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  • Transposing music 12/11/2017  2:09pm

    Does anyone know of anyone who can transpose sheet music at a reasonable price? Thanks!

    Romeo619

    Prepmyrep.com is my FAV.

    Icanseeyou 12/11/2017  2:17pm
    Past Tense 12/11/2017  2:21pm
    SaveMyAudition 12/11/2017  2:29pm

    Thanks so much everyone!

    Romeo619 12/11/2017  2:36pm

    Seconding prepyourrep!!

    noitsbecky 12/11/2017  4:53pm

    Save My Audition is INCREDIBLE.

    sosayethi 12/11/2017  5:20pm
  • Community Guidelines and Forum Moderation 12/11/2017  3:33pm

    Hello everyone,

    In the last few weeks there's been a lot of feedback coming in from everyone on how we can improve things here at Audition Update. I wanted to make a quick post here with some of those updates.

    Firstly, we've provided links on the login page, as well as the 'log In & Post' and 'Post a Reply' pages to our Community Guidelines, so that our users here can more easily access and read the rules that we use to moderate this forum.

    The Community Guidelines can be found here: www.backstage.com

    Secondly, I want to introduce to you our new moderator overanalyzingtv, who will be an active presence here at Audition Update. She's going to be making sure these Community Guidelines are enforced on a daily basis. Please join me in welcoming her to Audition Update.

    This is by no means the extent of the improvements we'll be making here in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more updates.

    Thanks everyone.

    BackstageAdmin

    Who?

    blueberrypie. 12/11/2017  3:37pm

    Hey everyone, just wanted to pop in and introduce myself as an official Backstage moderator here on Audition Update. If you have any questions or want to flag a post (or just leave any general feedback) please feel free to let me know either by posting here or sending us an email at customers@backstage.com. Thanks!

    overanalyzingtv 12/11/2017  3:43pm

    Fatniss_Neverlean and I should be mods to be honest, I even started a sister-site to prevent some of the crap that goes on here.

    blueberrypie. 12/11/2017  3:45pm

    blueberrypie please contact us at customers@backstage.com, we're happy to discuss.

    BackstageAdmin 12/11/2017  4:06pm

    Please wipe any memory of Mr. Noodles on this board.

    whattheheck 12/11/2017  4:15pm

    And I know you can change your name a million times, but now going forward, we can always complain about problem causing ways of individuals and I know you will take care of it. Welcome to the board, now let's get back to legitimate bitchery.

    whattheheck 12/11/2017  4:17pm
  • NAB - Voice Teachers for High Belting 12/11/2017  4:11pm

    So my high belt has gotten a little rusty, and I start rehearsals for a show in February where I have to do just that in my understudy track.

    Does anyone know of a good voice teacher or coach in the city who can help me work on this after the holidays?

    workwurkwerk

    And if it's helpful, I am a woman :)

    workwurkwerk 12/11/2017  4:12pm
  • Tough Situation - Stepping on Toes 12/11/2017  2:37pm

    MY NY agent got me an audition for a pretty big, spot-on co-star role (the role opens the episode and has a five page scene opposite the series regulars) on a big LA show.

    Problem is... I have an LA agent and even though the role is casting out of NY, it is still in the LA's jurisdiction (correct?). This happened once before, but in reverse. When I had just signed with my NY agent (months after signing with my LA agent), my LA agent got me an audition for a NY-based show and while the NY agent was cool with it my manager (now ex-manager) was not and the LA agent got pissed at my manager for getting pissy about it and at me for telling my manager and agent about the audition. The LA agent told me I shouldn't have told my NY agent. Now it's the reverse situation. If I don't tell her and I don't book, then no foul. But if I do book, then what? And since it is a spot-on role, it feels risky. But I don't want to be honest and have it backfire.

    I'd be willing to give both agents a 10% commission (that's not a big deal to me). But I think it's the principle. Have to tread carefully. Thoughts on how to handle it?

    JackSkellington

    #firstworldproblems

    PolarExpress 12/11/2017  3:22pm

    ^YUP

    bwaylvsong 12/11/2017  3:37pm

    ^Sorry, wrong post

    bwaylvsong 12/11/2017  3:39pm

    Dude, take it. Deal with the fallout later. If you're 100% right for this, for the love of God go get it.

    blueberrypie. 12/11/2017  3:41pm

    I'm going to the audition. Wasn't questioning that. Questioning how to deal with the LA agent.

