Shakespeare lovers who go will find the story line strikingly familiar, just with a lot of beautiful music and fun songs. Lord and Lady M. were both phenomenal, there characters (good actors), looks and voices were spot on.
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Now it is time for auditioning tip #3:
Show up with a headshot and resume.
After the auditions are over I spread out everyone's papers on the floor around me. I'll have seen person after person over the past few days and sometimes when I look at someone's name I can't remember what they looked liked or how their audition was. But then then the form next to it will have a shining, friendly headshot attached to it and I instantly remember that actor and their audition.
I'm not saying to spend a lot of money getting headshots professionally done. Ask your friend with the nicest camera to take a few close up (head and shoulders) picture of you.
Here are some good examples:
On resumes: Please have one, even if you haven't acted in years or all you did was that public speaking thing once or you just walked in a parade; that and a list of special skills and talents - like being able to hula-hoop or snap your fingers, speak a different language or play a musical instrument - will really help you look prepared and serious.
When Georgina McDonald auditioned for Midsummer her special skills mentioned that she could spin plates. I was so intreaged by this idea that I added her spinning plates to the blocking of the show. She got the role of Puck.
Bring a paper clip or mini stapler to attach your (already stapled together back to back) headshot and resume. I usually try to provide them, but most people don't.
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