Auditions and Interviews

Audition/Interview Dates and Locations

VSU Theatre & Dance conducts auditions and interviews for scholarships in all areas of the degree programs, as well as simultaneous auditions and interviews for admission into the Dance degree and Musical Theatre and Performance tracks within the Theatre Degree.

Forms for the audition and interviews:

Combined Admission and/or Scholarship Audition/Interview Application Form. 

The scholarships page details opportunities that may be available to Theatre and Dance students.

The auditions and interviews for the upcoming semester and next academic year are scheduled for:

The Combined Admission and/or Scholarship Audition/Interview Application Form is required.
See General Audition Day Schedule.
For Scholarship Consideration, please bring OR email two letters of reference to Sarah Lowry.

VSU Theatre auditions for Fall 2020 admission and/or scholarship consideration are set for:
Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center, Tampa, FL;  September 28, 2019
CAP Unitied Auditions, Atlanta, GA;  November 14-17, 2019
College Audition Consortium (Tim Evanicki) at the Straz Center, Tampa, FL; January 3-5, 2020
Pebblebrook High School, Mableton, GA; January 10, 2020
Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA; February 22, 2020

Musical Theatre Admission Audition

An audition is required for admission to the musical theatre track of the BFA in Theatre.

Auditionees should prepare one monologue and two thirty-two bar cuts from musical pieces of contrasting nature.  The presentation of the monologue and the two musical selections should not exceed three minutes.  An accompanist will be provided (except for at the National High School Auditions in Chicago).  Singing a Cappella or to taped accompaniment is not allowed.  Sheet music must be provided for the accompanist. 

Auditionees for the Musical Theatre program will also be expected to participate in a dance audition.  Participants should bring appropriate dancewear and footwear.  Time will be allotted for changing clothes.  Candidates auditioning at the National High School Auditions, GTC and FTC, will need to submit a video link of their dance skills.

Candidates will be interviewed in addition to the audition or presentation and should be prepared to discuss career goals.  The interview will also provide an opportunity for the applicant to ask any questions he or she may have concerning the theatre program. 

For more information on the auditions or to schedule an audition please contact Sarah Lowry.

Performance Track Admission Audition

All students who intend to pursue the B.F.A. with a major in Theatre in the Performance track must audition for the purpose of admission into the program by the student's second consecutive semester at VSU.  Auditioning prior to entering your first semester at VSU is strongly encouraged. 

For a Performance audition, the applicant should prepare two monologues of a contrasting nature (one serious, one comic; one period, one contemporary, etc.) The applicant has a total of two minutes.

Candidates will be interviewed in addition to the audition or presentation and should be prepared to discuss career goals.  The interview will also provide an opportunity for the applicant to ask any questions he or she may have concerning the theatre program. 

For more information on the auditions or to schedule an audition please contact Sarah Lowry.

Admission Audition Results

We will notify all students of the results by mail. This will usually happen within two weeks of the final audition. Those applying for scholarships will receive separate notification of their scholarship status by mail. In addition, you may expect to be notified with one of these possible decisions:

  • Accepted: You may begin course work in the program/track.
  • Wait Listed: Determination is delayed pending available slots for the program/track.
  • Provisional Acceptance: You may begin course work in the track but further evaluation is required to continue matriculation in the program/track.
  • Not Accepted: An indication that we feel you will not be successful in our program/track at this time. After matriculating at VSU feel free to participate in available courses in preparation to audition for admission to the degree program or track at a later date.

Scholarship Auditions/Interviews

Students who are interested in Theatre Scholarships must audition/interview.  Renewal of a scholarship requires an audition/interview. 

Musical Theatre and Performance candidates applying for scholarships are concurrent/identical to audition expectations listed above.
Production and Management candidates should prepare a portfolio of their work to date to exhibit.  Each applicant will be given five minutes to present/discuss the contents of the portfolio. The interview will also provide an opportunity for the applicant to ask any questions he or she may have concerning the theatre program. 
Dance candidates will perform a solo dance as a component of the scholarship application process.

For more information on auditions, interviews, or to schedule an audition please contact Sarah Lowry.

Auditions for the Productions of the Season

Auditions are held for each production during the performance season.  Auditions schedules are posted in the Program office and announced in classes. Traditionally these auditions begin the night of the first day of class of the semester with a general call and last for 2 to 4 nights for call-backs for specific productions.

For a musical theatre production, students should prepare one monologue and a thirty-two bar cut from musical theatre repertoire.  The presentation of the monologue and the two musical selections should not exceed two minutes.  An accompanist will be provided.  Singing a Cappella or to taped accompaniment is not allowed.  Sheet music must be provided for the accompanist. 

For a non-musical theatre production, students should prepare an extended monologue or two contrasting monologues.  The presentation should not exceed two minutes.

If you are called back for a second audition, you will be expected to do a reading from the play to be produced.  Selected portions of the script will be available in the library.

All students admitted to either the Musical Theatre or the Performance track are required to audition for theatre productions every semester that they are enrolled in the program. Exceptions for extenuating circumstances must be requested in writing at least two weeks prior to the scheduled auditions. Failure to meet these conditions will require a petition and audition for readmission to the appropriate track.