School of Theatre & Dance

Audition Info for Performance Classes and Productions

Students seeking admission into the Theatre program do not need to audition; however students in the Theatre Performance concentration will need to audition for the upper level acting sequence.

Audition Information for:

Spring 2018 Classes

Musical Scene Study
Professor: Douglas Hall
Tu/Th 1:30 - 4:15, TAR 120

WHEN: Sunday, Jan 7, 2018, 1p - 3p
QUESTIONS: Please email Prof. Douglas Hall (

Audition Requirements:      
  • Please prepare two contrasting musical theater songs (32-bar cuts).
  • Pre-requisites for the class: Acting II, Musical Theater Workshop –OR- by audition and permission of the instructor.
Course Description:
This course builds on the skills acquired in Acting I and Acting II and applies them to material from the musical theater. The course addresses how and why songs occur in the text of musicals, how to transition from dialogue to song and back again, and how to incorporate underscoring in scene work. It incorporates material from different styles and genres: the “Golden Age” (Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, Gypsy) through the 60’s/70’s (Sweet Charity, Baby, Company) to the present (Rent, Wicked, Parade).

One-Credit class -- Vocal Technique /Private voice lessons (THE 4930) are being offered concurrently with Musical Scene Study.  Students are strongly encouraged to sign up for this as well.  Students will have private voice lessons over the course of the semester.  The official class time is T/R 11:15-1:15, but you will only be called for the times of your individual lessons.  

Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if you plan to take private voice.  

Acting 2, 3 and Styles

WHEN: Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 10a - 12p
WHERE: TAR 120 & 130
  • 9:45a -- All student arrive and fill out audition information sheet
  • 10:00a -- Mandatory warm-up for all students
  • Mandatory physical and vocal warm-up for everyone to begin promptly at 10a
  • Wear clothes and shoes that allow you to move freely
  • Confirm per-requisites / equivalents with Nadine Niforos ( - Advising
Audition Material / Information


Acting 2
One monologue from any published play (1950 - present)

Acting 3 and Styles
Prepare 2 monologues that contrast in character, style, and material - from any published play

Course Descriptions:
In Acting 2 the training includes defining/exploring Goals and Needs, Actions/Tactics and Expectation. We learn how to collaborate, to examine a scene and rehearse consciously. The first character you explore is ‘you’.  It requires commitment, honesty, boldness, trust, imagination and time.  The focus in the work is listening, responding, and an investing in your partner.

In Acting 3 the training focuses on methodologies of physical actions in which students will strengthen acting tools, improvisation practices, and scene and character analysis.  Course objective is to develop the ability to perform a complex, multi-layered character.  Student actors will be assigned 4 scenes and will be and required to rehearse outside of class with scene partner(s)/teams for in-class presentation throughout the semester. The process require discipline, commitment, and vulnerability.

In Styles of Acting your exploration of character development and collaborative work continues through stylized acting from different genres and time periods.  Course objectives are to continue character development; to develop different physical and vocal styles of acting and to rehearse and present work on stylized acting through scenes.  

Acting 2
Professor: Doug Hall (
TPP 3155
Prerequisites:  2000 Core Courses or equivalent; Script Analysis; Your Audition

Acting 3
Professor: Dan Granke (
TPP 4180
Prerequisites: Acting 2 or equivalent; Your Audition

Professor: Dora Arreola (
TPP 4140
Prerequisites: Acting 3 or equivalent; Your Audition

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