Jeff Brown just offered the best audition advice for me to share:
I’ve listened to hundreds (perhaps thousands) of auditions over the years. I think the biggest “tip” I can offer is not to over-think what they want. Show them – as accurately as possible – what you ARE, and see if it fits. If not, don’t take it personally.
Read that again, folks. It isn’t personal when you don’t get in a show. Everyone is rejected. Often. When you get to the professional level, there may be 300 people who look or sound just like you at an audition. Casting directors have lots of choices. A small fluke may be the reason you get the role or are rejected. Learn to handle rejection or get out of the business.
Jeff points out that you need to show who you are. When you are preparing for auditions, let’s make sure that you can show just what YOU have that is unique — the one trait that most of the others won’t have.