Live Audition Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BEGIN

WHICH PROGRAMS REQUIRE AN AUDITION?
Winter Workshop, BAA Junior, Summer Sessions 1-4, and the College Audition Workshop all require an audition. The Adult Professional Workshop, One Day Master Classes and Weekly Class Series do NOT require an audition.

WHAT ARE MAJORS AND WHICH PROGRAMS HAVE THEM?
Students in the BAA Winter Workshop, and Summer Sessions 1-4 will attend their program in one of three Majors: Voice, Acting, or Dance. Students in BAA Junior will attend their program in either the Voice or Acting Major. Your Major is your focus while you’re with us and it also determines what you will perform for your final industry showcase (Voice Majors perform a short musical theatre selection, Acting Majors perform a short monologue, and Dance Majors perform a short solo theatre dance combination). You may audition for and be accepted into multiple Majors, but you will eventually declare only one Major per program you attend. In addition to your Major classes, you will have the opportunity to choose Elective classes in Voice, Acting, or Dance to improve your triple threat skills. Students in the College Audition Workshop do not attend in a specific major, though they do indicate whether they are primarily interested in Musical Theatre or Acting degrees and prepare material accordingly. Students in the Adult Professional Workshop do not attend in a specific major and are encouraged to showcase song AND monologue skills. Each of these programs has it’s own specific audition guidelines, which are listed at the bottom of this page.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO AUDITION LIVE?

  1. All prospective students and returning alumni must complete the 2017-2018 Online Application (available as of September1st, 2017) and pay a $25 yearly application fee before they can audition or re-audition for the 2016 season of programs.
  2. Once you have submitted your Online Application, you will be contacted by our BAA Audition Coordinator to give you more information and schedule your appointment.
  3. Below, you will see a list of audition requirements by program and major(s) (where applicable). Please prepare the appropriate material for your audition.

If you are a BAA Alumnae who plans to re-audition to be considered for additional programs or majors, or because you missed the Alumni Deposit Deadline, please send us an email at alumniauditions@broadwayartistsalliance.org to check what materials will be required.

 

WINTER WORKSHOP AND SESSIONS ONE, TWO, THREE AND FOUR

PROSPECTIVE VOICE MAJORS

  • Voice Majors will demonstrate vocal range, musicianship, and performance skills by preparing two contrasting 16 – 32 bar musical theater selections (one of the two piece may be a pop-rock selection, if the student prefers). Please bring your sheet music, clearly marked for the accompanist. If you have a “book” or three ring binder of audition material, feel free to bring that as well. No transposition, lead sheets, CD tracks or a cappella singing please. We will be looking to see that you’ve addressed the following questions with your song interpretation:
    • Character: Who am I?
    • Other/Scene Partner: Who am I talking to?
    • Objective: What do I want?
    • Tactics: What are the things I am doing during my song to get what I want?
    • Moment Before: What happened just now that prompted me to start singing?
    • Stakes: How important is what I want? What will happen if I don’t get it?
    • Environment: Where am I? In what time period does this piece take place?
  • All Voice Majors are required to participate in a group dance call and should bring dance wear or comfortable clothing as well as jazz shoes or dance sneakers to their audition. Voice Majors will have the option of learning a beginning theatre dance combination, an intermediate/advanced theatre dance combination, or both. If a Voice Major has tap experience, they may be asked to learn a tap combination time permitting.
  • If a student wishes to be considered for Voice AND Acting, they should prepare the audition materials listed for both Majors (see Acting specifications below). The audition panel may request to see only part of these materials at the audition. You may also be asked to do a cold-reading of a scene with a member of the audition panel. Sides will be provided on the audition day.
  • If a student wishes to be considered for Voice AND Dance, they should prepare two 16 – 32 bar musical theater selections and also learn the advanced theatre dance combination at the group dance call.
  • All Voice Majors should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their individual audition time or the mandatory group dance call (whichever comes first).
  • All Voice Majors should bring a hard copy of their headshot and resume (even if previously submitted).

PROSPECTIVE ACTING MAJORS

  • Acting Majors will demonstrate acting range, characterization, and performance skills by preparing two contrasting 1-minute monologues. We recommend age appropriate monologues that are from contemporary plays or monologue books. At least one of the two pieces should be comedic. We will be looking to see that you’ve addressed the following questions with your monologue interpretation:
    • Character: Who am I?
    • Other/Scene Partner: Who am I talking to?
    • Objective: What do I want?
    • Tactics: What are the things I am doing during my monologue to get what I want?
    • Moment Before: What happened just now that prompted me to start speaking?
    • Stakes: How important is what I want? What will happen if I don’t get it?
    • Environment: Where am I? In what time period does this piece take place?
  • All Acting Majors are required to participate in a group dance call and should bring comfortable clothing and jazz shoes or sneakers to their audition. Acting Majors will have the option of learning a beginning theatre dance combination, an intermediate/advanced theatre dance combination, or both. If an Acting Major has tap experience, they may be asked to learn a tap combination time permitting.
  • If a student wishes to be considered for Acting AND Voice, they should prepare the audition materials listed for both Majors (see Voice specifications above). The audition panel may request to see only part of these materials at the audition.
  • If a student wishes to be considered for Acting AND Dance, they should prepare two 1-minute monologues and also learn the advanced theatre dance combination at the group dance call.
  • All Acting Majors should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their individual audition time or the mandatory group dance call (whichever comes first).
  • All Acting Majors should bring a hard copy of their headshot and resume (even if previously submitted).

