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Anonymous asked:

I am trying out for 2 shows (Hairspray and Oliver) at my local ampitheatre. I'm really nervous because while I do have experience, I haven't done anything in a long time. Any tips? Singing is my strong suit. Thanks!

Just sing something you’re comfortable with :). And don’t psych (sike????) yourself out because you are fabulous. And mostly have fun and be yourself.

I swear to God.

tenlittlebullets:

combeferrescannon:

toastweasel:

UNDERSTUDIES =/= STANDBYS =/= SWINGS

  • STANDBYS: IN COMPANY. PAID TO STAND BY IN CASE LEADS CALL OUT. ABLE TO LEAVE AFTER INTERMISSION.
  • UNDERSTUDIES: IN ENSEMBLE. KNOW LEAD PARTS ON TOP OF THEIR OWN. TAKES OVER MAIN LEAD PARTS IF LEADS AND STANDBYS ARE OUT.
  • SWINGS: (BASICALLY) LIKE STANDBYS FOR THE ENSEMBLE. (MUCH MORE COMPLEX THEN THAT ACTUALLY). KNOW HELLA PARTS (SOMETIMES 20 OR MORE).  POWERHOUSE OF THE THEATRE. HAVE MAD RESPECT FOR THEM OR DIE.

THIS IS NOT HARD TO COMPREHEND. GET IT RIGHT OR I WILL SHOVE A LIGHTING BAR UP YOUR ASS AND THEN HANG YOU UNDER THE CATWALK UNTIL YOU DO.

also

  • alternates: share role with the leads on predetermined days, usually 1-2 days/week. unlike standbys, they only need to show up during their scheduled performances. unlike understudies, they don’t have to know parts apart from their own. if a production has alternates, they are first called on before understudies can have a go.
  • Emergency covers: OH SHIT ALL THE SHIT IS FUCKED THE LEAD AND BOTH UNDERSTUDIES HAVE THE DEATH FLU AND WE DON’T HAVE A STANDBY, better call up someone who’s played the role before or ask one of the swings if they want to have fun adventure times with a non-ensemble role
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