Auditioning for Musical Theater

Entrance into the BFA in Musical Theater is by audition only. All students interested in auditioning for musical theater 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, one golden age/legitimate and one pop-rock/contemporary, that show full emotive and vocal range (each no more than one minute in lenth). 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 to audition, applicants will be contacted by Temple Theaters to arrange an audition appointment.

The deadline to submit prescreening materials via Acceptd is December 10, 2018.

Audition Requirements

Students invited to audition with the faculty must prepare: 

  • Two contrasting musical theater songs, either similar to or the same as prescreen songs submitted via Acceptd.
  • One monologue from a contemporary or classical play (approximately one minute; no dialects please)
  • Picture and Resume
  • Participation in a Dance Call

Note: Please also bring appropriate dance clothes for the dance call. 

National Auditions

Temple Theaters will attend Unified Auditions New York City (Jan. 18-19, 2020) and
Chicago (Feb. 3-6, 2020).
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’s Main
    Campus during one of the three on-campus audition dates. 

    • Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 - 10:00 am
    • Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 - 10:00 am and 1:30 pm
    • Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 10:00 am and 1:30 pm

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

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