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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
In 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. 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.

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 musical theater song (30-90 seconds). This can be a song from a role you played in a show, or your favorite musical theater song for a role that you'd like to play, or just a song you've learned for audition purposes. But it must be from a stage musical. It cannot be a song from a movie, a pop song, or an original song. 
    • You must sing with an accompaniment track. This can be a piano accompaniment that someone recorded for you, or a track you found online. But you cannot sing over the cast recording or any track with pre-recorded vocals; nor can you sing a capella. 
    • You must have the lyrics of your song memorized. Please do not use printed lyrics or read lyrics from a device, like a phone or iPad. 
    • 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 keep the total time of your video to 4 minutes or under. This 4 mins should include your personal intro (1 min), your musical theater audition song (30-90 secs), and your supplement performance (30-90 secs), if any. 
Thank you. And break a leg!!