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Old 04-22-2008, 10:06 AM   #211
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My friend auditioned at Austin, today, and she texted me today saying it was all HSM. What does she mean by this? Was it a HSM dance? Or were they casting for the HSM parade/show? Because she wasn't auditioning for the CP, she was trying for FT. She didn't make it, they told her to try again in October.
That is really weird, I don't believe they did anything from HSM... casting for that show is usually announced separately on DisneyAuditions.com. Maybe it was an expression because FT is pretty full with all of the seasonal people coming back, so getting cast as a CP is actually easier than going for FT. Is your friend older than the typical college student? Maybe she just felt old?? I'm not sure.

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I've always wanted to be a face character, but I just now realized that I probably messed up my chances by getting a tattoo on my arm...does anyone know how far they're willing to go with makeup? I can cover it up myself, and I'm no professional when it comes to makeup.
They have special makeup to cover up tattoos! I was just in a show in which my friend had a huge black treble clef on her stomach (4x4 inches), she covered it up every night... you couldn't even tell.

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Oh, and the real reason I wanted to post was to tell Brenna that she's too cute for words. Fun blog!
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:17 AM   #212
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Hi everyone! I'm a freshman in college thinking about doing the College Program in spring of 09, and I want to audition to be a character this fall. I just wanted to say how helpful this thread has been! I've been looking all over the internet and this seems like the only comprehensive and recent thread that answers everyone's questions!

So, I have a question of my own. I was wondering if the judges take into consideration being left or right handed for the characters? I know that a part of being a character is signing autographs, and whenever I go down to Disney World all the characters sign with their right hand. It has been my dream to be a character since I was little and I'm worried that they won't take me because I'm left handed. I was thinking about trying to teach myself to write with my right hand, but i'm worried that I'll go to the audition and they'll totally write me off if they see me write with my left hand. Any advice? It would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:46 AM   #213
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to the DISboards, theatergal!

Glad you are thinking about doing the CP!

That is a good question. You know what? At the audition, the recruiters never mentioned anything about being right- or left-handed. Even during training, none of my trainers ever mentioned this issue (that I can remember). It is true that many people seem right-handed, but I guess this not something about which they really make a big deal. If the guests ask about it, I would think the character attendants would say the characters are ambidextrous and choose to write with whatever hand they feel like that moment. So I don't think you have to worry.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:30 PM   #214
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thank you so much!! That makes me feel a lot better! I was really worried for a little bit, but I'm a bit of a worry wart haha.

I can't wait to start auditions and stuff but I have to wait the whole summer and part of next semester!
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:32 PM   #215
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I can't wait to start auditions and stuff but I have to wait the whole summer and part of next semester!
It'll go by much quicker then you expect!

In addition to what Iris said, they'll have no idea which hand you are... they can't ask you because it's against the law, and you are not generally near them when you fill out your form. She knows more about training than I do... so I'd say that you are more than safe!!
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:18 PM   #216
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Hi everyone! I'm a freshman in college thinking about doing the College Program in spring of 09, and I want to audition to be a character this fall. I just wanted to say how helpful this thread has been! I've been looking all over the internet and this seems like the only comprehensive and recent thread that answers everyone's questions!

So, I have a question of my own. I was wondering if the judges take into consideration being left or right handed for the characters? I know that a part of being a character is signing autographs, and whenever I go down to Disney World all the characters sign with their right hand. It has been my dream to be a character since I was little and I'm worried that they won't take me because I'm left handed. I was thinking about trying to teach myself to write with my right hand, but i'm worried that I'll go to the audition and they'll totally write me off if they see me write with my left hand. Any advice? It would be greatly appreciated!
Welcome!! That is great you want to audition. Your hand won't make a difference. The only character it would be is Captain Hook, and that is because it is very hard for lefties to be friends with him.
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:21 PM   #217
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My last trip I had a southpaw Cinderella! I got very excited and told her that I never see lefty princesses. We had a good laugh about it. Yay for lefties!
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:15 PM   #218
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yes! Lefties unite!! That's so great!

Haha, yea it would be hard to be friends with Captian Hook in that situation, but I am way too short to be friends with him anyway (I'm 5'0")

Thank you for all your help! This forum is so helpful! I feel like I can get all my questions answered here!
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:36 PM   #219
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yes! Lefties unite!! That's so great!

Haha, yea it would be hard to be friends with Captian Hook in that situation, but I am way too short to be friends with him anyway (I'm 5'0")

Thank you for all your help! This forum is so helpful! I feel like I can get all my questions answered here!
That is a great height to be!

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So I woke up this morning and checked my e-mail....and there it was.

You passed the audition!!!

Wow what a relief. I didn't know if I should register for classes today at my University, but now I know what to do!!!!!
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Hooray, congratulations Jeff!!!
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:57 PM   #222
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So I woke up this morning and checked my e-mail....and there it was.

You passed the audition!!!

Wow what a relief. I didn't know if I should register for classes today at my University, but now I know what to do!!!!!
Woohoo!! Congrats!!
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:26 PM   #223
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I passed! ... or did I?

Effing Character Pool... [waves a small flag pathetically]
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welcome to the pool- rules: go absolutely insane while waiting for the elusive phone call... lol
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:14 PM   #225
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Hello Everyone!

First of all, thank you for ALL the information! This thread has helped so much! Thank you!

So I have a question,

so I believe im 5'1 (although, during my physical this year, they told me I hadn't even reached 5'0 yet ) but I need to think the worse instead of the better... (plus im auditioning a year from now so im nervous i'll grow to reach 5'1)

the point is.. when they measure you.. do they MAKE you stand up absolutly straight, shoulders completely back and everything? or could I possibly take an inch off myself and get in the "Special consideration"?!?
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