How is this looking? Is there a line/are they seeing non eq?
2 on non eq list
Bump for Equity updates!
Bump for equity appoint
After lunch time slots were fairly open, as were some of the time slots after 11AM or so. This was around 10 AM though, so things might have changed now.
Anyone write down who was ITR?
Appointments still available
Empty! EMC and Non Eq were being seen right away this morning.
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Heeeellllllooooo! So far 9 on non-equity list.
How is the line looking for non-equity?
Elder Update Reporting---
18 on the combined list so far. We'll divide our members and futures when monitor gets here, and I will update.
Brian Usifer -- associate MD
Rebecca Scholl-- casting associate
Forte on the ivories
They are typing future members by headshot right now.
Non-equity that weren't here for typing can still do drop offs.
Do they usually have time to see non-eqs at ECC/EPA calls? They saw me the last time I went to an EPA but that was over a year ago and Wicked has so much popularity that I know it's hit and miss.
Also, if I go to the ECC, should I still go to the EPA? They saw me at the EPA a year ago and I want to go back for that but I thought I might have more luck with the ECC, though I was called back for Elphaba a few times
It's a hit or miss, and no one can really say if you will get seen or not - but it is summer time (most folks are away on contract) and they just had that open call. They also had an EPA a few months back if I remember correctly - so I'm sure your chance of getting seen is much higher.
As for the ECC vs EPA, it doesn't matter which one you go to in regards to being considered for Elphaba. If you were called back previously, they will remember you. I would recommend going to the ECC so someone on the team can see you - but there's nothing wrong with going to the EPA instead. Up to you :)
Yeah with Telsey it's a hit or miss. A few times they've had time to see EMC and non-eq but still chose not too, which though dissapointing, it's totally within their rights.
I lucked out my first Wicked audition 2 and half years ago, it was an EPA in March...yep, MARCH. As said above, Since it is summer and the open call just happened, it might be less crowded than usual, but with a show like Wicked you never know what the heck those auditions are gonna be like.
Oh and also I can confirm the EPA v. ECC. Since their only two days apart this round, which they usually are, I feel it's only necessary to be seen for one of them especially if the one you're seen at is the ECC. I can see the case of the EPA was first and then attempting the ECC to be seen by a creative, but since the ECC is first (which seems to be the case in general lately) attempt that, and if you're seen, I'd say skip the EPA. Just me though, always do what works for you! Within reason of course ;)
any agent appts?
for anyone who's already had their appointment today--how's the day running? are they having everyone dance/do both 16s and their monologue?
this is for compass rose
Where is it??
The creatives were very pleasant. There was no signin sheet in the hallway outside the room but somehow it was orderly. When I was there they seemed to be about 15 minutes behind but not crazy. Some ahead of me had been given sides to study and return. Some were go back in the room for group reading of sides. I saw at least two given some dance steps to practice out in the hall and then brought back to show progress.
I was allowed to sing but - and enjoyed it too - but fortunately for both of us - the CD had done her homework. She brought up that she was aware that every holiday season I have a very lucrative gig that would conflict directly with their performance schedule. So we had a pleasant conversation about how that might fit into their show plans next season.
^ "some were called back in the room . . ."
I sang both cuts and danced. I was told I would get an email- yay OR nay.
just thought we'd start a new thread for today since the other was so long.
Update with any info you have throughout the day!
Break legs today, ladies.
Anyone there yet?
Line started... About 15 so far
Guys they aren't going to accept the unofficial list especially if they're saying not to come in until sign in at 1:30...
An unofficial list SHOULD still be started because you just NEVER know...
^^exactly. *lesigh* even when it's been expressed, there always will be the crazy early ones.
Merp, mine was meant for amc btw
Line started. About 30 ppl
Is there an unofficial list or are people just standing in line until 1:30
people are just standing. no list as of now.
it's kind of ridiculous and I wish Telsey would just tell us if they're typing. I mean they have to be.... we're going to clog up the entire block... people are setting up camp. It's actually crazy...cmon ladies... can't we all be civil and just show up when they ask us to?
AMC, but you are there with the rest of them right?
nope I went home ;)
How many people are in line now?
