Tips For School Play/Musical Theatre Auditions! Ft. Libby

  • Published on Sep 19, 2017
  • HEY GUYS! This week I'm back with my awesome theatre buddy Libby to talk about our tips for school play and musical auditions! I hope this helped all of you that have requested this video, it was so much fun to film! Thanks to Libby for being in it with me!
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Comments • 239

  • Constancia Gomez
    Constancia Gomez 6 hours ago

    Thank you so much for the tips❤️❤️❤️

  • Morro
    Morro Month ago

    Well I wish I had an audition

  • PotterToTheTøp
    PotterToTheTøp Month ago +1

    Hey guys, wish me luck for my audition for Matilda I the school play: Matilda the Musical! I'm so excited!

  • SlimeyToons
    SlimeyToons Month ago

    My audition is tomorrow after school and we are doing "Sorry, Wrong Number!" and the main character is Mrs. Stevenson and I really wanna try out for her but, a lot of people are gonna trying out for her. I really hope I get the role because I want to be an actress and i'm gonna try with the best of my ability. Wish me luck! :)

  • Kaity Allen
    Kaity Allen Month ago

    My audition is in 1 week. Ahhh so scared

  • Chloe_ Singz
    Chloe_ Singz Month ago +1

    Your face looks smushed 😂

    • Tips trips and DIY
      Tips trips and DIY Month ago

      That's so rude. Not ok. If you haven't anything good to say, then simply DON'T SAY IT. This happens to be a great and informative video , and it's quite easy to find something good to say about it. I think she is beautiful.

  • Lily Howell
    Lily Howell Month ago

    Im about to do Aristocats, wish me luck!

  • Skylar Jordan
    Skylar Jordan 2 months ago

    I am going to do ANNIE i really want to be Annie, Molly, or Tessa

  • Yellow sunny 123
    Yellow sunny 123 2 months ago

    Hi I love your videos I am just really worried because we have our school play auditions tomorrow and I got a main part in our last play and everyone hated me when I got it. But the thing is I really love acting and singing and I love this part even more and I want to to give other people a chance cus I feel awful but I just want this so bad but I feel awful
    Any advice ??
    (Sorry for the rant am just worried and idk what to do)

  • Dance Addict
    Dance Addict 2 months ago +1

    I had my audition today, my school is doing the lion king and I REALLY want Simba!

  • Grace66
    Grace66 2 months ago

    My audition is tommorow......😱

  • Coaster Thirst
    Coaster Thirst 2 months ago

    Were doing mama mia i wanna be harry,i was brad in hairspray last year and an extra t bird the year before

  • Train Nerd Vids
    Train Nerd Vids 2 months ago

    I got Ryan Evans In my schools production of high school musical!

  • Ryan Petner
    Ryan Petner 3 months ago

    my next school audition is so long from now... 8 MONTHS! My play nxt year is the lion king, now ik I don't always have to go for a lead role, but ive always wanted to be simba.

  • With Chloé
    With Chloé 3 months ago

    Thank you for this video. I’m auditioning for my school play today after school. It’s an adaptation of Steel Magnolias. I’m sooo nervous because I’ve never auditioned before.

  • Ernestina Dos Anjos Tati

    My school's audition is tomorrow? The 08/02😱

  • Peyjam1
    Peyjam1 3 months ago

    I NEED THIS! this is my first year doing a REAL LIFE PLAY I’m only in 2nd grade, so people still say like “it’s your first year so you won’t get a very good role” but I dont listen to that. I always had high hopes for a living I know what they say is true, but I believe that I will have fun. ( the play is Willy wonka) so if your scared, it’s gonna be ok🙂

  • Adryÿanaa Collinss
    Adryÿanaa Collinss 3 months ago +1

    Ugh I’m so nervous we’re doing Willy wonka jr and I’m trying out as veruca

  • Rita Lin - Camilla Road Sr PS (1353)

    UHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Why did I watch this AFTER I audition!

  • Silviana A
    Silviana A 4 months ago

    I started theatre last year (7th grade) by starting with stage crew, then the same school year, I got in to the musical with ensemble, then the following year I started the year with advanced theatre (skipped a theatre class) then auditioned for a high school and middle school production of Elf and didn’t get in but then. I got into Inherit the Wind as ensemble but then moved up to a supporting role that had lines then in theatre 3 I got the opportunity to do a theaspians competition and got to move on to states for the one act I was in. Now I got my first callback then I got into James and the Giant Peach and I got a featured vocalist. But now I’m choosing high school classes and I’m so nervous.

