AdmittanceAdmittance to WCU’s Musical Theatre Program is by audition only; the entire audition must be memorized.
- Audition dates are scheduled for the spring semester each year. Our audition dates for Fall 2014 admission are 02/15/2014, 03/22/2014 & 04/12/2014.
- Please download, complete and return an Audition Application Form (Word)
- You must also be admitted to Western Carolina University. Please visit the Office of Admissions for admissions requirements and the application process.
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 in Cullowhee.
Auditionees must perform a 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.
All candidates must participate in a dance class (warm-up and several combinations). Auditionees must wear standard rehearsal attire or clothing and shoes that allow for ease of movement. Sandals and tennis shoes are not considered proper attire.