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For a low one-time fee, Performance or Design/Tech/Stage Management Students will submit links for videos, portfolios, your headshots, resumes, GPA, and class rank as well as all contact information. MAKE SURE to follow COLLEGE MUSICAL THEATER COMMON PRESCREEN CRITERIA. We share your information with ALL participating NATCA colleges from across the U.S. It gives programs the opportunity to view all prescreens and student info prior to November 17 & 18, 2022.


Colleges let us know who they would like to see audition live. You will receive an audition appointment time and at invitational auditions Nov. 17 & 18 you will perform live from your location, using your laptop and camera, for all our colleges at the same time. You will follow the same 90 second time limit and can sing two song excerpts or a song and a monologue.


College directors will contact students directly to make callback appointment or schedule interviews or campus visit. 

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National College Audition is bringing Michael Jablonski of Brenau University to Dallas for a day long master class on  Sunday, October  2nd. Michael is coordinator of musical theater at Brenau, which has a unique program that partners with the University of North Georgia in the Gainesville Theater Alliance outside Atlanta. His  Broadway, national and international touring credits is extensive and he is a dynamic teacher and award winning director. It is a great opportunity to learn from a top shelf professional how to prepare for college program auditions. We will give priority to seniors but will accept underclass students as space allows.

Register for both events for a discounted price!

NATCA Information

Choose either Performance or Design/Tech Stage Management option and upload your videos, portfolio and info to the NATCA platform for you to be seen by multiple college and university programs. It will put your prescreen in front of all NATCA programs with only one upload and one cost.

College programs will extend invitations for students to participate in NATCA virtual/live auditions via Zoom November 17 & 18, 2022 and will contact students directly for callbacks. 

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Steps to NATCA


  • Complete the NATCA Application for either Performing or Technical Theatre

  • Pay the NATCA Registration fee

  • ALL participating colleges will see students' profiles and info

  • Students colleges wish to see will receive invitation to audition live via Zoom connection Nov. 17 OR 18. Students will be assigned audition date/time by NATCA .

  • Participating colleges will view students' auditions live via Zoom auditions on Nov. 17 & 18.

  • Colleges will contact students directly if they wish to set up callback interviews

The Video Submissions

Follow the Papermill Playhouse College Musical Theater Common PreScreen Criteria

  • You get 2 video link options. It can be 2 songs, 2 monologues, or 1 song/1 monologue.

  • You get 60-90 seconds (including the slate) for each video

  • You need to do each video in one take.

  • Refer to the Papermill Playhouse Standard Prescreen for any additional information or questions

  • You get to upload 1 dance video link (30-60 seconds). There is no slate required ~ full body.

  • There should not be a separate introduction or “slate” video. Instead, “slates” are to appear at the beginning of each piece and included as part of the time allotment.

  • The proper slate for a song is to share your name, the song title, and show in which it appears.

  • The proper slate for a monologue is to share your name, the title of the play, and the playwright.

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