Auditioning for Musical Theater

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Interested incoming students audition to gain entrance into the BFA in Musical Theater. All interested high school seniors and college freshmen will be prescreened. Selected students will be invited to audition with faculty in Philadelphia or at one of the national audition conferences. 

Prescreen Requirements

Interested students must submit recordings of two contrasting songs, one contemporary monologue and a dance selection via Acceptd.

Voice: Present two contrasting vocal pieces (no more than one minute each in length). Please use live or recorded accompaniment (no a cappella). One song should demonstrate a sustained legato line.

Acting: Present a memorized monologue, approximately one-minute from a contemporary or classical play (no dialects please). 

Dance: Present a 45-60 second clip of yourself moving, full-body, any style, accompanied by music. Please show technique (turns, leaps, etc. IF applicable).This CANNOT be a video from a stage performance unless it is your solo performance. It must be single frame, full-body shot of applicant in close fitting dance attire so lines are easily seen. 

Optional supporting material: If you are an experienced tapper, add a short tap combination to music, not to exceed 30 seconds.

Optional supporting materials: Execute a brief series of plié, tendu and grand battement; and also pirouette en déhors (to both sides), and grand jeté across the floor. 

If selected, applicants will be contacted by Temple Theaters to arrange an audition appointment.

The deadline to submit prescreening materials via Acceptd is January 12, 2018,
and November 1, 2017 for consideration for Early Admission Audition.

Audition Requirements

Students invited to audition with the faculty must prepare: 

  • Two contrasting musical theater songs
  • One monologue from a contemporary or classical play (approximately 1 minute; no dialects please)
  • Picture and Resume
  • Participation in a Dance Call

Note: One should also bring appropriate dance clothes for the dance call. 

National Auditions

Temple Theaters will attend Unified Auditions in New York (January 20-21, 2018) and Chicago (February 5-8, 2018). Temple University will also attend Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC), March 7-11, 2018 in Mobile, AL.

Look for updated information here once the schedules for these conferences are finalized.

Philadelphia Auditions

Selected prescreened applicants may also audition for the program at Temple University during one of the four on-campus audition dates. 

When Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 12:00 pm (Early Action Audition Date)

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00 am and 1:30 pm

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00 am and 1:30 pm

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 10:00 am and 1:30 pm

Where: Tomlinson Theater, Rehearsal Hall 102A, 2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Note: Auditioners should bring sheet music, in his or her key, for the singing portion. An accompanist will be provided.

Schedule for Philadelphia Auditions

Morning Sessions

9:30 Check in
10:00 Dance Call
10:45 Transition to Auditions
11:00 Auditions Begin
1:00 End of Session

Afternoon Sessions

1:00 Check in
1:30 Dance Call
2:15 Transition to Auditions
2:30 Auditions Begin
5:00 End of Session


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