    JackSkellington 12/11/2017  3:50pm

    Be up front with her, good luck. Sorry I'm running all over the place right now, didn't get to read everything. Direct and honest is the best way. Do you really need two agents?

    blueberrypie. 12/11/2017  4:02pm
  • Talking shit at auditions 12/11/2017  12:03pm

    Hello fellow auditioners!

    I wanted to make this post about what you talk about with your friends at auditions. I was at certain female call today, sitting by myself, when I couldn’t help but overhear several conversations that were happening around me. Please be careful about what you say that loudly in public especially in a place where people are bound to know who you are talking about. We all have mutual connections. I heard shit talked about some directors I’ve worked with, teachers I’ve had, all people who I am still very close to. Some people who were talked about are people I work with on a regular basis behind the table either as an assistant or a monitor. And we all remember each other from auditions. I see the same girls at every one and I’m bound to recognize you if I’m behind the table and remember what you said about the director you’re auditioning for. And I will say something about it. They’ll be happy I mentioned it. Because nobody wants people on their team who talk shit. So be careful about who you talk about and where you talk about them. Save those conversations for private. And also remember that just because we are all in the same waiting room together as actors, you never know who could have an upper hand and not give you a job in the future.

    Have a great day! Be safe! Be nice!

    Ajs236

    THIS!!! 👏👏👏👏👏

    iwontdance 12/11/2017  12:45pm

    This is great, but I guarantee it’s these people that book and continue to shit talk their cast mates throughout the rehearsal/performance process.

    PolarExpress 12/11/2017  3:24pm

    i dont understand what is wrong with taking a shit at auditions? i am not embarassed even if the casting director is in the bathroom with me and it smells bad everyone shits get over it people

    limpbizkitstud 12/11/2017  3:38pm

    @PolarExpress YUP. It's ALWAYS the shit-talkers who book.
    @limpbizkit lmao

    bwaylvsong 12/11/2017  3:41pm

    Just don't shit in the audition room, limpbizkit.

    Trolling aside, this is so true. I was sitting in a Les Miz audition once when I was like 22 and still green to NYC and this chick was like rattling on about someone else there and how she was going to get Eponine and blah, blah blah. This girl and I turned and looked at each other like 'I'm so sorry you have to be here.'

    blueberrypie. 12/11/2017  3:43pm
  • Fourty40 Productions 11/22/2017  1:29pm

    Has anyone heard of them? Are they real/reputable?

    I got a commercial job offer from them, but it seems too good to be true, so I'm a bit hesitant.

    moosevmouse

    Do you mean Fourways Films? Because I got a commercial offer from them this morning as well and was wondering the same thing.

    reeee 11/22/2017  1:32pm

    Can you post the email you got, so we can see if there are any obvious red flags?

    actorsmom 11/22/2017  1:35pm

    Came here to ask just this!

    For a Dell commercial?

    StuffandThings 11/22/2017  1:47pm

    "Thank you for choosing to work with Forty40 Production. Please find below the necessary details and more information required from you for this shoot.

    COMPENSATION & UNION CONTRACT DETAILS : $1,000/day and $3,9500 for usage [Totaling: $5950]. This is expected to be a two day shoot which involves up to 4-6 hours daily or we can arrange a full day shoot for you in case you have a tight schedule. There will be a model release form upon acceptance."

    WARDROBE & MAKE UP : We’ll cover your hair and make up as well as your wardrobe. Your wardrobe consist of high end fashion products (clothes, shoes, custom wears and fashion accessories). A wardrobe allowance will be allocated to you and you’ll be instructed on how to get your wardrobe just in time before the shoot.

    RETAINER & PRE-NEGOTIATIONS : You’ll be receiving an upfront payment from the sponsor of the event, this is to ensure payment for future services or work to be rendered. Part of this upfront payment will cover for your wardrobe expenses.

    EXTRA INFO : You may come to the shooting location with a friend or family if it makes you more comfortable. An actor/model coach will also be on site to offer you a profound change of mentality, guideline & confidence. Don’t get me wrong: it’s rewarding and a privilege to be part of the jungle that is the fashion and entertainment industry. But this same line of work can slice your confidence into pieces. Time and time again we’ve seen actors ask painfully vulnerable questions. Am I pretty enough? Am I the right size? Do I have what it takes? I fully understand the importance of having confidence, and if you’re a working actor, you should too. No, I’m not talking about faking confidence or putting on a forced smile in the casting room. I’m talking about really feeling comfortable in your skin and embracing every quirk and trait that defines you. This is where working with a commercial acting coach comes in.

