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Auditions FAQ

  • Read the audition posting carefully. This will tell you what to prepare, what to expect and whether you meet the specific requirements for that particular offering.
  • Keep your headshot and resume up to date on your Disney Auditions profile. You can always add additional photos and video links to expand your virtual portfolio.
  • Do some research about our entertainment offerings before your audition, so you have the most information possible to be successful.
  • Make sure to get a good night’s sleep before your audition.
  • Wear something that makes you feel great and confident!
  • Dress appropriately for the type of audition you are attending.
  • Avoid wearing hats.
  • If you wear makeup, a fresh, natural look is best.
  • Bring a sweater, sweatpants or sweatshirt with you to stay warm.
  • Bring a snack and water in your bag to keep your energy up.
  • Stay hydrated. It seems simple but can make a world of difference.
  • Be confident in who you are. It will shine through at an audition.
  • If you are nervous, take long, slow breaths. Breathing with intention can help calm your nerves.
  • Remind yourself that the Casting Director wants you to do well and is rooting for you.
  • Be in the moment and connect with the material you are presenting.
  • Be open to direction in a callback and have a positive attitude.
  • Have fun! Our goal is to make magic, after all.
  • Wear form-fitting but non-restrictive clothing and review the audition notice for any specific shoes which may be required.
  • Arrive early enough to allow any time necessary for a physical warm up.
  • Bring music in several different styles and genres, and make sure you are comfortable and prepared to sing everything you bring.
  • Select music that authentically represents your personality within the style of the show.
  • We’re a storytelling company! When performing, tell the story of the song.
  • Upon entering the room, communicate clearly with your accompanist. Be sure to review musical tempos cuts within your piece so the accompanist is set up for success.
  • Sheet music should be prepared in a manner to prevent pages from falling off of the piano.
  • Be versatile. Be ready to play in multiple styles & genres. Examples: Rock, jazz, big band/swing, shuffle, soul, R&B, technical, lyrical, New Orleans Second Line, pop, etc.
  • Choose music that you really enjoy playing.
  • Sight-reading and improv are often required. Practice your reading and improv skills in different genres. Remember that a beat of silence is just as long as a beat of sound.
  • Keep your music neatly organized.
  • Keep your instrument tuned & warm while you wait.
  • When you enter the audition room, feel free to play a few notes and re-tune if you need to.
  • Remember: We are storytellers. Your personality and connection with your audience (the Casting Team) is JUST as important as your musicality.
  • Safety is our number one priority at an audition.
  • When auditioning on high bar and rings, provide your grips.
  • Wear form-fitting but non-restrictive clothing.
  • When sharing video footage of performances which feature other artists, please use graphics or text within the video to indicate who you are.
  • Offers can be made days, weeks or months after your audition, depending upon the timeline of the project. If the team is interested, they will contact you via phone and/or email. Keep your contact information up to date on your headshot, resume, and profile; and be sure to check your spam/junk mail folders regularly.
  • Didn’t hear anything after that last audition? Got cut in the first round? Let it go and consider attending the next one that interests you!
  • It’s a good idea to have a current passport. You never know when you’ll get a last-minute offer to jump on a cruise ship or work in another country. Adventure is out there!
  • Disney College Program participants are eligible to attend any audition provided they meet the requirements of the posting.
  • Those interested in applying to the Disney College Program and performing during their program will need to attend one of the Disney College Program specific Character Performer auditions to be considered.
  • Auditions to extend your program in a Character Performer role may be offered based on business need.
  • For answers to other frequently asked questions, visit the Disney Programs support site.

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