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12 Audition Fails That Make You Want To Hide In The Props Closet

Have any of these happened to you…?

1. Not Ready for Your Close-up

You nail that on-camera audition, get in your car and realize you had peanut butter in your teeth the whole time.

2. Caffeine Overdose

You over-caffeinated during prep and now the sides won’t stop violently shaking in your hands.

3. Stretching Your Special Skills

You sort of stretched the truth on your special skills – they wanted a juggling expert…

…Huh? Huh? Well I’m a little bit rusty…

4. Drowsy by Nature

You meant to take Dayquil but you accidentally took Nyquil and you’re a teensy bit drowsy during those 16 bars. Good news is you were finally relaxed enough to hit that high note.

5. Schmooze Snooze

You try to crack jokes with the casting director but only get a blank stare in a return.

6. Wardrobe Malfunction

You’re juggling auditions so you wind up doing that Hamlet monologue in sequined pants and a neon unitard.

7. Hola?

You arrive at your commercial audition and the sides are in Spanish. You don’t speak Spanish.

8. Creeper

You show up to the audition- a little too in character and creep everyone out.

9. Lost and Confused

You show up at the wrong theatre.

10. Eyes Glued to Your Paper

You thought you’d have time to work on your lines- but you didn’t and now you can’t unglue your eyes from the script long enough to even glance at your scene partner.

11. Costume Crazed

The breakdown said ‘Jockey.’ Everyone else is wearing capri pants with boots. You show up riding a dwarf pony in full-blown jockey gear.

12. The Absent Minded Actor

You forgot your resume and headshot.

…I can see it, it’s right there on the counter. I can describe it to you if you’d like.

What audition fails have you had? Leave a reply below…

Written by Lisa Kay Jennings

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Lisa is a voice over actress and writer with her B.F.A in Acting from Wright State University. Lisa lives in Los Angeles and when she's not writing or performing she's usually drinking wine and dressing up her Shih Tzu in funny outfits.

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