I had a lovely audition this morning for a new musical world premier. On Friday I auditioned for two shows to run at incredibly well respected theaters. Those auditions went well too. The interesting thing is how empty all of these great opportunities were. Where did all of the actors go?
I've noticed this happening a lot lately with auditions. No one is showing up. Usually things are slower during the summer months, but come fall the audition studios are hopping! New college grads just moved here, or just got their Equity Cards at a summer stock or tour. They are jazzed about getting start and audition for everything. Audition veterans are making up for the lost time in the summer when they decided to take that extra week of vacation. But this year things are different. What's going on?