• Theatre Audition Requirements


    1. DA students perform in Urinetown The applicant will perform a memorized age-appropriate monologue from a published play or monologue book lasting no more than TWO minutes. If the monologue comes from a play, make sure it is a modern American play written after 1910. The actor should attempt to create a character and to identify emotionally with the character and the words. The actor should understand what they are saying and to whom they are speaking. The actor should be able to demonstrate physical choices appropriate to the piece. The applicant should wear clothing that is suitable for a job interview that also allows for character movement during the monologue. Monologues can be found at any public library or online. After two minutes, you may be asked to stop your monologue, but you will not be penalized for exceeding the two minutes.

    2. The student will be interviewed.

    - Musical Theatre

    Musical Theatre is a unique track of classes within the theatre department; it is not its own separate major.  In ADDITION to the monologue detailed above, the students auditioning for Music Theatre will, at a later date, also do the following:

    1. The applicant will perform 16 bars of a song from the American musical theatre repertoire. Some composers to consider include Jerry Herman, Harold Arlen, Lerner & Loewe, Cy Coleman and Irving Berlin - but any song from a produced musical is acceptable. Please provide either sheet music or a recording with only music (no words) to play for your song. An accompanist will be provided. The song should spotlight the vocal strengths and range of the student as well as his/her acting abilities. Please do not perform a rock-and-roll or rap song

    2. The student will be taught and expected to perform a short dance combination. The dance combination will target the student’s ability to learn and accurately perform a new combination with proper technique.  The student should wear clothes that allow them to dance.