Auditions

Auditions are by appointment only.

DATES:

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

LOCATION:

The audition will take place at Montclair State University College of the Arts/Life Hall, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043. Directions and a campus map to Montclair State University can be found online here: https://www.montclair.edu/about-montclair/directions/. Paid parking is available in the Red Hawk Parking Garage. The Red Hawk Parking Garage is located on College Avenue and is conveniently located close to the Sprague Football Field, Life Hall, Alexander Kasser Theatre, and University Hall. Payment can be made with cash or credit prior to leaving the garage. Directional signs will be stationed along the walking path from the Red Hawk parking garage to Life Hall. Paper Mill Playhouse staff will be stationed in the Life Hall lobby to check you in.

MINIMUM AGE:

To audition prospective students must be 10 years old by January 1, 2019. Proof of birthdate will be required to schedule an audition appointment.

MAXIMUM AGE:

Prospective students may audition up to and including the summer after their high school graduation, to a maximum age of 18.

Vocal Audition

Prospective students should select a portion of a song from a musical that best demonstrates your vocal range, musicality, interpretive skills, and acting ability. Bring sheet music in a binder or single sheets taped together that contain full piano accompaniment, not just chord symbols. An accompanist will be provided. Students may not perform a cappella or to an audio recording.

Dance Audition

Everyone will be asked to dance. Students will be taught a dance combination which will then be performed in small groups. Evaluation will be based on skill, potential, and the ability to learn the routine. Preferably jazz shoes, character shoes or low-soled sneakers should be worn. This audition is your only chance to impress our faculty. Make sure you are well-rehearsed and prepared.

Important Audition Information

First time auditioning? Please view the audition video below. Students who are not prepared or who arrive without sheet music may not be allowed to audition.

Plan to arrive 1 hour before your scheduled audition time to allow for parking, walking to the audition location on campus, paperwork and photography. To save time, download the forms and fill them out and bring them with you.

2019 Audition e-form (PDF)

2019 Audition e-form (WORD)

2019 Audition manual form (WORD)

Students auditioning for the Junior Company must bring one document proving age and identification (i.e. copy of birth certificate, student report card, student ID, passport, etc.)  Student age will be checked at your time of arrival.  Students must be 10 by January 1, 2019 to be able to audition.

Parents will not be permitted into the audition room.

Digitally recorded auditions are accepted only for prospective students who live out of state. Submissions must contain a singing performance of a Broadway song with accompaniment and a dance combination (ballet, jazz, or tap) performed to music. Video submissions are due by February 8th, 2019.

2019 Summer Tuition Assistance Request form (PDF)

2019 Summer Tuition Assistance Request form (WORD)

HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION APPOINTMENT

Appointments are grouped by age and students will be assigned a time. Morning and afternoon times will be available for all age groups. Please email an appointment request to SUMMER@PAPERMILL.ORG.

In your message include:

  • Student’s Full Name
  • Age as of January 1, 2019
  • Date of Birth
  • Email and Phone Number
  • Preferred Audition Date (2/2/19 or 2/9/19)

You will receive a confirmation of your appointment time. Appointments are first come, first served. If your preference has filled, we will offer you the next best option for your age.