Be Prepared If you are asked to present a song or monologue, prepare your piece well. Memorize your selection and practice it many times. Be kind to everyone and smile. Remember that your audition for every show begins the moment you walk in the door. You may be perfect in the audition room, but rudeness or misbehavior in the lobby will be noticed. Be on time for your appointment. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment so that all of your paperwork can be completed before you go in for your auditions. Arriving early also gives you time to relax and focus and not feel rushed. Use your waiting time wisely. It is great to see old friends and make new ones at an audition, but be sure to take some time to focus on your audition. Dress appropriately. At Stages theatre Company, we always ask that actors come dressed for movement. This means you should dress in clothes that are comfortable and will not impede your movement, but still be neat, clean and nice looking. (Please, no flip-flops, boots, high heels, wheeled shoes, etc. Sturdy shoes that stay on your feet are a must. Dance shoes are appropriate). Introduce yourself. When you walk into the audition room, tell us your name and the name of the piece you have prepared. This makes a good first impression. Don’t watch the directors. While doing your audition, do not look directly at the people you are auditioning for, unless specifically directed to do so. Mistakes happen. If you make a mistake, do not apologize. Remember that others may not even notice a mistake, but if you point it out to them, they will know for sure. It’s OK to be nervous. Don’t worry about being nervous. Just about everyone is nervous. Do your best to smile and have a good time.