• Thank you so much for coming in 03/12/2018  8:06pm

    “Thank you so much for coming in.”
    Was just told this after an audition I felt really positive about. However, every time a director, casting director, etc says those words at the end of an audition, it’s usually a death sentence, in terms of no callback or booking. Does anyone else have a similar experience?


    Yes,. There's nothing I like hearing less after an audition. Does it mean that you are officially out of the running? No. But for me personally, I have never received a callback after hearing that.

    ToFormAMorePerfectUnion 03/13/2018  6:15am

    OMG YES I thought I was the only one!! I think about this all the time. It's the kiss of death phrase. I'll think I did a good job and then I hear that...it's an ouch. That being said, sometimes theatres you know really well say it to you as an "Thanks for coming all the way into the city for seeing us at these auditions even though we know you". But, yes, for first time theatres it's the "Thanks, but no thanks" phrase (or so it seems).

    lloyd 03/13/2018  7:46am

    Yup -- "Thanks for coming in" is generally code for "...and never darken our towels again."

    The latest variation I heard, last week, was "It was very good meeting you."

    Only once out of a hundred times has it worked out otherwise for me -- and when I got a callback, I almost e-mailed back to ask whether there had been some mistake. I resisted that temptation, and eventually booked the role.

    SusanCD 03/13/2018  9:25am