THEA-UT 330 | 8 units - Advanced Professional Training | Instructor: Check Albert
The New Studio on Broadway offers a rigorous, six-week (6 days per week), professional training program, providing the instruction needed to develop requisite skills for the music theatre actor. This intensive offers domestic and international college students the opportunity to be immersed in the core essentials of the New Studio on Broadway’s music theatre curriculum which includes: Acting (Acting Technique, Shakespeare, Contemporary Monologue Study, Voice & Speech and Mask Work), Singing (Vocal technique & performance, Vocal Book Preparation, and Sight-Singing), and Dance (Yoga, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap). Master classes are also provided by award-winning actors, directors, choreographers, and music directors. This is an outstanding opportunity to further develop and refine your music theatre skills with some of the most highly respected professionals in the field.
The deadline to submit your audition has been EXTENDED to Friday, May 18, 2018. Please email email@example.com for instructions on how to submit your audition.
- Two contrasting monologues
- One contemporary and one classical verse
- Each monologue must be under two minutes in length
- All monologues must be from published plays (no films or TV scripts and no original material)
- Please choose material that is within your age range (roles you would be cast in now)
- Please do not use an accent in your monologues
- Both monologues should total no more than 4 minutes in length
- Please present two contrasting songs from the American Music Theater canon
- One song should be traditional (pre-1960’s) i.e. George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Lerner and Lowe, Rodgers and Hammerstein
- One song should be from Contemporary Music Theatre, 1960s to Present
- Please choose material that is in your age range (roles you would be cast in today)
- One song should be 32-bars and one song 16-bar cut
- Please submit a video of 1 to 2 minutes of prepared dance solo to musical accompaniment. Choose your music (Broadway, hip-hop, classical or pop music), and your choreography (ballet, jazz, folkdance, or tap). If you can think of it, you can use it. Include anything that showcases your use of the body as a creative instrument, demonstrating full body expressiveness and love of movement.
- The video must be created specifically for the audition of New Studio on Broadway Summer Course Study. A clip from a previous performance is not recommended.
Helpful Hints for a Summer Intensive Digital Audition:
- Make sure that your background is unencumbered and does not distract from the focus being on you.
- When slating or introducing yourself and the pieces you are going to perform please shoot a 3/4 shot (from the waist up)
- When performing your songs, monologues and dance, please shoot as a full body shot.
- When performing song selections, live accompaniment is preferred, or pre-recorded track. But in all cases make sure the microphone is closer to the actor than the accompanist or pre-recorded track so that we hear the voice over the accompaniment. A cappella is permitted if need be.
- Props and costumes are not necessary or encouraged
- During Singing Audition do not accompany yourself.
- Please wear clothing and shoes that allow you to move comfortably in your audition.
- You do not need fancy equipment to shoot your audition. An iPhone is perfectly acceptable. It’s about you rather than production values. Here’s a link to a sample video to show you just how easy it is. The link has the singing and dancing elements – you simply need to remember to also include your monologues.