Meet Michael Baxter, the Artistic Associate of The Muny, and the gatekeeper when it comes to Muny auditions. After discussing how Michael became a dancer and choreographer, we move into how his experiences – on both sides of the audition tables – have helped him craft a safe audition space at The Muny where everyone can be seen. We talk about the specific qualities he looks for during an audition and whether any of those qualities are unique to The Muny’s midwestern setting, as well as how auditions have changed over the years. Then Michael discusses the audition and callback process more in-depth, gives some great advice to those who are interested in auditioning for The Muny, and talks about the St. Louis and Broadway talent with ties to this St. Louis treasure.
“Collaboration itself is constructive eccentricity.” – Michael Baxter
Music used in this podcast:
Saturday Afternoon (ID 791) – Lobo Loco
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