Putting together your summer reading list? I’d like to extend an invitation to you to join our MusicalSingers Broadway Book Club.
While I’ll be posting reviews of various books in my library, I thought it might be fun to collaborate with you! This summer, we’ll be reading through a few highly recommended books addressing musical auditions, vocal freedom, characterization, time management, personal success, and dream casting. We’ll be taking approximately two weeks per book and discussing/commenting in our book forums.
Our first book will be Get The Callback by Jonathan Flom.
All great auditions require preparation and practice, but what’s the secret to securing a callback? What are the best ways to prepare for that pivotal moment? Once you’re in front of the casting director, what does it take to make the most out of your moment in the spotlight?
In this second edition of Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre, Jonathan Flom provides practical advice on the many facets of preparation, including selection of songs and monologues to suit your voice and the audition, organizing and arranging your music, working with the accompanist, and presenting yourself to the casting team. The book gives a detailed description of the actual audition performance and even offers advice on how non-dancers can survive a dance audition.
In addition to extensively revised chapters on the audition process and how to build a repertoire book, this guide also features updated chapters on headshots, resumes, and cover letters; voice training techniques from Matthew Edward; advice from musical director Joey Chancey; and a foreword by casting director Joy Dewing. Aimed at professionals as well as young artists, this second edition of Get the Callback is a must-have for both seasoned and aspiring musical theatre performers.
Jonathan Flom has put together the perfect resource for performers ready to enter the audition circuit. Whether you are a high school student ready to audition for college theatre programs or a college student entering the professional world, this book is a must read. What a wonderful and much-needed resource. It will be an integral part of my curriculum.” ~Lori Sessions, theatre director, JP Taravella High School, Coral Springs, Florida