Academy & Classes

Student Auditions

Grades 3-12

Academy Winter Production

Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr

Audition Requirements

Auditions:November 20: 6:00pm-8:00pm | December 2: 4:00pm-7:00pm | December 4: 4:00pm-7:00pm

Prepare:

  • A one-minute excerpt from a song. It is acceptable to start in the middle of a song if you so choose. Students should bring sheet music in the appropriate key or sing a capella
  • Audition sides will be provided

Please bring:

  • 1 headshot or recent picture
  • Vocal: Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided on the day of auditions. Students may also choose to sing a capella
  • Dance: Students will be taught a dance combination when they come for their audition. Bring the appropriate attire to allow freedom of movement. Jeans and hard sole shoes are not permitted. No bare midriff’s and hair longer than chin length must be pulled back from face.

Tuition fee: $850, if cast in the production.

Summer Musical Theatre Training Program Scholarship Audition

Submission Details and Deadlines

Want to audition in-person? Register for the in-person audition on Monday, May 17:

Digital Submission Guidelines

What to Submit:

1 Video Vocal Audition (see below for instructions)

1 Video Dance Audition (see below for instructions)

1 Headshot or recent picture

Completed Scholarship Audition Form

Vocal Audition Video: 

Prepare selections from two contrasting songs, a ballad, an up-tempo:

  • Select 1632 measures (about one minute per song) that best demonstrate your vocal ability. It is acceptable to start in the middle of a song if you so choose.

  • Students may use pre-recorded music, karaoke or instrumental only, play the piano – or have someone else play- with you singing, or sing without music.

  • An accompanist will be provided on the day of in person auditions, please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. Students may choose to sing a capella.

Vocal Recording Tips:

  • Make sure your face is square in the frame of the video.

  • At the start of the video, clearly state your name and your two chosen song titles (see above), then go right into your first song selection.

  • You may follow your first song by taking a moment to breathe and going right into your second selection.

Dance Audition Video:

(Digital submissions only) Learn the choreography from this video.

  • When ready to record, double-check that your entire body can be seen in the video (especially your feet!). You may dance along with the music using this YouTube track.

  • To start, clearly state your name and go straight into performing.

  • Don’t forget! It’s important to remember the steps, but it’s also important to look like you’re having fun too!

  
  

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Perform with us! Students have the opportunity to perform in productions that are led by a professional artistic team and take place on our stage in Glen Echo in both the winter and summer.