Important Audition info
Audition Workshop: TBD
Audition Dates: September TBD
Singing and Acting auditions are 30 minutes. Dancing auditions are 1 hour.
Sign up for an audition slot on the callboard outside of room 171. Fill out the online application or bring a completed print copy with you to your audition. You casting will not be confirmed until your application is submitted.
Callbacks: September TBD
HOw to prepare for auditions
Acting: Prepare a 60-90 second monologue that shows off your acting skills. Freshman Cabaret 2016 contains comedic skits, so it would be in your best interest to prepare a comedic monologue, but feel free to do whatever you want. You can use one of the monologues located at the back of the printed packet or linked below, or choose one of your own. We may ask you to perform your monologue again, so be ready! If we do ask you to perform your monologue again, it is NOT because you performed badly, it is because we want to see how you take direction. This monologue should be memorized. If you aren’t performing a monologue from the packet, bring a copy of your monologue to the audition so we can cue you if need be.
Singing: Prepare a 16 to 32-bar piece of a song to show off your vocal skills (again, preferably memorized). If you do not have the sheet music for your song, you can perform 30-60 seconds of the song, or a verse and a chorus. The audition will be a cappella (meaning without instruments), but there will be a piano in the room so you can play the correct note for yourself before you begin. There is a wide variety of songs in the show, so you can audition with any type of song you feel suits your vocal range the best. We urge you to choose something that you love to sing! After you sing, we might ask you to do a range test in which we will see how high and low you can sing.
Dancing: Dance auditions are about an hour long. You do not have to prepare anything. We will begin with a short warm-up, but we encourage you to warm up some on your own ahead of time, as well. Please wear appropriate dance attire (leggings, loose top, jazz shoes) to your audition as well as water. You can decide if you want to be in one, two or all three dances, but during the dance audition, everyone will be learning a piece from each dance so the dance director can see the ability of each dancer.
Callbacks: Not everyone will be called back, but don’t worry, because everyone who auditions for Freshman Cabaret gets in! In acting callbacks, you will be given the script and instructed to do a “cold reading” or act the scene on the spot. For singing callbacks, singers will learn a few bars of a song, which they will then sing for the directors. For dancing callbacks, dancers will learn a short piece that potential featured dancers would perform in the show. These callbacks are just so we get a sense of which performers work best with each other or may be best suited to a particular role or section of the piece; you will get cast even if you don’t get the role or part that we call you back for specifically.
Some monologues are linked below
If you want, here are some links to other monologue websites:
Here are some links with helpful audition tips:
Download the band audion packet here