If you have dreams of being on Broadway, then musical theater may just be the best choice for you. Musicals are much loved, and kids and teens are wanting to flock to the stage more than ever before. Acting on Broadway as become a more attainable dream for a lot of people.
However, just like with any other form of acting; musical theater acting takes a bit of luck, patience; not mention training and dedication. The most common misconception is that you just need the look and the good sense to read some lines to be a star. This is very far from the truth! Musical theater actors work really hard but if you have the talent and skills; you may just have a chance. Everything begins with an audition.
The actor must be well prepared before even thinking about going into an audition. They should be involved in acting classes and will be consulting an acting coach before an audition to help with preparation. You must arrive fifteen minutes before an audition; being late guarantees you won’t be booked for the job or even get called for another audition with that casting director.
With musical theater you have to be prepared to either dance or sing as part of the audition process. For shows that have a lot of dancing there may even be a separate portion called a dance call. At these dance calls the talent will be taught a combination and then expected to learn and perform it in front of the creative team. Confidence is important here and to be aware of your facial expressions. Patience and energy are important to have when becoming a Broadway star.
Don’t forget though that if you leave a good impression on the casting director; they may call you for future roles. Oddly enough sometimes not landing a role can actually lead to a better role later down the road. Which is why it is important to bring the same amount of professionalism to each audition. While you won’t win every role; the more you audition the better chances you will have in landing a role of your dreams. Work hard and hone your skill and you will be on the stage yet!