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 🙂

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

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 🙂

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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

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.

Dear West End Producer: ‘What are the cardinal sins of auditioning?’

Audition is such a regular part of an actor’s life, but so many people are still getting it wrong.

As I said previously, there’s no way to set ways to doing an audition because most of the time its all down to preference. This time West End Producer gives us his take on what he thinks are the absolute SIN in auditions…

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https://www.thestage.co.uk/advice/2017/dear-west-end-producer-what-are-the-cardinal-sins-of-auditioning/

Maury Yeston: ‘No amount of money or scenery will fix a musical that doesn’t work’

Maury Yeston’s works have been featured a few times in London recently, and no doubt that he is capable of writing memorable music. His shows include Titanic, Death Takes A Holiday, Nine, Grand Hotel, Phantom and the song cycle December Songs.

In this interview, Yeston talks about the importance of music and its role in a musical. This is a fascinating read. Despite not being a composer or a writer, as a trained musician, I empathise Yeston’s insights entirely. A musical is made up predominantly of music and words, it makes total sense to me that those ingredients should be developed and written to the best since no interpretation can mask the faults in the writing. This is why the teachers and I always emphasise on listening to the music as the music (when it’s written well) gives you the information you need to understand and perform your chosen piece.

Check out the interview below for more words of wisdom.

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https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/interviews/2016/maury-yeston-no-amount-money-scenery-will-fix-musical-doesnt-work/