The dance portion of musical auditions are usually dreaded by actors and singers not fluent in the language of movement. Still, it’s possible to sort out the stronger movers without a lot of intimidating choreography. We’ll tell you how.
Even before the first musical theatre production meeting you want to be thoroughly familiar with the show and develop your vision the choreography. After that comes the collaborative process, involving all of the show’s directors, and then… auditions! This article, a companion to our earlier post Approaching Choreography for Musical Theatre helps take you through and successfully navigate this terrain.
When approaching choreography for musical theatre, it is important that the strategy differs from that of a recital dance production. I’d like to offer an approach to this particular creative process by looking at the various components of choreography for the stage and suggesting tips for effective preparation and collaboration.