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.

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.


XAVIER THEATRE 2019-2020 AUDITION DATES FOR FALL 2020 ADMITTANCE

October 26, 2019: 11:00am-4:00pm (Complimentary tickets to Xavier Theatre's CHICAGO)

November 16, 2019: 11:00am-5:00pm (Complimentary tickets to Xavier Theatre's THE WOLVES)

December 8, 2019: 12:00-6:00pm

February 8, 2020: 11:00am-5:00pm (Complimentary tickets to Xavier Theatre's HEATHERS THE MUSICAL)

February 29, 2020: 11:00am-5:00pm (Complimentary tickets to Xavier Theatre's SHOOTER!)

March 21, 2020: 12:00-6:00pm

April 18, 2020: 10::am-1:00pm OR 4:30-6:30pm (Complimentary tickets to Xavier Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT)