Musical theatre audition tips part 2: music advice

Musical theatre audition tips part 2: music advice

Following up our audition tips part 1, which covered general professionalism in auditions, today we're moving on to part 2 which will focus on the musical aspect of your audition: song choices, vocal technique, and working with accompanists. 

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Musical theatre audition tips part 1: professionalism is key

Musical theatre audition tips part 1: professionalism is key

As the most frequently requested blog topic by far, here we go: let's talk about auditioning for musical theatre. Since auditioning is a robust topic of utmost importance, we'll break it into a series of blogs in order to cover each topic in depth. This first blog will speak to general audition preparation and professionalism, and subsequent posts will dive deeper into song, dance, and monolouges. Stay tuned by checking back to our site or subscribing via email to make sure you don't miss upcoming posts. Because our field requires singing, acting and dancing for most auditions, whereas most straight plays only require reading for the part, musical theatre auditioners must be triple prepared and triple skilled. 

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Auditioning for musical theatre - what my corporate job taught me about landing the role

Auditioning for musical theatre - what my corporate job taught me about landing the role

Performers either thrive or wilt under the pressure of auditioning. An audition is like any other job interview, and the more you view it that way the more pressure you'll be able to relieve from the situation. As someone who has paid the bills for many years by keeping a full time day job in addition to my musical theatre career, I've done my fair share of interviewing and I've also sat on the other side of the table as a member of several interview panels. Through those experiences I've come to see how similar auditioning is to the interview process in corporate America. 

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