Auditions & Interviews

Prospective Student Auditions and Interviews

We hold auditions for prospective theatre majors on four Fridays throughout the year. Auditions are scheduled in 15-minute increments. Musical Theatre candidates will also return for a short dance audition. If you cannot audition in person (recommended), you may register for an audition and submit a DVD or video of your audition. All students auditioning/interviewing will be considered for a scholarship (see below).

Audition Dates:

Friday, November 20, 2015(I and You production running)
Friday, January 22, 2016 (No production)
Friday, February 5, 2016 (Laughter on the 23rd Floor production running)
Friday, February 12, 2016
(Laughter on the 23rd Floor production running)

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 Competitive Entry:

  • All students must audition/interview to be accepted as Theatre majors.
  • Up to twelve freshmen will be admitted to the program each fall.
  • If you are not accepted, you may still enroll in certain theatre classes, but you must audition again later for acceptance.


To be accepted into the Theatre major program at ACU, you must:

The audition/interview registration application requires the following:

  • High school GPA and class rank
  • One-page resume of theatre experience
  • Two short-answer paragraphs (questions on registration page)
  • Two reference letters

Actors (students desiring Acting or Musical Theatre tracks) should prepare two contrasting monologues limited to 60 seconds each. A cold reading will be provided at the audition. Singers should prepare the monologues, and also a verse and chorus of a Broadway-style song. An accompanist will be provided, but please also bring recorded accompaniment to the audition. Bring your sheet music mounted on card stock or in a three-ring binder. A dance audition (musical theatre/jazz combo) will be required for Musical Theatre students. Bring appropriate dance clothes and shoes.

Designers and directors should prepare a portfolio including drawings, photos, press articles, etc. demonstrating your work. Be prepared to discuss your experience during your interview.


  • Two to four $1,000-$1,500 scholarship awards will be presented to selected freshmen who are admitted into the program.
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