• MAMMA MIA OPEN CALL REAL POST @ 02/22/2013  2:41am

    Hello,

    There was an earlier post about the NON EQ Mamma Mia! OPEN CALL today.

    Someone posted that there were already people lining up at 1 AM.

    Little do you know I live around the corner, so I went to look.

    THERE WAS NO ONE ANYWHERE. IT IS NOW PAST 2:30 AM AND THERE IS NO ONE AT ANY OF THE AUDITION STUDIOS.

    So, whoever felt it was funny to post such an immature post and say that people were already lining up, shame on you.

    Ill have you know as someone who is gay and small build, I had to walk on 8th AVE which is bad enough during the day, as someone who lives in this area, and that at 1am or 2 am its WORSE.

    I was shouted at and followed by numerous men. I was walking by myself and I was scared.

    I went there to see if there was a line of you. I was going to tell you that they are NOT going to take a list and that what I felt you were doing at 1 AM wasnt fair to anyone.

    Also, if you were at the EVITA OPEN CALL yesterday, I was the blonde boy who organized all of us in line.

    I did that as a favor because I wanted it to be a cool and swift transition to the monitors in hopes that they would see our organization and they would honor the unofficial list. WHICH THEY DID.

    I didnt even have an account on HERE until just now because I felt so strongly as to this JOKE or whatever the bullshit is you are saying.

    Fact of the matter is, what you wrote was not only right, it wasnt fair to ANY of us. I put myself at risk walking at this time.

    NO ONE SHOULD LINE UP AT THAT TIME BECAUSE 8TH AVE IS NOT SAFE. I LIVE HERE. ALSO, HAVE SOME AMOUNT OF RESPECT FOR YOURSELF.

    If you have an issue with this, know that I am protecting ALL of us. Im not someone hiding behind a computer screen that posted that there were people there already.

    MY NAME IS AARON JAMES DARR. I WILL BE AT THE MAMMA MIA! OPEN CALL TODAY. AND IF YOU WANT TO SHOW YOUR FACE, TO WHOEVER LIED AND WROTE THAT, THEN FEEL FREE TO TALK TO ME. IM BLONDE. ILL SPIRIT HEAD SOME KIND OF LINE AGAIN TODAY. SO WHOEVER WROTE THAT, IF YOU WANT TO COME FORWARD, PLEASE SAY SOMETHING TO ME.

    SHAME ON YOU. YOU HAVE NO RESPECT FOR YOURSELF AND OTHER ACTORS.

    AaronJamesDarr

    Thank you for speaking up!! Shame on them... Many of us work until the wee hours and the last thing we need is someone finding sick humor in making us panic in the few hours we have to sleep!

    Beautyis88 02/22/2013  3:54am

    What a sad thing to wake up to :/ 1am is crazy and jokes like this are not ok. Proud of you for speaking out. Safety is important. We all have to look out for each other

    cyainnyc 02/22/2013  4:18am

    Good for you for speaking out. What an awful thing to see on here this morning. We all deserve better than this.

    zeemra 02/22/2013  4:58am

    Thank you for posting this. The non union audition world has been turning into a circus and I am absolutely sick of it. Sorry but people need to grow up and learn this is a business that people take seriously. You want to try to ruin it for yourself? Go ahead. Don't have the nerve to try to ruin it for others. Just because you are non eq does not mean you can mess with audition update and try to mess others up. DON'T POST ON THIS SITE.

    Elphaba4lyfe 02/22/2013  6:38am

    PREEEEEACH

    you have balls. literally and metaphorically. and if i meet you today, i will high five you.

    snuffles 02/22/2013  7:59am

    AARON!!! Great job yesterday! Just remember the SNAKE LINE!!!!! - your fellow blonde cohort

    ckactor 02/22/2013  8:42am

    Aaron, great post. I saw that last night and couldn't believe it. Maybe they too realized at 1am 'hey this is stupid & scary, let's get out of here'. WE CAN ONLY HOPE. As for yesterday...thank you for your help with the line. I'd say it definitely paid off. Don't worry about those ppl last night.

    Juicy1104 02/22/2013  8:59am

    Oh No! I am stuck at work and not allowed to leave bc of a rude manager :(( Would anyone PLEASE write my name down? You would be doing the best deed ever!!

    workplayeat 02/22/2013  9:06am

    I'm confused... What is this, 1980, when hookers and pimps are out in Times Square? You were afraid for your life? Do you stay in your apartment because you are such a small frail gay boy? You are making it out as if you have never stumbled home from Indusrty after the drag show at 3 AM. Let's all be honest here, you didn't have to go look at 1AM as much as that person didn't have to write that post about being there at 1AM. This is a business and as much as we all want to help each other, we also want the job. You don't have to be the hero. Believe me, the good guy always gets hurt in the end. You Sir, are the perfect example. See you all bright and early at the next one ;)

    Ohhappydays 02/22/2013  11:34am

    Ummm...I do have to say this post is a little much. However, Thank you for lining ppl up and helping, but if someone chooses to go to line up at a call at 1am in this weather...that's a mistake on their behalf that will benefit you. Also, 8th avenue is nowhere near dangerous at 1am. That is the safest part of NY at night...if you felt at risk, you should not have went out there. Use some common sense here!!!

    Nattalyee 02/22/2013  1:10pm

    In the original poster's defense...

    8th avenue around Penn Station and Port Authority is incredibly sketchy late at night.

    your2ndcousin 02/22/2013  1:37pm

    Is this for real? lol

    Turd_Crapley 02/22/2013  2:10pm

    While I don't condone foolery with the website...I just think this is a bit dramatic. And Aaron, I've seen you before and I'm sure all of those guys whistling at you were probably guys trying to get your number because you are kinda cute. (I would've)
    Regardless, non eq open calls are difficult enough and we don't need anyone making it more tedious than it already is. I have a huge problem with folks showing up super early for calls but all I can do about that is get myself an agent and an appointment. Oh well.

    BookMe 02/22/2013  2:30pm

    Well Aaron, i have to thank you for lining everyone up at the Evita call. I walked in really annoyed with everyone because there was not a line and i knew if the telsey people saw that, it was going to be madness! So thanks for making everyone follow the rules :)

    needadrink 02/22/2013  8:04pm

    Ok new union - "Aaron equity"

    Dues are $5 a month. Office is somewhere near 34th and 8th.

    Who's in?

    No?

    consignhc 02/22/2013  8:57pm

    Uhh...speaking of this whole tour....has anyone heard anything from them since the last round of callbacks?

    CleanSingle 02/22/2013  11:39pm

    I know at least one person has heard back from the callbacks a few weeks ago.

    BookMe 02/23/2013  1:25am