Destination Broadway® Auditions
2019 SUMMER SESSION AUDITION DATES:
Our in-person auditions for this year have passed. Scroll down for information on how to submit your online video audition!
Video auditions are also accepted.
Check out how to submit your video in the instructions listed below!
Please remember, sing with accompanist!
No acapella vocal auditions.
Admission by Audition Only
Admission to the Destination Broadway® Learning Experience is by audition only. Each year several hundred aspiring young artists audition for about 90 places in our program. Since we have a return rate of about 30-40% of our former students, we are only able to accept about 50 new students each year.
We feel that the audition process is important for several reasons. First, we want to make sure that we reserve this opportunity for serious, motivated young people. Second, we want to make sure that there is some level of talent and training so that our students are able to take advantage of the opportunity. Finally, for anyone serious about this business, auditions are an important part of what it takes to be successful and should always be part of the program.
Auditions at your school or with your group.
You can schedule an informative learning session for young artists and parents at your location. We will talk about what it takes to be successful, how-to’s of auditioning, what to sing and how to prepare, what casting directors look for and he will answer your questions about the business. In addition, we will host auditions for the Destination Broadway® summer learning experience. If this is of interest, please contact us immediately through the Contact Us tab on our website.
Opportunity for Video Auditions
We generally visit performing arts schools, middle and high schools for the performing arts, choral groups, dance schools and musical theater programs around the country and hold auditions. This provides the “best” opportunity for people to audition, have a face-to-face audition and make a great first impression!
Over the past 12 years, our 1000+ graduates have told their friends about our program. As a result, we are now getting requests for auditions from Puerto Rico, Montana and even England. Since it is unlikely that we will travel to those locations for auditions, we will accept video auditions on a limited basis. Read below about how you can prepare a video audition, what is required and how to submit your video. Again, the best way to make a great impression is in person. If this is not possible, you have the option of submitting a video.
Video Audition Requirements
There are 5 components to a video audition.
Prepare your You-tube video that is no longer then 2 minutes in length. Please introduce yourself, tell us in 30 seconds why you want to attend Destination Broadway®, what you expect to learn from the opportunity, and then sing an age appropriate song of your choice for the remainder of the time. No background vocals permitted. NO ACAPELLA AUDITIONS, PLEASE. USE AN ACCOMPANIST. Again, this should NOT be a professionally created, enhanced video. Videos should be posted on www.youtube.com. Remember, we want to see YOU, not the result of a professionally produced video.
Posting your video to www.youtube.com:
- Naviagate to
- Create an account by clicking "create account" in upper right corner
- Upload your 2 minute audtion video
- On Right side set video as "Unlisted" (anyone with the link can view)
- Below "Uploading" Bar a link will appear in a small box.
- Copy and paste this link into your email to email@example.com. Be sure to include additional items outlined below.
Complete audtion form by clicking the Audition form below.
Submit one recommendation from a teacher, dance instructor, vocal coach or other professional involved in the performing arts, by clicking the button below. Print Recommendation Form, give it to the person making the recommendation and have them mail it (Destination Broadway®, 712 Mobjack Place, Newport News, VA 23606).
Prepare a headshot of yourself. Make sure your name appears on the photo! This requirement is intended to be EASY and INEXPENSIVE. A headshot is exactly that…a headshot. Spending money for a professional photo is not necessary. A digital camera photo will be fine.
Submit and finalize auditionby emailing your "Audtion Form", "Headshot" and "Youtube link" to firstname.lastname@example.org.