PROSPECTIVE DANCE MAJORS

  • Dance Majors will demonstrate technique, flexibility, characterization, and musicality by learning several advanced theatre dance combinations and performing them for the audition panel in small groups. Dancers should bring form-fitting dance attire, jazz shoes or sneakers, character shoes, and tap shoes.
  • We will be looking for dancers who have a strong sense of story telling through movement. Give some thought to the character you are playing and use your choreography to express what that character wants and how they are trying to accomplish their goal.
  • Dance Majors should arrive warmed up and ready to dance.
  • If a student wishes to be considered for Dance AND Voice, they may learn the advanced theatre dance combinations and also prepare two 16 – 32 bar musical theater selections. (See Voice specifications above). The audition panel may request to see only part of these materials at the audition.
  • If a student wishes to be considered for Dance AND Acting, they may learn the advanced theatre dance combinations and also prepare two 1-minute monologues (see Acting specifications above). The audition panel may request to see only part of these materials at the audition. You may also be asked to do a cold-reading of a scene with a member of the audition panel. Sides will be provided on the audition day.
  • All Dance Majors should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their individual audition time or the mandatory group dance call (whichever comes first).
  • All Dance Majors should bring a hard copy of their headshot and resume (even if previously submitted).

BAA JUNIOR

PROSPECTIVE VOICE MAJORS

  • Voice Majors will demonstrate vocal range, musicianship, and performance skills by preparing two contrasting 16 – 32 bar musical theater selections (one of the two piece may be a pop-rock selection, if the student prefers). Please bring your sheet music, clearly marked for the accompanist. If you have a “book” or three ring binder of audition material, feel free to bring that as well. No transposition, lead sheets, CD tracks or a cappella singing please.
  • All Voice Majors are required to participate in a group dance call and should bring dance wear or comfortable clothing as well as jazz shoes or dance sneakers to their audition. Voice Majors will have the option of learning a beginning theatre dance combination, an intermediate/advanced theatre dance combination, or both. If a Voice Major has tap experience, they may be asked to learn a tap combination time permitting.
  • If a student wishes to be considered for Voice AND Acting, they should prepare the audition materials listed for both Majors (see Acting specifications below). The audition panel may request to see only part of these materials at the audition. You may also be asked to do a cold-reading of a scene with a member of the audition panel. Sides will be provided on the audition day.
  • All Voice Majors should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their individual audition time or the mandatory group dance call (whichever comes first).
  • All Voice Majors should bring a hard copy of their headshot and resume (even if previously submitted).

PROSPECTIVE ACTING MAJORS

  • Acting Majors will demonstrate acting range, characterization, and performance skills by preparing two contrasting 1-minute monologues. We recommend age appropriate monologues that are from contemporary plays or monologue books. At least one of the two pieces should be comedic.
  • All Acting Majors are required to participate in a group dance call and should bring comfortable clothing and jazz shoes or sneakers to their audition. Acting Majors will have the option of learning a beginning theatre dance combination, an intermediate/advanced theatre dance combination, or both. If an Acting Major has tap experience, they may be asked to learn a tap combination time permitting.
  • If a student wishes to be considered for Acting AND Voice, they should prepare the audition materials listed for both Majors (see Voice specifications above). The audition panel may request to see only part of these materials at the audition.
  • All Acting Majors should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their individual audition time or the mandatory group dance call (whichever comes first).
  • All Acting Majors should bring a hard copy of their headshot and resume (even if previously submitted).

THE COLLEGE AUDITION WORKSHOP

College Audition Workshop students do not declare Majors but will research and workshop songs and monologues depending on which type of college program they wish to attend.  To be considered for this program, participants must prepare at least TWO (2) of the following options for their audition.

  • A 16 – 32 bar musical theater selection. Participants can choose to perform TWO voice selections as a full audition for this program, in which case one of the two pieces may be a pop-rock selection. Voice selections should demonstrate vocal range, musicianship, and performance skills. Please bring your sheet music, clearly marked for the accompanist. If you have a “book” or three ring binder of audition material, feel free to bring that as well. No transposition, lead sheets, CD tracks or a cappella singing please.
  • A 1-minute monologue. Participants can choose to perform TWO monologues as a full audition for this program, in which case the monologues should be contrasting in style. At least one of the two pieces should be comedic. Monologue selections should demonstrate acting range, characterization, and performance skills. We recommend age appropriate monologues that are from contemporary plays or monologue books.
  • We will be looking to see that you’ve addressed the following questions with your song and monologue selections:
    • Character: Who am I?
    • Other/Scene Partner: Who am I talking to?
    • Objective: What do I want?
    • Tactics: What are the things I am doing during my song/monologue to get what I want?
    • Moment Before: What happened just now that prompted me to start singing/speaking?
    • Stakes: How important is what I want? What will happen if I don’t get it?
    • Environment: Where am I? In what time period does this piece take place?
  • All College Audition Workshop applicants are required to participate in a group dance call and should bring comfortable clothing and jazz shoes or sneakers to their audition. Applicants will have the option of learning a beginning theatre dance combination, an intermediate/advanced theatre dance combination, or both. If the participant has tap experience, they may be asked to learn a tap combination time permitting.
  • All College Audition Workshop applicants should bring a hard copy of their headshot and resume (even if previously submitted).