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Musical Theatre Audition Tips
  • Learn everything you can about the musical you're getting ready to audition for.  Find out about the theatre producing the show.  Learn all of the details you need to prepare for your audition.
  • Pick the right song.  Determine the genre, or style of the show and learn who the show's composer is.  Select a song that is similar and that shows the best of your voice.
  • Wear an outfit that will help the director remember you, especially if you're new to that particular director or theatre.  Bright colors are great. 
  • Practice, practice and then practice some more.  The more prepared you are, the better you will do at your audition and the easier it will be.
  • Remember that the director WANTS you to do a great job at your audition.  This makes their job much easier when they know they want to cast you!
  • Be sure to arrive 15 minutes early, bring your sheet music or cd, a water bottle, your resume, headshot and completed paperwork (or fill out paperwork when you get there, if that's the theatre's policy).  Do a full warmup in the car on the way to the audition or at in the shower at home if it's not more than one hour prior.
  • Say your introduction, or slate, with enthusiasm, a big smile, and slowly and clearly enough for the director to understand every word.
  • Be courteous to everyone you meet!  Not only is it the right thing to do but it's also a good way to get noticed and possibly be cast in the show.
  • Sing with a big, beautiful voice and have fun!  Auditioning for a musical theatre production can be one of the most exciting parts of being in a show!
  • Good luck!

  • You can learn about the theatre, the audition, the production team and what's required for your audition through the group's website.  Many websites have a page devoted to their upcoming auditions.  Learn more at DEBBIE RECOMMENDS.
  • You can purchase transposed sheet music in your key from is a great resource for discounted music.  Your local music store may have the music you need right in stock.  You may be able to borrow sheet music from your local library, voice or music teacher, friends or the theatre which is producing the show.
  • A great way to learn more about the show is to listen to the cd, watch the video or go see the show at another local theatre.
  • Use the Internet!  Just type the name of the show in your favorite search engine and you'll have many useful websites to help you learn the show's synopsis, character, scene and song lists and history. 
To learn more musical theatre audition tips, read DEBBIE'S BLOG .  For a list of recommended theatres in the San Diego County area go to DEBBIE RECOMMENDS.

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