re: How long does it normally take to find out if you got a callback?

bwaylvsong
Broadway Legend
joined:7/28/05
I had an amazing audition for an upcoming off-bway show on Monday. Since I haven't heard anything yet, should I just assume I didn't get called back?
BrodyFosse123
Broadway Legend
joined:2/27/06
Going by friend's who work on Broadway (and Off-Broadway)... sometimes as quickly as a few hours later to as much as a month later.

So what does that make you, Brody? A zero-trick pony? - Wanna Be A Foster .........................The only power brody wields is in his own mind, joe. But it's amusing to watch him pretend nonetheless. - tazber
Thomas14850ny2
Understudy
joined:10/26/07
Is "amazing" your characterization of your performance at the audition? I wish people would not over-use that word, especially when they use it incorrectly.
bwaylvsong
Broadway Legend
joined:7/28/05
No, "amazing" is my characterization of the auditors' response to my performance. I would never call myself amazing.
Thanks, Brody.
songanddanceman2
Broadway Legend
joined:8/31/06
ive had to wait up to a month before
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna
Elphie3
Broadway Star
joined:8/12/04
It once took me three years. Yeah, not kidding. (And I got it)
Madame Morrible: "So you take the chicken, now it must be a white chicken. The corpse can be any color. And that is the spell for lost luggage!" - The Yellow Brick Road Not Taken
bwaylvsong
Broadway Legend
joined:7/28/05
Thanks, guys! Since I just found out rehearsals start in June, I'm not holding my breath.
OrdinaryJukebox
Featured Actor
joined:6/7/06
It's hard to tell. Like it's been said, it could be anywhere from a few moments, to several months (or in some cases, years).

Sometimes the casting table will say things like, "Wow, that was great," or "amazing," but sadly, that doesn't really mean much. They could be saying it just to be kind, or they really feel that way...doesn't mean you'll get the job, or a call-back. You can be great, but the wrong type for what they're casting. True, it's better than the obligatory, "Thanks for coming in," but, I wouldn't take it to the bank, if you know what I mean.

There's no rhyme or reason to any of it. I know massively talented people who don't get nearly as much work as people who are far less talented, but better looking. Just audition, have fun, do your best, and whatever happens, happens.

-Vincent
Zeitoujo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/3/06
How long do SA usually take?
"Those You've Known And Lost Still Walk Behind You"-Spring Awakening
jake6970
Broadway Star
joined:9/21/07
If someone announces their leaving, you'll either get a call soon after or quickly before with SA.
cfmiller
Featured Actor
joined:6/26/06
I have a friend who is still waiting on a call back for "Hazel Flagg." It's gotten so bad, she won't even leave the house for a minute in fear her rotary phone will ring with the news.
Zeitoujo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/3/06
thanks jake!
"Those You've Known And Lost Still Walk Behind You"-Spring Awakening
worrell4077
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/04
It depends. I mean for example, at the auditions that I've been to for shows at my college it varied. The first two shows I auditioned for there, the director had a list at the end of the audition as to who would be at the callback and I made it both times to callbacks, but never made it past it. The third show, it was a different director than the one who directed the other two shows and he called I think the day after saying that I made it to the callback and I thought that I didn't make it since they said they'd call that previous Monday, but they called Wednesday.
puppetman2
Leading Actor
joined:3/2/08
Donna McKechnie (sp?) is quoted in a book that she auditioned for a part called for a Donne McKechnie type and DIDN'T get the part.
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