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Season 2 Auditions
Think you have what it takes to be the next Broadway Bound LIVE Champion? 
Audition and compete for the chance of a lifetime! 
Each contestant will receive over $3,000 in scholarships for private vocal lessons, group dance classes, group acting lessons, masterclasses, workshops, networking events, and professional headshots and modeling portfolios. Six finalists will also find themselves performing in an original musical onstage in New York City. In addition, one winner will receive a 4 year renewable Director's Scholarship worth up to $240,000 to a prestigious performing arts college in New York City. 
Season 2 Tentative Dates:
September 7, 2022-January 9, 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico 
Production will film on nights and weekends, so contestants may continue to work or attend school. 
**Limited housing available for out of town contestants**
**Limited work placement also available**
Self-Tapes due Oct 26, 2022 at 11:59pm.
Optional in-person dance workshop TBD
Call backs TBD (in-person / virtual option) 

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Each contestant will receive over $3,000 in scholarships for private vocal lessons, group dance classes, group acting lessons, masterclasses, workshops, networking events, and professional headshots and modeling portfolios.  In addition, one winner will receive a 4 year renewable Director's Scholarship to a prestigious performing arts college in New York City. 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

Eligibility (See Official Rules for more information):

  • Legal U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident who is eligible to work full-time in the United States

  • Between the ages of 18 and 28 years of age as of September 7, 2022

  • Is able to demonstrate financial need based on one of the following documents:

    • Official letter of eligibility for SNAP/TANF benefits through resident State Human Services Department

    • Official statement of EFC of 07500 or lower on the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • IF IT IS FOUND THAT YOU IN ANY WAY FABRICATED OR TAMPERED WITH SAID DOCUMENTS OR PROVIDED FALSIFIED INFORMATION IN ANY MANNER, YOU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED

  • NOTE: You may audition prior to completing the FAFSA. FAFSA workshops will be available during call back weekend (Sept. 1-5) for students needing assistance with completion. 

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  • Must be available for all rehearsals and performances listed on the OFFICIAL SEASON 2 CALENDAR. Tentative dates: 

  • Preliminary season: Contestants will attend rehearsals / classes every week from September 7-November 1, 2022. Rehearsals / classes will generally be Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. In addition, contestants will have a weekly private vocal lesson, which they may work with their vocal coach to schedule. 

  • Competitive Rounds are TENTATIVE and final schedule will be posted within 2 weeks of each round.  Each round will last approximately 4 hours. 

    • September 18, 2022: Round 1

    • September 23, 2022: Round 2

    • October 1, 2022: Round 3

    • October 9, 2022: Round 4

    • October 16, 2022: Round 5

    • October 21, 2022: Round 6

    • October 30, 2022: Round 7

    • December 17, 2022: Round 8

    • January 6, 2023: Grande Finale

  • Finals: 

    • NON-FINALISTS will continue rehearsals on Sunday and Tuesdays and continue vocal lessons November 1, 2022-December 10, 2022. They will join the Finalists for tech week, December 11-December 15 as well as dress rehearsal (December 16) and final performance (December 17).  

    • FINALISTS: For the final 6, rehearsals for the Grande Finale will be Sunday-Thursday evenings beginning at 6pm November 1, 2022 through December 15, 2022. December 16 will be a final dress rehearsal and will be a full day. December 17 is the first performance for the Grande Finale. The final 6 will take a short winter break and then return to perform in their final performance in New York City to determine the winner. 

  • Other dates: 

    • October 5-8, 2022

    • October 24-28, 2022

    • December 26, 2022-January 9, 2023

 

Note that this schedule is tentative and may change. Contestants are expected to be fully available September 7, 2022-January 9, 2023. Date/ schedule updates will allow 2 weeks notice for any changes.  

NOTE: Contestants remain on the show through December 17, 2022, even if they are eliminated. 

  • Must be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of Producer that you do not have any of the following agreements in effect (written or oral):

    • a current music recording contract;

    • a current agreement relating to the use of your name, voice and/or likeness; 

    • an exclusive acting contract; 

    • or any other contractual arrangement that would prohibit you from fully participating in the show:

 

In addition, the following individuals are NOT eligible: 

Any individual who has been prohibited from entering the Venue and/or any other properties owned or operated by the Venue.

NOTE: Broadway Bound LIVE is a SAG-Aftra Microbudget production, therefore SAG-Aftra actors are eligible to audition and perform. 

The Audition Process:

Phase 1: Self Tapes: Interested persons who believe they are eligible may submit headshots, resumes, and self-tapes using the button at the bottom of this page. 

DUE: Oct 26, 2022 by 11:59pm

Those invited for call backs will be notified by TBD

Call backs TBD (in person / virtual option)

Call backs will require an assigned song and audition choreography. 

