10 Ways To Bomb Your Audition

There’s so much talk about what you need to do in auditions and not so much about what might actually ruin your audition.

Take a read at this article and try and avoid ever doing these 10 things ๐Ÿ™‚

http://theatrenerds.com/10-ways-completely-bomb-audition/

14 Side Effect Of Being A Theatre Kid

Oh… this article cracks me up! This is so true!

How many of these are you, I definitely suffer from 12/14 of these ‘side effects’ haha!

Nevertheless, I’d like to add another one… “No. 15: You speak sentences with show tunes Continue reading

The ‘Do Not Sing’ List

Many of you often ask me about what song you SHOULDN’T sing in auditions… well, here’s a selection of them…

Song in order of appearance:

Still Hurting (The Last 5 Years) – I Dreamed A Dream (Les Mis) – Somewhere Thats Green (Little Shop of Horrors) – The Wizard and I (Wicked) – Ashtonishing (Little Women) – Don’t Rain On My Parade (Funny Girl) – Defying Gravity (Wicked) – Gimme Gimme (Thoroughly Modern Millie)

Of course, these songs made it to the ‘Do Not Sing List’ is because they are sung badly too Continue reading

Audition tips from behind the table

This week is half term week in most drama schools, this also means for most drama schools – it is the perfect time for auditions.

I know a few of my students are auditioning around various places hoping to gain a place in drama schools, so I think it’s the appropriate time to share an article on audition tips.

This article will give you an idea of what the panel are looking for. Although this isn’t specifically tailored to drama school auditions, the principles are very similar in concept Continue reading

Movement/Dance Call

Auditions, as we discovered, are a vital and unavoidable part of your musical theatre career, however, most articles seemed to focus on just the singing part of the audition and not the others. Although the points/skills are all transferable, this short little article sums up a few additional preparation points prior to your movement/dance call audition.

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

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https://www.thestage.co.uk/advice/how-to/2017/prepare-movement-dance-call/?utm_content=buffer6fd3a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Lessons learnt from Dear Evan Hansen

Musicals can be a powerful medium when you have something to say and something we can relate to and resonate about.ย That is why Wicked is so successful still, especially amongst school students. Aside from the stunning visuals and genius music writing, Wicked is extremely relevant to our day to day lives and our human relationships. It is thought provoking and we can relate to at least one character in the show. Wicked is “Popular” in this sense because additional to the glitz and glam, the show touch on themes and concepts such as friendship, kindness, prejudice, love, good vs evil, bulling, consequences of actions, appearance vs reality, courage etc the list goes on… but the main point is that we can all relate to something that happened to the characters in the show.

Dear Evan Hansen is the latest musical to receive rapturous praise on Broadway. There are many similar themes compared to Wicked. Perhaps because it is set in a real life instead of the land of Oz, the show resonates with their audience night after night, and from this article and brief video synopsis, it sums up some of the lessons we can take/learn from the show as an actor and as a person.

http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/9-lessons-dear-evan-hansen-can-teach-everyone/

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Jason Robert Brown to conduct Honeymoon In Vegas at London Palladium

Latest news says that Jason Robert Brown will be conducting his latest show – Honeymoon In Vegas with London Musical Theatre Orchestra in March.

For more information, you can check it out through this webstie – http://www.lmto.org/whats-on/honeymoon-vegas/

To book tickets, you can find out more here.