A guest post by Jonathan Tilley. Back when I was in college studying musical theatre I couldn’t wait to get out into the world and live the dream. So the day after graduation I packed up my bags and moved to New York City expecting to have landed a Broadway show by the end of…Details
Hollywood actor and Academy award winner George Clooney, who knows the strange setup of auditions from both sides of the table, gave a valuable piece of advice to actors in a discussion with students on American TV. Auditionees often add more pressure to a situation that is stressful enough by thinking too much about how…Details
This month in Auditioning – on the line! I attempt to hammer in a very important aspect of the auditioning process. Friend: How did the audition go? Actor: I really think I got it – they told me how much they loved my audition and how perfect I am for the role. Friend: That’s so…Details
Jazz sneakers – tick. Heels – tick. Knee pads – tick. CV and photo – tick. Sheet music – tick. Towel – tick. Big bottle of still water – tick. 2 bananas – tick. Make up – tick. Hair brush and hairspray – tick. Am I ready? Well if not now, when will I be!?…Details
In 2010, Sir Michael Caine practically gave an acting masterclass when he appeared on “Front Row” with Mark Lawson on BBC Radio 4. Enjoy the radio interview in this video, which was luckily recorded in the studio and/or our transcription below. Mark Lawson: In the book, there are some very useful tips I think, for…Details
This month in Auditioning – on the line! I hang up the stress that goes into the never- ending ritual of choosing the perfect audition togs to wear. I find the best way to select your audition wardrobe would be to follow these basic and simple tips.
In this fourth and final part of our video interview with Tony-nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the composers speak about the challenges for young authors to strike the balance between social media activities and self-promotion on the one hand, and actual writing and creative work on the other. We would like to say a…Details
This month in Auditioning – on the line! I light up the marquee and hopefully shed some light on a very important selling tool in an actor’s wallet – your show biz license – aka your resume! This often misunderstood and overlooked piece of paper is just as an important piece of equipment in marketing…Details
In this third part of our interview with Tony-award nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the young composers of “A Christmas Story”, “Edges”, “Dogfight” and NBC’s “Smash” talk about how social media like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube helped them breaking through.
Benj Pasek: I would think: to get to that place you need to think about how do you get your work out there. Nobody is going to just say: „I am going to produce that person’s show!“ So really, you have to think in terms of being your own producer and getting your work out…Details