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What to expect at your audition – acting and musical theatre

Acting: What to expect at your audition

The audition has two parts: a practical workshop and a solo audition and interview.

Practical Workshop

 

You’ll be asked to participate in a group workshop which will last approximately 1 hour. The workshop will include exercises and activities which will allow us to see your performance, vocal, movement and listening skills. It’s also a chance for us to see how you collaborate and work with others and use your creativity and imagination.

You don’t need to prepare anything in advance.

Solo audition We’d like you to prepare:

· One monologue which should each last no more than three minutes. We suggest choosing a monologue by a character of similar age to yourself, and performing it in your own accent. You should be prepared to perform this without the script.

· A knowledge of the play that the monologue is from. We may ask you some questions about the play and why you chose the piece.

 

Musical Theatre: What to expect at your audition

The audition has two parts: a practical workshop and a solo audition and interview.

 

Practical Workshop

 

You’ll be asked to participate in a group dance workshop which will last approximately 1 hour. The workshop will include exercises and activities which will allow us to see your performance, vocal, movement and listening skills. It’s also a chance for us to see how you collaborate and work with others and use your creativity and imagination.

You don’t need to prepare anything in advance but we suggest that you:

· Bring a bottle of water.

· Wear comfortable loose clothing, suitable for dancing in.

· Bring trainers or dance shoes which have not been worn outside (no outdoor shoes can be worn in the dance studios). You can also dance in bare feet if you prefer.

 

Solo audition We’d like you to prepare:

· Two contrasting songs, which should last no more than three minutes each. You should bring sheet music for both your songs and know which key you will be singing them in.

· One monologue which should each last no more than three minutes. We suggest choosing a monologue by a character of similar age to yourself, and performing it in your own accent. You should be prepared to perform this without the script.

· A knowledge of the play/musical that the monologue/songs are from. We may ask you some questions about why you chose the pieces.