  • Jango Tango
    Jango Tango 4 months ago +1

    This is life changing how cringy this is

  • Charisma Robbins
    Charisma Robbins 4 months ago


  • Nursen Akilli
    Nursen Akilli 4 months ago

    I didn’t get the part I wanted I found out today at school we are doin chitty chitty bang bang

  • Emily Evelyn June
    Emily Evelyn June 4 months ago

    We’re doing Alice In Wonderland this year and I’m so excited! I came right to your channel and knew there would be a good video

  • M&M Animations
    M&M Animations 4 months ago

    I wanna be a lion

  • Cringey Mint
    Cringey Mint 4 months ago

    Tomorrow and Wednesday is my school audition for a musical called Guys and Dolls. Thx for the tips, I'll edit this comment after my audition s

  • sugarstars
    sugarstars 4 months ago

    I had my audition on the 14th of December and I find out on Tuesday if I got a role and I'm really scared I'll burst into tears when they tell me I didn't get a role

  • Lauren Kemp
    Lauren Kemp 4 months ago

    My audition is in two days. It’s my second play, and this one is supposed to be way harder to get in then the first one😬 I really hope I get in!!!

  • ______
    ______ 4 months ago

    Another tip: A lot of the plays/musicals you do at your high school has already been done at other high schools. So try looking up the play/musical on RU-clip so you can see how the characters dress and are portrayed. Plus you get background on what role you’re going for

  • E The Unicorn
    E The Unicorn 4 months ago

    GUESS WHAT I GOT THE LEAD AND WE DID ANNIE last year I didn’t do it because I thought my voice was bad but apparently not so I did it this year and I got the role Annie!!!!

  • juno
    juno 4 months ago

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! in a few weeks (2!!!) i have auditions, and this helps!! Im doing Once On This Island!! Although i really do want a lead, i def wont have a problem with being in ensemble (its super fun) . These tips are gonna help me sm!!!!

  • doodlelymoo
    doodlelymoo 5 months ago

    I'm a freshman and auditioning for my first high school play, what is considered good interview clothing?????

  • Yellow Amber Productions
    Yellow Amber Productions 5 months ago +44

    *watches this video on the day of my audition*

  • Alex Pace
    Alex Pace 5 months ago

    Thank you for helping I am auditioning for the play tommorow

  • Abigail Taylor
    Abigail Taylor 5 months ago

    im auditioning for a musical on monday and its saturday night im scared

  • Alysa Sizintsev
    Alysa Sizintsev 5 months ago

    My audition is Tomorrow

  • Madison Nycholle
    Madison Nycholle 5 months ago +2

    im auditioning for Matilda and this really helped
    I've been in 20 plays

    • Leah Joy
      Leah Joy Month ago +2

      I'm auditioning for matilda too! My audition song is Revolting children... any advice???

  • Bridget Adkinson
    Bridget Adkinson 5 months ago

    Ahh you help me out so much! I have an audition tomorrow for my school musical! We're doing Seussical, so we will have three auditions, one for singing, one for dancing, and one for acting. Tomorrow is my acting audition. Thanks for the help ✌🏻

    • Bridget Adkinson
      Bridget Adkinson 5 months ago +1

      +Aubree well, I sadly got sick last minute, but I will arrive at school late, because I can't miss this. I'll update you then :)

    • Aubree
      Aubree 5 months ago

      Bridget Adkinson my audition is in 1 week, how did it go?

  • Isabella Larios
    Isabella Larios 5 months ago

    My audition is on December 10th 2018 (once on an island)

  • Ashley W
    Ashley W 5 months ago

    So I auditioned today and the casting directors wrote what seemed like a lot down. And then the rest of my song they just watched me. After they said thank you Ashley but they didn’t say that for anyone else. Think I did well. When I was leaving I saw the casting director and she said bye good job. Do you think they liked me?

