Greet Michael Baxter, the Artistic Associate of The Muny, and the gatekeeper when it comes to Muny auditions. In our second conversation, we revisit Michael’s Muny auditions, then talk about how the February audition weekend went (huge numbers!). We discuss how the auditions for Muny kids and teens differ from regular auditions, then move on to what’s happening now (mid-February) in the audition process and what’s coming next. Michael shares some of the complex logistics involved in auditions and the role of each show’s director, musical director, and choreographer in casting. We wrap up with how good news gets shared and Michael’s favorite thing about auditions.
“We make art for a living and we’re really proud of that.” – Michael Baxter
Music used in this podcast:
Saturday Afternoon (ID 791) – Lobo Loco
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