Things to Remember for Your Kids Acting Audition
Follow these Kids Acting Audition Do's and Don'ts to increase your chance of getting a callback at your next Musical Theater Audition.
Do's for Kid's Acting Auditions
- Find out as much as possible about the audition requirements before the audition.
- Greet the panel warmly when you enter the audition room.
- If you see that the panel is busy, go to the accompanist right away.
- Smile, be yourself, relax and have a good time.
- Give the accompanist your neatly organized and properly marked music.
- When instructing the accompanist about your music selections, sing a few bars softly so they can get the tempo.
- Introduce yourself and the songs you will be singing in a clear, confident, voice and look directly at the auditors when
- Know the names of the composers who wrote your selections and what shows the pieces are from.
- Take time to focus between pieces but be mindful of the time and keep the auditioning moving along.
- Chose Kids Acting Audition monologues from age appropriate pieces.
- Dress appropriately in something of your own.
- Introduce your monologue pieces and their author. Let the auditors know in what order you will be performing them.
- Read the entire play from which a monologue is chosen. This will improve your performance and prepare you should the auditors choose to ask you about the play.
- Stay within your allotted Kids Acting Audition time limits. This includes both song and monologue.
- Thank the auditors at the end of the audition and wait to see if they have any more instructions for you before leaving the room.
Don'ts for Kids Acting Auditions
- Snap your fingers, bang or clap your hands at the accompanist to give them the tempo. Sing softly, a few bars, and they will pick up the tempo.
- Arrive without music and have to sing a capella.
- Choose a song that is not similar in style to the songs of a show for which you are auditioning.
- Look at the auditors to tell you when to begin. After your introduction, just compose yourself and start.
- Ask to start over if you make a mistake or apologize. Just try to pick up right away and continue as if it didn't happen.
- Rush your song or your monologue. You want every lyric and word to be understood.
- Dress in a costume for the audition unless specifically asked to do so.
- Speak in a very soft voice that is difficult to hear. You want to be heard.
- Choose songs and monologues that are common and have been used over and over again. You don't want to bore the auditors.
- Leave the audition with a bad feeling about yourself. Always learn something from each audition experience.
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