Starting a list. Will be posted on the door. Asked not to line up until 1:30. Let's be nice and try to keep to the list... The First Ladies were up at 4AM LOL
Do you think they'll honor it? Or is that something we're hoping to follow?
did a telsey representative tell you that? to leave? did people actually leave?
"Let's be nice and try to keep to the list?" If you were trying to be nice and respectful, you wouldn't have started lining up early in the morning and blatantly not listened to what it said in the casting description to show up at 1:30...
Bump ^ I'll be there at 1. I'm betting my bottom dollar that they'll be typing! ✔️
Bump the question about if a rep said all of this and if ppl left
A rep told us to leave and to start a list but she didn't know if it would be accepted or not... People did leave.
It is ruthless, is what it is. And UNPROFESSIONAL. I work in casting ladies. We see all of this too, no matter what company we work for. Learn from this because Bernie's producers will not be pleased with people who cannot follow directions. I hope you did not travel far.
But where is the list? It's not on door
Did someone remove it?? Maybe a telsey representative since they're now open?
Listen. No one told you crazies to wake up at 4am - 1:30 pm is NOT secret code for "please come stalk our building at the crack of dawn" it's people like that who ruin this business for the people who want to be professionals and market our product to casting directors not desperate lunatics who look like they're waiting in line for the new IPhone. listen ladies FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. One thing telsey has taught me is that there is no room in this business for the people who can't follow directions especially when they are written in front of your face and that they remember everything. So think about that. And also - you should've taken this opportunity to sleep in and get yourself prepared... Not act crazy. Go to bed.
I think the girl who started the list has it because the rep said if it was on door it would be taken down. I'm
Guessing this means they prob won't be honoring it but the rep didn't know.
That post should have gone on thread below..
Never mind.. Posted in correct thread. It's early people! Lol
Right now there are atleast 69 on the list. Not sure if it'll be honored especially if you're saying they didn't want it on the door. People are now lined up on the ther side of the street. Not a huge huge crowd. But if sign up starts at 130... Should we still get there a little before?
I'm 99% perfect they're gunna type but you never know!
I meant 99% percent sure they're gunna type.
Should we just call telsey and ask what their plan is?
If you do that there's $20 in it for your lol
The list is across the street with the crowd of people if anyone is looking for it. It does seem unlikely that they'll honor it though
Deal belting soprano!
I don't think they're gonna type but I think they're gonna have multiple audition rooms going at once. I mean what can you really type for Elphaba? There's been all different kinds of girls who've played the part.
They just came out and told all of us to leave. We can not be lined up on either side of the street. Unofficial list will not be honored. Come back at 1:30.
thanks for the update. Did they say how they're going to do the sign in? I feel like there's still going to be a line of people somehow somewhere....
I really hope they type.
To the question "what could they type for," well...
They can type for people who aren't minors trying to slip in under the radar. They can type for people who don't come off as horrendously desperate and who can't follow directions. They can type for people whose resumes indicate that they are capable of carrying a role like this. They can type for people whose resumes indicate that they understand this business, they understand the role they're auditioning for, and they are a natural fit. They can type based on the height and look of the current cast members. They can type based on the sizes of costumes that already exist. They can type for any damn thing they want, and I sincerely hope they do, for everyone's sake.
Can I just say we can't turn this into a mad house.. It's like audition draught season and telsey is opening their doors to e/ne's they don't do this much so we should all do our best to follow their directions to a T and let the chips fall where they may at 1:30pm. Go eat lunch, have a coffee, grab a nap, sing in a rehearsal studio. Let's not make them regret doing this even if it is only for 3 or 4 hours. Please ladies. Xoxox
^^^THIS. To quote my favorite little dinosaur...Yep yep yep!
I wish there was a like button option for beltingsop
beltingsoprano is currently my favorite
^^ sounds like a plan!
<3 May the odds be ever in your favor ladies. Have a great day see you there ;)
Hey just thought of this... what about the equity people? Do you think they'll be seen first? Or have any upper hand?
Equity do not get preference at an open call. I also suspect multiple rooms will be run.
