With the health and safety of our prospective students in our forethoughts, and in order to minimize risk for our entire UArizona community, BFA Acting/Musical Theatre auditions for 2020-21 will be conducted in a virtual format. Discussions with Admissions and Faculty are currently underway, and we hope to have updated guidelines posted by mid-August. Thank you for your patience and continued goodwill.
To set up your audition, please apply to the University of Arizona then you will be prompted to apply to the Acting/Musical Theatre Program
If you have any questions about auditions, please contact Ms. Daniela Tascarella 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 two contrasting monologues, each approximately one minute in length, from published works of contemporary realism (no stand-alone monologue collections will be accepted). These pieces should be age appropriate material that do not require dialects, costumes, or props. Your selections must be memorized, and should show 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 32 bars or less (or approximately one minute each). An accompanist will be provided at all audition sites. Bring your music in the key in which you will be singing, printed (double-sided), hole-punched in a binder. You may not sing acapella or with a recording.
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:
- Dance attire should consist of solid colored, fitted dance wear such as leotards and tights or jazz pants/leggings. Additional dance-wear such as single layer chiffon ballet skirts or other body warmers may be worn provided they do not obstruct the line of the body. Please wear character shoes and bring jazz or ballet shoes as well.
All Musical Theatre applicants auditioning in either Chicago or Los Angeles are required to submit a dance video supplement. Learn the following sequences from the YouTube Link provided here. Film each sequence separately but be sure to combine them for upload into one video. Use this WAV. file for your submission. Upload this video to your CFA Application in the ‘Upload’ section of your application. Please submit only the requested audition material (Do not submit recorded selections from past performances). 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.
A word about your dance audition:
The Acting/Musical Theatre Division is dedicated to finding a diverse group of theatre artists. Many of you may consider yourselves to be accomplished dancers, while others may identify as singer/actors who move well. We take all of that into consideration, and merely ask that your submission reflect your best efforts and your individual abilities.
All BFA applications, including your application to the University of Arizona and the College of Fine Arts, must be completed by February 22, 2020.
If you have any questions about the admissions or application process, please contact Daniela Tascarella at (520) 621-9303, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 emailed throughout the month of March, provided the student has been accepted academically into the University of Arizona.