Theater Arts audition information

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    Attention Auditionees: there is a new opportunity this year!

    Audition Prep Workshop
    For candidates who have been called back for the final round.

    In the event you are invited to the final round of auditions scheduled for March 14th,  we have added an optional one-hour monologue audition prep workshop led by faculty member Paul O’Connor on Wednesday, March 11, from 6-7 p.m.

    Students who advance to our final round will be sent a monologue to memorize and prepare as if they were auditioning for that role.

    Candidates are strongly urged to attend this class as we will be discussing and demonstrating techniques to help further prepare the student for this specific skill.

    Only candidates for the THEATER ARTS PROGRAM who receive a  notification of call back email advancing them to the final round of auditions will have the option of attending this workshop. This is the only date and time it will be offered.

    Notification of final acting callbacks will occur by email on Tuesday, March 10th.

    If you receive that callback email on March 10th, you may contact Paul O’Connor at to register for this workshop.

    Attendance to the March 11th  workshop is not mandatory.

    You may also email Mr. O’Connor sooner than March 10th if you have any questions specifically related to this audition prep workshop.

    All other audition inquiries should be directed to Alison Mingle at





    • All Theater Arts applicants must attend the first round auditions on Saturday, March 7, 2020
    • Applicants interested in the “Acting with Vocal Music Emphasis” option must first attend a vocal music audition on the evening of Thursday, March 5, 2020. Please see below for instructions as to what you must prepare in advance.

    Applicants may be invited to additional audition sessions. Parents and students should keep the following dates available, should they be invited to attend.

    • FOR THOSE CALLED BACK FOR THE SECOND ROUND  By individual appointment 

       Vocal Music only will attend on the evening of Thursday, March 12, 2020


      Acting/Interview call back (ALL program candidates acting and acting w/vocal music emphasis)  

    • Saturday, March 14, 2020                          

    •  Call back will consist of a monologue and interview, no singing


       Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Evening Monologue, song and/or interview as needed

    Scheduling your audition: Candidates must email Alison Mingle at to make an appointment for an audition.

    First round: The first round of auditions consists of participation in an introductory acting class led by a member of the performing arts faculty. Students must wear loose, comfortable clothing.

    Assessment is based on creativity, energy, commitment and ability to take direction. Students will be notified if they are called back for a second audition. Appointments are required.

    Important Information for the March 5th "Acting with Vocal Music Emphasis" Audition:  

    If you are auditioning for the Acting with Vocal Music Emphasis track of the Theater Arts program, you will be required to prepare and sing one of the provided song cuts (sheet music and accompaniment recordings provided below).

    Instructions: Choose a song cut from the list below in your applicable voice category. Categories include "Any Voice Part," "Baritone," "Mezzo-Soprano/Belter," "Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano," "Soprano," or "Tenor." These categories are meant to guide you toward songs that suit your vocal range but feel free to choose any song on the list that feels like the best fit for you. Prepare and memorize your chosen song cut as written (see sheet music PDFs below) and practice singing with the accompaniment recording (see recordings below). Email Alison Mingle with questions at

    For information on Renaissance admission testing please contact the Guidance Office:
    Jennifer O'Neill, 908-526-8900, ext. 7250, or Maura Lella, 908-526-8900 ext. 7243

    For more information: If you have any questions regarding the audition process, please call. Joseph Mancuso at 908-526-8900 ext. 7258, or send an email to

    Audition Songs Sheet Music

    Audition Songs Audio Files