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Unified Audition dates for 2014

doctorjohndoctorjohn Posts: 583Registered User Member
edited October 2013 in Musical Theater Major
The dates are now official:

January 25, 26: New York City

February 3, 4, 5: Chicago

February 6: Las Vegas

February 8, 9: Los Angeles


Please note: because of the Super Bowl on February 2, we were unable to keep our normal schedule as hotel rooms were unavailable. Therefore, we are auditioning in New York the week prior to our normal schedule.

We will continue to use Pearl Studios for our New York audition site. Pearl Studios are located at 500 8th Ave.

In Los Angeles we have moved back to the Westin Los Angeles Airport at 5400 Century Blvd.

Our website, National Unified Auditions, will be updated to the 2014 dates soon.

Thanks in advance to all of you for your support of the National Unified Auditions.
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  • Christie2Christie2 Posts: 357Registered User Member
    Just a reminder for those of you looking at Unifieds: at both Chicago and NYC, some of the schools outside of the 'member schools' that audition at the same time and either close by or in the same hotels start auditions one or two days earlier than the posted date. So start checking out dates and where schools are auditioning ASAP. I already know of folks making reservations!
  • SU88BFASU88BFA Posts: 197Registered User Junior Member
    I've made my hotel reservations! OMG -- It has begun.
  • Bluemoon2Bluemoon2 Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    Can anyone recommend any hotels in NY to stay that are near Pearl Studios?
    Thank you.
  • prntosomeprntosome Posts: 174Registered User Junior Member
    One of the closest hotels is the historic "New Yorker". At this time of year, you will find much better deals on hotel costs than other times in NYC. The New YOrker is literally right around the corner from PEarl Studios and across from PEnn Station.
  • prntosomeprntosome Posts: 174Registered User Junior Member
    BTW- the above dates are earlier than this past year's unifieds and are problematic in that you can't go directly from NYC to Chicago (due to the lag between them) - something many folks did this year. That's too bad. I will say that we fit in 9 auditions in 5 days in NYC so you do get a lot bang for your buck. ALso- we didn't even make any hotel reservations until we had our schedule worked out for auditions - which was in November prior to the February start of unifieds. Don't get worried folks - there is plenty of time!!!
  • monkey13monkey13 Posts: 621Registered User Member
    But keep in mind that NY is hosting the Superbowl this year, and people wanting to make a week long vacation of it may indeed come early ...
  • CallieneCalliene Posts: 310Registered User Member
    Stay at the New Yorker!! You can get GREAT deals that time of year! It is SOOO convenient!
  • prntosomeprntosome Posts: 174Registered User Junior Member
    We had friends who stayed at the New Yorker finding it great and so convenient to the unifieds, which is why I suggest it. We, however, stayed in an apartment. I have been doing this for years in NYC. We find apartments through either VRBO or airbnb. Both sites have great choices. The apartment option is great because you have more space for even less money than a hotel. Last year, unifieds were in Feb which allowed for AWESOME deals. We had an upscale apartment with a doorman and elevators overlooking the Hudson River for a scream. It even had a gym on the top floor that my daughter used every morning to warm up before auditions. We ate breakfast in every morning saving lots of money as well. And we even brought in dinner a couple of nights to save money and to chill.

    It is easy enough to get around the city with a metro card (subways are fast and everywhere). Cabs also are there for those who don't mind paying more.

    Having said all this - it is probably easier for those not familiar with NYC to just stay at the New Yorker - but if you want to have your own experience away from the hubbub - the apartment option is just great.
  • CollegeSearchDadCollegeSearchDad Posts: 182Registered User Junior Member
    If the New Yorker is out, I've stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn on 35th Street before. Clean, nice staff. Only a couple of blocks from Pearl Studios. There are a couple of others on 35th I think.

    And while you're there, give my regards to Broadway and remember me to Herald Square.
  • MTCoachNYCMTCoachNYC Posts: 69Registered User Junior Member
    If anyone needs any references while in NYC (or before) definitely reach out. I can refer you to an accompanist for a last minute recording if you lose your track or a voice teacher for a last minute brush up lesson (or just a great diner that won't break the bank). I'd love to help!
  • prntosomeprntosome Posts: 174Registered User Junior Member
    Hey MTCoachNYC - send them to The Westway diner where they can look for BW stars! CHeap eats and often you see the talent of BW there!
  • MTCoachNYCMTCoachNYC Posts: 69Registered User Junior Member
    I also like the Westway because you can go in with a big group of loud singing teenagers and they won't give you a hard time ;-)
  • jessgnjessgn Posts: 29Registered User New Member
    Am about to book unifieds tickets and just wondering - where would you recommend I did my unifieds? I'm an international student. I was recommended to do Chicago and then LA but I would love to spend a couple of days in New York. So would it be more beneficial in your opinions to do NY or Chicago/LA? Please respond! Anybody who has attended unifieds as well, could you please tell me about the vibes at the different locations and which you preferred (if any!)? Thank you!
  • kksmom5kksmom5 Posts: 482Registered User Member
    Jessgn, the reason people suggest including Chicago in your plan is because there are three days to spread your auditions over which means that you can conceivably audition for more programs. Also, more colleges and programs attend Chicago than other locations.
  • md311mtmd311mt Posts: 153Registered User Junior Member
    I would do New York. See the city, rest a little, and then get out of there before the Superbowl. It's nice that there is a break this year between NY and Chicago.
    I would then head over to Chicago. Everyone is there.
    It's a great experience and you can do several auditions very easily.
    This would be a great trip with time to enjoy two great American cities.
    LA is great too but everyone is really tired by then.
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