Auditions

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS AND CAMPUS CLASS CANCELLATIONS, THE OPEN CALL AUDITIONS FOR HOLIDAY INN AND THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME WILL BE MOVED FROM MONDAY, DEC. 2 TO TUESDAY, DEC. 3. APPOINTMENT TIMES WILL REMAIN AS SCHEDULED. CONTACT JEFFREY.WHETSTONE@CORTLAND.EDU WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

Musical Theatre Program Auditions

Prospective students may schedule an audition appointment on the following dates to audition for Fall 2020 admission to the Musical Theatre Program:

  • Nov. 16, 2019 on the SUNY Cortland Campus
  • Jan. 18, 2020 in NYC at Pearl Studios
  • Feb.15, 2020 in NYC at Ripley Grier Studio

It is strongly recommended that an application for general admission to the College is submitted before scheduling an audition. Visit Cortland.edu/apply to learn more. Once application has been submitted, please contact Dr. Deena Conley in the Performing Arts Department at deena.conley@cortland.edu, or call 607-753-2811 to reserve an audition time slot. A limited number of audition times are available for each date. You should not wait to receive an acceptance letter from the College before scheduling your audition.* 

Open Call/Walk-in auditions

Open Call/Walk-in auditions for fall 2020 admission will be held Jan. 19, 2020 in NYC at Pearl Studios

Audition appointments will not be scheduled in advance; prospective students may sign up for an audition time at Pearl Studios on the day of the audition. A limited number of audition slots will be available on this date. For a guaranteed audition appointment, consider scheduling an appointment on Nov. 16, Jan. 18 or Feb. 15.

For your audition:

  • Candidates should prepare two 30-second contrasting song selections from the musical theatre canon. Song selection requirements: one up-tempo, one ballad; one pre-1960, one post-1960; no pop, rock, rap, or country. Students must provide sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.
  • Candidates should prepare a brief, one-minute contemporary monologue. Monologue requirements: Cannot be from a musical or performed with a dialect.
  • Candidates should be prepared to learn a brief dance combination at the audition. Students with extensive dance training may also prepare a short, one-minute combination to present.

Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance to the college and musical theatre major by the Admissions Office. You must apply for general admission to the College in order to be considered for the Musical Theatre major. Visit Cortland.edu/apply to learn more.

Theatre Production Auditions

Auditions for all productions are open to students in all majors.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS AND CAMPUS CLASS CANCELLATIONS, THE OPEN CALL AUDITIONS FOR HOLIDAY INN AND THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME WILL BE MOVED FROM MONDAY, DEC. 2 TO TUESDAY, DEC. 3. APPOINTMENT TIMES WILL REMAIN AS SCHEDULED. CONTACT JEFFREY.WHETSTONE@CORTLAND.EDU WITH ANY QUESTIONS. DANCE CALL AND CALLBACK SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

SPRING PRODUCTIONS:

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

by Simon Stephens based on the novel by Mark Haddon

Directed by Anthony Bruno

HOLIDAY INN

The NEW Irving Berlin Musical

Directed and Choreographed by Terrie Robinson

Music Directed by Jacob Carll

Tuesday, Dec. 3: OPEN CALL AUDITIONS for Both Productions

For "Curious Incident" please prepare 60 seconds of text from an English-language play written no earlier than 1980, and in the style/tone of the show. No stand-alone monologues or TV/film/musical material. No heightened language/poetry. No dialects.

For "Holiday Inn" please prepare 30 seconds of an Irving Berlin song and 30 seconds of a contrasting song in the style of the show.

Online audition sign ups- through signupgenius.com are currently live. Contact Jeffrey.Whetstone@cortland.edu for assistance.

Dance Call and Callback schedule will ensue during the week following Open Call. Schedule to be announced.

All Musical Theatre Majors and anyone auditioning for Holiday Inn must attend the Dance Call