lord of the rings....

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just a ponder -is anyone going to the open for lord of the rings on sept 18th? i havent been to an open for a long time but my agent doesnt seem to have had any breakdowns yet trhu spotlight for it yet....


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Well, anyone would agree that its better to something done to death well than an obscure number badly!!! You would have more confidence if you know you can do it well which is half the battle won!!!

Go for it!!!


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hi ladies and gents

let me save you time and money and effort. look at whatsonstage.com and see the official updates for the " lord of the rings"/hobbits - from the film etc.

secondly , if you want to have a good chance of being cast , get your agent to get you an appointment! THIS IS NOT X- FACTOR!!!

thirdly , i have a breakdown of some of the parts they are looking for if you wish to email me direct

love

class act 1


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Richard Lord
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Hi Andrew! I gave you the e-mail address as requested but I've received nothing as yet! Are you still out there?

Cheers

Richard


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Me too, I got an email straight back requesting my email address, (cos me stoopid and forgot) and have not heard anything more. Is this a rouse....


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Richard Lord
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Yes! I was surprised that our own PM facility on CCP wasn't considered adequate enough!


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I also was asked to supply my email address. Did that yesterday but still havent heard anything!?


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hi everyone

no this isn't a wind up - pots of you to respond to ! love to be popular hey . be patient and i will send you the blurb -auditons just beginning

andrew


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Best of British to all of you going on Monday - you might like to look at their website at:

http://www.lotr.com/home.php

In the sights and sounds section you can watch footage of the production, it looks amazing!


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i didnt go in the end....what was it like??


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A news story i just read said there were about 1000 people there........chances of being seen fairly slim i'd imagine - but i'd love to hear from anyone who went.

x


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....yeah - how did you little Hobbits get on?
Fingers crossed! xx


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Hi I went to this today and it was crazy. Registration was supposed to be at 9.30am, and so because I was travelling from Essex in rush hour, I got the train at 7am and began queing from 8.15am. By that time there were alreay loads of people. They were taking roughly 25 people into the building at a time. I was number 155, and all in all I waited from 8.15am until 2pm to be seen, and even when I came out there were still loads of people waiting outside.

They then took about 50 people at a time to the backstage area, and then we went onto the stage individually to sing. I think at first they were letting people sing a little bit of both their songs, but by the time it got to 2pm they were only letting you sing about 4 lines!!!


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Morna Young
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Hello,

I didn't go in - got there at about 11 and waited til after 3 and had to leave because I had another audition. The production people took my CV and said they might be doing more auditions later in week so fingers crossed.

But like Rachel said - there were so many people and not enough time! Apparantly some of the people at the end of the queue didn't get seen either. Ah well... the joys of opens! xx


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wow what an experience. Went with my boyfriend, who was auditioning, and I wanted to give him some moral support. We got there for half nine and he got seen at just before four. Mission. He got a recall though so it was worth it x Not an experience I want to repeat any time soon though.


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When I first started out, there were open auditions for pretty much everything. It was the norm for me to stand in a queue for at least 8 hours waiting to sing my 16 bars (if you were lucky!) Private calls are such a luxury compared to that!


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I didn't go in the end as I knew it would be manic! (Try and get a private but not holding out for one haha) But my mate said that they were predominantly calling back boys, pretty much any boy with a decent voice and out of her lot of 25, 3 girls. But then again, there are loads of male roles in the show.


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Hi, I went to the audition yesterday - it truly was crazy! Got there at 9.30am to be queuing virtually all the way around the theatre! Finally got to the front of the theatre at 3.30pm - registered to be told they had run out of time in the theatre and were moving us back stage to audition. Then queued outside for another 2 hours - to be told at 5.30 that they had run out of time to audition us at all!! We were told they would be contacting us for another audition date....we'll see! There were one or two stressed people, but i guess its just the deal when it comes to an open and after 8 hours of standing the option was laugh or cry! I laughed! Made some great people in the queue anyhow :-)


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8 hours!!8 hours and you LAUGHED when you didnt get seen..????
You are a better person than i!
The show looks amazing but 8 hours, how ridiculous.Are they really not having privates??
They must be as there will be some names in the show i`m sure.
Cant wait to see it.

Mat x


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Yeah they are holding privates, some were before the open call with recalls from them this Friday. Whether they are still holding privates I dunno.


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Well I popped along and got there about 9am. The queue was going from the foh doors, round to stage door and nearly all the way to the Aldwych!!! With all the tv cameras there my cynical side started to kick in and I felt as if I was at an X Factor audition with the world and his wife! I kid you not…there were people singing to camera the lot! The last time I went to an open call was about 7 years ago for Les Mis and the longest I've had to wait for an open call was 2 hours. In 2 hours on Monday I had only moved 20 foot up Drury Lane and decided to call it a day.
In any private audition for singers for a big show the max amount of people that will be see in an hour is about 8 and there'll be about 50 or 60 people seen in a day. Can you imagine what poor David Grindrod was like after the 10th or 11th batch of 50 people!!! I'm not surprised that the people at the end of the queue didn't get seen. If you think about it, if YOU have been auditioning hundreds in fact thousands of people in a day, you'd head would be fucked (pardon the French) and you'd be shouting "NEXT NEXT" just to get through everyone, so what chance do people have if they're not in the first couple of hundred? That's why I decided to cut my losses. The words publicity stunt come to mind! The girls privates for hobbits have already been but the guys are yet to come.


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