    COMPANY NOTE: "In addition to representing talent, Forty40 Production also offers training and related development services to models and actors for additional fees depending on experience level and select division(s)."

    REWARDS: This will be a fun day of shooting as you get to keep your wardrobe. The videos will be posted on various social media platforms with name and link credit.

    INFORMATION REQUIRED : Below are a list of the required information in order to consider you for this amazing opportunity.

    LEGAL NAME
    STAGE NAME (IF ANY)
    PHYSICAL ADDRESS + APT NO IF ANY(NO P O BOX PLS)
    CELL #
    AGE
    EXPERIENCE (IF ANY; NOT REQUIRED)
    TWO RECENT PICTURES
    REFERENCE
    SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
    PRESENT OCCUPATION
    PREFERED ROLE

    PRIVACY POLICY & TERMS: By providing the information requested above, you agree that if you are selected for this shoot, you oblige to the terms stipulated above (usage, compensation, wardrobe & make up, retainer & negotiations and rewards). If you do not agree with any part of the policy & terms, or if you have any other dispute or claim with or against us with respect to the Terms of Use or the Media Services, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue further communication. We will not sell, rent or provide your personal information to third parties or unaffiliated Internet Brands. Your personal information is shared with third parties with your consent, except in circumstances where the law requires it to be shared.

    Thank you & Looking forward to hearing from you soon."

    StuffandThings 11/22/2017  1:48pm

    I got the same email today.This reads real shady to me. Anyone else?

    KindaTenor 11/22/2017  2:05pm

    Did any of you actually submit for it somewhere? I looked through my submissions on Backstage and AA and couldn't find it.

    StuffandThings 11/22/2017  2:16pm

    This sounds like utter bs

    Guys real commercials go through agents and cds

    If it’s toi good to be true it is

    dopplegang 11/22/2017  2:27pm

    Mine is different, and the website seems legit, but I can't figure out where I submitted to it and it's odd that the name is so similar.

    Hello,

    Thank you for responding to our casting call, it would be an honor to work with you. Fourways Films is a full service broadcast films production company. Featuring award winning commercial directors. From broadcast commercials to branded web content we specialize in telling entertaining brand driven stories through the medium of video.

    We are casting models and actors for an upcoming shoot for our client (Mercury Insurance) Mercury Insurance Group is a multiple-line insurance organization offering personal automobile, homeowners, renters and business insurance. Founded in 1961 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Mercury has assets in excess of $4 billion, employs 4,500 people and has more than 8,000 independent agents in 11 states (Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia).

    Mercury’s primary focus is auto and homeowners insurance, however, the company also writes personal liability policies (umbrella), business insurance, mechanical breakdown protection (similar to an extended warranty for your vehicle), renters, service line protection, home systems protection, identity management protection and ride-hailing insurance.


    PURPOSE OF THE SHOOT :

    The purpose of this Commercial is to show the general public that having car insurance is essential because it covers your expenses in the event of vehicle damage or injuries to other persons, drivers, passengers or pedestrians. All motorists must be insured against their liability to other people, as stipulated in the Road Traffic Act 1988.


    ROLES

    [HUSBAND*] Male. Any ethnicity. 25’s – 60’s. Rugged and tough, he is proud of what he has been able to accomplish by working hard and seeing the potential in his business.

    [WIFE*] Female. Any ethnicity. 22’s – 55’s. Professional, poised, confident and put together, she is a nurse and likes to read.

    [NEIGHBOR*] Female. Any ethnicity. 20’s – 55’s.

    USAGE : Two (2) year television, three (3) year web

    EVENT DATE : December 2nd & December 3rd 2017 OR December 9th & December 10th 2017

    SHOOT LOCATION : We will be shooting at a location around you, but transportation will be covered if we have to fly you out to Los Angeles. Full details of location to be provided to you in due time.

    If this sounds like a project you’d be interested in, kindly respond with an email using “Obliged” as the subject line and specify the date which you’d like to shoot.

    Once we hear back from you, you’ll be receiving another email which outlines compensation, wardrobe and union contract details.

    reeee 11/22/2017  3:06pm

    The first email is a very well known scam. YOU WILL NEVER receive payment UPFRONT for a legit gig. Usually they send you a check and make you buy things, and then OOPS their check bounces and you are out a lot of money, and your bank charges you for taking a bad check..

