Musical Theatre Auditions

 

Musical production on stage

Applying for Admission for BFA Thearte-Musical Theatre concentration:

Admittance to B.F.A. Theatre-Musical Theatre Program is by audition only; the entire audition must be memorized.
  • Audition dates for Fall 2015 admission are: 11/15/2014, 2/21/2015, 3/21/2015, 4/18/2015.
  • Please download, complete and return an Audition Application Form (Word)
  • Along with your application you must also send us your Head shot(or recent photo-please have your name listed on your photo); Resume and 1 letter of recommendation from someone that could account for your ability to pursue professional theater study.
  • You must also be admitted to Western Carolina University. Please visit the Office of Admissions for admissions requirements and the application process.

Singing

Applicants must prepare two songs (One 32 bars and One 16 Bars) from the standard Broadway repertoire: a ballad that shows a sustained legato line and an “up tempo” number.   Please come with music prepared in a 3 ring binder and bars clearly marked start to stop to accommodate the accompanist.   Here is a web site that might help you with ideas on songs and monologues: http://auditioningforcollege.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/do-not-lists/.  

An accompanist will be provided.

Acting

Applicants must perform 1 comical or dramatic monologue from a contemporary play or musical (not from a movie or television show) that last 1.5 - 2 mins in length. [Please do not use any monologues from the following plays: Our Town, Promedy, Star Spangled Girl, Fantasticks, Funny Girl or any Shakespeare]

Dancing

All candidates must participate in a dance class (warm-up and several combinations). Applicants must wear standard rehearsal attire or clothing and shoes that allow for ease of movement. Sandals and tennis shoes are not considered proper attire.

 

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