How NOT To Do An Audition

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Last week I had my first ever real musical theater audition!

It went.....


I was terrible.

The kind of terrible where I left the theater laughing a bit because it really was just that ludicrously bad.

So, what exactly happened?

Kicker: I stopped and asked to start again.
Instead of just making do with what happened, my brain switched into rehearsal mode and got all perfectionist on me.

But theater people are (almost disconcertedly) nice.

The whole audition panel is like:

That was nice, but definitely not enough to convince my voice to get un-nervoused after that fiasco.

So needless to say, that's not going to be happening.

Brightside: found out the rehearsal schedule would almost certainly have conflicted with dance rehearsals for the May performance. So, in the end, probably a good thing it's not going forward.

I learned a lot from this.
I want to do a lot more training, and figure out a way to get reliable rehearsals pre-audition.

A lot of this is happening. 

Barre is great for distraction and for being able to make discernible improvement on my own.


  1. I'm glad you are able to find so much to be upbeat about after the audition! That kind of thing would make me miserable. Oh, that's rough. It's funny, though, how God works-it's probably nice having the closure to know that you tried the audition out anyway, even if you weren't destined to be in the production.

    1. Rejection is part of the deal with auditioning. I'm choosing to view it as a good life skill.

  2. Kirby, I love this! I have recently been in a similar situation and I am still struggling to get over it. Your humor and bravery is inspiring, thank you for sharing!


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