Thursday, March 15, 2012

Susannah, Carlisle Floyd, and taking risks

We open Susannah tomorrow, and it has been a real joy having Carlisle Floyd here for production week. Apropos to auditioning, we have a great cast, who sing and act equally well, but perhaps the thing that strikes me the most about this cast that all singers preparing to auditon should take note of is - RISK TAKING!
By this I mean, within the context of the right blocking and respecting what your colleagues are doing on stage, these singing actors are exploring character by trying different inflection, body language, vocal color, etc.
To parapahrase Olin Blitch in the opera, when it comes to auditioning, and taking risks - showing who you are, and who the character is - tonight's not too soon, and tomorrow might be too late!

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