Ways to keep your show fresh, mid-run

Ways to keep your show fresh, mid-run

Congratulations! You’ve survived the first few chaotic weeks of your show. Small issues with timing, costume changes, setting props and traffic patterns have been worked out. It feels good! It also feels…..like a monotonous routine. This is the point at which a show is in danger of falling flat and losing spontaneity, if actors don’t proactively take steps to keep their performances fresh. Here are a few strategies to keep your edge: Go back to the text. Don’t let your familiarity with your speaking and singing parts get in the way of the reason why you’re saying them. Go back to the message your character is trying to get across. Nothing is ever casual in musical theatre, and the playwright is highlighting this part for a reason. What do you want? How are you going to get it? Focus on that desire.

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Musical theatre audition tips part 3: perfecting your monolouge

Musical theatre audition tips part 3: perfecting your monolouge

Welcome back, again, to part 3 of MTU's audition tips series: today we'll discuss the art of choosing, preparing and delivering a fantastic monologue for your audition. Bring what they ask for. As mentioned in audition tips part 1 on general professionalism, casting directors are not just looking at how talented you are, they are also evaluating what it will be like to work with you. If they ask for a 1 minute piece of a serious nature, bring one. Show directors that you can follow simple instructions.

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