Actor & Comedian’s Link

Posted 7/6/2014

ACTING CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!

Do you have an itch to act but feel you’re not prepared? Looking to take acting classes? Well this is just for you!

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Posted 1/10/2014

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW!!!

Calling all Dancers, Singers and Actors. Mega Mind Productions, the creators of the hit musical “Trapped”, “Still I Rise”, “I Do For Better or For Worse” and most recent the dance theatre love story “Money Power Respect!”. January 19th Mega Mind will be casting for their 2014 S…how Season which includes

“Emmett”
-the heart moving musical about the tragedy of Emmett Till and a mother who’s strength led the course of civil rights.

“The Underground”
– a heart throbbing dance theatre production about a group of people who day to day hide behind a mask of how they want society to see them but after dark meet in a secret, mystical underground city to shed their guards.

“Go To Hell!”
– the hit new stage comedy about a not so normal family who owns a funeral home but is left to manage the estate after the death of their grandfather with no knowledge of the business so they bring in a distant family member who is discovered to be a retired broadway producer and actress who carries the family down a twisted crash course!

“My Porcelain Dolls”

– this high energy, mind blowing dance comedy takes you on an exotic escape into the world of the sassy and beautiful and how they use their beauty and ugly truths of their day to day lives to survive.

Registration begins at 4pm sharp!

Audition requirements: Please provide headshot, bio and artist resume

Dancers- Proper dance attire for all styles

Actors- A prepared 1-2 min Monologue

Singers- A prepared 16 bars of music

Location: 14181 Beach Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32250 Phone: 904-374-3430

 

Posted 10/7/2013

Here’s a link to a great article for COMEDIANS, talking about telling YOUR story onstage. Where You’ve Been…Where You’re At…Where You’re Going! Because nobody can tell YOUR story better than YOU! Enjoy…

http://connectedcomedy.com/tell-your-story/

Article Courtesy of ConnectedComedy.com

ACTORS, check out this link for helpful audition tips. What’s the best time slot? What if I don’t have the material memorized? Should I bring a headshot and resume?  http://www.theproducersperspective.com/my_weblog/2008/12/10-audition-tips-for-actors.html

Article Courtesy of TheProducersPerspective.com

 

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Posted 7/31/2013

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COMEDIANS

Comedians! A source for finding out about comedy events can be found here!

North Florida Comedy Events

ACTORS

Alhambra Audition

 

AUDITION NOTICE

THEATRE PARTNERS, LLC

ALHAMBRA THEATRE and DINING

12000 Beach Blvd.

Jacksonville, Florida 32246

SOUTH PACIFIC

Rodgers and Hammerstein

Rehearsals begin: October 14, 2013          Opens: October 23, 2013             Closes: September 15, 2013

Local Audition Date:  August 19, 2013        Time: 1:00 to 5:00pm        Location:  The Alhambra Theatre

ALL ROLES OPEN

Principals: Emile, Nellie, Billis, Bloody Mary, Liat, Lt. Cable, Harrison, Capt. Brackett

Chorus roles:  Nurses and Seabees

NO Children for this Audition.

Actors will be asked to prepare a song in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein and a monologue, if requested.  No special shoes are required for a minimal dance combination.

The Alhambra is an Equity Dinner Theatre with a minimum scale of $587.00 per week for union actors. Limited housing is provided for out of town actors.

Non-union actors will also be seen.

Executive Producer/Director/Choreographer/ Musical Director – Tod Booth

ARTICLE LINK

10 Tips For a Winning Audition

1. Confidence. It sounds simple but it takes practice. Walk in the door with your held head high. Be wary of shuffling feet. You don’t get sympathy points if you’re nervous, not feeling well, or having a bad day. Leave it outside the door. You are being sized up the minute you walk in, so practice good posture and body language before you arrive. And don’t forget to smile – that’s the lasting impression you want to leave.

2. Personality. Let it shine through. Don’t give one-word answers when having a conversation with the casting director. Ask questions! The industry is looking for smart, curious actors.

3. Connection. Make one with the reader. Memorize the material or be familiar enough with it to maintain eye contact. Knowing the dialogue is important, but making a connection with the reader is what will make the scene natural and believable.

4. Character. Know the character. Read the entire script beforehand to pick-up as many clues as possible. We know about a character by the following:

– What he/she says about himself/herself
– What other characters say about him/her
– What the playwright or screenwriter says about him/her

5. Objective. Go underneath the dialogue. What does he/she want from the other characters? What is the character’s purpose in the scene/story?

6. Obstacle. What’s in the way of the character getting what he/she wants? Acting is what happens to you as you TRY to get your objective met, in spite of the obstacle.

7. Opposites. Yelling isn’t the only way to show hatred or anger. Sometimes being quiet as you make your point is a powerful display of emotion. Playing opposites is a much more interesting choice than the obvious.

8. Love. Find the love in the scene. Even nasty characters should be likeable on some level. Find a moment in the scene where the love can show through.

9. Act. Acting means TO DO, not to talk. Find your actions and play them! (A wonderful resource is the book “Actions: The Actor’s Thesaurus” by Marina Caldarone & Maggie Lloyd-Williams.)

10. Variety. Feel the levels and dynamic in the scene. Don’t play one emotion. If the character is angry or tough, when might he/she show some vulnerability?

Wannabe? Not you! Interesting, memorable auditions will start to happen for you when you dig into scripts with these thoughts in mind before and during your auditions.

Master your craft! Empower yourself! Enjoy the journey…

Article Written by Denise Simon at Backstage.com

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