Audition Dates and Locations for 2018
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Drama Building Room 125
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
(NO FURTHER AUDITION SLOTS AVAILABLE – electronic submissions via Accept’d must be submitted by Feb. 17, 2018)
Los Angeles, CA
Westin Los Angeles Airport
5400 W. Century Blvd.
Friday, February 9, 2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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If you have any questions about auditions, please contact Marissa Owens at email@example.com or (520) 621-9303.
If interested, there will be a ‘Welcome’ meeting for all applicants and family members at 9am at each on-site audition.
Everyone must perform a monologue, no more than one minute in length from a published work of contemporary realism (no stand-alone monologue collections will be accepted). This piece should be age appropriate material that does not require a dialect, costumes, or props. You should be prepared to perform a second one-minute contrasting monologue from any genre (classical, contemporary, comedic, dramatic) that shows your strengths as an actor.
Bring your head shot and a one-page resume with you to your audition. Your resume should include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail.
BFA Musical Theatre
Sing two contrasting musical theatre songs: one ballad and one uptempo. Of the two pieces, one should be from contemporary theatre repertoire that reflects recent styles; the second piece should come from a musical written before 1965. Each song should be 16 bars (approximately 45 seconds each). An accompanist will be provided in Tucson only. Bring your music in the key in which you will be singing, printed (double-sided), hole-punched in a binder. For the Tucson auditions, you may not sing acapella or with a recording. For the Los Angeles auditions, please bring your own CD or digital MP3 player.
Everyone must perform a monologue, no more than one-minute in length, from a published work of contemporary realism (no stand-alone monologue collections will be accepted). This piece should be age appropriate material that does not require a dialect, costumes or props.
Bring your head shot and a one-page resume with you. Your resume should include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail.
Dance Audition (Musical Theatre applicants only)
All Musical Theatre applicants auditioning in Tucson must participate in a dance audition at 9:45 – 11:00am on their respective Tucson audition dates where they will be taught a short combination. They will be evaluated on technique, application of style, performance and overall potential for growth.
Applicants should wear dance/exercise wear that is comfortable to move in and flattering to the body. Can include the following:
- Women: leotards, tights, fitted jazz pants, or dance skirts (above knee) and fitted shorts. Please wear character shoes and bring jazz or ballet shoes as well. If you tap, please bring your tap shoes.
- Men: T-shirts, tank tops, leotards, fitted jazz pants or fitted shorts. Please wear jazz shoes or ballet shoes. If you tap, please bring your tap shoes.
All Musical Theatre applicants auditioning in Los Angeles or cities other than Tucson are required to submit a video file of 45-60 seconds of dance, in whatever discipline you are most comfortable. We are interested in finding a diverse group of individuals and want to see where you are in your dance training. Video should include full body and you should wear dance/exercise attire to show a clean line.
IMPORTANT: If you send a TAP sample, you MUST ALSO include a ballet or jazz sample.
Dance supplements should be emailed to Professor Christie Kerr firstname.lastname@example.org
YouTube and Vimeo links preferred.
Online Audition Requirements
Although it is recommended that you audition in person, either on campus or in Los Angeles, we will consider online audition submissions through Acceptd . The audition requirements for Acting or Musical Theatre are outlined above. All Musical Theatre applicants are required to include a dance supplement. Include your head shot and resume, and state whether you are auditioning for Acting, Musical Theatre, or both.
All BFA applications, including your application to the University of Arizona and the College of Fine Arts, must be completed by March 2, 2018.
If you have any questions about the admissions or application process, you may contact Ms. Marissa Owens by phone at (520) 621-9303, or by email at email@example.com.
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Immediately after all auditions have occurred the Acting/Musical Theatre Division begins the process of putting together our acceptances to each major. Decision letters will be e-mailed throughout the month of March provided the student has been accepted academically into the University of Arizona.