Welcome to Introduction to Musical Theatre Auditions!
Do you have a passion for musical theatre? Does the sound of an audience applauding take you to your “happy place”? Do you dream of making it big in New York City? Or maybe just want to step out of your comfort zone and be part of your high school or community theatre production?
In order to do that, odds are you will have to audition at some point!
Auditions can be nerve-wracking, but they don’t have to be. There is a whole psychological component to auditioning, and through being a professional performer in New York City, I have accumulated tips and tricks to help you put on your best performance.
This course is for those of you who have never auditioned before and those of you who have experience in the audition room, but believe you could be more prepared or confident.
Here is the outline of the course:
Lesson 1: Cuts, Cuts, Cuts! :
This lesson is all about finding a perfect cut for your audition. We will cover musical theatre and pop/rock songs.
Assignment Example: You will be assigned a musical recently on Broadway and will pick and “cut” an audition song, as if you were auditioning for that show.
Lesson 2: Repertoire Real Talk:
This lesson is all about your repertoire book, also known as “any musical theatre performer’s prized possession”.
Assignment Example: Students will begin to create a repertoire book. By the end of the course, the student should have 5 songs in their book.
Lesson 3: Headshots and Resumes:
Headshots and resumes are essential to the performer. You will need a headshot and resume at almost every audition.
Lesson 4: In the Room:
You’ve done the prep work…now is where it’s put to the test.
Lesson 5: It’s All In The Mind:
Worrying will not help you before an audition. You’ve done the work…now it’s time to show ‘em what you’ve got.
Lesson 6: Let’s Try It:
Now is the time you can put all of your new knowledge about auditioning to use!
And that’s it! Your Auditioning 101 class is complete! Go out and get some roles!