Musical Theatre Program Audition Information

Applications and audition registration for students participating in on-campus auditions are due by February 12, 2018.

Students participating in off-campus auditions at the National Unified Auditions must register online by January 12, 2018, and bring their application materials with them to their audition. Walk-up auditioners will be accepted as time permits.

AUDITIONING FOR THE MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM REQUIRES A THREE-STEP PROCESS.

1. Complete an application and submit the required supplemental documents, available for download below. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

CLICK HERE FOR MTP APPLICATION INFORMATION AND MATERIALS

2. Register online to schedule an audition and pay a non-refundable $30 application fee.

CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR FEE

3. Audition. We prefer that applicants audition in-person. Applicants may participate in our on-campus auditions at the University of Utah on Saturday, February 17, 2018, or audition in one of the cities we visit as part of the National Unified Auditions. If you are an applicant who lives outside of the United States, or in an extreme case where an in-person audition is not possible, you may submit a DVD with your application materials. (See below for more information)

Students admitted to the MTP must also be admitted to the University of Utah, which is separate application process. Please visit University of Utah Admissions website for more information and applications.

Applying for Financial Aid and Scholarships is also a separate process. Please visit University of Utah Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information and applications.


AUDITION INFORMATION

We are looking for talented individuals with commitment, stamina, a passion to perform, and the desire and willingness to learn.

Local On-Campus Auditions

Salt Lake City, UT
February 17, 2018
University of Utah
Building and Room PAB 110
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

You should plan to stay for the entire session, but may be dismissed early. Bring a lunch, or money to purchase a lunch on campus.

You must be prepared to:

  • Learn several musical theatre dance combinations in various styles.
  • Present two 32-bar contrasting vocal selections from the musical theatre repertoire. An accompanist will be provided. (No pre-recorded accompaniment will be allowed.) Please bring original sheet music or music photocopied and in a binder in the correct key with the cutting clearly marked.
  • Speak the lyrics of your songs as monologues.

Arrive at the audition in appropriate dance attire that allows for freedom of movement. It is recommended that you wear ballet or jazz shoes for the dance portion of the audition.  You will be given time to change into appropriate attire to sing and present your monologue.  You will also have the opportunity to talk informally with MTP instructors and current students.

Off-Campus National Unified Auditions

New York, NY
January  20-21, 2018
Pearl Studios
500 8th Avenue , New York, NY 10018

Chicago, IL
February 5-8, 2018
Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

Los Angeles, CA
February 10, 2018
Westin Los Angeles Airport
5400 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Students must also sign-up for an individual appointment time and must be prepared to:

  • Present two 32-bar contrasting vocal selections from the musical theatre repertoire.  An accompanist will NOT be provided. Students must bring pre-recorded accompaniment and a playback unit.
  • Speak the lyrics of your songs as monologues.
  • Attend a mandatory separate dance call separate from the individual audition (only for students auditioning in NYC). There will not be a dance call in Chicago or Los Angeles, however, Chicago will have an optional parent-student talk-back on February 6, 5:00-6:30 p.m. The NYC dance call will be held Sunday, January 21, from noon–1:30 p.m. Arrive at the audition in appropriate dance attire that allows for freedom of movement. It is recommended that you wear ballet or jazz shoes.

For more information about the National Unified Auditions for Undergraduate BFA programs in Theatre, visit http://www.unifiedauditions.com.