Interview: Casting Director Alexa Fogel on ‘Black Bird’ and What Makes a Good Audition

“It’s really just paying attention to the material and doing it justice and being truthful in that way. There’s no trick. That is the trick.” — Alexa Fogel If you watched Black Bird, the excellent new limited series on Apple+, then you no doubt noticed the terrific cast that populated the show. If you haven’t … Read more

Audition Songs for The Who’s Tommy – By Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for The Who’s Tommy? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for The Who’s Tommybroken … Read more

Audition Tips From Casting Director Lucy Bevan

Photo credit: Eugene Powers / Acclaimed casting director Lucy Bevan boasts a long and impressive casting resume, which includes “The Batman,” “Belfast,” “Cruella,” “Maleficent,” “Cinderella,” “Jungle Book,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Based in London, Bevan selects talent for British independent films, theater, and television, as well as American studio films. Her early work … Read more

Audition Dos and Dont’s – Casting Frontier

Photo credit: LightField Studios / Whether it be an in-person or virtual audition, the objectives remain consistent. Exhibiting, professionalism, flexibility, and a positive attitude, for instance, are among the essential qualities needed in both formats as these qualities demonstrate an actor is hirable. At commercial callbacks, any number of professionals can be present alongside … Read more

9 Audition Tips from Michael Shurtleff

Photo credit: LightField Studios / Michael Shurtleff was a major force in casting on Broadway shows during the 1960s and 70s. His casting work includes “Chicago” and “Becket,” as well as the films “The Graduate” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Shurtleff’s instruction on auditioning has been instrumental in launching hundreds of successful actors. In turn, … Read more