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Horror Story Auditions part 1

June 24, 2011

In honor of a recent audition that didn’t go how I wanted, I have decided to start a series of my favorite audition stories…

Once upon an ordinary day a few years ago, I had an audition for a musical. Being the responsible actress I am, I put off picking up copies I needed of my headshot until 2 hours before my audition. When I finished that, I had an hour to get to my audition. But realized I left my cellphone at home. So I jump in my car and start driving, only to realize my gas light was on. I sit at a stoplight, starting to worry. In an attempt to calm my thoughts and prepare for my audition, I reach to the back seat of my car for my water bottle, and SNAP! The strap of my dress popped off!

So lets see: no phone, no gas in my car, and oh yeah, ruined outfit!

Well, I had no choice but to go home. I grabbed a sweater to throw over my now dysfunctional dress, traded cars with my dad, and found my phone.

I had 42 minutes to drive 55 miles to my audition, at a theater I had never been to before. Somehow I made it on time, and with 3 minutes to sit and breathe! I really don’t remember how fast I drove, but I’m still amazed I made it before my audition slot.

Sometimes I count an audition as successful if I am able to show up. Callback or not, it doesn’t matter. I had a successful audition that day simply because I didn’t stay home!

I want to hear your worst audition stories Green Room Blog Readers! I KNOW you can top mine! Please share!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2011 5:37 pm

    Hello! Fellow Actress here. I’m glad you made it to the audition on time.

    I can definitely relate to Audition Horror Stories.

    Here is one of my most awkward ones:

    I also have a few more outlined in the posts titled

  2. October 1, 2011 7:15 pm

    Oh my gosh! What an awful experience! It reminds me of a few I’ve had. Thanks for sharing. I need to blog some more horror stories! I doubt any of mine can top that one though!

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