MissManhattan, it's an open call so it doesn't matter if you're equity or not. They won't be seen before non-eq like they do at EPAs. :)
Is everyone inside now? Or is the line still outside?
We were just told that Telsey will not be allowing anyone to stand in line (inside or out) until 1:30. Once sign up starts, they will be giving out times. Possibly running multiple rooms, she didn't say. According to staff, no typing. At 1:39, I beg you, be kind and don't make this a mob scene.
They'll also NOT be taking any unofficial lists
Okay ladies :) lets do our best to make this a great experience not only for us, but for telsey !! Let's show them they should hold calls like this and give opportunities to audition for them more often!!!! Xox
No typing? Wow. And I agree, let's not make this a mob scene. Dear god, let's not become that story about why Telsey never does stuff like this anymore. Can I get amen?
Hey gang, just was walking by killing time in the neighborhood and there is definitely a line outside again of at least 30-40 people
This is great. If the unofficial list were to be accepted, then no one would have learned their lesson. Next time, don't show up at 4am ladies.
The security guard and staff have been coming out periodically and telling people to go away, apparently. Not sure how long they will keep that up.
Line dispersed. Staff says come back at 1:30 (surprise!) and everyone will get audition times and that as long as you come get a time before 4 you will be seen / they have the intention of seeing everyone. See y'all then!
Beltingsop....you're winning today.thank you. Ladies, let's follow their directions and be professional...cause what we call ourselves right? Let's adhere to that.
Secondly--I legit just walked by myself just to stick around the area and eat a small something...I saw no one waiting outside...I mean, I don't have the best eyesight, but legit saw no line.
Aaaahhhh mea culpa!! Sorry, I missed the 'line dispersed' response somehow...carry on screlting ladies!
Showbizdreamer - <3 .
everyone - we can do this.
Say it with me now "self control"
And let me just say - you're only stressing yourselves out by trying to stalk the building and be weirdos and you reaaaallly don't need to. What's the worst that can happen? You have to wait a couple hours to sing? Or maybe not get to sing at all? Okay ! So be it! It's not the end of the world. There will be more auditions and Im sure telsey has this stuff down to a science where they WILL see all of us in that short amount of time.
I almost feel like telsey is trying to initiate the 76th annual hunger games.
"I've got an idea! Lets do an open call for the most coveted female role in all of musical theatre right now, and lets only make it for two hours. Lets NOT take an unofficial list. Lets NOT let people line up in anticipation of it being a shit show. If a girl is 5'5-5'9 walking down 43rd before 1:30 KICK THEIR ASS OUT. Typing? No. I wanna see them sweat it out. And after the weaklings who try to start a list get eaten, the tournament can truly begin. We can even have them stand in a line an belt in half steps, and whoever's vocal cords aren't hanging out wins the prize....a callback at the agent appointments day. Sound good?"
"But can we film it?"
"GENIUS. CRAIG WE'VE GOT A GREAT IDEA. LISTEN TO THIS!!!!"
RIP, Ladies. I salute you....from my bed...watching this shit show unfold and eating my feelings. YOU CAN'T BRING ME DOWN.
See? This is why you're winning AU today!
That was for beltingsop, but this ^^ was not far behind! I think I've only been to one audition that felt like the Hunger Games and it was a cruise audition...
Telsey Monitor be like
Funny thing is, there won't be a monitor today, says producer will run it...oh lawdie!
How is BeltingSoprano winning? Is it by calling people she knows nothing about wierdos and stalkers or is it by calling those same people crazies and desperate lunatics? Then she goes on to tell people to be nice to each other???? Maybe she should practice what she preaches and maybe you should stop applauding her rude comments.
Cards have been given out with times to come back. Break a leg ladies!
Everyone deserves a chance to fly ;)
She's winning because she's being truthful. Sometimes it takes a little more force and a little less tact to make a point, and this was one of those times. Was she on the blunt side? Yes. Rude? Hardy. The blunt truth is what was needed today. She said what every veteran auditioner is thinking, and many of us have said the exact same thing already anyway.
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Who is in the room(s)?
