Theatre

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A complete application includes an audition and/or interview. You can schedule your audition through the UHart Applicant Portal.

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Theatre auditions and interviews are conducted on campus as well as in select cities around the United States, and will accept recorded auditions for applicants who reside more than 300 miles from campus.

Actor Training

The actor training major challenges you to expand both your craft and  your creative imagination so that you can be successful in broad range of theatrical styles from the contemporary to the classical.

Requirements

  • Select two contrasting monologues from a published source. Monologues should not be more than one minute each.
  • Applicants will participate in a brief movement exercise as part of the audition. For those auditioning at regional unifieds, this will take place during their individual audition. For those auditioning on-campus, this will take place in group class format. Prior preparation is not necessary.
  • Applicants will interview with faculty and should be prepared to initiate a conversation in which they share their reasons for pursuing this field.

Audition Tips

When selecting your monologue(s), choose material that is gender and age appropriate. Read the entire work from which the monologue originates so that you understand the character and context well.

Music Theatre

The music theatre major integrates comprehensive actor training with intensive instruction in singing and dance.  The music theatre audition will include a group dance call.

On-campus music theatre applicants will have a piano accompanist provided, however the applicant must bring a recorded accompaniment and playback device for off-campus auditions.

Requirements

  • Prepare two 32-bar cuts from contrasting songs. One song must have been written prior to 1970. You may be asked to present only one selection.
  • Prepare one monologue from a published contemporary play or musical.
  • Applicants will participate in a group dance audition. The purpose of the dance audition is not only to see the candidate's dance experience, but to assess facility (i.e. body and physical ability).
  • Applicants will interview with faculty and should be prepared to initiate a conversation in which they share their reasons for pursuing this field.

Audition Tips

When selecting your monologue(s), choose material that is gender and age appropriate.

Read the entire work from which the monologue originates so that you understand the character and context well.

Music Theatre majors should wear basic dance or rehearsal attire (tights, leotard, jazz pants, fitted t-shirt, all in dark colors), and jazz or ballet shoes to the dance call.

Hair should be pulled off the face and neck, and jewelry removed.

Baggy clothes will impede our ability to properly assess your abilities.

Character shoes and sneakers are not recommended.

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