What to prepare for an audition…
Each type of audition will have a slightly different set of requirements. We’ve put together a list of standard formats, but be sure to read each audition listing carefully as it will have specific information on what to prepare.
Prepare two separate vocal selections of contrasting styles. Pick the best 16 bars of each. Remember that we’re not just looking for good vocalists. We need singers who can really tell a story. Do your very best to know the story behind the words you’re singing and convey that in your audition.
We’ll provide an accompanist for all vocal auditions. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. We don’t allow any pre-recorded accompaniment (tape, CD, etc…). In addition to your prepared pieces, we may ask you to learn additional music or a movement combination.
Prepare a one minute comedic monologue. Practice your timing. Be sure not to rush the moments in your piece, and remember that you’re not just reading words… think about the emotion behind what you’re saying and play the part.
In addition to your prepared piece, you may be asked to read, learn additional material, or participate in improvisational exercises.
We have roles with a wide range of required ability. Be sure to read the audition listing carefully to know what is required.
Wear form fitting dance attire that allows a full range of movement. Bring ballet shoes, jazz shoes and/or character heels, and wear the appropriate footwear for each combination.
Please arrive early enough to stretch and warm up before the audition begins.
Prepare three short selections that demonstrate your technical, lyrical, and improvisational skill. Remember that we need to see your showmanship in addition to your proficiency on your instrument. Let your personality shine through! Sight reading will be required. Some applicants may be asked to perform a simple marching maneuver.
Plan on bringing your own instrument unless otherwise noted in the audition listing.
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