    ChininMyHands 11/22/2017  3:11pm

    Reee- def a scam. The first email I got also had the “obliged” thing even though they say they’re a different company.

    StuffandThings 11/22/2017  3:18pm

    "You’ll be receiving an upfront payment from the sponsor of the event, this is to ensure payment for future services or work to be rendered. Part of this upfront payment will cover for your wardrobe expenses."

    SCAM. Here's how it works: they send you a check for MORE than the amount they're supposedly paying you - the extra money is supposedly for "wardrobe expenses." They tell you to deposit the check, and then withdraw the extra amount for "wardrobe expenses" in cash and send that money by Western Union to their "wardrobe department."

    You deposit the check, the money is in your account the next day, you think "Okay, cool." You withdraw the extra money and send it by Western Union to wherever they told you to send it.

    A week later, your bank informs you that the check you deposited was fraudulent, and they DEDUCT all that money from your account. So now, you no longer have the money from the bad check, and you LOST the money you withdrew and sent via Western Union to the scam artists. There's no way to trace money via Western Union (which is why it's a favorite of scammers.)

    NEVER EVER trust an email where they want to pay you upfront before you've done any work.

    actorsmom 11/22/2017  4:15pm

    "If this sounds like a project you’d be interested in, kindly respond with an email using “Obliged” as the subject line and specify the date which you’d like to shoot."

    Come ON, people! I don't care HOW green you are - surely you realize that no commercial asks you on what date you'd LIKE to shoot! Even STUDENT films don't do that! They may ask for the actor's availability for certain dates, but they won't say "We'll shoot it whenever you want! What works for you?"

    actorsmom 11/22/2017  4:23pm

    Came on here to read about thoughts as well, as i received the same couple emails. Thanks for your help!!!

    heysoulsister 11/22/2017  10:11pm

    I don't mean to sound exasperated, but really how could ANY of you think this was for real?!
    Sorry but come ON.

    FinallyGettingThis 11/22/2017  11:16pm

    absolutely a scam. The scam is in the "money" advanced.

    The scam works exactly like to one that's been on CraigsList so often it's know as "The CL Scam." You sell your car and get a few extra thou to pay the guy who comes to pick it up for delivery service because the buyer is India or on Safari in Uganda. You sign over the car and pay the pick up guy. Bye-bye money and car.

    In this "modeling" scam, you get a Money Order or some other instrument that looks legit. You deposit into your bank.

    Or, if you are totally stupid, you give them the codes so they can "deposit it directly into your account."

    (duh)

    A bogus Western Union or Moneygram Money Order or whatever takes up to ten days to bounce because it's not an instrument issued by anyone in the banking business.

    Meanwhile, you have withdrawn funds to pay for whatever b***s**t they tell you to pay for.

    You may even take some of the money out of your account to pay the rent or get drunk.

    That second use is probably a better one, considering it's going to be the best you are gonna feel again for a long while. Soon you will be getting notice from your bank telling you how much you owe them for the bad deposit that you used to send money wherever they told you.

    You owe it. You are pwned.

    Sometime I Get The Gig 11/23/2017  10:51am

    Thank you all for this thread. I had a feeling it was fake and it was confirmed when I received an email on Thanksgiving first of all and just the general shadiness of it all:

    We have acknowledged the receipt of your information via email, and have properly examined it . After going through your profile and headshot, Our highly esteemed Team Of Professionals have been able to access your credibility and potential.

    Based on this fact, the Board of Forty40 Production have decided to grant you an opportunity to partake in this shoot. On the above subject matter, Forty40 Production hereby congratulates you on your successful emergence. It is a great honor to work with you on this project and more projects in the nearest future. Congratulations and welcome! We hope you will have an amazing time working with us, we are looking forward for the success of this project with you. We believe in your skills, talents and knowledge that you can use for our clients and company’s improvement.

    Further details are as follows:

    REMUNERATION : $5,950 USD [ (You will be paid an Upfront of $450(for your booking fee ), (Balance : $5,500 to be paid immediately after the shoot before you leave the location)

    RETAINER, PRE-NEGOTIATIONS & WARDROBE EXPENSES : You’ll receive An All-In-One Check for $4,975.99 to cover for your booking fee ($450) and that of your wardrobe. You’ll be using the difference ($4,525.99) for your wardrobe as soon as the funds clears your bank, further instructions on how to obtain your wardrobe will be provided to you. Please confirm that you understand and agree.

