Character Heights/CP Auditions

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  1. ahoy kristen

    ahoy kristen Mouseketeer

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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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  3. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    Nope. When I auditioned in 2006, I didn't pass. I got my 2nd choice- character attendant.
     
  4. piratestitch

    piratestitch Earning My Ears

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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* :)
     
  5. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    It means that they really need people in those heights, and you have a better chance of getting picked.
     
  6. Berlioz70

    Berlioz70 DIS Veteran

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    FALL 2008 Auditions are up!

    * Ann Arbor, MI
    Friday, March 28th
    4:00pm

    * Atlanta, GA
    Friday, March 7th
    1:00pm

    * Austin, TX
    Sunday, April 20th
    10:00am

    * Chicago, IL
    Sunday, March 9th
    10:00am

    * Columbus, OH
    Sunday, April 13th
    12:00pm

    * Des Moines, IA
    Between March 27 & April 1
    Specific date, time, and location information will be posted as soon as it is finalized.

    * Nashville, TN
    Sunday, March 9th
    10:00am

    * Oklahoma City, OK
    Sunday, March 16th
    10:00am

    * Orlando, FL
    Thursday, April 3rd
    4:00pm

    * Pittsburgh, PA
    Sunday, March 30th
    10:00am

    * Raleigh, NC
    Friday, April 11th
    4:00pm

    * Rochester, NY
    Friday, March 7th
    10:00am

    * Salt Lake City, UT
    Friday, March 28th
    3:00pm

    * San Francisco, CA
    Friday, April 18th
    5:00pm
     
  7. LilAlice18

    LilAlice18 Princess in Disguise

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    my audition date is coming up soon....any advice on what to wear or expect????
     
  8. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    Good luck!


    I would just wear something comfortable, that you can move easily in.
     
  9. Sehsun

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    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!

    Always remember to smile, even if you mess up. Good luck!
     
  10. disneychickforever

    disneychickforever Queen of Disney Elephants

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    How crowded was the Orlando one Iris?
     
  11. daydreamer510

    daydreamer510 Earning My Ears

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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.
     
  12. Sehsun

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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.

    :welcome: to the DISboards, daydreamer510!

    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.
     
  13. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    I can think of a few who might be tight, but there are plenty that are not.:)
     
  14. daydreamer510

    daydreamer510 Earning My Ears

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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!
     
  15. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    I know the feeling.

    And good luck with your audition!:thumbsup2
     
  16. daydreamer510

    daydreamer510 Earning My Ears

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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.
     
  17. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    Lucky! I am so jealous. Have a great trip!:)
     
  18. disneychickforever

    disneychickforever Queen of Disney Elephants

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    155 and you arrived a half an hour early?!?!? Craziness. That means I have a lot of competition....which adds nerves lol. I'm more worried about not getting to go then not getting in Character Performer....
     
  19. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    Yeah, the Orlando audition always seems to draw in a lot of people (most likely due to auditioning everyone, not just CPs).
     
  20. Sehsun

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    Yup. You will get a chance to audition, don't worry. :) That's cool that you are staying at Pop Century for that week - did you like it there your first time?

    Very true. For my color coding audition (during the CP), I was there about an hour before the scheduled time, and I don't remember what number I was (I don't think I saved my sticker), but there were tons of people there already. That may have also been because it was the last SECPS of 2007.
     
  21. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    When I auditioned in 2006 (and again last summer) I was #1 both times. :blush:
     

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