Theater Arts audition information
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Audition Calendar of Events: Parents and students should be aware of the following dates in March.
Thursday, March 2: Round 1- Singing audition (for students auditioning for "Acting with Vocal Music Emphasis").
Saturday, March 4: Round 1 -Acting audition (for ALL theater arts applicants). No audition material is required for the 1st round.
Monday, March 6: Round 1- Notification emails sent with instructions for making callback appointments.
Wednesday, March 8: Callback monologue class via Zoom from 6-7 pm (optional for all called-back theater arts candidates).
Thursday, March 9: Singing callback auditions (for called back "Acting with Vocal Music Emphasis" candidates.)
Saturday, March 11, or Tuesday, March 14.: Acting callback auditions (for all called-back theater arts candidates).
ACTING AND ACTING WITH VOCAL MUSIC PROGRAM AUDITIONS OCCUR IN MARCH FOR THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL YEAR
- All Theater Arts applicants must attend the first round of auditions on Saturday, March 4, 2023. This audition is an introductory acting class led by a theater arts faculty member. Students must wear loose, comfortable clothing. Assessment is based on creativity, energy, commitment, and the ability to take direction.
Applicants interested in the "Acting with Vocal Music Emphasis" track must first attend a vocal music audition on the evening of Thursday, March 2, 2023. Please see below for instructions as to what you must prepare in advance.
Applicants may be invited to additional audition sessions.
Important Information for the March 2 "Acting with Vocal Music Emphasis" Audition:
If you audition 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 folders above 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 selected song cut as written (see sheet music PDFs in the folder above) and practice singing with the accompaniment recording (see recordings in the folder above). Email Alison Mingle with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.All students will be notified if they are called back for a second audition. Appointments are required.
FOR THOSE CALLED BACK FOR THE SECOND ROUND By individual appointment
- Called back acting with vocal music emphasis candidates will attend the singing callback auditions on the evening of Thursday, March 9, 2023. Alison Mingle will email you to arrange this appointment.
- BOTH acting and acting w/vocal music emphasis candidates: If you are invited to the callback round, you will be contacted by Monday, March 6, to schedule your audition appointment, for which you will memorize a monologue (provided via email). The appointments will be held on Saturday, March 11, or Tuesday, March 14.
For candidates who have been called back for the final round:
Audition Prep Workshop
If you are invited to the final round of auditions, we have added an optional one-hour monologue audition prep workshop led by faculty member Paul O'Connor on Wednesday, March 8.
Students advancing to the final round are 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 discuss and demonstrate 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.
If you receive a callback email, you may contact Paul O'Connor at email@example.com to register for this workshop.
Attendance at the March 8 workshop is strongly recommended but not mandatory.
You may email Paul O'Connor sooner than March 8 if you have questions about this audition prep workshop.
All other audition inquiries should be directed to Alison Mingle at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com