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Musical Theatre

Audition Requirements for Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre applicants will be asked to sing, act, and dance:

  • Singing: You should prepare 32 bars of two (2) contrasting songs. (Contrasting songs will showcase two distinctly different styles of singing, such as a slow ballad and an uptempo number.) Both songs should showcase your ability to sing beautifully and safely. If you have training in classical music, we encourage you to include a classical piece as one of your two songs. All songs must be memorized. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring your sheet music in a binder with the beginning and ending of each song clearly marked. Omit any lengthy instrumental introduction and begin with a 2-bar lead-in. You may bring your own accompanist if you wish.
  • Acting: You should prepare one (1) monologue not exceeding two (2) minutes in length. The acting audition will occur at the same time as your singing audition.
  • Dancing:  As part of your supplemental Fine Arts application, please upload a video of yourself performing musical theatre dance. This may be footage from a production, or it may be solo footage recorded expressly for the purpose of this audition.

Performing musical theatre requires the use of the whole body, so your video audition should include your whole body in the frame.

For more information, please contact the Fine Arts Recruitment Office at 310.506.4111, or via email at fineartsrecruit@pepperdine.edu.