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ACTING AUDITION


Auditionees should prepare a contrasting (to your first audition) second speech – contemporary (after 1990) or classical – no longer than one and a half minutes: · Ensure your speech is from a published play; it should not be an extract from a poem, novel, film or television script · Please choose a character close to your own age · Please perform your speech in your native accent · You may choose a speech from any gender · Auditionees should wear comfortable fitted rehearsal wear that best represents you and/or helps with your characterisation · In a minority of instances panel may require a further tape or live-online audition responding to direction.




SINGING AUDITION


Auditionees should prepare and video-record two musical theatre songs, each cut to one minute in length, that they enjoy singing and can sing well as a self-tape:

  1. One Golden Age Lyrical song (c. pre-1965)

Suggested composers/lyricists can include: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Learner and Leowe, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Weill, Jerome Kern, Frank Loesser.

  1. One Traditional or Contemporary Musical Theatre song (c post-1965)

Suggested composers/lyricists can include; Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alan Menken, Boubil and Schonberg, Jason Robert Brown, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Kander and Ebb, Jule Styne, Cy Coleman, Marvin Hamlisch, Tom Kitt, Laurence O’Keefe, Jerry Bock.

Please ensure that the recording is a true reflection of your acoustic singing voice. Do not edit the audio or add any effects to the recording in any way. Please record the audio using the video camera device so you capture an accurate and unaltered recording of how the voice sounds in a room.

· Please ensure that each song is cut to one minute in length

· Please choose a song that shows you off and that is suitable for your casting and voice type

· You may choose a song written for any gender

· Please avoid songs that require extreme character voices

· Please choose a song that demonstrates your skill in acting as well as your singing

· Auditionees should wear clothing that best represents you and/or helps with your characterisation.

· In a minority of instances panel may require a further tape responding to direction from our Head of Music & Head of Singing




DANCE AUDITION


Auditionees will be required to participate in one online class.

You will be required to perform two previously learnt exercises on which direction will be given.

You will also be required to learn and perform a short dance combination.

BALLET

Auditionees will be required to have previously learnt the Plie exercise below:

Please learn the Ballet exercise below from 8 minutes 22 seconds. Prior to this, the exercise is taught in full by our Head of Ballet.

TECHNICAL CENTRE PRACTICE AUDITION

Auditionees will be required to have previously learnt the Jazz sequence below:

Please learn the Jazz sequence below from 9 minutes 50 seconds. Prior to this, the sequence is taught in full by our Head of Dance.

FREE DANCE CLASS

This will be a routine based dance class to show personal style, pick up skills, dynamics and performance.

Required dress:

Jazz shoes or trainers that are suitable for dance (i.e. no Converse or similar fashion shoes that are not designed for dance). No loose clothing or jewellery is permitted.

NB. All auditionees must conduct their own full independent physical warm up before they arrive to the online dance element of the audition.




INTERVIEW


During the day you will be invited for a short online interview with a member of the Senior Leadership/Senior Management team.