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Is there such a thing as a PG-13 version of Rocky Horror?

Your stage experience has mostly been variations on the Vagina Monologues, political spoken word, or absurdly sexual burlesque. You secretly want to be Joan Jett. You're auditioning for something that asks for a monologue or song that is PG-13 at the most - what do you pick? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 9, 2014 - 13 answers

How do I get useful things out of people in an audition scenario?

I'm not an actor/director/casting professional (outside of that one play I directed in college that wasn't very good), but I need to audition roughly six actors this week and I don't know how to do that in a constructive way. [more inside]
posted by terretu on Mar 17, 2014 - 7 answers

ChoirFilter: Please help vet my song choice -- first time auditioner!

I have an audition with a classical community choir in a few weeks and need some help choosing music, and tips on surviving the experience. [more inside]
posted by apcmwh on Aug 16, 2013 - 12 answers

Audition scenes from movies

My daughter is auditioning for a play next weekend and I'd like to show her some audition scenes from films and TV. I don't mean screen tests or actors auditioning for their roles in famous films. Rather, I'm looking for scenes of fictional auditions that are part of a narrative. So, not something like this but something like this scene from Flashdance. [more inside]
posted by looli on May 13, 2013 - 33 answers

Monologue for a 10 year old

Monologue for a 10 year old's audition? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Dec 26, 2012 - 11 answers

$130 to audition?

Is NAfME, the National Association of Music Education, legit or worth it? [more inside]
posted by Northwest on Oct 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Can I make any of these plugins work with Adobe Audition?

Can I make any of these plugins work with Adobe Audition? I've tried to install them, but they won't appear in the menus. [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Aug 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Suitable monologue for witty art student character?

Auditioning for an indie film! I'm a total newbie who had the silly idea of giving it a shot. There's no specific request for a monologue, but since it's my first time auditioning, I thought I better prepare something or have something to practice with, at least. Please help me find a suitable monologue for the character I'm auditioning for. [more inside]
posted by drea on Jan 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Please suggest a non-religious song for auditioning in the soprano range.

Please suggest a non-religious song for auditioning in the soprano range. [more inside]
posted by tickingclock on Jan 12, 2012 - 14 answers

Help my son get the part!

Recommend a 1-3 minute monologue for an 8-year-old aspiring actor. [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Oct 6, 2011 - 9 answers

3...2...1...Pick me?

I'm a college freshman who wants to work in production on my school's news show. How can I impress my college upperclass peers within a short audition time? [more inside]
posted by Kronios on Sep 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Seven Deadly Sins/Heavenly Virtues

Looking for personifications of the Seven Deadly Sins or the Seven Heavenly Virtues in television/film, visual arts, literature, etc. [more inside]
posted by levijk on Aug 25, 2011 - 21 answers

What should I prepare for an audition?

who knows some good monologues for men? [more inside]
posted by sarastro on Aug 23, 2011 - 20 answers

What should I sing for my choral audition?

I'm auditioning for a spot in a 'master chorale' next week. The audition calls for two 'contrasting songs'. What to choose? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Aug 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me write about a violin audition gone bad

I'm writing a short story about a violinist. In it, I want her to fail an audition for an orchestra. Specifically, I'm thinking she is a recent college graduate who would be auditioning for a training orchestra such as the Chicago Civic Orchestra. So my question is two part. What piece would she be playing? And what mistake could she make that would be bad enough to fail the audition?
posted by guitareste on Jul 10, 2011 - 17 answers

How to write an acting resume?

How to write an acting resume? Or rather, how to make my bare-bones resume not look so embarassingly empty and bare? And a sorta ethical question.... and much anxiety... [more inside]
posted by lovelygirl on Feb 23, 2011 - 15 answers

The Beginners Guide to Theatre Acting

Thespians of Metafilter: What should I, a humble stage acting newbie, expect when auditioning for a role with his local theatre company? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherGuy on Feb 5, 2011 - 7 answers

And I don't have any chill pills, either.

Anxiety filter. [more inside]
posted by TryTheTilapia on Nov 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Audition space in L.A.?

