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Scholarship Auditions

TU will hold auditions for Acting, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance & Design Programs by appointment

Scholarship Auditions Information

Scholarship Auditions are for those students intent on MAJORING in some aspect of Theatre or Musical Theatre. No scholarship awards will be given to incoming freshmen who plan to only MINOR in Theatre or Musical Theatre. If a student proposes to minor and wishes to apply for a scholarship, they may do so during the sophomore year or later 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Please wear dance attire or comfortable clothing. Character or Jazz shoes are recommended (required for Musical Theatre Scholarship applicants). You will be given an opportunity to change prior to singing and/or monologue audition.

1:00 p.m. Dance Audition – MT & Theatre Performance
2:00 p.m. Acting Auditions 2 – 2 minute or under contrasting Monologues from published plays
Musical Theatre Auditions 2, 32 bar contrasting songs from the Musical Theatre genre
2, 2 minute or under contrasting Monologues from published plays
Design/Stage Management/Playwriting Please bring your portfolio or samples of your work. You will be given 10 minutes to present your work and answer questions. If you need a computer, TV, VCR or DVD player, please let us know in advance.

Musical Theatre Auditions

You will be given 10 minutes individual slots. Please bring 4 copies of your resume and a headshot if available. You will be asked to do one song and one monologue.  If we need to see more, we will ask for the other material. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. It is recommended that you mount it on cardstock and tape it together accordion style or put it in a binder. No taped accompaniment or a capella singing please. An accompanist will be provided or you are welcome to bring your own. You will be given time to change into audition attire following the dance audition; please bring that with you.

Theatre and Portfolio Auditions

You will be given 10 minute individual slots. Please being 4 copies of your resume and a headshot if available. If you wish to audition for both a performance scholarship (either Acting or Musical Theatre) and a Design, Stage Management, or Playwriting scholarship, you may do so. Please let us know in advance.

Audition Appointments

Those wishing to schedule an audition for Theatre or Musical Theatre or who wish to present a design or stage management/playwriting portfolio should contact the department secretary, Sandra Plaster, at or 918-631-2566, at least 3 weeks prior to the audition date. Students should apply for admission to the university prior to their audition. It is also recommended that the FAFSA (student financial aid form) be filled out and submitted prior to the audition as well. No scholarship offers may be made until the student has been accepted into the university.


Please park in the parking lot directly to the North of Kendall Hall. All auditions are in Theatre II in Kendall Hall – enter through the Northeast doors. There should be signs directing you to the correct room.

Videotape / DVD Auditions

While it is highly recommended that those wishing to be considered for a scholarship audition in person, it is also recognized that that is sometimes impossible.

  • We do accept videotape/ DVD submissions.
  • Those wishing to audition for a performance scholarship – either Musical Theatre or Acting – should include monologues and songs as required for the live auditions (please perform all your required material).
  • You may also include brief cuttings from shows in which you are performing, especially to display your dance talents.
  • Please include a short demonstration of dance or movement.
  • Those wishing to present their design portfolio should do so via CD or DVD if possible, including other drawings or paintings you have produced.
  • Stage Managers and playwriting applicants should include samples of their work.

All media auditions should include a brief video section (preferred) or written statement expressing your experiences to date in Theatre, or passion for writing and why you have decided to pursue a degree in theatre.

Please include a written table of contents describing what is on the tape along with a resume and/or headshot.

Scholarship Audition Tips

  • PREPARE!! We can’t say enough about this.  Show us your best.  Be on time and have your monologues and songs memorized.
  • Dress appropriately. No sloppy, messy clothing. NO FLIP-FLOPS!  Wear nice, comfortable clothing.  Think “dressy casual.” Make sure your hair is out of your face – though that doesn’t mean you need to put it up. Wear it in a way to showcase yourself.
  • For people who will be singing, when you come onto the stage, go over to the accompanist, Jim (who is fabulous by the way), go over any special markings on your music, set your tempo with him and then come to center stage.
  • Introduce yourself and your pieces clearly and concisely. Don’t give history or background on your pieces. If we want them, we will ask. An example of an appropriate intro would be: Good morning. “My name is Machele Dill and my two pieces are from 110 in the Shade and Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
  • If we need to know the playwright or more about the piece, we will ask so make sure you know that information.
  • Say “Thank you” at the end of your audition and mean it. We want you to do well – believe it or not, we are on your side. 
  • No matter what happens, don’t apologize.  If there is a problem with your song or monologue, simply stop, request to start over, fix the problem and go on as if nothing happened.  Everyone makes mistakes and it’s ok.
  • Again, be polite, be on time (or even early) and be prepared. We can’t say this enough.
  • Above all…HAVE FUN!!! We want to watch someone up there who has worked hard and loves what they are doing.

For questions please contact Machele Dill at 918-631-2566.