Character Heights/CP Auditions

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  1. Savvy

    Savvy Earning My Ears

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    I see a lot of people asking questions very similar to this one! The dance and acting experience can really help you at the audition, but in the end your chances are varied based on how well your audition goes!

    I've seen where professional dancers were turned down after a character performer audition! They don't just want people with talent, they need people with a little pixie dust too ;)

    As long as you smile and have a great time at the audition, they'll see that you love what you are doing and that will give you a better chance.

    With face characters, it's extremely difficult to say. Disney looks for very specific appearance qualities when pulling for face. I see a lot of girls say "All of my friends say I look JUST like Cinderella!" and after the audition she doesn't get pulled for face. It really depends on what they are looking for and how desperate (or not) they need that specific character. They may even pull someone for face and decide later that you aren't right for the role!

    I'm not trying to sound negative, just realistic :) I'm auditioning on October 5th in Orlando and I'm so excited! We both have the same dream haha. I'd absolutely love to hang with Rapunzel at WDW! But I am just going to go to the audition and have a great time and try my hardest! I'll have my fingers crossed for both of us :)
     
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  3. Aspiring

    Aspiring Earning My Ears

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    Thank you so much for the advice. I'm sure I'll have a great time at the audition. I hope you do well! :-)
     
  4. RogerRadcliffe

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    I would recommend arriving at around 11am or around then as that's when people will probably plan to do so. For mine I arrived an hour earlier and there were already quite a few people in the lobby. There wasn't any real "Line" either.

    First off, break a leg!

    Since you've already done the first step of applying, you should be good. If your audition is before your phone interview, make sure to note during your phone interview that you attended auditions. Although they have two separate application processes/methods it's nice to just let them know.

    You sound like you'll be perfectly fine since you have quite the background in dance. I'm sure you've already read about the process, as they do it the same. Acting will help you with the Animation Task. I typed up an entire somewhere (or to someone) of the entire proceedings but can't seem to find it right now. The two guys last time were Kent (Entertainment Director) & Ken (Dance Coordinator).

    EDIT: Found the email I sent to one of my CM friends, let me know if you want to read it. :)

    Have a Magical Day! :smickey:
     
  5. Aspiring

    Aspiring Earning My Ears

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    My audition is actually eight days after my phone interview. :-)

    I'd love to read it!
     
  6. aznshents

    aznshents Mouseketeer

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    I would also love to as well!
     
  7. RogerRadcliffe

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    Bumping for helpfulness on Character Auditions!

    Have a Magical Day! :smickey:
     
  8. NeverLandPan

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  9. simba21

    simba21 Earning My Ears

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    Hi! I am thinking about applying for the cp in spring 2014. I know it's a little early but I was wondering which face characters you can get if you are 5'1. I was thinking tinkerbell or maybe Alice. I am 5'1, brown hair, green eyes, and very thin. Are there any other face characters I might qualify for?
     
  10. olikyu

    olikyu Earning My Ears

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    I have a quick question - I'm applying to be a character performer, and I'd love to be a princess (wouldn't we all? :cutie:), but I'm around 5'9"-5'10"... would I be considered too tall? What kind of options do I have?
     
  11. Joanna71985

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    At that height, you could possibly be friends with Alice and Wendy (maybe Tink)

    Unfortunately at that height, you are too tall for princesses
     
  12. leebee

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    I'm confused about the order of applying... I received an email on 2/9/13 that apps for the fall/fall advantage 2013 CP are now being taken. I checked online and saw that performer auditions are being held in mid-March. Do I need to apply/interview for the CP before going to an audition? Do I have to be accepted into the CP before auditioning? I am just confused as to the order in which to do all this!

    Do you think there's a better chance of getting an entertainment role if you attend an audition that is NOT at WDW (assuming that off-site auditions are smaller)? Also, I've seen lots of good info about face/fur characters, but what are the chances of being hired as a dancer (stage, parade, etc) for the CP? I am hoping that they hire more dancers in the fall program because of all the stage shows and parades associated with MNSSHP, MVMCP, and the holiday shows in general. Any info on becoming a CP dancer would be greatly appreciated! (ps I am 5 feet, 5 and 3/4 inches... didn't make the Rockette audition cut as they are super strict about 5'6", barefoot... how closely does Disney stick to heights?)
     
