All theatre applicants must audition in person; video auditions are not admissible. After submitting the Performing Arts application, applicants will be emailed information on how to schedule their audition through GetAcceptd.com.
Date & Locations
On Campus Auditions
CCPA Dance Studios, 218 South Wabash Ave, 3rd Floor Dance Studios, Chicago, IL 60604
January 28, 2017
February 4, 2017
February 18, 2017
National Unified Auditions
*Students auditioning at the Unified Auditions will still schedule their auditions individually with each school they plan to audition for
January 21-22, 2017
New York City: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018
February 6-9, 2017
Chicago: CCPA will not be holding our Chicago Unified auditions at the Palmer House Hilton. Please see CCPA’s Chicago Unified locations below.
Audition: Roosevelt University, Auditorium Building, 430 S Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor Congress Lounge, Chicago, IL 60605
Dance Call: CCPA Dance Studios, 218 South Wabash Ave, 3rd Floor Dance Studios, Chicago, IL 60604
*All Musical Theatre applicants attending Chicago Unified Auditions must participate in a dance call in Chicago on February 5. This is the day before auditions officially begin.
February 11-12, 2017
Los Angeles: Westin Los Angeles Airport, 5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Note: Transfer applicants to the Musical Theatre program auditioning in Chicago must take a brief music theory assessment on the day of their audition. Those attending Chicago Unified Auditions must complete the assessment on February 5th.
Audition (10-15 min): One monologue from a contemporary play (not to exceed two minutes) and 32 bars of a song from the standard musical theatre repertoire. Do not bring more than 32 bars. Characters should be close to your age. All pieces should be performed from memory. All Musical Theatre applicants will begin their audition with a short vocal evaluation/warm-up.
*You must sing with recorded accompaniment. Please bring this recorded accompaniment with you on a mobile device such as a phone or mp3 player. We will provide a speaker and auxiliary input cable to plug your device into a speaker. Recordings should not contain any lead vocals.
Dance Call (1 hour): The dance call will begin with a short ballet sequence. Then, your group will be taught a dance in the jazz style and once learned, asked to perform this dance sequence in progressively smaller groups. Please be sure to bring ballet flats, jazz shoes, and hard soled character shoes (men)/heeled character shoes (women). Clothing should be form-fitting while allowing for freedom of movement.
If you have any questions, please contact the CCPA Office of Enrollment at firstname.lastname@example.org.