Learn how to Perform at Broadway Auditions
Aspiring actors looking for Broadway auditions don’t have to travel to New York to find opportunities available to them. You can search talent resource websites that list thousands of auditions for actors, including Broadway auditions and off-Broadway auditions.
If you are just starting out, the first thing you need to do is to develop a DVD of your acting skills that you can bring to Broadway auditions to show casting directors and producers.
Broadway auditions are not as glamorous as they sound. They are a lot of work and the atmosphere is very cut throat. If you are prepared to put in the work, It will all be worth it in the end once you land that big Broadway role.
Broadway auditions always involve a lot of waiting. You may sometimes be out in the cold, waiting in a line that wraps around the block. Other times you may be in a very fancy rehearsal hall with limited space to rehearse. So be ready for any setting.
Try to talk to the other performers there. You will meet all kinds of people with different experience levels, but will find out where the good agents are, as well as the good acting classes to take and audition stories. You may hear the best advice minutes before you audition, but you have to be social.
Broadway auditions are broken down into three parts: acting, singing, and dancing.
If they choose to have you sing first, give your sheet music to the accompanist, announce what you will be performing and begin.
The dance part of the audition usually starts in large groups. A choreographer will teach you a line of steps. You will then perform the steps given, be broken down into smaller groups and possibly dance alone.
It is rare for a Broadway audition to have you read the same day you have sung and danced. In a auditions movie if the casting director likes you, you will usually be called back to read for a specific part on a later day. If this happens you have moved past the preliminary auditions and have done a good job.