SCHEDULING A NATIONAL UNIFIED AUDITION
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- Point Park University participates in the National Unified Theatre Auditions in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Locations and dates are listed below.
- Each college or university that participates in the National Unified Auditions has different audition requirements.
- Audition appointments for each university or school are scheduled independent of each other.
- Students need to separately schedule their audition appointments directly with each school for which they want to audition.
- The daily audition schedule below lists the times allocated for auditions for each concentration.
2012-2013 National Unified Auditions Dates
*New York City
Feb. 2-3, 2013
500 8th Ave.
New York, New York 10018
Feb. 4-5, 2013
|Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Feb. 9-10, 2013
|Marriott Los Angeles Airport
5855 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
*Musical theatre appointments in New York City and Chicago are currently full. Please call (412) 392-3451 if you would like to be placed on a wait list.
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National Unified Auditions Daily Schedule and Guidelines
||9 a.m. to 10 a.m.|
|Musical Theatre||Individual appointments||10 a.m. to 1 p.m.|
DANCE CALL - Musical Theatre
||Group||1 p.m. to 2 p.m.|
|Acting/Musical Theatre||Individual appointments||
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|DANCE CALL - Musical Theatre||Group||4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
Acting Audition Guidelines
Applicants are asked to present two contrasting, age-appropriate, one-minute, memorized monologues from works of established playwrights. Monologues should be from stage plays, not from a collection of monologues, or off the Internet. Students must have read the entire play and have a thorough understanding of the character they are portraying. The character's age should be within 5 years of the student's age. A two-minute time limit for the total acting audition will be enforced. Original material is not accepted.
Musical Theatre Audition Guidelines
SONGS: All applicants who audition for the musical theatre program need to prepare TWO CONTRASTING songs, 32-bar cut (up-tempo/ballad, legit/non-legit). At least one selection should be from traditional musical theatre repertoire (pre-1980). Each song should demonstrate vocal technique, strong acting choices, and personality. Music should be appropriately marked. Be prepared to sing both; however, students may or may not be asked to sing the second selection.
MONOLOGUES: Applicants are asked to present two contrasting, age-appropriate, one-minute, memorized monologues from works of established playwrights. Monologues should be from stage plays, not from a collection of monologues, or off the Internet. Students must have read the entire play and have a thorough understanding of the character they are portraying. The character's age should be within 5 years of the student's age. A two-minute time limit for the total acting audition will be enforced. Original material is not accepted.
It is suggested that both monologues should be contemporary, realistic selections. Be prepared to present both; however, students may or may not be asked to perform the second selection.
DANCE CALL: All musical theatre candidates will participate in a dance combination after the initial audition. Bring appropriate dance attire (see below).
What to Bring to Your Audition
- Performance / training resume
- Head shot (should not exceed 8x10 in size)
Do NOT send these materials prior to your audition. Any materials submitted to Point Park University are NON-RETURNABLE.
Acting and Musical Theatre Audition Attire
- Female: Business casual (dress, slacks, or skirt with a blouse dress shoes).
- Male: Business casual (slacks with a collared shirt, dress shoes).
Call (for Musical Theatre candidates only):
- Female: Leotard and tights. Jazz shoes (recommended, not required).
- Male: White t-shirt, black pants. Jazz shoes (recommended, not required).
Acceptance into the Department of Theatre is based on talent and potential as demonstrated in the audition. Applicants must be artistically accepted into the theatre program AND academically accepted into the University. Applicants WILL NOT receive their artistic decision until they have received an academic decision from the Office of Admissions.
Candidates that have been academically accepted and audition/interview during the fall semester (Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, or Dec. 15) will be reviewed in December and can expect to receive a letter regarding their audition/interview decision by the end of December.
Questions? Contact Us
If you have questions, please read our Theatre Department FAQs or our National Unified Auditions FAQs. You can also contact the Conservatory of Performing Arts at (412) 392-3451 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern standard time.