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.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 230 x 154 x 12 mm
Edition: Second Edition
In this second edition of Get the Callback, Flom not only updates the first edition but shifts the focus from `getting the job' to `getting the callback,' which is something the prepared actor can actually control. A great guide for young actors in high schools and colleges who are embarking on their careers-but also offering good reminders for those already out in the profession-the book covers all aspects of the audition process: preparation, pulling in new material, the actual audition, how to talk to the accompanist, how to interact with the audition panel, the callback. Flom even covers aspects of the process that are often overlooked-how to read audition announcements properly, the best head-shot styles and resume layouts-and includes an updated list of repertoire styles and genres. Finally, Flom provides sound advice about how to negotiate a job offer. In other words, this one little volume is an invaluable resource for anyone who plans to audition for a musical theater production-whether in high school, college, or professional theater.
Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; graduate students; professionals. * CHOICE *