    • Ashley W
      Ashley W 5 months ago

      Kay Kay Pease I got in enesemble and it’s gonna be so fun I’m so excited

  • yeet yeet
    yeet yeet 6 months ago

    I have to get mine ready by tomorrow

  • Madison Smith
    Madison Smith 6 months ago

    I just closed my school production of Newsies (I was in ensemble) and I have a couple of weeks until the spring musical audition.

  • Kevin Malone
    Kevin Malone 6 months ago +1

    my school is having a spring musical of mary poppins and i’m auditioning! i’m very beginner and my school is very professional and competitive with theatre. honestly not expecting a part but no harm in trying right?!

  • tem -tee
    tem -tee 6 months ago

    Honestly everyone in theatre is so sweet and supportive that's what I like about it

  • Matthias Grae
    Matthias Grae 6 months ago

    I have really bad anxiety. I'm nervous and I don't want my voice to be shaky while I'm singing. And my voice is wore out because I haven't sung in so long. do you have any tips for a voice tune up and a way to calm down?

  • purplecatlover1825 randompizza

    I want to get a lead this year

  • Alexis Bausch
    Alexis Bausch 7 months ago

    My elementary school is putting on a production of Alice in wonderland I’m really excited to audition!

  • Ryan Petner
    Ryan Petner 7 months ago

    What should I wear if I'm trying out for a guy in a tux. I'm trying out for Daddy Warbucks in Annie.

    • yeet yeet
      yeet yeet 6 months ago

      +Ryan Petner miss Hannigan haha. People said I acted really mean

    • Ryan Petner
      Ryan Petner 6 months ago

      Lonely Person I didn't get it, but I did get the other part I would want, rooster. Who did u get?

    • yeet yeet
      yeet yeet 6 months ago

      Did you get the part? My school done our Annie in the last school year

  • sophie's sparkling
    sophie's sparkling 7 months ago

    I've been in ensamble twice year7/year8

  • Tropical Potato
    Tropical Potato 7 months ago

    THANK YOU SO MUCH im ten and auditioned last year and i am auditioning this year this year i want to be Peter Pan last time i wanted to be Jasmine in Aladdin and didn't get it I got the tiger god and a side part as a guard/skeleton

  • Reilly Roo x
    Reilly Roo x 7 months ago

    In the UK right now it’s 10:40 on Sunday and my school play rehearsals are Tuesday x

  • paleigh TM
    paleigh TM 7 months ago +1

    i have newsies coming up in october for school and im genuinely freaking out 😂😂

  • --
    -- 8 months ago +3

    Watched this again, because I was gonna audition next week for my schools Shakespeare play....

    • inaraxaimee
      inaraxaimee 27 days ago

      Same! we are doing a mashup of multiple Shakespeare plays and I'm trying fot Juliet

  • antimate101boy New York
    antimate101boy New York 8 months ago +1

    You Libby and Julia/director/Jason should do not to do at audition for school theatre part 3 or do one for school theater

  • antimate101boy New York
    antimate101boy New York 8 months ago +1

    I have a school play audition for the Little Mermaid jr 9/27/18 so much good tips thanks I’m gonna go for Sebastian but I don’t know what to wear at the audition since it’s after school so I’m gonna stay after

    • antimate101boy New York
      antimate101boy New York 7 months ago

      I didn’t get a callback but the cast list is gonna be posted tomorrow 10/3/18 it’s 10/2/18 today it’s the callbacks but I’m staying after school

  • yee haw
    yee haw 8 months ago

    This video helps alot thank ya!! My next upcoming audition is for our school play next week!! :)

  • Annabelle’s Channel
    Annabelle’s Channel 8 months ago

    I got one of the leads in my school play because of y’all love y’all so much

  • Giveaways Inc.
    Giveaways Inc. 8 months ago

    I'm auditioning in 2 days for Mamma Mia!! So nervous yet so excited. It's my first one!!

  • thathetaliangirl
    thathetaliangirl 8 months ago +1

    I might be auditioning for my school musical and it says there's a dance audition. Do I need to learn a specific dance or will the director/caster tell me what to do? Like, how would I prepared for this?

  • Arnav Kamath
    Arnav Kamath 8 months ago +20

    Ive had several auditions. I only screwed up one. What was i wearing? Hoodie and jeans.

