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Musical Theatre Auditions and Casting

Musical Theatre Auditions and Casting $27.99

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Neil Rutherford

Published by Methuen

Musical theatre is a tough and over-crowded industry

Yet, despite the huge competition, many performers find auditioning difficult with little knowledge of what the directors, creative teams and producers are looking for, or how to win the panel over with their unique talent

As a leading international casting director, Neil Rutherford has seen thousands of hopefuls audition over the years

He also understands what it is like to audition from his years as a professional actor in musical theatre

Sub-titled A performer's guide viewed from both sides of the audition table, this book provides a unique perspective on the musical theatre audition process and how to improve the chances of landing a role

With wit, humour and insight, it guides the reader through the crucial elements of musical theatre auditions, opening up the process of casting and auditioning to the thousands of hopefuls trying to secure work in this industry every year, as well as anyone involved in musical theatre

With a foreword by Tony-award-winning director Bartlett Sher, the book also contains contributions from some of the world's leading directors and musical directors, including Sir Richard Eyre and Jerry Mitchell, adding further valuable insight from those at the centre of the musical theatre world

A vital tool for anyone hoping to improve their audition chances and survive in the world of musical theatre

"Neil's encyclopedic knowledge of the profession, combined with his sense of fun, is invaluable, and his experience on both sides of the casting desk make him uniquely qualified in his field" ~ Christopher Luscombe, director

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