I kept getting the emails: Landmark Musicals was holding auditions for 1776 this weekend. Hm. I hadn't performed in 13 years. The idea was intriguing.

I've experienced auditions from a variety of viewpoints — as an auditioner, as an audition coach, as a director, and as an observer. The nervous energy in any audition room could power Times Square.

Last year, I watched auditions for the production of My Fair Lady that came through Popejoy in February. Just before auditions began, I spoke with director Jeff Moss and asked him what he would be watching for. He said all he wanted to know was if they had the necessary skills for the job. He would read them for specific characters at call backs.

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