Audition to Get the Part
- Be well prepared.
- Select at least two contrasting (comedic/dramatic; physical/static) monologues
- Read the complete play for better understanding of the character.
- Communicate your personality.
- Arrive early
Check out our Monologues
page for more.
Rock The Audition
This book will teach you everything you need to know to prepare for and get cast in the wildly popular and growing genre of rock musicals. From song choice to audition etiquette, this book is a must for anyone who wants to rock on stage. DVD included. Softcover, 254 pp. $32.95.
A Star Is Found
Janet Hirschenson & Jane Jenkins
Taking us from the first casting call through head shots, auditions,
meetings, and desperate searches to fill a part, A Star Is Found gives
readers behind-the scenes access to the machinery of star-making.
Recounting their remarkable shared career that started at Francis
Ford Coppola's Zoetrope studio, the authors tell the funny and fascinating
stories of discovering and casting then-unknown stars like Julia
Roberts, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, John Cusack, Matt Damon, Winona
Ryder, Jennifer Connelly, Brendan Fraser, Virginia Madsen, Joaquin Phoenix,
Meg Ryan, and Benicio Del Toro, as well as share insights about the
many famous directors for whom they've worked. Hardcover, 307 pp.
The Complete Professional Audition: A Commonsense Guide to Auditioning for Musicals and Plays
Darren Cohen & Michael Perilstein
This one-of-a-kind guidebook gives young actors the edge in both musical
theatre and straight play auditions, beginning with that daunting first
step: finding the perfect music or monologue. Here is inside information
on who does the casting and what they're looking for, and seasoned advice
on how to showcase your unique talent in a two-minute audition, how to
cope with nerves and trust yourself under pressure, and how to be prepared
professional from the room. This no-nonsense guide is a young actor's
ticket to a full-time career. Softcover, 182 pp. $20.95.
How to Audition for TV Commercials: From the Ad Agency Point of View
Learn how to land television commercials with this insider's guide to
what ad agencies are really looking for. Written by a former actor turned
ad exec, How to Audition for TV Commercials gives step-by-step
help actors understand the process from the ad agency's point of view.
Softcover, 191 pp. $18.95.
You Got the Part! A Casting Director
Guides Actors to Successful Auditions for Film and TV
You Got the Part! is a must-have resource for anyone
auditioning for roles in film and television. It is a comprehensive guide showing
how to land an audition, how to prepare for and perform at that audition, and
how to follow up afterward. Written by an award-winning casting director with
twenty-eight years in the industry, this book takes the reader behind the scenes
at actual casting sessions. Practical information is mixed with insiders' tips
supported by anecdotes and stories from actors and casting directors. You Got
the Part! is amusing and informative, and an essential tool for both the novice
and the experienced actor. Softcover, $17.95
This is the all-time bestseller on the subject. It is filled with
practical suggestions for preparation and execution of the "winning audition." Mass
The Monologue Audition
Exploring all elements of preparing a monologue audition -- script
analysis, staging, voice, timing, gesture, movement and self-presentation
skills -- this book not only helps you prepare for auditions, but teaches
you how to make working on monologues a regular and enjoyable part
of your acting life. Softcover, 126 pp. $20.95.
How to Get the Part without Falling Apart
The successful LA acting coach has developed a unique "phrase technique"
to get actors through readings without stumbling over the script.
She also offers a ten step method for breaking down a scene or monologue.
Auditioning: An Actor Friendly Guide
This book provides everything the actor needs to achieve self-confidence
and artistic honesty in an audition. Included ae several tips
from outstanding "names"
in the business. " Merlin's compassion and understanding toward actors
is matched by her sensitivity and generosity in teaching this unusual
Kline Softcover, $16.95.
The Audition Book, Third Edition
The seasoned veteran of acting,directing and teaching shares his
experience with the reader who is enabled to deal with auditons of
every type. He goes beyond to discuss business aspects of the acting
career. He also delves into the burgeoning field of cybercasting
and digital video. Softcover, $23.95.
How to Audition for TV, Movies, Commercials, Plays and Musicals
This book features casting tips from luminaries including Richard Dreyfuss, Hal Prince,
Stephen Sondheim, and others.
Casting Directors' Secrets
Ginger Howard Friedman
Technique and natural ability can only take you so far; if you don't know how
to audition, you can't expect to be a working actor. Ginger Howard Friedman
is a respected casting director and a leading authority on audition and rehearsal
technique. In this updated and expanded edition of Casting Directors' Secrets
she takes actors behind-the-scenes to hear what working casting directors have
to say about preparing for and performing first-rate auditions. Softcover,
188 pp. $16.95.
Callback: How To Prepare For The Callback to Succeed in Getting the Part
Ginger Howard Friedman
The techniques used in the author's exercises can be used to prepare
for virtually any role - stage, screen, television, commercials. " ...one
of the most innovative and important teachers of our time." Jerry Orbach
(Law & Order).
Also by Ginger Howard Friedman: The Perfect Monologue$24.95.
Auditioning for the Musical Theatre
Known in New York as the "Audition Doctor," Mr. Silver draws on
his 25 years training thousands of actors to help actors prepare
fro the musical audition
from choosing the right vocal coach, choosing the right music, acting
a song, singing as a dancer and handling stage fright. Softcover,
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