What to prepare for a Disney audition…
Each type of audition will have a slightly different set of requirements. We've put together a list of standard formats, but be sure to read each audition listing carefully as it will have specific information on what to prepare.
Prepare two separate vocal selections of contrasting styles. Pick the best 16 bars of each. Remember that we're not just looking for good vocalists. We need singers who can really tell a story. Do your very best to know the story behind the words you're singing and convey that in your audition.
We'll provide an accompanist for all vocal auditions. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. We don't allow any pre-recorded accompaniment (tape, CD, etc...). In addition to your prepared pieces, we may ask you to learn additional music or a movement combination.
Prepare a one minute comedic monologue. Practice your timing. Be sure not to rush the moments in your piece, and remember that you're not just reading words... think about the emotion behind what you're saying and play the part.
In addition to your prepared piece, you may be asked to read, learn additional material, or participate in improvisational exercises.
We have roles with a wide range of required ability. Be sure to read the audition listing carefully to know what is required.
Wear form fitting dance attire that allows a full range of movement. Bring ballet shoes, jazz shoes and/or character heels, and wear the appropriate footwear for each combination.
Please arrive early enough to stretch and warm up before the audition begins.
Prepare three short selections that demonstrate your technical, lyrical, and improvisational skill. Remember that we need to see your showmanship in addition to your proficiency on your instrument. Let your personality shine through! Sight reading will be required. Some applicants may be asked to perform a simple marching maneuver.
Plan on bringing your own instrument unless otherwise noted in the audition listing.
Disney Character Performer & Look Alikes
We won't ask you to have any specific content prepared for a Character Audition, but you can prepare in other ways.
Remember that most roles in this category will require you to portray one of our world-famous Disney Characters with no words at all. You'll communicate through gestures and movement. The auditions are based primarily on movement, physical coordination and attitude.
We have a very wide range of roles for stunt performers. Please read the audition listings closely to decide if an audition is right for you.
Tumblers, acrobats, gymnasts and other stunt performers must have a gymnastic background. Aerial experience is a plus. Applicants may be asked to demonstrate proficiency on rings, rope, high bar, and trampoline. Some roles require climbing, swinging, aerial work, the ability to perform at heights, in, and around water as well as near fire and special effects.
Bands, Variety & Specialty Acts
Bands, variety acts, and other specialty acts are auditioned on an invitational basis. If you're interested in submitting your promo material to be considered for an audition, please click here.
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