  • meme lover :D
    meme lover :D 9 months ago

    ,,i signed up for middle school theatre and i have actually no experience. tips ???¿¿

  • Kate Shields
    Kate Shields 9 months ago

    I am auditioning for Jovie in a dance academy's Elf Jr. When you audition there, you don't get to pick what song you want to use for audition. They just give you a song from the show. They also let you do some of the lines. Anyone got any tips?

  • Zitlali Aguirre
    Zitlali Aguirre 10 months ago

    Was Libby talking about “Curtains The Musical” when she died 😂 I want to audition for it this next year

  • Daydream DIYs
    Daydream DIYs Year ago

    my audition is on thursday!

  • Rumexa
    Rumexa Year ago

    My audition for a play is tomorrow.... WISH ME LUCK!!!

  • liny
    liny Year ago +13

    ahhhhhhh I'm so nervous I was just placed in the callback for the lead role in the school play, I hope i get the part

  • emily sarah
    emily sarah Year ago +15

    My school casts you, you don’t do an audition for a certain person 😫 we’re doing Snow White btw
    Update : I got evil scientist who makes the poison Apple - I hate my part the only other scientists are two boys from the other class 😑

    • -F r a n k i e - R o s e-
      -F r a n k i e - R o s e- 7 months ago

      Are you in a high school??

    • Kennedy Slay
      Kennedy Slay 8 months ago +1

      Humming Bird same. My school does the same. Except this year we’re doing Peter/ Wendy. The auditions are in January though. Wish me luck

    • emily sarah
      emily sarah Year ago +4

      I wanna be this evil queen but I’m a very nervous singer, though people say I’m very good but I’m so quiet

  • Gabby Lopez
    Gabby Lopez Year ago

    Another thing is to give them a resume they will be like oh he or she is professional

  • Kaylee K
    Kaylee K Year ago


  • Kaitlyn H
    Kaitlyn H Year ago

    YEEEY I got zazu in the lion king 👑

  • Random Af
    Random Af Year ago +4

    I want to do play at school but I’m too scared I will forget my lines on stage HELP!!!

    • Buggle Struss
      Buggle Struss Year ago

      Natebuzz fan forgetting your lines on stage sounds a ton scarier than it is. I was in a production of the Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe last fall and I was in a scene where both of the other two characters forgot their lines. Don’t miss out on doing a show just because you think you might forget your lines. I hope you won’t let it stop you!

  • Jamie Walsh
    Jamie Walsh Year ago

    Is it okay to audition with a song from the show

  • purplecatlover1825 randompizza

    Im auditioning for my school play on tuesday

  • Olga Rivera
    Olga Rivera Year ago

    I did a play in high school drama class I forgot the name of it because it's been 31 years but I auditioned for the lead didn't get that but I did get the part of Goddess of thunder I enjoyed practicing the play but we didn't do it live because we couldn't memorize our lines and our teacher didn't think we were ready.

  • Ela Howard
    Ela Howard Year ago

    Thank you so much, I have been practicing so hard for my audition ant then I discovered your channel and it really helped me a lot. I learned a lot so thank u.

  • Hannah Noel
    Hannah Noel Year ago

    I have a musical theater audition coming up and I’m binge watching your videos. They are so helpful thanks so much!! I’m so nervous even though I’ve done auditions before

  • babiJessyNY29
    babiJessyNY29 Year ago +69

    Ensemble and supporting roles are equally important as leads and they are not easier or less work but a different kind of work as you serve a different purpose in the play. Don’t ever downplay or belittle other necessary parts and roles other than the leads. That’s terrible advice to give beginners.

    • Slimey Kirby
      Slimey Kirby 4 months ago +1

      babiJessyNY29 yep i agree! I hate being leads because I probably can’t remember the lines lol

  • Top Hatted Creature
    Top Hatted Creature Year ago +2

    Thank you guys so much! My school's annual musical is being announced soon and I'm already practicing for my audition! I can't wait!

  • Ella Bean
    Ella Bean Year ago

    Thank you I have an audition is 2 days!!!!!

  • Shrek Happily ever after -

    I want to be the narrator in our play so I’m still nervous

  • Porcusmort
    Porcusmort Year ago +2

    when I was 11 I cried for a good 2 days after I shit on my first audition with the high school theatre teacher. And then I thought I did really well in an audition and got the part of "assitant director" last year. I now realise 15 years old is too old to audition for a Missoula play/

    • Porcusmort
      Porcusmort Year ago

      FlowerGirl3TV no dude, I'm fine. That was like 4 years ago. Good luck on your audition though!

