The "Audition Doctor" of Backstage shares the secrets of successful auditioning for the musical theatre.
Fred Silver uses his twenty-five years of experience in the theatre, training thousands of actors, to give vital advice on:
‧Choosing the right voice teacher or vocal coach
‧Why auditioning for a musical is different from auditioning for a play
‧Choosing the right material
‧How to act a song
‧What to sing at a callback
‧How to handle the accompanist
‧What to wear to auditions
‧How to "sell" a comedy number
‧How to handle stage fright
Plus lists of more than 130 excellent yet unusual songs -- including selections suitable for juvenile actors, romantic leads, character actors, comics, and performers who are primarily dancers.
With a foreword by Charles Strouse, composer of Annie and Bye Bye Birdie.
"When Fred Silver writes, it is worthwhile to read carefully, and practice what he teaches."
－－Donald Pippin, music director of Oliver, Mame, A Chorus Line, and La Cage Aux Folles