The Phantom of the Opera audition wednesday...

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    Hi!

    I have never been to an open casting call for a West End musical before, if anyone has any tips for the Phantom audition on wednesday I'd greatly appreciate it.

    It's mainly what to expect in the dance section that I am worried about, so if anyone has auditioned for this musical in the past your insider information would be fantastic!

    Amy x

    • 31st May 2010
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    Take a cow-bell, Amy ... it's a cattle call !!

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  • Amber Elliott

    Actor

    Be bold, be brave and be patient and hopefully you will shine amongst the other thousands of people that will turn up!

    I went to a hobbit audition on a whim with some short friends when Lord of The Ring was in London a couple of years ago. They were expecting hundreds - over 4 thousand people turned up! I was in the first hundred to audition - after a while they had given up recalling and were just rushing through them...I'm not even sure everyone got in!

    Number 1 tip - Turn up early :O)

    Pure madness!

    • 28th May 2010
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  • Jessica Jay

    Actor

    Hi Amy

    Get there early! Not a bit early, 2-3 hours before registration if you can!

    Not been to a Phantom call but sure it will be ballet based and include pointe work. You'll be sure to audition in groups - try and get to the front and PERFORM!

    Best of luck - would be great to hear afterwards how you find it!

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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    Hey Alan.... c'mon... ballet...points.... Time to get your old Dance shoes out for Wed!!!

    Take plenty of prepared song options/choices with you...and the music books they are in for the piano player....just in case the MD says: "you...follow me!"

    It prob will be just dance first as you have been advised ...but you never know with these things..so best to be prepared for anything they throw at you. Good luck with it.

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  • Blake J Askew

    Actor

    Its for Corps De Ballets so you can bet its gonna be ballet technique of the era and you would be well advised to make sure you go on pointe.

    TIP: I can imagine you will be asked to do the Slyvian Glade scene where Buquet is hanged- IL MUTO--- its on You Tube as a bootlegged version ( have a look before you go on...I know I shouldnt say this.. but you may get the job ifg you know it ahead of time.....)

    • 28th May 2010
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  • Leigh-Ann Clarke

    Actor

    Hi Amy!

    I know this is a dance audition, but I have been to an open audition for Mamma Mia before which focused first on singing.

    If you are near the front you can relax that you are going to be seen which will take a huge weight off your shoulders.

    I expect at registration they will give you a number - it is always nice being referred to like your just another number! (insert sarcasm here!)

    I auditioned solo but for dance it will almost certainly be a group, so be pushy and get to the front, but appear polite and smily!!

    And it is a harsh world. They may not even notice you. Sometimes if there running short of time they will only see people they like the look of. And you will barely get a word after. i remember being gutted told by the runner 'You're done.' I thought, surely I'm worth more than that!!

    But good luck =) Let us know on here how u get on!!

    Leigh-Ann

    • 29th May 2010
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    Thank you so much for all your advice and friendly comments, especially the you tube tip!

    I feel more confident already and shall certainly let you know how I get on, take care everyone and enjoy the rest of your bank holiday!

    AMY

    • 31st May 2010
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