Ball State Audition Guidelines
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.
Dance Audition Guidelines:
The dance audition will occur before the acting and singing auditions:
o Men: Any solid color fitted T-shirt, leotard or tank, with black tights, jazz pants, or other close fitting pants.
o Women: Any solid color leotard with tights, jazz pants or other close fitting Capri style jazz pants.
o Shoes – Ballet slippers, character shoes, jazz shoes or sneakers, and tap shoes (optional).
o All – All should have hair neat and pulled away from the face. Please note that there should be no loose or dangling jewelry of any kind. Also, please note that no baggy clothing or street clothing of any kind may be worn – this includes, but is not limited to, sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweatpants, shorts.
o You will be taught several ballet barre exercises and/or combinations.
o You will be taught a jazz progression and/or combination.
o Students who wish to be considered for advanced placement in tap may also complete a tap combination, but please note that this portion of the audition is optional and for placement purposes only.
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:
LES MISERABLES, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, WICKED, RENT, AIDA,
JEKYLL AND HYDE, STEPHEN SONDHEIM
**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.
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