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Ohio Northern University is now accepting online auditions and portfolios for the Musical Theatre, Theatre, and International Theatre Production programs! Click here to upload your audition now.

Auditions and Interviews

All students wishing to major in musical theatre and international theatre production must be accepted to the program through departmental auditions or interviews. The same audition/interview also can qualify the student for consideration for a talent award.

Students wishing to major in theatre may audition or interview to be considered for a talent award.

Students interested in pursuing a minor in dance must also audition in order to be considered eligible for a talent award.

Locations and Dates

Auditions and interviews are conducted in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts, unless otherwise noted. The following dates may be used for acceptance into the department and for scholarship consideration.

All audition dates have already passed. If you wish to complete an audition, please upload your audition using the website below. Auditions dates for the fall 2020 entering class will be announced this summer or early fall. 

If you are unable to make any of the above dates, please upload your audition to For questions about audition dates or problems with your audition upload, please contact the Office of Admissions at 888-408-4668.

Audition Requirements for Musical Theatre

  • Prepare two selections from the standard Broadway repertoire; a ballad that shows a sustained legato line and an “up tempo” number. Each selection should be no more than 32 bars in length.
  • Prepare two contrasting, one-minute monologues. No Shakespeare, please. The entire audition must be memorized.
  • All applicants participate in a dance audition (warmup across the floor combination). The audition is used to assess dance class placement as well as potential. Dancers with prior training may be asked for additional demonstration of skills at the end of the general class. Prior dance training, while desirable, is not a requirement for acceptance to the musical theatre program.
  • Please bring a résumé and photograph to leave with the audition team.
  • Click HERE for the audition form.

Interview Guidelines for International Theatre Production

  • The interview provides an opportunity to discuss your experience and career goals with our faculty.
  • Your experience is best shown through a portfolio (can include photos, programs, technical drawings, reviews, etc.) and a résumé.
  • Those without formal portfolios should prepare to discuss their experience with the faculty.
  • Please contact Kathe DeVault to set up an interview and portfolio review.

Audition/Interview for Theatre Talent Award


  • Prepare two contrasting monologues. Each monologue should be no more than two minutes in length.
  • One selection may be, but is not required to be, classical. Shakespeare is permitted.
  • Please bring a résumé and photograph to leave with the audition team.
  • Click HERE for the audition form.


  • When interviewing for all other areas of study (playwriting, theatre history, theatre administration, dramaturgy, technical theatre, etc.), bring whatever reflects your experience thus far, and be prepared to discuss your experience and career goals with our faculty.
  • Please bring a résumé and photograph to leave with the audition team.

Audition Requirements for Dance Minor Talent Award

  • Prepare a short dance (no longer than two minutes) that demonstrates your technique, musicality and phrasing in dance. This may be ballet, jazz, modern, tap or any other style depending on your training and experience. The choreography may be your own or someone else’s.
  • A CD/tape player will be provided for your audition.
  • Professional dance attire is expected (leotards, tights, ballet slippers, etc.).
  • There will be a dance call led by one of our instructors.
  • Click HERE for the audition form.
Department of Theatre Arts

Brenda Hoyt-Brackman

Freed Center for the Performing Arts 125
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
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