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Fame Jr. Audition Instructions


Miss Sherman

Ladies and Gentleman.....Two things make life worth living, "to love and to work." Here at PA you have the privilege of working hard at something you love. The operative words being "hard work". For the next four hours those two words will own you!


Konstantine Stanislavsky. He founded the Moscow Arts Theater in 1897. He and his friends struggled and starved, but that was okay, because they believed in what they were doing. You have to be into this. The work....the craft....that's all really matters. Listen to this: The actor must learn to use the magical if. The actor passes from a plane of actual reality into a plane of another life, created and imagined by himself. Believing in this life, the actor can begin to create.


You're wrong about me Mr. Myers. I'm gonna make it. Cause I got what it takes. From now on I got three things to worry about it. Me, Myself and I! One day you're gonna see my name up in lights. Carmen Diaz. I'm talkin' Broadway, movies...People are gonna shiver when they see me comin'.....They'll say "There she goes! Carmen! Not the movie, not the opera, but the human being!!"


That clown. No way!!! All I'm saying is that we just spent a whole year investigating our own emotions, and you keep picking scene I can't relate to. Why can't we try something different? Like....Trolius and Cressida. Or how about Cat on a Hot Tin Roof? I would just die to play Maggie the Cat. I have a copy right here in my bag.


What was I supposed to say, "Hey, come and get me. I'm illiterate?" Iris, you don't what it's like. You look at a book and you see words. When I look...I see garbage. I see noise. But thanks to Miss Sherman, that noise is starting to sound like music. Listen to this:

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume, you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me,
As good belongs to you...."

(looks up proudly and continues)
Walt Whitman. Leaves of Grass


Choose from one of the following:

1. Prepare a pop song from the 1980's in the vein of Fame, no longer than 32 bars. The actor must provide sheet music to the music director. Examples: What a Feelin' from Flashdance, Take My Breath Away from Top Gun, Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler


2. Prepare a song from a rock musical or movie, no longer than 32 bars. Examples: Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Across the Universe, The Who's Tommy, Quadrophenia, Next to Normal


3. The music director will teach a section of a song from Fame, Jr. The actor will learn the section, and sing it back.

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