This Is What Excites Casting Directors in the Audition Room

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Ever wonder what kind of theater projects excite casting directors like Benton Whitley? “Getting the opportunity to actually be creative and not just be administrative is a dream come true for me,” Whitley tells Backstage.

The Backstage Expert and Stewart/Whitley Casting CD says that he’s always most excited to say yes to new projects like “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” or revivals of old projects with a new spin like the recent Broadway revival of “Pippin.” It’s always exciting for a casting director to work on original, innovative material; it’s all about being a part of the process of bringing that idea to life on stage.

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