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About Pasadena Playhouse
The Pasadena Playhouse is a place where people have gathered for 100 years to experience bold and important theater. We are one of the most prolific theaters in American history with a legacy of profound theatrical impact and courageous new work. As the state theater of California, our mission is to enrich people’s lives through theater, community programs and learning.

About Musical Theatre Boot Camp
Apply to be part of Pasadena Playhouse’s first ever Musical Theater Boot Camp! Students focus on the audition process rather than a production, allowing them to enter the college application season with a repertoire of monologues and songs, as well as the skills needed to find material appropriate for their age and type. From 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, industry professionals and guest artists will instruct students in acting, singing, dancing, movement, theater history and the college theater landscape. Each session culminates in a showcase for family and friends.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Video Auditions (Self-Tape) will be now be accepted on a rolling basis until all slots are filled. 

Audition instructions:

All applicants must submit a video audition that includes a personal introduction as well as the audition criteria in 1 video (can be edited together). Please be mindful of all instructions, especially posted time limits.

  • (1) Personal Introduction (1 minute)
    • State your name, age, and the name of your school.
    • Tell us about 1 meaningful arts experience you have had and why it was special.

*Do not read from a script. We are more interested in discovering your personality than hearing prepared answers. 

  • (2) Audition 
    • Sing one song (for 30-90 seconds) This can be a song you have sung in a show at school, something you like to sing at home, or one of the below options, if you’re not sure what to sing. 
    • If you’d like, you can also include one of the following supplemental performances:
      60-90 second monologue -OR-
      60-90 second performance of dance in any style you are comfortable with. A Tik Tok video is fine!

Please Note: 

  • If you don’t know what to sing, feel free to choose from the below options. Lyric sheets are available in the resources tab.
  • You can sing to accompaniment (Spotify, YouTube, piano) or a cappella (without music)