The audition for the Musical Theatre Option consists of three parts – acting, singing, and dancing. Your “audience” will consist of Department of Theatre and Dance faculty (and a few current students for on-campus auditions)- all of whom will be wishing you great success!
The purpose of the audition is to help the musical theatre faculty identify your strengths and potential in each of the three areas. For admittance to the program, you must demonstrate the potential to develop your skills in all three areas.
Please read each of the following guidelines very carefully. If you have any questions regarding the musical theatre audition, please contact Andrea Sadler. General audition questions can be answered by calling (765) 285-8740.
The dance audition will occur before the acting and singing auditions.
We audition hundreds of applicants each year from almost ten different locales for the Musical Theatre Program. Out of these auditions, approximately 14-16 students will be offered a place in the incoming BFA Musical Theatre Class.
Acting: Prepare one (1) monologue that is one minute in length from a modern 20th century play that showcases your ability. Please observe the following guidelines:
Singing: Prepare two (2) 16 bar song selections contrasting in style that demonstrate your range and versatility:
Applicants auditioning in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles will need to provide their own accompaniment via CD/Ipod recordings. Students will also provide their own sound equipment.
*You may do your monologue before your songs, if that’s more comfortable for you. Also, be prepared to be asked to make an adjustment and try a piece again.
What to Wear:
Please contact Andrea Sadler at 765-285-8740 for more information regarding DVD/VHS auditions.
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