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This thread is completely invaluble to anybody auditioning for MT. Big thanks, you've enlightened me to so many things recently!

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Syrso2yrsAgo wrote:
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About a year ago, I found an excellent website from a college where they posted monologues that they suggest for auditions for their school. I wish I could find it. It had so many great monologues: Contemporary and Shakespearean.
oooh! do you have ANY idea what the site may have been? Any more clues that we can use to look for it?
I've been looking FOR MONTHS!!! I hate when I don't bookmark things. :( Someone on here reccomended it to me, though.

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EDIT: Okay, Bianca, so I didn't find the particular site I was looking for, but I found this, which is VERY similar: http://marymount.mmm.edu/study/programs ... ogues.html


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oh stop. 99% of what i know i learned from other members here, namely: jazzygirlsings, salome, chevstriss, opheliarose, shadowdancer, flyinghome, and others.


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what_the_heck013 wrote:
Syrso2yrsAgo wrote:
what_the_heck013 wrote:
About a year ago, I found an excellent website from a college where they posted monologues that they suggest for auditions for their school. I wish I could find it. It had so many great monologues: Contemporary and Shakespearean.
oooh! do you have ANY idea what the site may have been? Any more clues that we can use to look for it?
I've been looking FOR MONTHS!!! I hate when I don't bookmark things. :( Someone on here reccomended it to me, though.

MaryMag, I must serenade you: "Love! You are love! Better far more than a metaphor could ever, ever be!". No joke.

EDIT: Okay, Bianca, so I didn't find the particular site I was looking for, but I found this, which is VERY similar: http://marymount.mmm.edu/study/programs ... ogues.html


Bianca, if you really suck up to MaryMag and shower her with love and affection, she might PM you a few good ideas from her big long list of good scenes/monologues for females. MaryMAg would post it up here but her acting coach made it and MaryMag doesn't think that would be very nice to her acting coach to share the list without yall paying any $ to said acting coach.


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wow... there is so much info, i had to start taking notes... thanks so much jazzy and mm...

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don't know if this is the best place to post this, but it's worth a shot.
i need to prepare two contrasting monologues, which i assume to mean one comedic and one dramatic. does the comedic one have to make them actually laugh? or do they just want a more lighthearted monologue than the dramatic one?


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piinkiice wrote:
don't know if this is the best place to post this, but it's worth a shot.
i need to prepare two contrasting monologues, which i assume to mean one comedic and one dramatic. does the comedic one have to make them actually laugh? or do they just want a more lighthearted monologue than the dramatic one?


It really dependso n the role your auditioning for, but I would go with Lighthearted more thsn I would all out Comic. You want to make them remember you for your acting abilty and not for making the CD Wet himself.

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Hey guys! This thread is so great! You guys should write a book! It could be even better than Audition!

Anyways, if I am auditioning for a certain type of character, would you reccomend dressing a certain way to help the director see it? Like if you trying out for a nerdy part, dress like a nerd, ect...

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Brock07 wrote:
Anyways, if I am auditioning for a certain type of character, would you reccomend dressing a certain way to help the director see it? Like if you trying out for a nerdy part, dress like a nerd, ect...
No, I hate when people do that. When I did Annie, a bunch of girls came dressed in rags with dirt on their face and some even came in red wigs. It was SO annoying!


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What do I wear to an audition?

Like what the heck says, not in a costume!

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Brock07 wrote:
Anyways, if I am auditioning for a certain type of character, would you reccomend dressing a certain way to help the director see it? Like if you trying out for a nerdy part, dress like a nerd, ect...
No, I hate when people do that. When I did Annie, a bunch of girls came dressed in rags with dirt on their face and some even came in red wigs. It was SO annoying!


Here's a link (with more links inside it!) that discusses this:
http://musicals.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=59915&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

another concerning clothing at callbacks:
http://musicals.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=56876&start=0

and this is what i say:
i say dress in whatever way suggests the character you're going for. notice i said SUGGESTS. that implies subtlety. so i'm not suggesting anyone wear a costume.

don't wear anything that makes it HARD for the casting directors to imagine you as the character you're auditioning for.

example:
if you're auditioning for an engenue like Sandy, don't wear a tight shirt that shows cleavage, a dog collar, or tomboy-ish or masculine clothes. Wear something feminine and flowy that suggests innocence.
if you're auditioning for rizzo, don't wear that. Wear something that shows strength, confidence, and a little bit of sex appeal.

IN ADDITION - don't wear something you would NEVER wear. This goes back to knowing and being comfortable with your type, but casting directors also want to see YOU and get to know your personality, who you really are when you're not playing a character. Maybe it's cuz they wanna see what you'll naturally bring to a character. Who knows. All I know is coach after coach tells me don't try so hard to be what they're looking for that you cover up who you really are.

when picking what to wear, i wanna make sure what i wear is not inappropriate for the character i'm auditioning for at the very least. at most, i try to wear something slightly suggestive.

for example, i'm 24 and auditioning for a 16 year old character tonight. i'm wearing this silk baby doll dress of mine that makes me look WAY younger than i am. in a month, when i'm auditioning for a 25-35 year old character in full monty, you can bet i won't be wearing that dress! the character, pam, is kind of an uptight business woman so I'm gonna wear something that makes me look older and more professional.

AND - be ready to dance in whatever you're wearing at the drop of a hat. #1 - you may not have time to change. #2 - Even at nonmusical auditions, many have been asked to dance! So I suggest wearing comfy shoes and something you can move in.


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I love how someone asks a question and MaryMag replies with a chapter from a book. Amazing.


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