• Disney Auditions Monday 02/16/2018  4:24pm

    Hey guys, I know there’s an open call monday for vocalists for leads in two shows for FL Disneyworld, but do you know if they have agent appointments for this, too? Just wondering

    Glamgirl

    They do have agent appts for this on Monday as well. I have one for the afternoon if that helps.

    TinyDancer 02/16/2018  5:12pm

    Does Disney honor the unofficial list or should I plan on getting in line at the crack of dawn?

    Hmilne1229 02/18/2018  6:50pm

    there is no unofficial list for disney

    Ajs236 02/18/2018  6:55pm

    I recently moved to NY and am pretty new to this. What time would you recommend getting there?

    insertusername 02/18/2018  7:42pm

    You don’t have to get there before the audition studio opens. They don’t accept an unofficial, so usually girls will start a line in the holding room. I’ve not been in for WDW in a while, but 8am is the very earliest you should get there. They may type and/or they will see everyone. Disney is VERY organized and upfront at their calls

    taybay 02/18/2018  8:18pm

    On the Disney audition calendar it says they will be typing this call.

    princessanna 02/18/2018  8:32pm

    Think they’ll type by headshot or ITR?

    PSherman42 02/18/2018  10:03pm

    Also- anyone know when these contracts begin?

    PSherman42 02/18/2018  10:03pm

    Disney types ITR

    taybay 02/18/2018  10:32pm

    do they sign you up in order of whose in line and just create a list, or do they usually let you pick a time in the day to come back?

    star2bwanab 02/19/2018  2:34am

    Is there a line yet?

    hap824 02/19/2018  6:01am

    You typically just make a line and then stand up in order of that at the monitor’s table to sign in. With Disney they’re really good about getting to everyone, and especially if they’re typing, there’s no need to rush there to start a line

    35791 02/19/2018  6:30am

    Seriously guys this is the one audition where you really don’t have to get up early so let’s live our dreams 🙏🏼🙏🏼

    sillygirl 02/19/2018  6:37am

    How many in line?

    Raptaptapper 02/19/2018  7:17am

    About 30. List is being made. Even though it won’t be honored, it’s a way of making sure no one bum rushes the desk when the monitor shows up. We should still stay in line. This list is just a safety net for the people who are here and waiting.

    sillygirl 02/19/2018  7:30am

    Such a good idea. People show up being first and end up being 100 on the list because people suck

    Ajs236 02/19/2018  7:31am

    are people sitting in order?

    PSherman42 02/19/2018  7:39am

    Anyone know when this call ends? I’m curious how that relates to the typing factor? (basically wondering if Disney will close the list early in the morning and type everyone all at once OR if they will type groups as they go in throughout the duration of the call, so long as people continue to sign up as the day goes on)

    backdoorsweeney 02/19/2018  7:58am

    Says on website signup is from 9-10

    coldbrew 02/19/2018  8:06am

    ^ In Disney auditions where I've been typed out, I've been done as early as 10:30. They usually take in groups of 30-50, so they type very quickly. On calls where I've been typed in, I've been finished as early as 11am, and sometimes as late as 2pm. It really all depends on how many people they type in, and what they need from that group. Some have you just sing and then have a longer callback the next day with movement, for some auditions there is a movement call right after being typed in. It can all vary. Disney calls have been the quickest calls though, in my experience. No matter what, you're in and out very quickly. :)

    4329 02/19/2018  8:23am

    Hi there! Does anyone know if the list has been closed yet??

    AndreaHdezM 02/19/2018  10:25am

    That typing tho....

    coldbrew 02/19/2018  10:37am

    From what I saw they only picked size 0-2 with stilettos on and lots of makeup. So now I know to draw my eyebrows on and wear falsies to next Disney audition. Thought you weren't supposed to wear a lot of makeup to Disney, but guess I was wrong. 🤷🏼‍♀️

    BalletBroadwayGi 02/19/2018  11:15am

    U mad bro?

    bewp 02/19/2018  11:24am

    Actually yes. Because they typed out a lot of beautiful girls who looked like Disney characters and kept girls just cause they were skinnier. We aren't talking fat. Like 4-8 weren't getting typed. And what's the point of coming all the way to NY if they're only going to see 25 people sing out of 200? If they just wanted skinny girls with no talent for face characters it's one thing. But if they want performers they should have allowed more people to stay. Or actually looked at our resumes. And in my groups she said the system was down so she was just winging it.

    BalletBroadwayGi 02/19/2018  11:30am

    Actually yes. Because they typed out a lot of beautiful girls who looked like Disney characters and kept girls just cause they were skinnier. We aren't talking fat. Like 4-8 weren't getting typed. And what's the point of coming all the way to NY if they're only going to see 25 people sing out of 200? If they just wanted skinny girls with no talent for face characters it's one thing. But if they want performers they should have allowed more people to stay. Or actually looked at our resumes. And in my groups she said the system was down so she was just winging it.

    BalletBroadwayGi 02/19/2018  11:30am

    You BIG mad bro

    bewp 02/19/2018  12:03pm

    Sad little non equity girl got cut... cry me a river.

