Prescreen Auditions for H.S. Seniors

Prescreen Auditions for High School Seniors

This year, Circle in the Square Theatre School’s Two-Year Conservatory Workshops in Theatre and Musical Theatre and the Circle/Eckerd BFA , are participants in the Musical Theater Common Prescreen
for the 2019-2020 cycle.


We realize the name of this Common Prescreen can be confusing, so just to clarify:

  • This Prescreen does NOT APPLY to the Summer Intensives, or if you already have a College Degree.

  • It also DOES NOT APPLY to those applicants who have graduated from high school but took time off before starting college. 


This Prescreen is for ALL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS applying for
EITHER Workshop in the Two Year Conservatory or applying for the Circle/Eckerd BFA.
 


How to Submit Your Prescreen Audition:

  1. FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION: ALL APPLICANTS should fill out the application, and select their preferred audition date.

  2. PROVIDE VIDEO LINKS IN YOUR APPLICATION: You can provide a video hosting link in the line provided when you submit your application: There are lines provided on your application for you to paste links individually to each of the required videos.

  3. EMAIL VIDEO LINKS DIRECTLY TO ADMISSIONS OFFICE: You can email your link directly to the Admissions office: More detailed video submission procedures can be found on The Audition.

**If you are applying for the Professional Theatre Workshop, just submit the Monologues portion of the Prescreen (Option B) as described below.  You DO NOT need to sing.


DEADLINE:
Due to our rolling admissions policy, we must receive your video no later than ONE MONTH prior to your selected preferred audition date.

 

***If you are applying for Circle/Eckerd BFA please note all Eckerd admissions deadlines and submit your prescreen accordingly.
To see those deadlines please vist Eckerd BFA***


Musical Theatre Common Pre Screen
2019-2020 Requirements

OVERALL

Each piece should be filmed/uploaded as a separate piece of media. No continuous videos.

SLATE

There should not be a separate “slate” video, rather slates are to appear at the beginning of each piece.
The proper slate for a song is to share your name, the title, and show in which it appears.
The proper slate for a monologue is to share your name, the title of the play, and the playwright.

SONGS

Students should prepare 2-contrasting pieces:

  • One song should be a ballad and one song should be an uptempo
  • Each song file should be 60-90 seconds (this time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds)
  • Songs should be filmed in a ¾ shot which means the top of the head to the knees should be visible in the frame.
     Circle MUSICAL Programs – Option A

        • One song should be written prior to 1970.
          This song can be either the uptempo or the ballad (student’s choice).
        • One song should be written after 1970 and contrast the style of the first.


MONOLOGUES

  • Monologues must be from a published play.
  • Monologues cannot be from musicals, television shows, or movies.
  • Each monologue file should be 60-90 seconds in length (this time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds)
     ALL Circle Programs (MUSICAL and THEATRE) – Option B

      • Two 60-90 second contrasting monologues
        • 1 Contemporary (written after 1900); Contemporary monologue should be filmed in a “close-up” shot which means the top of the head to the chest should be visible in the frame.
        • 1 Classical (written pre-1900); Classical monologue should be filmed in a “full body” shot which means the top of the head to the feet on the floor should be visible in the frame.
          (Although we would prefer it, please only perform Shakespeare if you feel comfortable doing so)

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Audition Dates
Find out our AUDITION DATES for the upcoming school year and the cities they will take place in.
The Audition
WHAT TO PREPARE for your audition, a quick checklist by program of what material is required as well as VIDEO SUBMISSION guidelines.