Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Does the Vocal Color of Your Voice Impact Being Cast in a Role? What Else?
What else comes into play? We must not only sound the part, but also sort of look the part. Yes, stature and looks to take a role in casting. In Oliver, you cannot have a short Nancy and a tall Oliver. Some physical features can be changed and you may be asked to do so by wearing a wig or dying your hair color, but they cannot drastically change your vocal color.
Other factors come in as well of course- can you act the part? How is your reading? How is your monologue if required? How do you interact with the other actors auditioning? If there is a dance audition, can you dance the part? If it is a tap show, do you tap?
The best thing you can do is prepare yourself to be YOUR best! Prepare your song vocally, delivery of the song, refresh your dance moves and your acting skills. Take singing, acting, and dance lessons on an ongoing basis. If that is too tough to manage with your time, focus on your primary strength and then find a way to rotate the others in by doing a Musical Theater Audition Workshop or add lessons during the summer months. Happy Auditioning!