Cabaret, 2018.

About the Auditions and Interviews

Admission into the Xavier University Theatre program is competitive. Any student interested in being considered as a Xavier Theatre, Musical Theatre or Theatre Education major must audition and/or interview with the Theatre faculty. This process includes either an audition or tech/design presentation and a personal interview.

It is required that you start the process by submitting either the Xavier Online Application or the Common Application. Applicants can then submit the Theatre Major Application. Once the theatreapplication has been received, you will be contacted by the department to set an audition/interview time.


For the Auditions and Interviews:

Applicants to the B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Performance should prepare and bring the following to your audition:

  • Two contemporary monologues (1-2 minutes each in length), OR
    One contemporary monologue and one contemporary musical theatre song (prepare the entire song). Please bring sheet music for the accompanist.
  • Bring two copies of your current headshot (8x10) and resume.

Applicants to the B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Technical Theatre or Design should bring the following to the interview:

  • Portfolio of past production materials.
  • Bring two copies of your current headshot and resume. If you do not have a headshot, please bring a favorite picture of yourself in 8x10 format.

Applicants to the B.A. in Musical Theatre should prepare and bring the following:

  • Two contemporary musical theatre songs (prepare the entire song).
  • One contemporary monologue (1-2 minutes in length).
  • Bring two copies of your current headshot (8x10) and resume.
  • Please note: There is no dance audition.

Applicants to the B.S. in Theatre Education should prepare and bring the following:

  • Two copies of your current headshot (8x10) and resume.
  • If Technical Theatre/Design focus: A portfolio of past production materials.
  • If Performance focus: Two contemporary monologues (1-2 minutes in length), OR
    One contemporary monologue and one contemporary musical theatre song (prepare the entire song). Please bring sheet music for the accompanist.

Auditions and interviews usually last about 45 minutes. Current students will also be available to ask any questions and to show you around the theatre facilities.


The audition dates for admittance into the Xavier Theatre Department in Fall 2019 are:

December 1, 2018 12:00-5:00pm

Complimentary tickets will be available to attend our afternoon or evening production of ANTIGONE (BORN AGAINST)

January 26, 2019 12:00-5:00pm

February 9, 2019 12:00-5:00pm
Complimentary tickets will be available to attend our afternoon or evening production of ROMEO AND JULIET

February 23, 2019 12:00-1:30pm OR 4:30-7:00pm
Complimentary tickets will be available to attend our afternoon or evening production of NEXT TO NORMAL

March 23, 2019 12:00-5:00pm

Complimentary tickets will be available to attend our afternoon or evening production of THE OXFORD COMMA

April 13, 2019 12:00-1:30pm OR 4:30-7:00pm
Complimentary tickets will be available to attend our afternoon or evening production of COMPANY

To Apply to the Theatre Department, click here.