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Free audition Day

The Sharpe Academy Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre is aimed at students aged 18-25. We will however consider exceptionally talented students aged 16-17.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Minimum Age: 16+
• Entry is by Audition only.
• Students aged 16 & 17 must have passed GCSE Maths & English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) in order to start the course. No additional qualifications are required.
• Students aged 18+ do not require any formal qualifications.

Places will be offered only to students who we feel can have a successful career as a musical theatre performer. All students who wish to be considered for a place must attend an audition. To book a FREE audition please complete our online form. Once we receive your application you will be invited to one of our audition days.

Auditions are scheduled for:

• Tuesday 28th May 2019
• Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Audition places are limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment.


  • What to Prepare
  • The Audition Day


Students should prepare the following for their audition:

One Musical Theatre Song
This should last no longer than 3 minutes and should show your vocal capabilities and range. Sheet music should be brought for our pianist to play. We will also have a speaker to connect to your music player or phone if you wish to use a backing track. Sheet music is preferred. Please note, you will be stopped exactly after 3 minutes so you may wish to start at an appropriate point in the song – the ideal place may not be the beginning.

One Acting Monologue
This can be from either the modern or classical era. It should last no longer than 3 minutes and you should use your own voice and no accents. This should be a performance in which you fully embrace the­ character. A printed copy of your monologue should be provided for the panel to follow as you perform the piece. If you are unsure how to select a monologue please contact our office and we will suggest some­options.


The day will be split into:

Introduction by the Principal
Learn all about Sharpe Academy and the course itself. Parents are welcome to­attend.

Ballet Class
Please wear appropriate Ballet gear or tight fitting clothes. This will show your posture and technique. Ballet shoes must be worn.

Drama Class
You will take part in a group workshop.

Jazz Class
Please wear dancewear that you can comfortably move in. You will be taught a short Commercial Jazz routine and will perform it in small groups.

Solo Presentation
You will present your prepared song and monologue to the panel and your fellow­ auditionees.

Interviews
You may be asked to stay at the end of the day for an interview. This will be a chance for one of our senior directors to discover a little more about you and your future goals. Parents are welcome to attend. We will also discuss course costs and will answer any questions you may have. You­ will hear within 14 days of your interview if you have been offered/declined a place on the course or if you have been placed on our reserve list.