• The First Ever Meet Up 01/23/2013  1:34pm

    The Audition Update Meet Up invites just went out. Did you get one? If your are registered to the site you did. They were sent to the email address you use to log in to the site with. Check those in-boxes.

    Also, they are addressed to your username, which translates into some funny greetings. (I am looking at you USERNAME: poophead)


    can I just say... I love that you're doing this. it's going to be a great networking opportunity and i really hope i don't have to work!

    snuffles 01/23/2013  1:36pm

    I didn't get one! (And I checked my spam folder.)

    sovermont 01/23/2013  1:41pm

    Got one, and I'm hoping to make it!

    JP 01/23/2013  1:50pm

    kateminola - I just sent it to you from my personal email account. The reason you did not get it is because, at some point, you opted out of receiving communication from our email hub.

    LadyS - I am really excited too. Unlimited alcohol and a room full of extroverts. What could go wrong?

    JP - excited to see you there.

    AuditionUpdate 01/23/2013  2:27pm

    I didn't get one either! Wah...

    janky 01/23/2013  2:36pm

    Oh noes! Thanks, I got the email, and am happy to opt in. ^_^

    sovermont 01/23/2013  2:54pm

    "Unlimited alcohol and a room full of extroverts. What could go wrong?"

    That sounds like the premise for a great new comedy show. Someone pitch it and we can all play ourselves and get paid for it.

    (Looking forward to the evening!)

    zeemra 01/23/2013  3:09pm

    janky- I just sent you one as well. However, our email hub is showing it as delivered but unopened, so check your spam.

    AuditionUpdate 01/23/2013  3:17pm

    I haven't gotten one!

    LadyLuck 01/23/2013  3:55pm

    LadyLuck - just sent you one. you too opted out of contact from our email hub. Let me know if you got it.

    AuditionUpdate 01/23/2013  4:17pm

    Didn't get one either...and nothing in my spam folder...hmmm weird

    Scarlett O\'Hara 01/23/2013  4:57pm

    Didn't get one!

    Please send?

    KingJoffrey 01/23/2013  5:04pm

    Thank you! Got it.

    LadyLuck 01/23/2013  5:14pm

    Scarlett O'Hara & ActorGuy88

    you are both opted out of communication from Backstage, which is why you didn't get one.

    I have since sent you both the invite from another server.

    AuditionUpdate 01/23/2013  5:15pm

    This thing is going to be the best thing.

    thejollyraja 01/23/2013  5:23pm

    You bet your ass it is. Now everyone go an peer-pressure their friends into going.

    ...all the cool kids are doing it.

    AuditionUpdate 01/23/2013  6:07pm

    Hi, I didn't get one either. Not sure if I opted out of emails at some point but it's not in my spam. Would love an invite and I promise to peer pressure friends to go in return!!

    playground91 01/23/2013  8:55pm

    Also didn't get one...

    Jubacca940 01/24/2013  1:36am

    Would love to get one. Checked my email settings, and couldn't find out why it didn't go through. :(

    Let me know! Thank you !!

    Abbreviate 01/24/2013  5:43am

    Hey Tom-

    Not sure if this is a yahoo! hiccup, but the ticket purchase link is unavailable to me...any chance you can just send me the URL so I can copy and paste?

    BeMused 01/24/2013  9:16am

    I did get an invite. I'm a fool :)

    Thanks and I'll be there!!

    Abbreviate 01/24/2013  9:30am

    I'd like an email invite!!

    DontSpeak 01/24/2013  10:23am

    I think I am making this harder than it need be.

    If you are checking the site, than you are invited. Here is a copy of the invite to make everyone's life easier.

    I wanted to personally invite you to the first ever Audition Update Meet Up.

    Backstage is throwing a party and the only ones on the invite list are registered Audition Update users.

    Come out and network with some of your fellow actors as well as special invited guests: casting director Michael Cassara and manger Alison Rinzel of AR Management. No monologues or 8-bar cuts at this event, just drinks, fellow industry folks, and good times.

    Tickets are just $25.00 and includes an open wine and beer bar for the whole event. That means that this event is only for ages 21+.

    Here are the details for the event:

    Where: Professor Thom's - 219 2nd Ave, between 13th St. &14 St.

    When: Tuesday, February 5th

    Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

    Price: $25.00 (100% of the ticket price goes to cover the cost of the open wine and beer bar)



    So come have a drink, chat up an industry pro, and have a great time.

    I can’t wait to see you there.

    -Tom Lapke

    AuditionUpdate 01/24/2013  10:38am


    AuditionUpdate 01/24/2013  3:39pm

    SO jealous I can't go to this :(
    Drink one for me, everybody!


    p.s. Kudos to Tom and Michael Cassara for doing this. Woo!

    J1 01/24/2013  3:53pm

    JMC120 - Hogwash. Having toiled in the most noble of professions myself (drink jockey and order monkey) I made sure that I announced this in time for schedule requests. Just march right into your managers office and in your best Cartman impression, tell them, "Eh! Your gonna have to give me the night of Feb. 5th off because I have cooler things to do than this. Otherwise I'm gonna kick you in the nyuts."

    That used to work for me.

    AuditionUpdate 01/24/2013  4:09pm

    So if the party starts at 7pm, what's the earliest time we can start a line for the party? And will you accept an unofficial list of attendees?

    oberoncaliban 01/24/2013  4:17pm

    No unofficial lists will be honored. Please prepare a full musical selection which you will be asked to cut to 8 bars before you go in. Typing may occur.

    AuditionUpdate 01/24/2013  5:30pm

    Will you be giving callbacks itr? Or will I have bump a thread 8 times on callback corner before realizing I didn't book?

    Fatniss_Neverlean 01/24/2013  5:36pm

    Yes, we'll see non-equity.

    Wait. We won't see non-equity.

    Wait. We're actually at Pearl 519.

    Actually, we're typing.

    (See you there!)

    MichaelCassara 01/24/2013  5:52pm

    Was wondering (if it's known) if Professor Thom's is wheelchair accessible? Thanks!

    JoeGenera 01/24/2013  6:36pm

    I will find out.

    AuditionUpdate 01/24/2013  9:21pm

    I am sorry to report that the building is not wheelchair accessible. Is there anything that I can do to help accommodate you. There will be a few Backstage staff there and I am sure I, along with any of them would be happy to help get you upstairs in anyway that you feel comfortable. If there is something that I can do, email me through the contact page.

    AuditionUpdate 01/25/2013  9:21pm