Can you sing another song?
CAN YOU SING ANOTHER SONG?
Alright gang, here’s a quick, down and dirty blog post. I’ve seen a particular problem rear it’s ugly head a lot of times since the New Year started and I wanted to address it. This is a problem that is completely avoidable and completely inside of your control.
Let me lay the scene:
I have seen this scene happen exactly one million, four hundred six-two thousand, eight hundred and two times. Give or take.
This is super simple, and I’m going to put into the “almost a rule” category. But don’t forget, there are no rules. But this is something that is as close to a rule as you can get.
ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS have a couple songs that you know you can flip to if they ask for more material in the room. I would suggest an uptempo and a ballad generally in the style of the show you are auditioning for. Also, know right away what your “favorite song to sing” is. Chances are if someone in the room asks you to sing your “favorite song to sing” they really just want to see who you are. They don’t care about how your voice/acting choices fit inside of the show you are auditioning for anymore. They want to get to know YOU a little more.
This applies to every room you walk into. Again, no rules, but we’re pretty damn close on this one.
Whether it’s an ECC, EPA, Appointment, Callback, Final Callback, random audition you’ve crashed. Whatever it is, walk into the room with the song you are going to start with and a couple songs that you can flip to quickly if you are asked for more stuff.
If you’ve been given callback material and someone has told you that there is absolutely no chance that you will sing anything from your book, what do you do?
Correct. You bring your book with a couple songs ready to go, just in case they ask. Be prepared. Get your shit together, stop blowing it! Oh!! I think I have a new tag line for the website. I’ve been looking for that. Every Audition Counts is cute and right in a professional corporate sense. But you are all probably picking up on my lovable snark. I give a lot of advice with a heavy dose of snark and sarcasm, but always with love and a hope that you find it useful and helpful.
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So, get your shit together, stop blowing it!