• When the higher ups don’t approve... 07/11/2018  1:24am

    You are on hold (the number one and only choice according to the director) for a major role in a National Tour for 5 months only to receive a call from said director saying that the higher ups denied you.

    What a soul crushing blow to have received when you have played the role 3 other times (albeit in smaller markets).

    Anyone else ever go all the way only to be shut down by the execs at the top? How did you get past it?

    Much love to everyone out there hustling every day <3

    Shall We Dance

    Their loss. There’s nothing else you could’ve done. Just know your are talented and the creatives appreciate your talent. Sometimes the universe has bigger and better plan for us.

    OneMoreBoy 07/11/2018  7:51am

    Happened to a friend of mine recently. Casting called his agents and said “you are the number one choice! We are just waiting for final approval, rehearsal starts in a couple of days so get ready!” A couple of days pass and he hears nothing, they gave it to the second choice instead. This business sucks 😑

    Cantstopwontstop 07/11/2018  6:22pm

    Happened to me too. Happy hustling.

    Cinderbella 07/12/2018  3:09pm

    @cinderbella wonder if it was the same tour?
    This week?

    Shall We Dance 07/12/2018  3:58pm

    It happened to me. Evita tour. I’ll be the mistress eventually. My agent said they went another direction

    Kickballgirl23 07/12/2018  9:39pm

    From what I hear the company doing the tour is nasty to work for.
    And 2) there’s no publicity about this tour
    And 3) my inclination is that it will be cancelled

    Shall We Dance 07/12/2018  10:12pm

    There’s another Evita? Jesus Christ! Haven’t we had enough! Let me guess? They wanted Latinos!!

    HelloDebby 07/13/2018  12:27am

    ^^ i wouldn’t bash them on this website, if I were you. Considering the circumstances it will be pretty easy for them to find out who you are, and you never know if you may want to work for/audition for them in the future.

    friedchicken 07/13/2018  5:35pm

    ^^ for @shall we dance

    friedchicken 07/13/2018  5:36pm

    Thank you for the cautionary words, but I could care less.
    They dangled the offer in front of me for four months, coached me until I was uncomfortable with how they wanted the material, and then submitted (or maybe didn’t submit the take after all) something that wasn’t my best or wasn’t even close to what I had done with the role in the past.
    The whole thing was pretty frustrating. They should be glad I don’t type the words Do Not Work for _____ here.
    Reading more, several of their choices were “rejected” for this tour. How does that happen if the “direction” for the submission videos isn’t pure shit?

    Shall We Dance 07/13/2018  6:39pm

    when does this tour start?

    taptaptappinonthata$$ 07/15/2018  2:42pm

    This happened to me once.
    I was told by the entire team the role was mine- just had to go to final callbacks to be approved by producers to “go through the motions”. Then I didn’t get it. No explanation. After I had been told I had to job.
    I found out a year later what really happened and it had nothing to do with me or my audition. I was still the first choice- always was. But they needed some diversity in thr show. One of the other leads had been offered to a person of color but when she turned it down (after the final callbacks) they decided my track needed to be a poc to balance out the show.
    If it’s possible to find out why exactly they didn’t choose you, it may be helpful.
    Finding out what really happened made me feel so much better. I was so confused and beating myself up about it for a year.

    Nowayjosefina 07/16/2018  5:43pm