An intelligent person can state their opinion without name calling or "force". If you truly wanted to share the wisdom of your "veteran" professionalism you would have done so as a true mentor would..with tactfulness and kindness. Also just because a lot of people believe something to be truth (blunt of otherwise) it doesn't make it so. Be careful of the bandwagons you jump on.
Are they giving out time slots until 4pm? Or did they close the call?
In the room(s)?
I have a 4:10 slot and they had a whole bunch of cards after mine, so it would appear they are seeing people well into that hour and later.
I'm wondering about the "5'4-5'9" comment...are there usually height restrictions on Elphaba? I know Glinda needs to be short, but I've never heard any particular restrictions for Elphaba. Anyone know anything about this? (As a 5'1 woman who recently got cut from final callbacks for a national tour because I wasn't 5'4, this is an issue close to my heart...and by heart I mean ego...)
Also, can I just say something? I'm a veteran auditioner and a native NYer, and I think it's awesome that Telsey + Co. are doing this. I think they're handling it professionally and fairly, in a way that gives everyone an equal opportunity to have a successful audition. Let's reserve our criticisms and just be grateful that we live in this fabulous city (or close to it) and we get to have audition appointments for an amazing role in an amazing Broadway show.
Bump on who is in the room(s) please!
There are 4 different rooms..The fabulous Ceaser was in one of them. Idk who were in the others.
The rest of us as we watched this unfold:
Craig Burns was also in a room
Let me tell you. Everything I said was point blank truth. I wasn't "name calling" per say I was only saying the truth that any casting director also thinks because trust me I pick a lot of brains in this industry to find out how casting directors think and they all seem to say "people who show up at 5am and don't follow the directions given in the notice are just showing how crazy they really are". Telsey was doing this really nice thing and people were abusing their explicit directions. Im sorry if you or your choices got offended, but what do you gain by sitting there saying Im unintelligent and rude? Nothing. because it is certainly not true and you seem to be the only person who openly disagrees with me and my approach and it's clear you missed my entire point about respecting the audition and directions that were given and enforced. My whole point was to call people out who weren't going about this correctly and letting them know that if they just chill out a little everything will be fine because telsey knows what they're doing. I tell it like it is, but that doesn't mean I'm a rude, stupid person and there are NO band wagons people need to actually work together to make these experiences better for all of us and the casting companies so that they will hold more open calls. Maybe you're the one who needs to watch the name calling and direct insults because it's seriously uncool and again - very clear that you missed the entire point of everything I said.
On a better note I hope everyone went in the room and did exactly what they wanted today!!! I hope there will be more opportunities like this in the future provided Telsey casting isnt shell shocked from hearing "the wizard and I" all day :) xoxo
Ps who ever wrote that hunger games scenario - YESS!!!!!
Just got a callback via email for Wednesday AM
what??? KCtoNY already? Congrats! Who did you audition for? What time did you audition?
Auditioned for Cesar at 2:55 today!
Shoot, this thread is more entertaining than a Broadway show. Ya'll need to chill.
KC have you heard anything more since your callback? Congrats to you!
How's it looking?
Bump! Any info about what's happening on the equity side?
I'll update myself for anyone who wants to know-super dead. Whole non-eq list was called at 9:45 basically. Open the whole day.
Thanks for the update. Did they have sides for you there?
Could anyone please update if they will not see any non-eq later in the day? Sometimes they change their minds.
Sides provided. Still seeing non eq. Walked in as EMC, was seen in the next group. Of note, the role of Tanya was changed to non Caucasian as of this morning.
still dead? how does it seem for non-eq?
I would give it a go. I was there this morning at about 11, and it was doornail-dead. I really can't imagine you'd have trouble being seen, regardless of your union status.
Anyone have an idea of when callbacks will be given out/ when they will be? I know their shows are mostly cast and there was rumor they wouldn't be holding callbacks at all. But i figured for Oklahoma there would be a dance call at least. JW
Post this on the Callback Corner page, not here. You'll probably get a better response.
Callbacks for "Oklahoma" are Sept/Oct
@Fosse101, Did you get a callback or did you get this info from the monitor/casting director? :)
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