How to star at Broadway audition
Being noticed and picked as a high potential and a good actor by some big names in the acting industry (movie or theatre) is a dream and lifetime commitment of many actors out there. Acting and simply waiting for it to happen won’t suffice. If you’re heading towards Hollywood or Broadway or cameras of some famous director, you’ll have to break through many gates and dig your way to success. Natural talent is the foundation for all of this. Dedication, commitment and persistent hard work as a second essential aspect. However, sometimes even these are not enough, especially when it comes to tough competition and rigorous auditions, such as one in Broadway production. Here are some useful tips and tricks from the theater veterans that you should apply when aiming a certain big role and audition.
Experience and self-confidence
These two qualities will certainly enable you to stand out among the competition. However, these two traits are something you can achieve or develop only through constant hard work and taking a chance at as many as possible auditions. Rule number one – do not let one or even several turning downs to make you quit. Even if it’s the same play and the same audition. Always give another try.
An adequate appearance
Looking good in the comfortable outfit certainly helps you to feel relaxed and confident. However, your outfit and the whole appearance should be adjusted to the play you are performing, so the director would get an impression that you truly understand the part and the content you are auditing for. A thing that should go without saying is that your outfit must not be offensive or cheap or inappropriate in any other way.
Prepare the material for the audition
Focusing on great performance is essential, but the material you are performing should, also, be adequate for the audition. If you are auditioning for a musical, organize your musical sheet for a piano and specify the part you’ll be singing. Make sure to sing a piece that represents the same genre and music style as those in the musical you are auditioning for. If you are auditioning for drama, pick representative parts of the play and prepare the performance in advance.