Saturday, May 8, 2010

Show biz glamorous, but audition comes first

It's a job different any other. It calls for both premature mornings and late nights, and an unusual dress code.

For several students at Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts, it's the job they want: to be a theatre expert and get paid to dance and sing.

But first they've get to nail the audition. They had some veterans approximately this week to show them the way.

It's actually crunch time for me, so getting as much information as I can before I choose what to do is truly important, said Matthew Jonah, a Grade 12 student who wants to follow a theatre career.

Director Benjamin Klein and dancer and choreographer Emily Loftiss were at the school to guide junior and senior high students during master classes in acting, dance and audition skills.

What you're doing as an actor in an audition is asking somebody to hire you, Klein told the students. It's your daily interview.

Klein has worked as an associate director on Hairspray, Love Never Dies -- Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to ghost of the Opera -- and additional productions.

And though auditioning might require a dance, a song, some acting or all three, it also requires the similar things any other job interview would.
You wouldn't show up to an interview with no resume, not knowing your fabric and not be dressed correctly, Klein said.

Presenting a professional appearance is significant, but so is being likable, Loftiss said.

You don't want to deal with someone who's going to be actually difficult for three months.

Loftiss has toured in a production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and has performed as a Rockette in the Radio City Christmas stunning in New York for the last two years.

This isn't just something amusing that we just do on the side. This is our career, and so you should work on your career each single day. It's every one about chipping away and moving up and up and up,Loftiss said.

She knows from knowledge that chipping away pays off.

Loftiss told the students about going into an audition and not receiving the part. But because she impressed the director, he hired her for his subsequently show.

Although you go to two auditions in one day and you don't get a job, it doesn't mean you haven't done your work for the day, because you're receiving your name out, she said.

As a director, Klein values adaptableness in performers.

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