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Published on February 15th, 2011 | by Julia

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All About Auditions: Getting Ready for the Big Day

You don’t usually have a lot of time to prepare for auditions.  Often, you’ll get your audition time and sides a day or two before the actual auditions.  Sometimes, you get the call the night before or even the day of.  It doesn’t give you a lot of time to prepare, but it doesn’t give you a lot of time to worry either.

There are a few things to remember to bring with you on the big day:

1. Your photo and resume

2. Your script

It’s great to dress the part – this will help you get into character. If you’re auditioning for Hailey’s classmate, dress in normal school clothes. If your character is a punk, spike up your hair a bit (nothing too crazy!). Dressing the part will help you get into character.

Tip of the Day: Arrive early. That way, you have time to fill out forms and go over your scene before you go in. Plus, you don’t want to be out-of-breath when you’re saying your lines.

Sometimes auditions can run late, and you have to wait a while before you can go in, so it’s best not to plan to go to soccer practice 30 minutes after your scheduled audition.

And you’re up!

All About Auditions is a series of posts. Read them all: Casting Calls, Submitting Yourself, The Lingo, Thinking About Character, Getting Ready for the Big Day and The Audition. When you’re read all the posts, check out our Audition MashUp to see the actors audition for Ruby Skye P.I.: The Spam Scam.

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2 Responses to All About Auditions: Getting Ready for the Big Day

  1. Janey says:

    This is really helpful and good to know in case I ever feel brave enough to go to an audition. Thanks!

  2. Julia says:

    No problem! Auditions are actually pretty fun… even if they are *a bit* scary :)

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