    LOCATION OF THE SHOOT : We have to make sure everything is in place before we confirm our location booking. We are currently looking between studios because we need to pick the one available at the time you receive your wardrobe and everything is ready to go. So I'll let you know the details ahead of time as soon as you have your wardrobe in place. But keep in mind it will be downtown New York .

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS : You must be able to take directions and easy to work with. Good working relationship can mean long term working relationship with the company.


    MEASUREMENT & STATS: Kindly furnish us with the information below where applicable

    Age
    Height
    Eyes
    Bust
    Waist
    Hips
    Dress
    Shoes

    BILLING INFORMATION

    Name on Check :
    Address and apartment number (If any) :
    City, State and Zip code :
    Cell phone number :

    RELEASE & CONTRACT LETTER : The release and agreement letter has been attached below, kindly download it, sign it and revert via email. You can also sign it electronically. Please be kind to send the measurement & stats and contract letter as soon as possible as we cannot proceed without it.

    If you don’t have a print or cannot sign the model release, you can sign the attestation below :

    ATTESTATION : I, the undersigned, do hereby attest that I have read, understood and agree to the terms and condition of the model release form attached to this email.

    ……………………………………

    Name and Date

    CarmenSandiego 11/23/2017  12:07pm

    I got the same email, might of submitted for it not sure. I know i submitted for a commercial with www.purpletulipmedia.net maybe they are linked, sounds kinda similar. The only for purple tulip media was on actors access, says it shooting in downtown nyc. Both websites have very little info in a way.

    JActor 11/24/2017  10:46am

    I also submitted for the Purple Tulip thing on AA.

    StuffandThings 11/24/2017  11:06am

    I came on here for the samw Dell commercial. Thank you for the warning. I had given my address and the website looked legit but this totally is shady as F. Wont deposjt the check

    JJJJ 11/24/2017  11:16am

    Have another scam, sent to me and to which I replied in most amusing terms. Amusing as far as I was concerned, anyway.


    From:Anthony Yangani.(For Trustees)
    Durban , KZN - South Africa.

    NOTIFICATION OF BEQUEST:

    On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Mr. Robert Priddle, I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned undelivered.

    I hereby attempt to reach you again by this same email address on the WILL. I wish to notify you that late Mr. Robert Priddle, made you a beneficiary to his WILL.

    He left the sum of 7.5million dollars to you in the codicil and last testament to his will. This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true. Being a widely traveled man, he must have been in contact with you in the past or simply you were nominated to him by one of his numerous friends abroad who wished you good. Mr. Robert Priddle, until his death was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of Electronic&Electrical Engineers.

    He was a very dedicated Christian who loved to give out. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life time. Late Mr. Robert Priddle died on the 14th day of February 2005 at the age of 67 years and his WILL is now ready for execution. According to him, this money is to support his Christian activities (May his soul rest with the Lord) and to help the poor and needy.

    Please if I reach, you as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me to enable me conclude my job. I hope to hear from you in no distant date.

    Best regards,
    Anthony Yangani (Attorney At Law)

    Ron Gielgud 11/24/2017  8:30pm

    THANK YOU!! I almost replied to them because everything about them seemed so okay but was weirded out that I couldn't find anything about them via Google.

    MLLove 11/24/2017  10:32pm

    Bump

    Kinkyshoes 11/25/2017  6:58pm

    Bump

    Kinkyshoes 11/26/2017  4:55pm

    Bump

    Kinkyshoes 11/26/2017  5:01pm

    Ouch

    Kinkyshoes 11/26/2017  6:12pm

    Bump

    Kinkyshoes 11/26/2017  6:29pm

    Hey Everyone!

    So I didn’t know that is a scam. I have never been in commercials ever. I thought it’s real. They sent me the paycheck I deposited it. They told me now I have to buy my wardrobe. I couldn’t do that because I’m new in my bank so every paycheck what I deposite they hold for 5 business in the first month. So I didn’t pay for anything. Now what should I do with the paycheck? Please someone help me,I don’t want them to screwed me over! :( (It was the purple tulip media)

    Medilan 12/10/2017  6:44pm

    WHAT? Don't deposit it, holy crap you could get in trouble with your bank. I'm going to add this as a company to avoid on the Auditions For The Masses site right now. This is horrible, I'm sorry this happened to you guys.

    blueberrypie. 12/10/2017  6:57pm

    Go to your bank first thing in the morning, immediately, explain the situation to a manager or an account associate. They'll be able to cancel the deposit and put any fraud protection in place. Having the 5 day hold is lucky. You'll feel a little silly at worse. Good luck.