Where can I hold auditions on the L.A. Eastside? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Mar 8, 2010 - 1 answer

How to ace my test tutor audition!

What is a good topic that can be presented easily and engagingly in 5-10 minutes? Also, what are some good presentation tips? [more inside]
posted by danceswithanonymity on Nov 16, 2009 - 18 answers

I have no sense about Nunsense...!

[Musical Theatre Filter] I've been out of the musical theatre world for a few years while I was in college. I'm thinking about audition for a production of "Nunsense: The Mega Musical" but don't know what to sing. I will be auditioning acapella, typically sing alto or mezzo, am 21, and can't dance! So what should I sing? [more inside]
posted by firei on Sep 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Lied der Terror

First ever opera audition this week and I’m terrified. Help me overcome my nerves and perform like a pro! [more inside]
posted by philotes on Jul 7, 2009 - 11 answers

Meg Brockie: I'm highly attracted to you. Why, when I look at you, I feel wee tadpoles jumping in my spine.

I'm going to be auditioning for a musical theater role in a month, and could use some advice on how to prepare. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Adobe Audacity vs Logic Express

Switched to Mac, looking for Adobe Audacity replacement. Should I go for Logic Express? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Apr 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Dark, confessional, female musical theater song?

Asking for a friend: Please suggest a dark, confessional female pop/blues song, suitable for a "Spring Awakening" musical theater audition. [more inside]
posted by dziga on Mar 24, 2009 - 41 answers

unrealistic thespianic fantasies

How can I do some semi-serious acting quite soon in a big city? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Mar 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Alternates to Adobe Audition

Looking for load-time solutions for audio editing files through a bottlenecked network structure. [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Nov 12, 2008 - 3 answers

How do you make your indie films?

What are the challenges that independent filmmakers + people working in the industry (actors, crew, etc) face today? What tools do you use currently for the different stages of your production? What do you like about them, what do you wish for? [more inside]
posted by seeminglee on Jul 4, 2008 - 3 answers

How to get the Adobe Audition cursor to stay still?

How can I make the cursor stay in the right place to mark something in Adobe Audition? [more inside]
posted by Flying Squirrel on Apr 30, 2008 - 7 answers

What playwrights produced bodies of work rife with monologue material?

What playwrights produced bodies of work rife with monologue material? [more inside]
posted by GPF on Dec 4, 2007 - 18 answers

During an audition or reading, are hand or body movements too distracting?

During an audition or reading, are hand or body movements too distracting? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Jul 6, 2007 - 10 answers

Is live-monitoring a USB mic in Audition 1.5 possible?

Live monitoring a USB mic in Adobe Audition 1.5: can it be done, or not? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 23, 2007 - 3 answers

What, you mean TODAY is the 12th?

LastMinuteAuditionFilter: I have less than three hours to prepare for an audition I totally forgot about until this morning. [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Dec 12, 2006 - 7 answers

Help on background of musical needed

Info on musical titled "Number the Stars" needed [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Oct 21, 2006 - 2 answers

Audition Help

AuditionFilter: I have an audition tomorrow and while I have a lot of experience, it's been awhile. [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Oct 8, 2006 - 11 answers

speak no evil

Can you think of a good monologue or short story that would translate well to being told/described using only body language, without words? [more inside]
posted by stray on Sep 30, 2006 - 12 answers

What's a good presentation for a kid's program?

What's a fun but simple science or cooking presentation I can use in an audition for a children's show? [more inside]
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party on Sep 8, 2006 - 17 answers

Best ways to make an audiobook?

Audiofilter: So, I'm narrating a book and recording it digitally for someone as a Christmas present. (The individual reads AskMe, hence the anon question.) There's about 10 hours of material. Each chapter is ~ 40 minutes long. Are there programs out there that will automatically parse the chapter files I've recorded into small segments for easy indexing while listening? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2005 - 3 answers

How to audition a vocalist?

What's the best way to audition a vocalist? [more inside]
posted by LordSludge on May 25, 2005 - 10 answers

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