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Old 09-11-2008, 12:08 AM   #1
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Character Performer Auditions

Hey everybody,

I am new to this board, but I have applied for the Disney College Program in Spring of 2009. I am planning on attending the character performer audition in Nashville in November.

Is this audition for fur characters and face characters? I am actually interested in being one of the princes.

Also, do you all have any tips that may help me out? I would love to hear about any experiences that you all have had at the Disney auditions.

Thanks!
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:39 AM   #2
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:05 AM   #3
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Hey everybody,

I am new to this board, but I have applied for the Disney College Program in Spring of 2009. I am planning on attending the character performer audition in Nashville in November.

Is this audition for fur characters and face characters? I am actually interested in being one of the princes.

Also, do you all have any tips that may help me out? I would love to hear about any experiences that you all have had at the Disney auditions.

Thanks!
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I did entertaiment for my CP last year and I absolutley loved it!!! I went to the audition before i applied to the college program and i was so nervous but it turned out to be so fun! You arrive and sign in and they give u a name tag with a number on it. The everyone went into the dance studio where your picture is taken and they measure how tall you are. Everything is by height!! We learned a dance from one of the parades for about 45 minutes and then you learn how to animate. Then everyone leaves the room and then you go back in in small groups and you do it before the casting people. If you think you could do face then they will pull you in the back and see if your right for the part. If they think you'll fit for fur then they will give you a card.
Just know everyone does fur! Its hard and exhausting but very rewarding! And if they dont have the supplies at the audition to fit you for face then you will have to do it when you arrive.
I hope this helps let me know if you have any other questions!
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:05 PM   #4
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I did the CP in 2006 and while I didn't apply for Entertainment, I ended up there after getting pulled by casting during check-in. I was somewhat thrown into an audition without really ever thinking about what something like that would be like.

Out of 8 of us that they pulled at check-in, they moved 5 of us over from our original roles. I ended up going back to my original role after about 3 months in entertainment. It just wasn't for me. But that's okay. There's lots of people like yourself who really want to do it. I'd rather make room for those people than take up a spot and not enjoy it.

Anyhow... as far as tips go... smile, Smile, SMILE!!! Even if you're messing up steps (which I did, because let's face it, I suck at movement) they'll love you if you're super up-beat.

For the animation portion, be over the top. If you feel incredibly ridiculous, kick it up a notch and you'll be spot on. Be as big and bold as you can with your motions. Oh, and smile. LOL.

PP is right. Everything is based on height. Although... everything is based on what they need, based on height. That's to say that my Disney height is different than my real height. The reason we all got pulled from check-in was b/c they need/wanted us for a specific role. That means that we needed to also be a certain height... even if we weren't.

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Old 09-11-2008, 04:59 PM   #5
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Height of the princes

Thanks for you all your help!

Does anyone know the height of the princes off the top of their head? I am 6 foot and I'm a little worried that I may be too tall.
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Thanks for you all your help!

Does anyone know the height of the princes off the top of their head? I am 6 foot and I'm a little worried that I may be too tall.
i dont know the exact height but ur not too tall.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:44 PM   #7
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Thanks for you all your help!

Does anyone know the height of the princes off the top of their head? I am 6 foot and I'm a little worried that I may be too tall.
Princesses range between 5'4-5'7. I was measured at 5'7 and a quarter and am too tall. However, Maleficent is in your height range, so you still have a face option!
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:21 PM   #8
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Thanks for the responses!

Berlioz, I was actually talking about the princes like Cinderella's Prince or Snow White's Prince. I'm not sure I would make the best Maleficent...lol!

Have a great night!
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I know that when i was going into entertainment i had a ton of questions so feel free to PM me if you have any
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:05 AM   #10
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I'm about 5'9. Does anyone know where that would put me? XD
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:48 AM   #11
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My tips- smile and get the heck out of that shell. be nutty. You WANT to be noticed. have fun. you will be nervous but look as close to being not nervous as possible :D good luck.
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Thanks for the responses!

Berlioz, I was actually talking about the princes like Cinderella's Prince or Snow White's Prince. I'm not sure I would make the best Maleficent...lol!

Have a great night!
Haha - oops! I read your question too quickly! Princes are 5'10-6'0, John Smith is a little taller. If they are interested in you as a prince they'll measure you so that you fit into the height.
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:39 PM   #13
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for fur do you get a costume to try out in?
also do you express you want to be princess or do they just speak with the girls they feel are right for face?
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:18 PM   #14
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for fur do you get a costume to try out in?
also do you express you want to be princess or do they just speak with the girls they feel are right for face?
No. You do not try on the costumes at the auditions.

And they pull the people they want to look at for face.
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And what happens after they pull someone for face?
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