A Broadway CD Shares His Audition Room Pet Peeve

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Preparedness. It’s what casting director and Backstage Expert Benton Whitley (Stewart/Whitley Casting) says is the key to a successful audition. It’s absolutely essential!

Being prepared goes beyond just knowing your lines or knowing your 16 bars. An actor should know as much background about the production as he/she can—and casting directors know! A well-versed talent shines through to a production’s creatives much more than you’d think.

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