    SteveRogers. 12/10/2017  6:58pm

    What are all the alisases this company goes under, please?

    blueberrypie. 12/10/2017  7:01pm

    BlueberryPie, it's not really useful to keep track of all the aliases, because scam companies keep creating new names. It's much more useful to just be aware of very obvious red flags and avoid any company that shows these red flags:
    1) Offering you a job without an audition.
    2) Very poor grammar and punctuation, unprofessional, use of non-industry terms or lack of understanding of the industry.
    3) BIGGEST RED FLAGS: paying you BEFORE the job is done, and wanting to send you a check for more than the amount of money they're paying you!

    actorsmom 12/11/2017  9:31am

    Well yes, those are common sense situations. And I mean no disrespect here, but aliases are good to know because if the list keeps growing...then people figure out sooner or later who these people are and what umbrella terms they're using. Good luck, kids! Please don't get scammed. :(. We work so hard as it is.

    blueberrypie. 12/11/2017  3:13pm
  • NAB, Axelrod PAC 12/11/2017  10:08am

    Anyone know anything about this theatre/worked there before? They aren’t listed on Gig&Tell. More specifically, does anyone know if they provide transportation to and from the city? Also, pay states TBD. Anyone know if it’s weekly or a stipend?

    iwontdance

    i believe this is a small stipend. and if you are more than 50 miles away they put you in a nearby hotel during the run. i have some friends who have worked there and that was the situation. not sure on transportation reimbursement.

    galliegirl 12/11/2017  12:34pm
  • ActorParlor Actor Social Network 12/11/2017  10:47am

    Hey everyone! Last week a friend sent me a link to ActorParlor.com, a site that started up in November (according to their website), and it’s essentially being branded as “the social and professional network for actors, performers, and individuals involved in the entertainment business to chat, connect, and create.”

    Funny enough, I just finished an audition, and overheard a group talking about it, so I thought I’d post here. The site is pretty gorgeous, and it seems like it’s run by a team that moderates it pretty heavily. I also made an account, and it has some neat stuff, like a real-time, site-wide chat room feature (for real-time audition and other talk), internal member messaging system (for making direct connections), actor profiles and status updates (for posting updates and showcasing work), and general/regional forums (for auditions, general discussion, etc.)

    The downside is that the user base is still small, so I haven’t really been able to interact with people yet and test out its functions. But it’s awesome that it lets you make profiles, and the account system lets you showcase headshots, post updates, etc.

    I’d much prefer to be using that platform, as the regional audition forum seems to have everything this does and more… but I guess I'll be sticking around here for the time being until it gains traction I guess…!

    janmadison

    Aaaannndddd it's comments like that one that make me come to Audition Update solely out of necessity...ugh.

    tammend 12/11/2017  11:45am

    Hello everyone,

    Just a friendly reminder not to harass other users of the forums here, or your post will be removed and you may be banned altogether.

    Thanks.

    BackstageAdmin 12/11/2017  12:14pm
  • NAB MaxTheatrix Musical Theater Forum Vs. The Growing Studio Casting Director Workshop 12/09/2017  3:19pm

    Hi all,

    Wondering if anyone has input on either one of these programs to work with casting directors. Forum is more expensive but you meet more CDs. Can anyone comment on how valuable these are, and if one is better than the other?


    thanks all!

    Tbone

    I think anyone can sign up for the growing studio. You have to audition for Maxtheatrix. I noticed that one of the pop/rock gurus has a BFA from UMich, although she teaches at AMDA. Gotta make a living, I guess.

    whattheheck 12/09/2017  4:28pm

    Definitely Growing Studio. I did both and it's the same exact thing, but Growing Studio is cheaper, they really take care of you and the staff who oversee the classes are amazing. I talked to one of them at an audition for a long time and the story behind them is amazing. I also had two girls in my class who are in Broadway shows now. Hope this helps!

