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This week we've been chatting to Megan!
Megan trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and is an accomplished coach, musician and performer who can bring out the best in anyone. To book in for a lesson with her contact us at email@example.com
What’s your favourite thing about teaching singing?
Watching a person gain confidence in their voice when they begin to trust themselves. Also I’m continually learning about my own voice through teaching!
What is the first thing you do to warm up?
Low ‘mmms’, like I’m eating ice cream!
What is a common challenge you see in singers?
Too much self awareness. Sometimes we need to make silly sounds and jump around a bit to access new areas of our voice. You won’t look half as silly as me doing it!
How do you approach audition nerves?
BREATHE! And remember the panel want you to do well. Focus on you and what you’re doing and never worry about the other auditionees!
Is there one singing technique that changed your life?
Mix belt... suddenly I don’t have 2 separate voices (low and high) but one continuous ‘rainbow of sound’ as I was taught!
Which is your favourite vowel to sing on and why?
Eeeeee... it can ring for days, like a bell.
Which singer do you admire the most and why?
So many. Maria Callas, Ella Fitzgerald, Jessie J.
You've got an audition/singing lesson coming up... and you need a new song! We all know the endless struggle to find new, interesting and UNUSUAL rep.
Here's a link to a few handy lists we've found...
Let us know if you find any great ones!
Happy Monday Sing Spacers! Without further ado, here's our weekly audition tip!
This week’s tip is more about post-audition self care. As we all know, performing is a tough old industry and auditions can be exhausting both physically and mentally. My advice would be, that after every audition you do something to treat yourself- because even if you didn’t get the job or felt like you did your best- you still showed up!
So treat yourself with a nice coffee, or a cake, or a glass of wine, or a new nail varnish... whatever makes YOU happy!
I find doing this helps me keep a positive mindset about the audition and stops me stressing about results- for a while at least!
Maybe I just want an excuse to eat cake, but you’ve got to do what you can to survive in this crazy world!
Got an audition coming up and want some support?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and book in for a 1-1 vocal lesson with one of our industry coaches.
Here's one for the Sing Space kids! Open auditions for Falsettos coming up- full details can be found here http://johawes.com/current-castings/
FALSETTOS – A Musical.
We are looking for boys to play the role of a child – Jason
Unbroken voice / under 4 foot 11 / some movement.
This is a big sing and the boy has solo numbers so he must be able to sing well.
All boys must not be over 12 and they must be 9 by July 29th
All ethnicities welcome.
Auditions will be very soon!
This will be directed and choreographed by Tara Wilkinson at The Other Palace, London.
Rehearsal starts on 29 July and open w/c 26 August. This is a limited 12 week run until the end of November.
Please make suggestions with the name of the child, DOB, age, height and area in which they live i.e their education authority.
ALL SUGGESTIONS SHOULD BE MADE TO email@example.com.
We're back with our Sing Space Audition tip of the week!
Did you see our earlier post? Maybe you can try this out at the Open Mic night this Thursday!
Here we go...
THE PANEL WANTS YOU TO BE GOOD
It seems so simple, right?
Casting directors/audition panels have such a difficult job, finding the right people for the parts.
When you walk in the room, they want you to be amazing and perfect for the part- then their job is done! #problemsolved
So next time you are waiting outside, feeling those pre-audition jitters...
Remember that your audience want you to do your best!
Do you have a favourite audition song? Post it in the comments below!
Hey lovely singers! The Phoenix Arts Club hosts a Musical Theatre open mic night every Thursday from 8.30pm onwards. It's a great opportunity to practice an audition song, try out some new material and gain confidence singing in front of crowds. I've been several times, and the atmosphere is so lovely and supportive. Details below!
GOTTA SING! The West End's Musical Theatre Open Mic Night
Ever wondered where all those super-talented performers go after the curtain falls to let their hair down? Well, pop along to our weekly Musical Theatre open mic night and find out for yourself!
Run by the wonderful ‘Gotta Sing!’ team, see what happens when you combine these Musical Theatre stars of the present and future with a West End MD on piano, a table piled with music books, an empty stage and a microphone…and as for the group numbers…well, you’ll be joining in before you know it!
This night is very popular and space fills up quickly – be sure to get there early to get a seat.
Fancy giving this a try? Let us know if you do!
If you want to improve your performance skills/confidence but aren't ready to perform solo, why not join our Adult Musical Theatre Choir? We have two different sessions you can try, meeting every Wednesday morning and Thursday evening. It's a great way to enjoy singing and gain confidence!
Got a big audition coming up?
Maybe you're considering going for the Frozen auditions? (See our post from earlier today!)
Or maybe there's nothing lined up currently, but you still want to be prepared for when it does!
Every Monday we will be posting a top audition tip, so here goes...
Every audition is different; sometimes you know exact what's going to happen and what you need to prepare, other times you could have no information apart from the date and the location (one would hope). There are so many things you CAN'T control in an audition, so focus on the things that you CAN control.
1. Know your material inside out
Who is your character? Who wrote the piece? What play/musical/film is it from? When was it written?
2. Research the panel
Who will be auditioning you? What shows have they worked on before? What is their role within this project? What do they look like? (You don't want to assume they are a runner, then realise it was the director!)
3. Find out where you are going- and get there early
CITYMAPPER. GOOGLE MAPS. We live in a world of scarily clever technology, so for the most part, being late is no excuse! I always aim to get to an audition an hour early, in order to make sure I know where I'm going and then have time to relax and get focused. There's nothing worse than going into an audition room panicked because you've been running around Covent Garden for an hour!
Do you have any top audition tips? Post them in the comments below and we will share them every Monday!
CASTING - DISNEY'S FROZEN - THE MUSICAL
Frozen, based on the hit 2013 Disney film of the same name, will open at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in autumn 2020. The show has been created by the same writing team behind the film – Jennifer Lee, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
Date: Friday, 24 May 2019
Venue: UK Theatre School, W Regent St, Glasgow, G2 1RW
Sign in: 09.00 –14.00
Date: Monday, 3 June 2019
Venue: Studio 25, Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PE
Sign in: 09.00 – 14.00
Date: Thursday 6/Friday 7 June 2019
Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, 201 Drummond Street, London, NW1 3FE
Sign in: 09.00 –14.00
Date: Monday, 10 June 2019
Venue: DanceXchange, 1 Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4AU
Sign in: 09.00 –14.00
Date: Thursday, 13 June 2019
Venue: The Sherman Theatre, Senghennydd Rd, Cardiff CF24 4YE
Sign in: 09.00 –14.00
Date: Friday, 14 June 2019
Venue: Dance Ireland, Liberty Corner, Foley St, Mountjoy, Dublin 1
Sign in: 09.00 –14.00
WHAT TO PREPARE
Think you're going to go for this?
Why not book in for a lesson at the Sing Space? We offer 1-1 vocal lessons with top industry professionals, as well as group courses where we explore and demystify the workings of the voice. We'd love to have you, and help you do the best audition you can!
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Next week we'll be posting about how to find the perfect audition song, in anticipation of SING SPACE founder, Rachel Lynes' Masterclass coming up at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
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