  13. RogerRadcliffe

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    As answered in the FAQs on the Disney Programs Blog, you don't necessarily have apply/interview in advance, but it is highly advised that you at least begin the application process.

    From experience, most audition groups are decently sized. It's quite logical that the Florida Auditions at Disney's Animal Kingdom Wardrobe/Rehearsal Facility will be a larger proportion, given that it is the very first audition for the semester, near Walt Disney World Property, and accounting for most applicants in the Florida area.

    As far as chances/probability goes for having x role I don't exactly know, as it most likely depends upon the needs and availability at the time. The positions that are auditioned for during these auditions are only fur characters, character look-alikes, and parade performers. Stage roles are equity, as are most shows.

    In addition, I think you'd find the Character Performer Auditions thread quite helpful. I'd honestly advise reading through the majority of the Character Performer Auditions thread and the Character Heights/CP Auditions thread, first and foremost as the majority of questions have been previously answered.

    Have a Magical Day! :smickey:
     
  14. leebee

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    Thank you for your response. I had no idea there was a blog about this. Also, although I had read some of the other two threads, one has 60+ pages and the other almost 130 pages, going back over several years (2008?). The info is hard to find, and it gets confusing as people ask questions, different answers are given, and things change over the years. That's why I asked a couple of specific answers; these threads have become too unwieldy to be very informative.

    Thanks again for your responses to my questions.
     
  15. olikyu

    olikyu Earning My Ears

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    I have one more questions regarding auditions. Say I do not get picked as a face character, and I decide I don't want to do a fur character - can I decide to switch my role to something like merchandise, character attendant, etc.? Or am I stuck as a performer?
     
  16. taigirl87

    taigirl87 Resident Pixie Duster

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    Even if you were chosen as a face character, you would still do Fur. And once you are given a role you can not switch roles just because you don't like what they offered.
     
  17. olikyu

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    Okay, thank you! I hope it didn't come off as though I wouldn't like that, I'd appreciate any performing, haha. I shouldn't have said stuck - I just know I can be very indecisive sometimes and wouldn't be surprised if I decided I wanted to do something else at that point. Hoppers are the only ones that switch around, am I correct?
     
  18. RogerRadcliffe

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    In addition to what TaiGirl said, you also have the option to decline your program if you don't feel comfortable doing Fur Character. I'd honestly recommend being 100% positive with all of your role choices, so you can enjoy your time! :)

    The Performer Roles are wonderful *Unique* opportunities, and I'd honestly love it! Again, be 100% honestly positive with yourself. It is honestly great fun, and you'd enjoy it!

    If you mean locations, no. Hoppers and several other roles have the opportunities to switch locations. From what I've perceived the role, it is closely related to QSFB given the application description. Again, it's a really rare role and I haven't heard many CP Alumni that have had the opportunity of the elusive Hopper Role. You may receive a better response in the CP Questions thread as it's not Character Heights/CP Auditions related.

    Have a Most Magical Day! :smickey:
     
  19. Berlioz70

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    You won't know until you arrive if you are face or not. You may get fit at an audition or be hired as a PFLA - but could get to Orlando and not get the role in the end.
     
  20. Spo0nfulofSugar

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    I know this question doesn't really belong here, but I was wondering...
    Does Disney consider different accents? Like if I was, say, Australian, would Disney no longer consider me for a face role or would they just expect me to be able to mask it?
     
  21. RogerRadcliffe

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    Why, Hello!

    Quite the interesting question, Ma'am. Depending on what Character Role you Audition for, it is considered.

    Obviously, if you are Fur/Parade you would be more than fine. It gets tricky when you get into Face, but that should be fine too. There's way to train it, and most if heard enough, can transit to American accents quite simply. There is the possibility that they will figure it out if you make it the spoken portion of the audition.

    In reverse, there are roles that can have accents (such as Naveen and Tiana) which makes them even more them. Give it's quite simple to put on an accent, you would still be considered.

    All in all, not everyone can have a Central American Accent. Some of us have British Accents, Some Eastern, and Some Australian... there's way to account for it.

    Hope that answered your question beyond my rambling. ;)

    Have a Magical Day~ :smickey:
     

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