    Mich11486 12/09/2017  5:30pm

    Also don't go anywhere but to Sheri sanders for pop rock....she's the best

    Mich11486 12/09/2017  5:32pm

    Sheri is not doing one on one appointments anymore, unless you are have already been with her. Then she gets you to take her music notes thing. I can't figure it out, not sure I like it. Maybe your experience with her is different.

    whattheheck 12/10/2017  12:49am

    ^^^ this is just my opinion, I've never taken class with Sherri but pretty much exclusively work in the pop/rock world.

    From what I've seen and heard from artists who swear by her...their songs tend be dated and over-acted (again, in my opinion...take it with a grain of salt).

    The best advice I've gotten re: pop/rock stuff is literally to imagine you're standing behind a microphone...it'll change your performance almost instantly and take your head out of 'theatre world'.

    AFTC 12/10/2017  10:45am

    And for the OP-- Groqing Studio, 100%.

    AFTC 12/10/2017  10:46am

    I 100% disagree. I've done several classes with both and I think what you get at MaxTheatrix is an entirely different product and experience than at GS. I've done the Musical Theatre Forum twice and it is very different than anything any of the other pay to play classes are doing. Also the last casting director series I had at GS 3 out of 6 of the CDs sent other people than they were originally supposed to attend. I think they are teaching these classes so frequently that they are passing them along to assistants when it become inconvenient. That doesn't really happy with the Forum because it's not as frequent and many of those casting directors have been guests of the Forum for years. If you want to discuss this more privately, I'd be glad to share more details of the differences between these two and my opinions.

    Kdubb 12/11/2017  9:11am
  • NEW Audition Update. 12/10/2017  12:56pm

    Because most of us would rather eat glass than deal with half the unmoderated bullshit that goes on here.

    Here's a new site. I don't care if this is not allowed, time we do something.

    Fatniss, I'm looking at you to be a fellow admin.

    auditions.22web.org

    blueberrypie

    Also, advertising is allowed. I'll moderate comments and everything will be split up into groups. I don't give a shit about the layout currently, but the blander the better for cell phones. Enjoy.

    blueberrypie 12/10/2017  12:57pm

    I could dig this

    BakerShmaker 12/10/2017  1:11pm

    Bless. Happy holidays by the way.

    blueberrypie 12/10/2017  1:14pm

    Happy Holidays!

    BakerShmaker 12/10/2017  1:14pm

    Feel free to alert the masses. Though I don't personally know anyone on here, would be good to get a little group going though for the ones that are actually giving a shit about what this site is for?

    blueberrypie 12/10/2017  1:15pm

    This is so exciting!!! Aren't you worried that Backstage will sue though? I don't think you can call it Audition Update... they own that, right???

    Mr. Noodles 12/10/2017  1:30pm

    Dude, you are literally the bane of existence on here. Unless you behave, I'm not having you on the site. Please be nice to people. HOWEVER, that is a good idea. As I am poor, I'll change the name. Thank you, sir.

    blueberrypie 12/10/2017  1:30pm

    Changed. Calling it Auditions for the Masses. AFM. Lol.

    blueberrypie 12/10/2017  1:32pm

    And I added it so new comments are on the top for easy viewing. It's a little different from here but it's easy if you're on the train, on the go or whatever. If you're more used to the whole 'new comments on the bottom' though, which to me is a pain in the ass; I'll change it back.

    blueberrypie 12/10/2017  1:54pm

    Remember when this website was about white people in Evita, dating, and sabotaging the 1am list?

    SteveRogers. 12/10/2017  3:05pm

    Or that whole In The Heights thing with the white people in Australia. Good times! 11 members and counting! Fatniss is in, wahoo! My dumbass forgot my email on here so I had to make another username.

    blueberrypie. 12/10/2017  6:17pm

    Added a subscribe to thread/comments feature, you can now private message each other. Fatniss is co-admin. I'll still check up on AU though for new scams and stuff to alert you guys, hopefully we can all eventually move over.

    blueberrypie. 12/10/2017  7:23pm

    Except yanno' it's up to like 12 people now in the last few hours, thanks, bro. Also, thank you for trolololing without a username.

    blueberrypie. 12/10/2017  7:53pm

    Also, it's been ruled that Noodles is going to be banned from the site, so you can put that one away.

    blueberrypie. 12/10/2017  7:53pm

    And now it's at 14. Woo.

    blueberrypie. 12/10/2017  7:57pm

    Yup. All the posts are tagged. There's a category/tag list too on the sidebar for easy viewing.

    blueberrypie. 12/10/2017  10:31pm