    TommyWisaeu 02/19/2018  12:41pm

    I understand your frustration but please do not negate the talent of the face characters. It's very rude and uncalled for. It takes an incredible amount of talent, hard work, patience and dedication to do what they do. They work harder than any stage performer in the parks or on the ships and they. are. Disney.

    Also, WDW is very specific when it comes to size. More so than the ships and other parks. It stinks but that's the truth of the matter. Yes, it would be nice if they kept a more variety of size to see the talent but the CD knows what the director wants (which is very specific for these shows in particular) and they don't want to waste your time. Finally, they are also having appointments today. They may not have time to see everyone at an open call in addition to the appointment slots.

    Kinky&Wicked 02/19/2018  12:42pm

    ^^KinkyandWicked, to clarify, this isn't for character look-a-likes, it's for two of the MainStage shows. But I do agree with you about characters, I could NEVER do that job, I can stay in character well, but doing it for HOURS on end is NOT in my arsenal nor in my interest.
    They sometimes type for the actual shows that require singing/dancing, not all the time, so that's weird.

    Showbizdreamer 02/19/2018  12:50pm

    While I agree with everyone else that it’s important to learn healthy coping strategies for all audition settings, I will say “BalletBroadwayGi” is touching on a very important conversation that probably should be had (but not necessarily on the Home page of audition update). The expected and ideal shape of women in this industry is a major health crisis that unfairly targets nearly all women-Disney, in particular, is the worst perpetrator. I’ve seen women of all shapes (including naturally very thin) cut or asked to change their shape in very unhealthy ways. I also think it’s important for those of you who don’t experience this extra scrutiny on your value or worth as a performer to plead allows those who do to lead the conversation and just feel things about it every once in a while. All women are deserving of telling these stories, but we cannot shame others as a means to getting there. Just like I can only control my shape up to a certain point, so too can naturally thin women. They are no less deserving of roles. However, it’s important to realize when companies are only implying that a certain size (whatever that size may be) is worthy enough of sharing a story and acknowledge that’s dangerous bullshit and only serves to perpetuate the cycle (i.e. only “x” size women can sing “y” because when I think of “y” I think if “x”...but then only hiring “x” for “y” which just reinforces the ideal of “x” can only play “y” because that’s all we see)

    auditions13 02/19/2018  12:55pm

    Are people still stopping by and signing up? Is the list closed? Trying to see if it’s worth dropping by after work. (If it makes a difference, I’m def a Gaston and not an Ariel)

    backdoorsweeney 02/19/2018  12:56pm

    Also I just want to say that what you said isn’t true. There were lots of different women typed in, some wearing jeans, glasses, bigger, smaller, no make up, lots of make up, flats and heels..... not sure what you saw.

    Stop tearing women down. We have it hard enough. Let’s just be positive and if this wasn’t the job for you, the right one is coming. ❤️

    sillygirl 02/19/2018  1:16pm

    Sillygirl- you're so right. In my group, girls of different shapes and sizes were typed in. Definitely not just the typical 0-2, long legs and lashes look. It sucks getting typed out, but in no way is it a personal attack those who were not asked to stay. It seemed purely about the character to me and I thought the team was super professional and handled everything really well.

    lilprincess 02/19/2018  2:10pm

    I'm not tearing anyone down. But I'm disappointed in Disney. And face characters don't have to sing or dance but for these shows the characters do which is why I'm surprised they went on look. And yes that's the only type I saw get pulled, very thin. Disney does cast a various range of sizes if you look at pictures and videos of performances and face characters, but today in the ones I saw, they did not. if I knew how to move this to "bitching post" I would.

    BalletBroadwayGi 02/19/2018  2:16pm

    Speaking as a former Disney employee, it’s easy to feel bummed by a type-out or a lack of callback, but so much of the time it has nothing to do with talent and all to do with costumes.
    There’s a really good chance they’ve got an opening for Belle or Ariel (or fill in the blank), but they don’t want to make any more costumes. The girl(s) they hire must fit and maybe that girl whose contract is up is a size 2. They’re not sending you home becuase they don’t like your body or feel it isn’t beautiful enough, they simply have a dress to fill.
    It’s just the reality, but it is totally normal to feel bummed. Try not to feel personally attacked :)

    SunnyHorizons 02/19/2018  2:51pm

    ^^Totally true, and always something to keep in mind, but is a really important reminder of why we need some body diversity in casting. I remember Jessica Vosk once mentioning she was proud to play Elphaba on tour so they had to stop pretending they “didn’t have costumes” for healthy women of all shapes and sizes.

    auditions13 02/19/2018  3:38pm

    Speaking as someone who was there this morning - I completely understand the frustration. But they were very open that this was a “branded” character who needed to be super specific. The woman in the room was lovely, but mentioned they were looking at things like eye shape, face shape, what your nose looks like, along with height and such. To me, it makes sense - to little kids the idea is that this is the same “person” throughout the whole park. I certainly believed that when I was 5. So it has to be specific.
    For things like cruises and on Broadway - yes I believe that differences in sizes and ethnicities and everything else is beautiful and wonderful. But they were upfront that there were strict parameters and even emphasized that this didn’t mean you weren’t gorgeous in real life - you just weren’t right for this job.

    SansaIsMyHomegirl 02/19/2018  7:30pm