So on a total whim (and because CrazyLegs said I had to go), I decided to go up to North Hollywood this morning for the Halloween auditions.
I got there at around 9:15 am because sign-ups were supposed to start at 9:30 am. There were about 30 other people there by this point. I went through the hallways to the lounge and just laid back in a couch and worked a bit via e-mail waiting for the Disney crew to arrive. They finally got there at 10:00 am and immediately everyone basically stampedes to sign-up. They take us all into a holding room where we signed up and the 2 directors who were casting (One is working on 'Tower of Terror' and 'Disney Princess Fantasy Faire', which is in fact whats going to take over Fantasyland Theatre. The other is directing 'Woody's Roundup' and the 'Main Street' atmosphere show) introduced themselves and basically told everyone what they were looking for.
If I can remember correctly, 'Tower of Terror' is 5 people. A honeymooning couple, a maid, a bellboy and a reporter. They're apparently going to also be riding the attraction with guests throughout the day. He also mentioned the show is behind schedule and the costumes needed to be done yesterday, and what happened later proves this (Details in a bit). 'Disney Princess Fantasy Faire' is basically the show / makeover area that's taking over the Fantasyland Theatre once Snow White is gone.
They only gave people the sides for the Princess Fantasy Faire. The guys got a monologue from Sir Elias and the girls one from Lady Lillian.... wow... I just got the references...
Anyway, we basically waited to be called. I was way down the list. They started with people already in the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) and then moved on to the non-Union people.
Basically they had people go in and either read the side or sing if they were going for the singing shows (Woody & Main St.). If they then saw you as a the type for one of the Tower of Terror characters, they took your picture, took your full measurements (like everywhere), and then had you come back to read for that specific character.
As for my audition... well, I'm pretty rusty and haven't auditioned for anything in over a year. I felt rushed going in and screwed up and I felt like I rushed the monologue, kinda losing the 'Julie Andrews' touch I was trying to give it (Almost came out like 'Integral Hellsing'). They thanked me and off I was. I didn't read for any of the Tower of Terror character, just Lady Lillian.
The big news I heard though is they're casting like crazy right now. Next week is 'High School Musical' auditions (And actually I saw a girl in the holding room who looked exactly like the female lead in the movie); then the week after that is Face Characters; and the end of the month is Atmosphere. Also in August they'll be casting for 'Jedi Training Academy', mainly the Jedi Master lead, which has to be over 5'9''.
Pretty cool stuff coming up. Hopefully if I have time, I'll prep myself more and audition again.