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Everything You Need To Know About Community TheatreEverything You Need To Know About Community Theatre
by Ashlee Reck - July 16, 2019

Actors ages 6-60 often get their start on the local stage whether it be church, school, or community theatre. Stepping out of your comfort zone and in to the spotlight can be daunting, especially when you don't know what to fully expect. This guide is all you need to know about community theatre from a seasoned performer. Most community theatres are low pressure environments and excellent places to get some theatre experience in as they tend to be more forgiving and can relieve some of the stress that new actors feel when taking on a role. For example, you most likely won't be chewed out if you're a little late getting off book or if you can't pick up the choreography at lightning speed. People understand that no one is getting paid, everyone has other jobs and commitments, and you'll do the best you can with the resources you have. (more...)
Audition Songs For Children and TeenagersAudition Songs For Children and Teenagers
by Kori Lotito - June 27, 2019

Calling all tweens and teens! Performers come in all shapes, sizes, AND ages, so I think it's time we take a minute to put together a list of twenty great audition songs for those actors going to a musical theatre audition who are looking for songs for kids or those in high school. Take this time in your life to pick songs you love, relate to, and can perform! Here's a list of age-appropriate songs to get your wheels turning if you are feeling stuck on what to sing. Break legs! (more...)
Everything You Need To Know About Unified College AuditionsEverything You Need To Know About Unified College Auditions
by David Sisco & Laura Josepher - June 20, 2019

Unifieds (officially National Unified Auditions) are a musical theatre audition held every year in several cities around the country where multiple colleges, universities, and conservatories hold auditions over two to three days for their incoming classes. Most schools require students to apply for slots ahead of time, or to submit pre-screens (a taped audition submitted to secure an in-person audition), but some also leave room for walk-in slots. (more...)
20 Audition Mistakes To Avoid20 Audition Mistakes To Avoid
by Kori Lotito - May 30, 2019

Auditioning can be stressful and exhausting, and it is easy to get a little downtrodden the more you go in for things without booking them. That said, no matter what kind of day you are having or mood you are in there are certain things you should avoid doing once you enter the audition space. Sure, doing these things will make you stand out, but not in a positive way. So whether you are auditioning for things professionally or at a community theater level take a look at the list below to make sure you aren't making any mistakes that could potentially cost you the job. (more...)
20 Selections for Baritones: Choosing An Audition Song20 Selections for Baritones: Choosing An Audition Song
by Aaron Kaburick - May 22, 2019

Need help picking a baritone audition song? Our audition experts have assembled a list of 20 songs to get you started - check out the full list which can help you have a great musical theatre audition! (more...)
20 Selections for Tenors: Choosing An Audition Song20 Selections for Tenors: Choosing An Audition Song
by Aaron Kaburick - May 15, 2019

Need help picking a tenor audition song? Our audition experts have assembled a list of 20 songs to get you started - check out the full list which can help you have a great musical theatre audition! (more...)
Choosing An Audition Song: 20 Selections for SopranosChoosing An Audition Song: 20 Selections for Sopranos
by Kori Lotito - May 8, 2019

Whether you are auditioning for colleges, Broadway shows, or anything in between there seems to be nothing more daunting than finding your go-to audition song(s). A musical theater actor's book (a binder filled with their audition repertoire) could easily be considered the most important external tool they have. Along with talent and personality, the material an actor brings into a room can leave a lasting impression, so it is important to find songs which showcase vocal and acting chops. (more...)
Choosing An Audition Song: 20 Selections for AltosChoosing An Audition Song: 20 Selections for Altos
by Kori Lotito - May 1, 2019

Whether you are auditioning for colleges, Broadway shows, or anything in between there seems to be nothing more daunting than finding your go-to audition song(s). A musical theater actor's book (a binder filled with their audition repertoire) could easily be considered the most important external tool they have. Along with talent and personality, the material an actor brings into a room can leave a lasting impression, so it is important to find songs which showcase vocal and acting chops. (more...)
Everything You Need To Know About Open Call AuditionsEverything You Need To Know About Open Call Auditions
by Kori Lotito - April 10, 2019

When going into an open call audition - be it for a play, musical, dance show, or just a local community theatre production - being prepared and knowing what to expect can put you on top. In this guide, we outline 20 tips to help you get ahead at your next audition. (more...)
BroadwayWorld Seeks Theatre Audition ExpertsBroadwayWorld Seeks Theatre Audition Experts
by BWW News Desk - April 5, 2019

Are you great at auditioning? A theatre educator? Have you survived Unified National Theatre Auditions for schools andor professional theatre companies? Know the best audition songs and which to avoid? (more...)