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.  

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 2021 admission.  

Please follow instructions on how to set up an In-Person Audition or submit a Video Audition by clicking on the link below.

Audition Instructions  

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

Audition Form

For questions about the auditions, please call 309-298-1543 (the Theatre & Dance office) or email us at or

Be watching mid-summer for specific In-Person Audition Dates when the 2021 Fall Semester begins for entrance for Fall 2022.

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