NOTE: If you do not have a professional headshot, that is ok--include a recent photograph that is clear, WITHOUT filters, and that has ONLY YOU in the frame. If you do not have a resume, please upload a document with a list of shows you have been in and any training you have received. 

Self-Tapes should include a slate, interview, vocal audition, and prepared monologue. Please compile each component into a single video and upload to google drive or unlisted on youtube. You will share the LINK to your tape when submitting. 

  • SLATE: Wide shot where we can see your entire body. Please be sure if you are filming on your phone that it is positioned HORIZONTAL, not vertical. Please state your full name, age, location, and representation, if any. 

  • Interview: In a 2-3 minute interview, please answer the following questions: 

    • Tell us a bit about yourself--hobbies, interests, etc. ​

    • Tell us about your family and childhood

    • What training, if any, do you have in voice, dance, or acting? 

    • Why do you want to be a part of Broadway Bound LIVE? 

  • Vocal Audition Selection: Record yourself singing 32 bars of a song of your choice with instrumental accompaniment. Please be sure that your backing track does not have any other vocals.

  • Acting Monologue: Perform a prepared monologue. The monologue may be classic or contemporary and between 60-120 seconds in length.

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  • Self tapes will be adjudicated on a 5 point scale for the monologue and the vocal performance, for a total of 10 possible points. A portion of the points available will be for on time submissions and following all directions. 

Call Backs: Date TBD

Phase 2: Call Backs:  Those invited for call backs will be notified by TBD. Call backs will be in person for local applicants and can be virtual for out of town applicants.

What to Expect: 

All potential contestants will receive a Google Drive folder with a selection of monologues and vocal pieces to choose from as well as a video of the dance choreography in case they are selected for call backs. You may begin working on these right away if you like, but notifications of call backs will be completed by TBD.

 

If selected for a call back, you will be given an audition time slot. Call backs are in person for local talent & virtual for out of town talent and will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico TBD. There will be an optional in-person dance workshop TBD. 

The call back weekend will be comprised of 3 parts: 

1. Monologues and Vocal auditions and interviews: This will be your opportunity to meet with the adjudication panel individually to demonstrate your ability. Please be prepared to also answer a few questions about yourself and about why you want to pursue a career in Musical Theatre. You will also likely be given feedback on your acting monologue and may be asked to try it again with a different direction. This is to see how you implement feedback and does not mean that the panel did not like your initial approach. These appointments will be scheduled at various times throughout the weekend. 

 

2. Dance Workshop: OPTIONAL: (August 31, 2022)  This will be your opportunity to learn the choreography for the dance portion of the audition. We understand that not everyone has had formal dance training, so come out and do your best. In addition, a video of the choreography will be provided to all applicants so they may prepare even if they cannot attend the workshop.   

3. Dance Audition: September 1-2, by appointment: This will be a group audition in groups of 5-7 dancers. It will begin with a stretch / warm up and then each group will perform the learned choreography. These will be done virtually over video call for out of town applicants. 

SCORING: 

Scores out of 5 points will be given for each contestant for each of the 4 audition components: monologue, vocal audition, dance choreography, and interview per adjudicator. This constitutes a total of 20 possible points per adjudicator for a maximum of 80 possible points.  These points will be added to the scores (up to 10 points) given for initial self-tape submissions, for a maximum of 90 possible points. The 9 male and 9 female contestants with the highest scores will continue as the official cast of Broadway Bound LIVE Season 2. Scores will not follow contestants into the official season. 

What to Wear to Call Backs:

  1. Professional attire should be worn for your interview, monologue, and vocal audition.

  2. Please wear/bring clothing that is comfortable and that you can move in for the dance rehearsal and audition. All black with black jazz shoes is preferred, but not required. If you do not have jazz shoes, please wear comfortable tennis shoes. 

  3. Please do not wear any clothing or bring any items that have designer names, corporate or sports team names or logos, copyrighted images, celebrity names or images (living or dead),cartoon character images or inappropriate messages or words (for example, profanity). If you do wear such clothing, you may be required to remove it, turn it inside out or put on additional clothing to cover it. If you have any tattoos that will be visible, please cover the tattoo for your audition. 

What to Bring to Call Backs:

Registration will occur at the check in desk prior to your audition time slot. 

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to your audition time slot to allow time for registration.

Registration paperwork may also be submitted virtually prior to callbacks. 

  1. What to Bring to Call Backs: 

    1. Two forms of ID that show proof of your age and a photograph (for example, a birth certificate and driver's license or a birth certificate and a passport or a birth certificate and a school ID card). 

    2. Proof of Financial Need: Is able to demonstrate financial need OR bring paperwork required for FAFSA. 

    3. Printed and signed Release Forms (emailed to you with your Call Back notification)