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Theatre Audition Requirements

Acting and Musical Theatre applicants may arrange to audition for CCPA at the National Unified Auditions or at one of our on-campus audition dates. Students auditioning at the Unified Auditions will still schedule their auditions individually with each school they plan to audition for.

All theatre applicants must audition in person; video auditions are not admissible.

If you have any questions, please contact the CCPA Office of Enrollment at theatre@roosevelt.edu.

 

Acting (BFA): Two contrasting monologues from plays. One may be classical, but this is not a requirement. Each piece should be no longer than two minutes. Characters should be close to your age. If you choose an ethnic piece, the contrasting piece should be ethnically non-specific.

Musical Theatre - Voice Emphasis (BFA): Same as above plus 32 bars each of one ballad and one up-tempo song. Do not bring more than 32 bars for each. You must sing with recorded accompaniment. We will provide a CD player with iPod dock. iPod/iPhone connection strongly preferred. Recordings should not contain any lead vocals. Please select from the standard musical theatre repertoire. Students auditioning in Chicago will also take part in a vocal evaluation and a dance call. For the dance call be sure to bring jazz shoes and hard soled character shoes (men)/heeled character shoes (women).

Musical Theatre - Dance Emphasis (BFA): One monologue from a play (not to exceed one minute) and 32 bars of a song. Do not bring more than 32 bars. You must sing with recorded accompaniment. We will provide a CD player with iPod dock. iPod/iPhone connection strongly preferred. Recording should not contain any lead vocals. Please select from the standard musical theatre repertoire. All applicants to the Dance Emphasis program will participate in a dance call as part of their audition. For the dance call be sure to bring jazz shoes and hard soled character shoes (men)/heeled character shoes (women).

Directing (MA Summer Fast Track): Admission to the M.A. Fast Track program is based on a portfolio review by the director of the program. For more details please visit the Directing program page.