Theatre Arts Audition Day

On Saturday, Feb. 22, learn about our programs of study and audition for scholarships!

Schedule of Events

  • 10 a.m. 
    Meet and Greet with Faculty and Staff
  • 10:30 a.m.–Noon
    Tour Campus and Theatre Arts Facilities
  • Noon–12:30 p.m.
  • 12:30–1 p.m.
    Vocal Warm-up
  • 1–2 p.m.
    Audition Packages
  • 2–2:30 p.m.
    Dance Audition
  • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Portfolio Review for Technical or Management Programs


For students interested in all areas of the Theatre Arts at Lees-McRae, we offer scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 that require an audition or interview. Performance-based merit scholarships may be combined with other academic merit scholarships. Entrance into the BFA in Musical Theatre program is by audition only.


    BFA in Musical Theatre Auditions

    NOTE: Audition materials will be provided immediately after registration is completed. The BFA in Musical Theatre program audition also doubles as a Theatre Arts scholarship audition.

    Please review the requirements below for BFA in Musical Theatre program auditions. 

    • Students must present two memorized monologues.
    • Students must sing two songs in their entirety following the guidelines below. You may bring sheet music for the provided accompanist.

      • One song must be from a musical written before 1960 and the other from a musical written after 1960.
      • One song must be an up-tempo piece and the other must be more of a ballad.
    • All students will be taught a rigorous dance combination during the audition.

    • Students must complete an audition application and provide two letters of recommendation, a resume, and a headshot to complete the application process.


    Theatre Arts Scholarship Auditions

    Please review the requirements below for scholarship auditions.

    • All students will complete two contrasting memorized monologues.
    • If you're a vocalist, prepare two songs of contrasting styles. You may bring sheet
      music for the provided accompanist.
    • All students will be asked to learn a brief pedestrian movement combination during
      the audition.
    For a technical interview, please bring a portfolio and a resume.

Beyond the Classroom

While earning your degree, you’ll complete an internship to test your skills and learn in the field. In addition, you’ll travel to the Southeastern Theatre Conference to develop industry connections and learn about potential opportunities in the future. If you’re looking for an extra opportunity to learn, consider enrolling in one of the travel courses to New York City or England.


Contact Director of Theatre Arts Joshua Yoder at