Audition Details

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What is required for acting track auditions?

  1. A monologue and sixteen bars of a Broadway song,
  2. Two contrasting monologues

Candidates auditioning for the Musical Theatre minor AND Acting track will need to perform Option #1.

Musical Theatre Minor Auditions

If you are auditioning for the Musical Theatre minor, utilize a recorded accompaniment (CD or downloaded karaoke) or live piano accompaniment. Please do not sing a capella.

How do I submit my audition online?

  • Auditions will have to be memorized, recorded, and uploaded to a YouTube or Vimeo account. Once complete, email your link and materials to the Department of Theatre and Dance:
  • If sending your audition through these platforms is not possible, we recommend sending your file to us via, a free sharing site for larger files: In the body of your email, please let us know how you wish to be considered (Acting Track and/or Musical Theatre minor, Theatrical Studies).

Recording Requirements

  • State your name and what piece(s) you are performing before you begin your monologue(s) and/or 16 bars.
  • Make sure that your recording sound is working well so you are clearly heard, and record in a location that does not compete with background noise.
  • Make sure your face is clearly seen. Pick a room that has natural light and make sure the light is not blurring your face during recording.
  • Have someone hold your recording device at your eye level – do not set it or hold it any lower (in other words don’t act towards the floor)
  • Make sure your camera (recording device) is not too far away or too close

What to Wear

For your audition, wear professional but comfortable clothes, as you would dress to work at an upscale but conservative store. Do not dress as the character from your monologue or wear any sort of costume. Do not wear sloppy jeans, flip-flops, sneakers or sweats. Do not wear what you wear to rehearsals or to work crew on a show. Do not wear formal suits or dresses.


Your monologue(s) should be between 60 and 90 seconds long. The entire presentation should not exceed four minutes.

Recommendations for Choosing Material

Choose material that you understand, enjoy, and which touches something meaningful in you. You may choose any play from the Greeks up to the present day, but contemporary realism is recommended. The best monologues are pieces in which your character is talking to another person who is there in the room with them, and in which your character wants something from the other person that is very important to them in that moment.

Read the entire play from which your monologue was taken.

We ask that you do not do any of the following:

  • original (unpublished) work
  • audition pieces that require props, costumes and/or dialects
  • a stand-up comedy routine or a piece that sounds like one
  • material from films; if you choose to do piece from a film, do not do an imitation of the actor in the film play a small child
  • play a character with a serious intellectual disability
  • play a character under the influence of mind-altering substances during the piece
  • stray too far from your own age – if you are 17, a character over 30 is most likely too far removed from you.

Considerations for Choosing Music

We only need to hear your best 16 bars. Choose material that shows your singing range and that suits your age and experience. Standards from Musical Theatre or Contemporary Musical Theatre songs are best.