Saturday, March 8, 2014
When and Where
This year’s audition date is Saturday, March 8, 2013.
Auditions will take place at McDonogh School in the Horn Theatre.
There will be group auditions and each session lasts for one hour. You will be assigned one of the following audition slots:
9:00am – 10:00am
10:30am – 11:30am
12:30pm – 1:30pm
2:00pm – 3:00pm
There will be an important parent meeting between the morning
and afternoon sessions. Parents are required to come to one of
these two meetings:
10:00am – 10:30am
1:30pm – 2:00pm
What to Prepare
Each student auditioning for YAT must prepare one monologue and one song to perform by themselves in front of a supportive group of YAT counselors and the student’s peers. The monologue and the song should be memorized and each should be no longer than one minute.
All students will learn a short dance routine as part of their audition. Please make sure to wear comfortable footwear to the audition. No flip-flops or sandals will be allowed on the stage for the dance portion of the audition. If the student owns jazz dance shoes, those may also be worn, but they are not required.
Register with McDonogh's Summer Program
You must register for YAT using the online application for McDonogh’s Summer Programs. A $300 deposit is due with the application. Please go to the McDonogh website and click on Summer Programs to register or click here.
What's a monologue?
A monologue is simply a speech. It can be from a play, a musical, a movie, a book, or an original piece written by the student. The monologue should be memorized and students should speak it as clearly and confidently as possible. It can be funny, serious, sad… the most important thing is that the student chooses a monologue that tells a story they can fully understand. If you need suggestions for monologues, please email us!
What song should I sing?
Ideally, the song the student chooses should be from a musical or movie. Pop songs that the student might know from the radio are not the best choice to show the true vocal abilities of the student. The song should be memorized and students should sing it as clearly and confidently as possible. The student should bring the sheet music for the song to the audition so that our piano player can accompany the student while he/she sings. It is best for the student to sing with the piano - not a cappella (without music) – so that we can better identify the student’s musical skills. If you need suggestions for songs or help with where to get sheet music, please email us!
What will the dance be like?
All students who audition will learn a short dance. No dance experience is necessary for acceptance into the YAT program. Students will learn and perform the dance in groups and they will not have to dance individually. We will teach the dance to the students during their audition session – no preparation is required for this part.
Schedule Your Audition
Please tell us:
Returning YAT Actor?
Student’s Current Grade
Student’s Current Age
Student’s Date of Birth
If your son/daughter is new to YAT, please share with us a brief description of their previous experience on stage. No experience is necessary to join YAT, so it’s okay if this is their first time!
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