3 Surefire Ways to Blow Your Audition

You’ve memorized your lines, done your research, and even studied a few classic films to get you in the right mindset.  Now it’s time to take a huge step in your acting career – it’s the day of your audition!  You’re feeling confident, cool and collected, and why shouldn’t you? You’ve done everything you can to prepare. Don’t let all of your preparation be for nothing by blowing your audition with one of these mistakes. 1.  Coming in overly anxious, tired or hung over. This might seem like common sense, but everyone gets nervous before standing in front of a… read more

Making the Best of an Audition Rejection

Almost every actor dreams of simply being “discovered” one day and rocketing to instant fame and stardom. The reality, however, is that succeeding as an actor can require tireless persistence, drive, and dedication. Particularly when starting out, your days may be filled with audition after audition as you gain the experience needed to improve your craft and build your resume. More auditions mean more opportunities for landing a part – but they also mean more rejections. In fact, you’ll likely hear “no” far more often than “yes”. The key is to not let rejection get you down; rejection is simply… read more

5 Songs to Skip at Your Next Musical Theatre Audition

Choosing just the right song for your upcoming musical theatre audition can be stressful. What genre should you choose? What would the casting director want to hear? How do you even begin to narrow down the choices? While there are a number of great options available that would be perfect for your individual needs, there are some others that you should absolutely avoid. Here are five songs that you should cross off the list of choices for your next musical theatre audition.  1.    The Overdone There are some musical theatre audition songs that seem like obvious choices: they’re popular, time-tested,… read more

5 Tips for Your Next Musical Theatre Audition

The lights! The audience! The music! For some actors, there is simply nothing better than performing on stage in musical theatre. But before the show can begin, and even before rehearsals, you have to focus on the first step to landing the role: the audition process. Below are a few tips that can help you make the most of your next musical theatre audition. 1.    Find Out What’s Expected Before you begin preparing for your audition, find out if there are any specific expectations, requirements or restrictions for what you should prepare or bring. For instance, a particular audition might… read more

You Got a Callback: Now What?

Whether you spent hours, days or weeks waiting after your audition, you finally got the exciting news: you’ve been selected for a callback audition. Congratulations! Now that you’ve officially made it on to the next round of auditions, here are some tips to keep in mind to help you make the most of your callback audition – and hopefully ultimately land the role. Be Prepared for More Interaction Though callback auditions will vary due to the type of performance and other factors, it’s safe to expect that your callback audition will involve much more direct interaction with the casting director…. read more

How to Impress with Your Dance at a Musical Theatre Audition

Though the vocal aspect of the audition may get most of the attention, casting directors at musical theatre auditions are looking for a well-rounded complete package. This, of course, includes the dance section of the audition. Here are some tips to follow to help you impress the auditors during the dance component at your next musical theatre audition. Dress Appropriately The first important tip about your outfit to keep in mind: it’s almost never a good idea to attend an audition in costume. That said, when dressing for your audition, it’s important to strike just the right balance: you want… read more

What Not to Do At Your Child’s Audition

You’ve spent hours practicing lines with your child. You’ve enrolled them in acting lessons or acting summer camp. All the preparation has finally paid off with the chance to audition for a part. Your child’s audition is their first step towards getting the part and ultimately reaching their dream of acting or performing. With the opportunities auditions bring, it’s important to have the best experience possible. It’s important that, as a parent, you do everything you can to help to process go well. Here are some things you should not do at your child’s audition. Don’t Coach Your Child in… read more