What It Means When the CD Says THIS After Your Audition

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“Good/great job” after your audition?
I recently read that it can be considered a bad thing if the CD in your audition room says good job or great job after you finish singing. Is this a thing I didn’t know about? I always thought good/great job was either just a reflex that they say to most people when they're done or that it was a genuine compliment.” —sbeebees

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Etiquette on upcoming credits?
Anyone have any insight on casting directors’ responses to upcoming projects on a résumé? I want to put an upcoming credit on my résumé for audition season as it’s a show that’s being done incredibly often (which I think would help me get in the room for other productions of it) but I don’t want to seem arrogant/ out of touch if that’s a faux pas. Help!” —broadwayDrEaMz

Equity contracts for nonunion actors?
Hey everyone, does anyone know if different equity contracts (LORT, SETA, etc) prohibit/impact the chances of a nonunion actor being cast? Trying to figure out if I should focus on auditioning for productions that have a specific contract or if it doesn’t matter at all. For the record I'm nonunion. Thanks for any and all info and guidance!” —BoNeal

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Casey Mink
Casey Mink is the senior staff writer at Backstage. When she's not writing about television, film, or theater, she is definitely somewhere watching it.
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