  • Hanna Martin
    Hanna Martin Year ago

    For my audition I need to go from 10-1 and be a different character each time, how do I do this?!?

  • Texing Stories
    Texing Stories Year ago

    My school play audition on Wednesday November 1st

    • MackAldc
      MackAldc 7 months ago

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  • Evelyn Abraham
    Evelyn Abraham Year ago

    I just got pugsley in the addams family musical at my school!

  • TeeLMat
    TeeLMat Year ago

    My auditions tmr! Your so helpful I love your vids! Thank you so much! Love you.

  • Olivia B
    Olivia B Year ago

    Thank you so much for this video!! I have a middle school musical audition on Tuesday!!

  • ahsislife xx
    ahsislife xx Year ago

    my school is having a winter show and we are doing high school musical but the only ones that can act are seniors and i am a 9th grader so uh but im one of the dancers so atleast im on stage .

  • KateyCat 06
    KateyCat 06 Year ago

    I wish I would have seen this before my school audition, but I still got a part!!!

  • Avalasia Love
    Avalasia Love Year ago +3

    Where was this when I needed it 4 weeks ago?! 😂😅

  • Asifa Ali
    Asifa Ali Year ago +19

    i want to go in school drama but im afraid i might be made fun of cause im a boy

    • Josie Juarez
      Josie Juarez 4 months ago

      we did Annie for a school play ant there were more boys than girls

    • Daijah Shaw
      Daijah Shaw 4 months ago

      Dont let people get to you ignore them and do you

    • Georgie Maglione
      Georgie Maglione 6 months ago

      Not many boys do it in my plays. So you will have a better chance of getting a good part

    • purplecatlover1825 randompizza
      purplecatlover1825 randompizza 6 months ago

      Now if your straight WE NEED YOU and if your gay WE LOVE GAG GUYS IN THEATRE

    • Story Lord
      Story Lord 7 months ago

      Asifa Ali Im an actress and trust me there are a lot of boys that are in plays with me

  • Jade Rivera
    Jade Rivera Year ago

    I have a question PLEASE ANSWER so i want to be an actress but i live in DE so if i audition for a movie and i get the part and they are filming the movie some where far from where i live what will happen how will i be able to stay in the area and how will school work and will my parents or me have to pay for me to fly to the filming area???PLEASE ANSWER PLEASE I AM DESPERATE

  • Kaitlyn H
    Kaitlyn H Year ago

    I can't wait for another contest

  • Kaitlyn H
    Kaitlyn H Year ago

    Omg! I'm on an acting team and we are doing hairspray 😱😱

  • AlexiLemon
    AlexiLemon Year ago


  • Gregory Bellmon
    Gregory Bellmon Year ago

    Where did you go

  • Mariah Skye
    Mariah Skye Year ago +2

    Hi!! So I'm thinking about getting into acting and stuff and I told my mom and she said I could try it out and see. She said we have to be on a budget and stuff because we are looking for agencies and that type of stuff and that cost money. I also would need my head shots taken and that costs a lot so do you think I need my headshots first to show to agencies or do I need an agent first to get me to a photographer

    • Eva Vasko
      Eva Vasko Year ago

      Mariah Skye With our Canson camera, my mom actually took my first head shots! 😂 They turned out nicely. Maybe you could try that

  • Katie Yu
    Katie Yu Year ago

    Sooo... I'm not nervous about forgetting the lines or anything because I literally have three lines but the thing I'm worried about is how I say it. I recorded myself saying it to see if it sounds good but I think I sound a little weird! My character is frustrated and annoyed in the scene and I think I'm good at pretending to be mad but I just think I sound weird because I would never say those exact words on the script in real life. I'm super worried that I'll embarass myself saying the lines! What would your advice be for someone in this situation? Thank u💕

  • Ashley Nicole
    Ashley Nicole Year ago

    I know it is recommended to have an agent when trying to book roles but do you think we HAVE to have one? I heard something about if you aren't a licensed agent then you can see the roles to book.

  • Samantha Siemerling

    My fav vid that you've posted it the "what not to do during an audition", can you make a "what not to do at rehesal" video the same way?

    DASHIA PECK Year ago

    Who Was Libby in Adams family