Theatre and Dance

Audition and Application Information for B.F.A. in Musical Theatre  

Auditions/Interviews are NOT required for admission to the BA program.  

Auditions/Interviews for the Graduate Program in Theatre, please go to MFA in Theatre.

Auditions for the BFA in Musical Theatre  

For Audition purposes, you do NOT have to be accepted to the school at the time of your audition. However, if an offer is made contact the Admission Office for more information or APPLY NOW online.  

All students interested in musical theatre are first admitted to WIU as an acting major. Candidates for the BFA program are selected through competitive auditions. Chosen candidates are then offered a position in the program and the major changes to the BFA in musical theatre.

BFA Musical Theatre Audition Dates:

  • Saturday, October 8th, 2022
  • Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
  • Saturday, February 4th, 2023
  • Saturday, April 8th, 2023

All of these auditions can be coupled with our "The Day In The Life experience" which will be on the Friday before. Meet students, attend classes, see a show! Click here to find out more!

Audition Requirements for the BFA in Musical Theatre:  

Candidates for the BFA program are chosen based on a performance audition along with the general admission standards of Western Illinois University.  

With the improving nature of the Covid-19 pandemic in our region as of April 2021, we are pleased to offer safe, In-Person Auditions as well as Video Auditions for Fall 2023 admission.  

Please follow instructions on how to set up an In-Person Audition. Information is also available for video auditions through Accept'd.

Audition Instructions

Here is the link to the audition form that should accompany your Audition. If you are auditioning through Accept’d (video submission) this form is on their website.

Audition Form

CONTACT Lysa Fox (Head of Musical Theatre) at with any and all questions. We look forward to hearing from you! We can also be reached at 309-298-1543 (the Theatre & Dance office) or email us at

It's never too late to audition. We will accept new students up to the start day of the new semester. Please note: We can guarantee you more financial assistance the earlier you audition.