MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITIONS

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AUDITION

BE PREPARED to:

  • Sing two (2) 16-bar excerpts (one ballad and one uptempo) from classical musical theatre repertoire (musicals written before 1965) and contemporary musical theatre repertoire (musicals written after 1965)
  • Perform a one-minute comedic or dramatic monologue from a published play, not a musical
  • Perform a cold reading from a monologue selected by the audition committee (no home preparation required)
  • Learn and perform a choreographed dance routine 
  • Write 1-2 pages about your audition experience
  • Participate in a short interview

bring:

  • jazz shoes, dance or unrestrictive clothing
  • current photo with your name written on the back (small snapshot, school picture, or headshot)
  • copy of your music for the accompanist

Not permitted: recorded music, self-accompaniment, a cappella presentations, or outside accompanists or coaches.

AUDITION ADVICE

Before you begin your song and monologue, introduce yourself and tell us what you’ll be performing

For example:

“Hello my name is _________ and I will be singing _____ from ______. For my second piece, I will be performing _____ from _______.”

Before your monologue:

“I will now be doing a monologue from the play _______ by _______. My character’s name is______.”