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Old 02-11-2008, 09:19 PM   #61
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what if you don't get picked for a character? is it difficult to get a job with attractions since it's so late in the game?
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:27 PM   #62
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what if you don't get picked for a character? is it difficult to get a job with attractions since it's so late in the game?
Nope. When I auditioned in 2006, I didn't pass. I got my 2nd choice- character attendant.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:35 AM   #63
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Just a tiny question...Does anyone know what they mean exactly by "special consideration" for people on both ends of the height spectrum? Does this mean that if you're short or tall enough you have a better chance of being picked because of demand or just because people like that are less common?
*asks since she is 4'11 3/4" and is thinking of auditioning for Spring '09*
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:39 AM   #64
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Just a tiny question...Does anyone know what they mean exactly by "special consideration" for people on both ends of the height spectrum? Does this mean that if you're short or tall enough you have a better chance of being picked because of demand or just because people like that are less common?
*asks since she is 4'11 3/4" and is thinking of auditioning for Spring '09*
It means that they really need people in those heights, and you have a better chance of getting picked.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:01 AM   #65
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FALL 2008 Auditions are up!

* Ann Arbor, MI
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* Atlanta, GA
Friday, March 7th
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* Austin, TX
Sunday, April 20th
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* Chicago, IL
Sunday, March 9th
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* Columbus, OH
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* Des Moines, IA
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* Nashville, TN
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* Oklahoma City, OK
Sunday, March 16th
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* Orlando, FL
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* Pittsburgh, PA
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* Raleigh, NC
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* Rochester, NY
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* Salt Lake City, UT
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:37 PM   #66
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my audition date is coming up soon....any advice on what to wear or expect????
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:14 PM   #67
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my audition date is coming up soon....any advice on what to wear or expect????
Good luck!


I would just wear something comfortable, that you can move easily in.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:31 AM   #68
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my audition date is coming up soon....any advice on what to wear or expect????
Ditto to what Joanna said. Also expect to be there from anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. My audition was at 4:00, but I was out before 7:00 at least (maybe it was around 6:00 even).

It would be good to get there pretty early - they say that check in starts 30 minutes before the audition time, but when I arrived at mine (about 30 minutes before the scheduled audition), there was already a lot of people there. They will give you numbers, and the earlier your number is, the sooner you get to audition.

Feel free to PM me if you have any more specific questions - I'd be happy to answer them!

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Old 02-21-2008, 03:19 PM   #69
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How crowded was the Orlando one Iris?
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:32 PM   #70
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I have a question...I've recently gained some weight (15 pounds...ugh), and am worried that I'll be considered too big to be a character. (I'm currently around 160, and only 5'2.) Do you think this will be a problem? I've been losing some of the weight, but I know I won't be able to lose nearly enough before my audition, since it's in two weeks.
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I was number 155, and I arrived at the wardrobe building about half an hour before the audition. They took us back into the rehearsal rooms several groups at a time. There were a lot of people there - people auditioning for the CP, mixed in with people who were extending their CP and wanting to switch to Entertainment, and then some others.

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I have a question...I've recently gained some weight (15 pounds...ugh), and am worried that I'll be considered too big to be a character. (I'm currently around 160, and only 5'2.) Do you think this will be a problem? I've been losing some of the weight, but I know I won't be able to lose nearly enough before my audition, since it's in two weeks.
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I don't think it will be a problem really - I have seen all shapes and sizes of people who come to the auditions, and I have seen the same for people who are working in Entertainment.

I do know that some of the characters in my height range do have to get fittings for certain characters. For your height range, I do not see that being as much of an issue - someone please correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:18 PM   #72
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I can think of a few who might be tight, but there are plenty that are not.
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thanks, guys! I was really worried about that, because I really want to be a character performer, and I'd be upset if I didn't get it just because I gained weight. But I've been trying to lose as much weight as possible before my audition, and I've already lost 4 pounds in a week!
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:51 PM   #74
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thanks, guys! I was really worried about that, because I really want to be a character performer, and I'd be upset if I didn't get it just because I gained weight. But I've been trying to lose as much weight as possible before my audition, and I've already lost 4 pounds in a week!
I know the feeling.

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thanks! It's 2 weeks from today, and I'm actually going to Disney one week from today! That's going to be one Disney filled week.
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