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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Chicago Auditions 
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2014

Auditions will be held at: 
CHICAGO ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS
1010 WEST CHICAGO AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60642


AUDITIONS & INTERVIEWS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING BFA PROGRAMS:
Acting, Musical Theatre, Stage Management, Theatre Administration and Design & Production

Performance auditions will take place in two sessions, morning and afternoon.  Stage Management, Theatre Administration and Design & Production interviews can be scheduled throughout the day.

Audition and interview times are limited.  Schedule yours today.
217.424.6282 • dotad@millikin.edu (please enter Chicago Auditions in the subject line)

Audition Requirements
Musical Theatre
•  One memorized contemporary (written since 1960) monologue from a published play or
    musical, 30-45 seconds in length. The character should be close to your own age and
    performed without a regional dialect.
•  Two memorized songs (one written before 1970, one after 1970) from published Broadway 
    literature and contrasting in style, i.e. up-tempo and ballad. (No Jason Robert Brown,
    Stephen Sondheim, or Adam Guettel.) Select 16 bars for the ballad and 32 bars for the up-
    tempo. Please bring sheet music in the proper key—no recorded music will be permitted.
    An accompanist will be provided. (Note: although you will choose only 16-32 bars for your
    audition, please be prepared to sing the entire song if requested.)
•  A brief ballet combination will be taught on-site and performed to assess your potential 
    dance abilities.

Acting
•  Two memorized monologues, each 30-45 seconds in length. Material should be from 
    published plays, contrasting in period and/or style, with a character close to your own age, 
    and performed without a regional dialect. Shakespeare is acceptable for one of the acting 
    monologues; however, no Puck monologues from A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be 
    permitted.

Audition Process
Musical Theatre & Acting Auditions
•  Warm-up (acting & musical theatre)
•  Perform monologues and songs (acting & musical theatre)
•  Learn ballet combination (musical theatre only)
•  Perform ballet combination (musical theatre only)

Interview Information
Stage Management Interview
•  Bring prompt books or any other documentation of your management experience.
•  Provide two recent letters of recommendation.
•  Be prepared to discuss your previous experience in leadership, having authority, managing 
    groups of people, collaborating on projects with adults, and organizational and time 
    management skills. 

Theatre Administration Interview
•  Bring examples or documentation to demonstrate your previous experiences in theatre.
•  Provide two recent letters of recommendation.
•  Be prepared to discuss your previous experiences in leadership, governance, management, 
    sales, public relations, organizing and promoting events, writing, public speaking or graphic 
    design.

Design & Production Interview
•  Bring a design portfolio (either traditional or digital) with examples of your work. If you are 
    bringing a digital portfolio, bring a means of playing it.
•  This portfolio can include theatrical design, construction, management, running paperwork, 
    etc.  You may also include other artistic work, photography, or other endeavors which
    show us your artistic eye and sense of design.
•  Small props, costumes, or models are also appropriate items to show as part of your 
    portfolio presentation.
•  Be prepared to discuss design aesthetic, collaboration, and the role of design within the 
    theatrical experience.

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