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.

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. Due to the COVID-19, we are only accepting the Video Audition Materials along with the required paperwork. There will be no on-campus auditions at this time. For questions about the auditions, please call 309-298-1543 (the Theatre Dance office) or email us at or  

Please follow the instruction on how to submit the "Video Audition Information for Fall 2021 Admission", by clicking on this link.

Video Audition Information For Fall 2021 Admission  

Here is the link to the audition form that should accompany your Video Audition.

Audition Form  

Please note there is a Virtual Audition as well. Once we've received your Video Audition (see above), contact us to choose your virtual audition date and we'll send you the specifics for the day. Click this link to learn more about the Virtual Audition Day:  

Virtual Audition Information

Virtual Audition Dates:

Video Auditions must be complete prior to signing up for a Virtual Audition Day.

  • Saturday, November 14th, 2020
  • Saturday, February 6th, 2021
  • Saturday, February 27th, 2021
  • Saturday, March 6th, 2021
  • Saturday, March 27th, 2021
  • Saturday, April 24th, 2021

All dates are Saturdays - please plan for approximately 10am - 2pm

CONTACT Lysa Fox (Head of Musical Theatre) at with any and all questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: We can guarantee you more financial assistance the earlier you audition.

It's never too late to audition. We will accept new students up to the start day of the new semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on the link Frequently Asked Questions