So I've been contemplating being a character at Disney World.
When I started this college program, everyone back home was laughing at me and making jokes about me being put in a costume. I've always associated the CMs at the parks who work as costumed characters as a bunch of disgruntled 40 yr olds smoking a cigarrette in the break room or something like that.
But for the college program I work in character costuming which is basically assisting with laundry and prep costumes for characters that appear throught the parks. Ive been working close with a lot of these folks who come in and are surprisingly young. Most of them are in their early 20s and straight out of theatre school. Having been around theatre people a whole lot in college/high school I found little reason to like them. I had a couple ask me why I was never interested in becoming a character, which was a surprising question because they make it sound like they think I should be a character.
And today on the bus I hear this guy talking on the cell phone behind me about planning to audition for a character and he's telling some pretty impressive stories.
Like I said, I'm only contemplating. There aint much open for me as far as auditions go and being a major theater reject (meaning I've auditioned for plays/musicals my whole life and never got in one) I plan to keep my hopes low and wont take the plunge unless a great oppurtunity opens up.
So I guess now my question is...what do you all think?
Anyone here with some character experience?