The Music Theatre Audition is by video submission only. Due to COVID there are no on campus auditions for the Music Theatre Program for 2021.

Note: Students who audition for the Music Theatre Program are automatically considered for the B.F.A. Acting Program.  

The online application, including video links to the performances, is due February 6, 2021, by 5 pm.  All video links should be inserted in the correct section of the application form for singing, acting and dance.

Directions for the Audition and Video Links

Singing

Prepare two songs.  Each song should be 32 bars long.  1. One up-tempo song from a musical; 2.  One ballad from a musical.

    • Use live or recorded music.
    • Film in a full body shot, taking care that the entire body is in the frame at all times.  Check the volume.
    • The audition can be submitted in one link or two separate links.
    • One Video Link: Say your first and last name, the titles of the songs and the musicals they are from.  Introduce the songs in the order in which you will perform them, if you are doing one video link for both songs. Pause between the two songs. 
    • Two Video Links:  If you are doing a separate video for each song be sure to say your first and last name, the title of the song, and the title of the musical that it is from for each performance.
    • Dress appropriately for the performance.

Acting

Prepare 2 contrasting monologues from published plays (no musicals):  2 minutes total time for both monologues.  Select age-appropriate monologues. The monologues should highlight your talents.

    • Film in a full body shot, taking care that the entire body is in the frame at all times.  Check the volume.
    • The audition can be submitted in one link or two separate links.
    • One Video Link: Say your first and last name, the titles of the plays and the playwrights' names for each monologue you are performing in the order in which they will be performed. Pause between the two monologues. The titles do not need to be repeated before you begin the 2nd monologue.
    • Two Video Links: Say your first and last name, the title of the play and the playwright's name for each monologue.
    • One chair is permitted to use in the performance.
    • Hand-help props and costumes are not permitted.
    • Dress appropriately for the performance.

Dance

Prepare a 1-minute dance combination to music that demonstrates your dance abilities. If you would like to include 2 videos in order to showcase more than one dance genre (modern, tap, jazz, hip-hop, or ballet), you may.

    • Use live or recorded music.
    • Film in a full body shot, taking care that the entire body is in the frame at all times. Check the volume.
    • Record in Landscape. 
    • The audition can be submitted in one link or two separate links.
    • Say your first and last name and the dance genre(s) (modern, tap, jazz, hip-hop, or ballet) you are performing.
    • Dance attire required.

Video link submission requirements: 

  • After each video is recorded, create unlisted videos in YouTube for each area of performance.
  • Title each YouTube video with either singing, acting, or dance, plus your first and last name.

If you have questions, contact Suzanne Noble at TandD@cmich.edu.