry of sound, poetic justice, and hope. From the voices who tread the boards of some of our most hallowed stages to those who tread the tiles of their shower, all are welcome in this ebullient celebration of connection, community, and our capacity for joy. Together we will craft an unforgettable moment and sing for a return to a more just, healthy, and music-filled life.

Commissioned, developed, and produced by PROTOTYPE: Opera | Theatre | Now, in partnership with Time Square Arts

The commissioning of The All Sing received funding from the Café Royal Cultural Foundation, and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Officer of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.



*Scroll below to Additional Information to download all the necessary information as a participant in The All Sing

FREE! No registration required.

Between 42nd-47th Streets and Broadway

Subway: A, C, E to 42nd Street, Port Authority; C, E to 50th Street; N, Q, R, 1, 2, 3, 7, S to 42nd Street, Times Square; 1, 2, 3 to 50th Street, or N, Q, R to 49th Street
Bus: M20, M16, M104, M7


Advance Parking
253 W 43rd St

Central Parking System
271 W 47th St
257-259 W 47th St
155 W 48th St
250 W 50th St
253 W 47th St
870-888 Eighth Ave



Click for score, libretto, rehearsal tracks, and audio demo


What musical experience should I have?

Singers of all backgrounds can join! Previous choral experience might be helpful, but it is not necessary. If you can learn the music using the provided score and rehearsal tracks you are welcome to join!

Is there an age limit?

All ages are welcome! All participating high school groups must sign permission forms provided by PROTOTYPE.

When and where are rehearsals, and what can I expect?

There will be one rehearsal for The All Sing on the day of the performance at 10am. The indoor meeting location will be within walking distance from Times Square and will be shared with all registered singers ASAP.

What is the attire for this performance? 

All coats, pants, and shoes should be in dark colors (black, dark gray, or navy blue)! We know it may be cold out and most people tend to have their warmest coats in these colors.

Will there be an audience?

Yes! THE ALL SING is 100% free to attend. Performers can feel free to invite friends, family, etc. and knowing how busy Times Square can be, we expect many people walking by to stop and take it in.

Will there be live instrumentalists?

Yes, there is a string section (violin, viola, cello) and rhythm section (drums, bass, piano), as well as four soloists singing alongside the choir.

Does the music have to be memorized?

No not at all! In fact, PROTOTYPE will be supplying folders for all singers to put their music on the day of the show. Please bring your own printed music with any markings that are helpful for you. We will also have extra copies of the music for anyone that needs it.

Any other questions? Please email Julia Mendes at jmendes@prototypefestival.org.

Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Damien Sneed