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Audition Tips

Audition Tips

February 26, 2019

Audition Tips

When it comes to acting or auditioning for television commercials planned to air in the Boston / New England market, there are certainly many opportunities for local actors available from various video production companies in the area. The following audition tips will help.

The actors who seem to be consistently working within the Boston television market are the ones who are not only highly skilled at their trade but are also always completely prepared for the audition.

They know their lines in advance and they are always punctual, whether appearing for an open casting call or for a specific audition. Most of these actors also have demo videos that are easily accessible on-line. In most cases, the casting director has already viewed the actor’s demo for the role before they show up for the audition.

An actor can never be over-prepared when auditioning for a part in a television commercial. Punctuality and the first impressions are all extremely important in getting cast for any part.

~ Charles Vitale

More Audition Tips:

Be prepared.
If you are asked to present a song or monologue, prepare your piece well. Memorize your selection and practice it many times.

Be kind to everyone and smile.
Remember that your audition for every show begins the moment you walk in the door. You may be perfect in the audition room, but rudeness or misbehavior in the lobby will be noticed.

Be on time for your appointment.
We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment so that all of your paperwork can be completed before you go in for your auditions. Arriving early also gives you time to relax and focus and not feel rushed.

Use your waiting time wisely.
It is great to see old friends and make new ones at an audition, but be sure to take some time to focus on your audition.

Dress appropriately.
At Stages theater Company, we always ask that actors come dressed for movement. This means you should dress in clothes that are comfortable and will not impede your movement, but still be neat, clean, and nice looking. (Please, no flip-flops, boots, high heels, wheeled shoes, etc. Sturdy shoes that stay on your feet are a must. Dance shoes are appropriate).

Introduce yourself.
When you walk into the audition room, tell us your name and the name of the piece you have prepared. This makes a good first impression.

Don’t watch the directors.
While doing your audition, do not look directly at the people you are auditioning for, unless specifically directed to do so.

Mistakes happen.
If you make a mistake, do not apologize. Remember that others may not even notice a mistake, but if you point it out to them, they will know for sure.

It’s OK to be nervous.
Don’t worry about being nervous. Just about everyone is nervous. Do your best to smile and have a good time.

Audition Tips Courtesy of  Stages Theater Company.



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