• Palace theatre 01/14/2013  7:08am

    Does anyone know how this call is going today in terms of lists? Thank you!

    mactor

    For your convenience, here is a link to that listing on Bacsktage.com:
    casting.backstage.com

    01/14/2013  10:56am

    Any updates would be appreciated! Thank you!

    mactor 01/14/2013  8:13am

    Bump!

    Nattalyee 01/14/2013  8:14am

    Unofficial ladies dance up to about 15...unofficial for the ladies/mens singer call at 1p up to about 35

    MaeDay 01/14/2013  8:14am

    Thank you!

    mactor 01/14/2013  8:21am

    1pm list was at 84 as of a half hour ago

    AaronBooth89 01/14/2013  10:03am

    Can someone let us know how many people they are taking in the room per group to dance?
    Thanks!

    chihuahua411 01/14/2013  10:13am

    P to the s: they are using the unofficial lists.

    MaeDay 01/14/2013  10:44am

    Anyone know if they're using heels or flats?

    showbizgirl 01/14/2013  12:17pm

    Monitor said flats for the singer/mover call :)

    chihuahua411 01/14/2013  12:27pm

    How's the 1pm men's singer list looking?

    catchthatdirt 01/14/2013  12:31pm

    164 an the list is combined with men and women.

    Nattalyee 01/14/2013  12:54pm

    What was the dance for the singer/mover call like? I'm thinking of going tomorrow, but I'm not the best dancer in the world...

    Krayola33 01/14/2013  1:19pm

    Not difficult, but FAST with a lot of weight changes....so...difficult.

    MaeDay 01/14/2013  2:35pm

    Honestly, the dance call was taught so fast it seemed like a dancer call...had it been taught in 30 mins instead of 10...it would totally be considered a mover call. Not extremely hard, just taught very fast and the song is fast.

    Nattalyee 01/14/2013  2:37pm

    Can somebody elaborate on what the singer call was like? How many people were seen? Did you move first and sing after?

    Newbie 01/14/2013  3:21pm

    Ok here's the scoop on the "Singer" call. I put the word singer in quotes because only a few were actually called back to sing. So really I wouldn't call it a singer call, since the decision was made SOLEY upon the moving/dancing portion. I, for one, was really dissapointed to not be able to sing at a singing audition... Is it just me or does that seem a little screwy? Obviously it's non-union so they can do whatever they want, but why have two separate calls, one for dancers and one for singers if you are just going to have them both dance and then making singing the callback audition?

    Also, I believe that everyone that showed up for the 1pm call got seen in one of the dancing groups.

    AaronBooth89 01/14/2013  3:38pm

    Thanks a bunch for all the information! Going to warm up a bunch before the "mover" call tomorrow.

    Break legs!

    LilMermaid66 01/14/2013  5:19pm

    So...what you're saying is that if I just show up at 1pm tomorrow I will get seen because they are starting with a dance call for singers???

    Cado 01/14/2013  7:23pm

    Probably, but I would show up earlier (like 9 or 10) and get on the list, just to make sure you are seen in a timely fashion. It was crazy there, and most of us were waiting on the floor in the hallway. They were taking us into the room about 30 at a time and then after we learned the combination we did it in groups of 4.

    AaronBooth89 01/14/2013  7:26pm

    wait, I am confused...so at 1pm tomorrow they will not be having the "singers who dance" sing first. It will be a dance call first?

    mmcalum 01/15/2013  12:42am

    At the singer/ mover call you will dance first and then you will sing IF you get called back.

    AaronBooth89 01/15/2013  7:54am

    What time did they start collecting headshots yesterday for the dancer call?

    LadyLuck 01/15/2013  8:06am

    Everyone at the singer call will get seen. There were about 180 people at the singer call yesterday. EVERYONE got seen. The time for the dance cut was 1-3. I you are asked back they will sing you in half hour time slots from 3:00-5:30. If you get kept from that, you will be asked to do the dance combo again and tape it. And then do a double turn on tape. It seemed like singing groups had about 5-7 people an then 2-3 got asked to do the combo a last time.
    I understand why people were upset because it was a singer call...BUT it's Joseph and Grease. EVERYONE must dance in grease ensamble. Plus, it is indeed musical theatre where people are expected to do anything and everything right? Plus the rehearsal process is about 2-2.5 weeks so relatively fast so I think they also needed to see who learns it fast. They kept people
    Who got most of the steps but put personality into it without looking scared. He taught it really fast, but I think that's why they weren't expecting perfect steps.
    I'd say, if you feel like you are a strong singer but 'depends
    On the brain' that day as a dancer, and you are right for either show---GO! You never know If you will
    Book it unless you actually get seen. A dance audition is always an experience...good or bad!! I hope this helps.
    Break legs everyone!!!!

    Bumblebee1 01/15/2013  8:49am

    That's the Palace Theater for ya, they always make everyone dance first and their dance calls are always RIDICULOUS, but to be fair they did specify that singers would dance first in their Backstage post.

    socalledchaos 01/15/2013  8:49am