Archive For February 19, 2017

Post-show Reverie

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Post-show Reverie

I just returned from seeing a production of Peter Pan, Jr. at the secondary school where I used to teach.  This was not “a middle school show” or “a high school show,” it was simply a wonderful production. The cast were entirely middle school students, and most of the crew were high school students, but…

Casting Your Musical

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Approaching that Critically Collaborative Creature:  The Musical! So you’re either getting ready to hold auditions or you’re in the middle of them, hoping your cell phone won’t blow up after you post the cast list for that most intimidating of icons:  the American high school musical.  Here’s my proverbial “two cents worth”—worthy of the taking…

How to Get Cast (or know why you weren’t), pt.1

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1. Know the play, so you know what you’re auditioning for.  Annie or Wizard of Oz call for different casting decisions than Rumors or Les Miserables. Are you there? READ IT! What style is called for? Can you project that? Did you?

Audition Prep for Parents

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Audition Prep for Parents

I recently came on as the new director at a very active-parent school. After auditions and casting for the spring musical, there was quite a bit of commotion in the community.  So, I decided to use the upcoming parent booster meeting to let the parents in on my process: Since I didn’t know who this…

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