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One Source Talent Says Audition Tips and Tricks

Auditions, although necessary in most cases for earning a role, can be stressful and difficult, especially if you do not have a lot of acting experience. Here are some helpful hints when heading out for an audition:
Pre-Audition - Know the show. In musical theatre, there’s no excuse for not being familiar with the show you’re auditioning for. Remember that the better you know it, the better you'll audition for it. Hop online and find a synopsis, listen to the cast CD (buy the CD, or find a copy of it at a library).
- Make sure you know what the requirements for the audition are. Read the audition brief and makes sure you understand everything.
- Warm up. An athlete would never think of competing for an Olympic event without warming her muscles. When you're auditioning, you are doing a performance. It is opening night. Warm up your body, warm up your voice.
- Treat this in much the same way as you would an interview. You want to look nice, but make sure that you can move around the room Wear neat, comfortable clothing - or take separate sets of clothes for the singing and dancing auditions. Do not wear a costume. Your outfit can suggest the character such as a high-collar blouse for a period piece. Comb/style your hair; females should wear some make-up.
- No perfume or cologne. You don't want to send anyone out of the room in a sneezing fit.
- Get to your audition at least 15 minutes early. You don't want to have to rush into your audition. Give yourself time to find the space and warm up.
- Pack your bag with a bottle of water and a book in case there is waiting.
- Be nice to everybody. You never know if the person you are speaking to is important in the decision making process.
- There may be people waiting with you to audition. Remember that they are competing with you for the same job. Don't let them intimidate you.
- Turn off your cell phone, pager, watch alarm, etc.
- Auditions give you a chance to show the auditioning panel what you can do.
- The object of the auditions is to select the people who, in combination, will best be able to create a coherent, convincing and successful show.


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