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Thanks for posting this!! It's really helpful :mrgreen:

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Who can we contact to sticky this? Many people have said it's pretty helpful...I don't hear any objections...

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the Great Game Just Started thread too, where we ask a question and answer a question, should be stickied too i think.


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Yeah...or at least referenced in this thread...

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jazzygirlsings wrote:
Yeah...or at least referenced in this thread...


Done.

http://musicals.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=52918&sid=7fe7d2ea36597368275d829ade9ed910


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Just reading this on a site that does extra casting work, but some of it is basic auditioning etiquette.


What are some of your pet peeves?

When actors call our office before doing research and reading these questions. When actors don't bring the right amount of headshots to an audition or don't attach the resumes. Actors who don't look like their pictures. Actors who have had the same headshot for over 2 years. When actors block private numbers so that we can't call after hours without revealing our home or personal phone lines. When actors hit last call return and call a number different than the one we asked them to call in the message. When actors call our personal cell when they were not asked to. When actors expect us to drop everything to answer their career questions. When actors are late or don't show up at all. When actors make up lies about being late or not showing up.


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^You would be surprised how many people make those mistakes! LOL!

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Okay...I just wanted to add this, for those of you that would like to land an agent...

If you decide to post on www.imdb.com, make sure it's for credited work! Nobody cares if you were an extra...It's hilarious looking at the different things extras called themselves so they wouldn't look like extras. Here's a perfect example: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758766/fullcredits

Look at how many people called themselves "concert goers" or even tried to act like they were more important than they were with "class reunion drunk"....

It doesn't take a genius to see that you were just an extra...

In fact, I just took a workshop with Judy Kerr (author of "Acting is Everything") and she said that anymore, even listing "featured" under your film credits for certain projects can be mistaken for extra work because that's what extras are trying to do to get ahead these days...

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This post has a lot of good info, thanks so much!

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jazzygirlsings wrote:
^You would be surprised how many people make those mistakes! LOL!


I was just thinking about how the most basic mistake is lack of preparation. It really irritates and insults theaters if you do not prepare and educate yourself on what is expected at auditions.

The most basic and insulting thing: not reading the show you're auditioning for. An old director of mine told me she'd tell you to get the hell out of the building if you didn't take the time to read the show ahead of time. Directors are slightly understanding about certain obscure shows, but if you're auditioning for any of the shows discussed on this website or any of the shows which have overdone monologues in them, the scripts are easy to find and you have no excuse. Libraries should have the scripts or movies, and amazon usually has used scripts for under $5.

Another basic thing: if auditioning for a new theater, visit their website. A lot of your questions will be answered there. You might learn some necessary things you would not have found out otherwise.

One last basic thing: if auditioning for a new theater, see a show there. For lots of reasons. You know how to get to the theater for future auds. You see the level of quality. You can read the playbills and make a mental note of the directors and producers and choreographers etc (hopefully there will be pictures!) so that if you meet them in the future, you won't accidentally be rude to them. In the playbills you can also read the actors' bios and get an idea of how competitive it's going to be to perform there. If the people in the ensemble have been in Broadway tours, you have your work cut out for you. If Tevye is a full time high school math teacher and this is the first time he's ever sang in public, it may not be as hard to get in.


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This should be bumped...and I'm writing a PM to the mods...Please guys, I would suggest you do the same so that this gets "stickied"...

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Reference for help with acting a monologue for an audition:
http://www.musicals.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=54366

GREAT thread about how to find a monologue for auditions
http://www.musicals.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=54642

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