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WVU Theatre & Dance at the FREDDY© Awards


WVU Theatre & Dance is excited to return to this year’s FREDDY© Awards! The award presented will provide a scholarship from WVU and the School of Theatre Dance equivalent to the cost of university tuition. The award is renewable over 8 semesters of study. Students interested in enrolling in WVU School of Theatre and Dance in the Fall of 2019 as Musical Theatre or Design & Technology majors are encouraged to apply and audition/Interview with us on Tuesday May 22nd.

Auditions will take place at the State Theatre in Easton, PA from 2:30-5:00. Requirements for the audition are provided below.


Musical Theatre

The audition will explore your abilities in Theatre, Music and Dance. Therefore please prepare the following:

Two contrasting songs
that show both your acting and vocal range and ability:

  • One up tempo and one ballad. 
  • One of those selections should the entire song while the second should be a 32 bar cutting (which number is in its entirety and which is a cutting is the candidate’s choice).  Selections should be memorized for performance.
  • Please know the shows from which you are choosing the songs to show your understanding of the character and motivations behind the song.
  • An accompanist will be provided. Please have appropriate sheet music in your key. Place your sheet music in a three-ring binder for the accompanist. No a cappella performances, use of recorded tracks or self-accompaniment is allowed.

A one-minute monologue fully-realized and memorized.

Your entire audition package should be around 5 – 6 minutes total.

  • Please have a one-page resume of your theatre/performance experience and a recent headshot or photograph to present at this audition/interview. Please DO NOT staple the resume and photo together.

Dance call – After your vocal audition you will be asked to learn/perform a dance combination as part of your dance audition.

Present the best of you in this process; do not show or push some image or idea of what we might want to see. We want to know and see you in this interview and within your audition.

BFA Design Tech

An interview and portfolio review is required for admission and scholarship consideration for all incoming BFA Design/Tech students.

Interview: The BFA Design Tech interview is a chance for us to get to know you. We like to get a sense of your experience in and enthusiasm for theatre.

In a portfolio we are looking to understand your previous experience in theatre and related areas. A good thing to do is use a simple program like Microsoft Powerpoint to present your work. Show photos of productions you have worked on. If possible, include process photos of the specific things you did. The portfolio may also include any artwork, craft or construction projects which illustrate your interests and talent.

Register online by May 12th


Questions? Please contact…

James Froemel

Recruitment Specialist

College of Creative Arts

West Virginia University



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