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We all know this scene:

I walk into the audition with a congregation of at least 20 other waiting auditionees. My palms are sweating and my stomach is churning. When my name is finally called, I stand before a panel of judges whose faces are stern and cold. I crush my 16 bars and monologue, and I feel pretty good as I step back out into the waiting room full of nervous eyes and whispering lips.

The cast list is announced, and my name is not on it. Whaaaaaaat?

Okay, maybe I fudged the rhythm at the start of my solo but my belted high notes were on point. Maybe I should've used less of an accent in my monologue, but the audition form specifically said they wanted me to do that. Where did I go wrong? What did the director not see in me?

Audition insights give performers access to the director's observations from their audition. They are not made available until after a show has closed.

Delayed access prevents backstage drama

If enabled, the performer will see a button on the show page after the last performance date is past. Performers may only see insights about their own audition and can never see insights about another performer.

The performer must pay a nominal fee to view audition insights. The studio determines the cost and a portion of the proceeds benefits the studio directly.

Studios must opt-in

A studio must opt-in to participate in the audition insights program. It is not turned on by default, and performers cannot see them until after the show has closed.

How to turn it on

A studio can turn on audition insights from under the Owner's Tools menu on the studio page. Only the studio's owner can turn on this feature.

We hope that studios will use audition insights as a means for offering constructive criticism to performers who desire to improve their audition skill. The directors' observations and suggestions, captured live during the audition, can go a long way to help an auditionee adjust for next time. Since performers must pay for this special access, we encourage show directors to do their best to provide robust, meaningful feedback.

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