General Audition Information

    Singer/Dancers should bring a prepared selection to sing and a copy of the sheet music for the accompanist. It may be any song of your choosing. Please note that it is strongly preferred that you use a live accompanist (piano) for your audition. A professional accompanist will be available. You may bring your own accompanist, if you prefer. Please dress appropriately for an audition (no jeans, t shirts, etc.) You should also bring suitable clothing and appropriate shoes for the group dance audition. We suggest loose but not baggy dance attire, tights or dance pants and dance footwear preferred. Accomplished tappers should also bring tap shoes. You will have time to change for the dance audition.

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    Instrumentalists auditioning must bring their own equipment including amplifiers where necessary and drum set. These will be available for those auditioning in Eau Claire. An acoustic piano will be provided, but keyboard players who have their own synthesizer or keyboard are welcome to bring it along. All instrumentalists will be required to play a prepared piece of choice and to sight-read. Please note that woodwind players must audition on both Alto and Tenor Saxophones, so please bring both with you. In addition, if you play clarinet or flute bring those instruments as well.

    There is a $20.00 processing fee to be paid at time of registration. If you have not provided a photo with your application please bring one to your audition. Either color or black and white is acceptable.

    The auditions will be held as scheduled, even in cases of severe weather. If for any reason there is a change in this policy, there will be a recorded message at 414-266-7067 on the day of your audition with the details. These are the only dates we will hold auditions. If you have a serious conflict, call us immediately at 414-719-3648 and we will try to accommodate you.

    We look forward to seeing you and break a leg!

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    2016 Audition Dates / Locations

    February 26th — Eau Claire (UW Eau Claire) Haas Fine Arts Building beginning at 4 PM   Campus Map (top center of map)
    February 27th — Wisconsin Rapids, Rapids School of Performing Arts, beginning at 8:30 AM   Map to School
    February 27th — Monona Grove High School, beginning at 2 PM   Map to School
    February 28th — Milwaukee Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 9 AM   Map to Marcus Center
       Marcus Center - Enter at 123 East State Street (Northwest Corner of the Center) - Free street parking on Sundays.