Bachelor of Fine Arts - Musical Theatre Concentration

An undergraduate degree with a concentration in musical theatre.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Musical Theatre Concentration

About

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre is intended for the dedicated and committed student who wishes to pursue a career in musical theatre. This interdisciplinary program involves course work in the core disciplines of music, theatre, and dance, as well as liberal arts courses designed to add historical context and insight into the student’s creative choices through theory and analysis. Our program utilizes the expertise of nationally and internationally recognized faculty from theatre, music, and dance to create a well-rounded artist/scholar.

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Performance Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to audition for multiple performance experiences including classic American musicals, contemporary musicals, operettas, plays with music, cabarets, musical revues, workshops/works-in-progress, readings of new musicals, plays, devised performances, and other collaborative & interdisciplinary projects. Students may be cast as early as their first year of enrollment! Musical Theatre majors are required to audition for every main-stage production, and encouraged to audition for as many studios, dance concerts, and directing scenes as schedules allow.

Program Audition

All BFA Musical Theatre candidates must formally audition for admittance into the program. All prospective students must be accepted by the University of Texas at Arlington prior to acceptance into the program. View the UTA Theatre Arts Acceptd page to submit your audition. Details on submissions are below.

Monologues

One 60-90 second contemporary monologue, written after 1900, from a published play. This time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to. Please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds. Contemporary monologues should be filmed in a close-up shot, with only the top of the head to chest visible in the frame.

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Songs

Two songs are presented for Musical Theatre auditions. One song should be written prior to 1970 and can be either an uptempo or a ballad. The second song should be written after 1970 and contrast the style of the first.

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Department Faculty & Staff

J. Austin Eyer, MFA in Directing, BFA in Theatre

Assistant Professor

Area Head BFA Musical Theatre

Austin Eyer

Email: austin.eyer@uta.edu

Phone #: (817) 272-2670

Office: Fine Arts Building North 422

Dr. Anne Healy, PhD in Aesthetics, MFA in Musical Theatre/Acting, BFA

Department Chair

Producer of Maverick Theatre Company & Maverick Dance Company

Anne Healy

Email: healy@uta.edu

Phone #: (817) 272-5202

Office: Fine Arts Building North 191A

Additional Information: Dr. Anne Healy comes to the Dallas/Fort Worth area from New York City where she worked for many years as a professional actress and musical theatre performer. Anne holds a Ph.D. in Humanities- Aesthetic Studies – Musical Theatre/Theatre from The University of Texas at Dallas, an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre, and is an Associate Professor and the Musical Theatre Area Head in the Department of Theatre Arts at UTA. As a member of Actors Equity Association (AEA), Anne has worked both Off-Broadway and in regional theatres across the country, with local performances at Casa Manana and Amphibian Productions in Fort Worth. She is thrilled to have worked with such notable directors such as Johnathon Pape and Academy Award winner/Emmy winner/Tony Award nominee Rob Marshall. Anne is an associate member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Union (SDC) and was recently in their 2017-2018 observership class. Regional directing credits include serving as the Assistant Director for A Raisin in the Sun at the Tony Award-winning Dallas Theater Center, as well as joining Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall at Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut as her directing observer. At UTA, Anne has directed The Heidi Chronicles, Dead Man Walking, The Robber Bridegroom, Fiddler on the Roof, As It Is In Heaven, West Side Story, the regional premier of The Theory of Relativity, and the world premiere of Troupers: A Musical Vaudeville, to name a few. Anne’s research in the areas of vaudeville, musical theatre, and directing has led to multiple papers and panel discussions nationally and internationally regarding inter-disciplinary collaboration processes in the arts, as well as several creative works. Anne’s recent article on her experiences at Goodspeed Musicals was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in the November 2017 issue of Theatre Topics.

Vicky Nooe, MM in Collaborative Piano, MM in Music Theory Pedagogy, BM in Piano Performance

Collaborative Pianist

Vicky Nooe Profile Photo

Email: vicky.nooe@uta.edu

Phone #: (972) 922-1412

Office: Fine Arts Building North 422

Donald Shorter (pronouns He/She), MFA New York University (TSOA)

Assistant Professor

Donald Shorter

Email: donald.shorter@uta.edu

Office: Fine Arts Bldg. Central 268A

Meredith Knight Treminio, MFA in Dance, Texas Woman's University

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Associate Artistic Director Maverick Dance Company

Meredith Knight

Email: meredith.knight@uta.edu

Phone #: (817) 272-2650

Office: Fine Arts Building North 180 & Swift Center 126A

Dr. Julienne A. Greer, PhD in Humanities Aesthetic Studies, MA in Media Arts

Assistant Department Chair

Emotional Robotics Living Lab Director & BA Area Head

Dr. Julienne Aleta Greer, AEA

Email: jgreer@uta.edu

Phone #: (817) 272-0729

Office: Fine Arts Building Central 268B

Additional Info:: Dr. Julienne A. Greer is an Assistant Professor of Theatre; Social Robotics and Performance. She earned a BFA in Drama from NYU, an MA in Media Arts from TCU, and her Ph.D. in Humanities at UTD. Dr. Greer is an interdisciplinary scholar + artist working at the emerging intersection of theatre and social robotics. Her primary focus is examining Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) to “humanize” social robots to the nuances of human behavior and develop better human-robot relational outcomes. Dr. Greer works with interdisciplinary teams including Social Work, Education, Computer Science, and Engineering. Current work includes; Shakespeare and Robots: robots acting Shakespeare with older adults for psychological well-being, Caretaker Respite: building trust and connection between humans and robots so caretaker burden can be lessened, and Assistive Technologies for Persons with Disabilities: a National Science Foundation external grant working with undergraduate students to examine how technology can augment the capabilities of people with disabilities.

Laurel Whitsett, MA in Linguistics (in progress), MA in Drama Text and Performance Studies, BA in Theatre Arts

Distinguished Senior Lecturer

Flight 12 Improv Director

Laurel Whitsett

Megan Haratine, MFA in Acting, BA in Theatre

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Megan Haratine

Email: megan.haratine@uta.edu

Phone #: (817) 272-2650

Office: Fine Arts Building Central 268A