For more information about auditions, visit the Audition Information page, or contact the Office of Admission at email@example.com.
Dean Gennaro, pictured in the center, with the MSM Musical Theatre Class of 2023!
Dean Gennaro: The MSM musical theatre audition day includes:
Dean Gennaro: Applicants should wear dance clothes and dance shoes for the dance audition, and street clothes for their monologue and songs. Applicants should simply present themselves in attire they feel good in!
Dean Gennaro: Individuality and creativity.
Dean Gennaro: See a Broadway or Off-Broadway show! Visit museums or art galleries, and enjoy great food at great restaurants. My favorite spots in the city are Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dean Gennaro: Be yourself and present material that you love to perform.
Current MSM Musical Theatre students in a dance rehearsal
“Be kind, courteous, and prepared with your binder and audition materials. Don’t allow other applicants to get to you—just breathe, center yourself, and don’t let any negativity affect you. Go in knowing you’re going to give it your all and don’t worry about what happens after. The most important thing is that you are happy with the performance you’ve given. You have nothing to prove, only to share, so go in and share your gifts. No matter the outcome, I know our wonderful faculty are delighted to have heard and seen you perform.”
— Bobby Barksdale (BM ’23)
I believe it’s very important to be as prepared as possible. When I’m prepared for an audition it makes a world of a difference. No one is expecting you to be perfect, so try to relax and be yourself. One thing that helps me while being in the audition room is to smile—it helps keep positive vibes!
— Zane Zapata (BM ’22)
Walk in with confidence! Make sure your music is in the order you plan on singing it to make it easier on the accompanist, and that it’s clearly marked. Don’t worry about being quiet when you talk them through your pieces either, it’s not a secret! Everyone wants to see you succeed, especially the people behind the table! Before you start your pieces, take a deep breath and center yourself before you begin. Best of luck to all!
— Bailey Pierce (BM ’23)
Click through the images below to see our Musical Theatre department in action!
Students perform in an MSM Production of She Loves Me
Musical theatre students in Acting Class
Musical theatre students in a dance rehearsal with MSM Faculty member Enrique Brown
Students perform in an MSM Production of Sunday in the Park with George
Students perform in On the Brink of a Lovely Song
Liza Gennaro, Dean of Musical Theatre
Some of MSM's Musical Theatre Staff
Students perform in an MSM Production of Cabaret
Students perform in an MSM Production of The Wild Party
Students at the final bow of On the Brink of a Lovely Song
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