Show Notes

Meet Leah Berry, a Missouri actor who has been in several Muny productions (as well as in the audience) and performs with other local theatres. We discuss how she prepares for auditions and the importance of being able to sing everything in your book. Leah shares her best audition story, which will make you glad you’re not on reality TV, and talks about how her Muny audition experience has changed. We’ll hear her three favorite Muny moments and her three words to describe the Muny, and the conversation concludes with her feelings about being onstage at the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre.

“Enter the room with positivity.” – Leah Berry

Topic Cues

  • Leah’s background [1:22]
  • How does she prepare for an audition? [1:39]
  • A very strange rule [2:17]
  • Favorite audition songs [2:45]
  • What do you have that’s funny? [3.50]
  • Leah’s best audition story [4:22]
  • That does NOT happen at Muny auditions [6:33]
  • The first show was amazing. [7:10]
  • Refusing the call [7:50]
  • Managing offers [8:39]
  • Meat pies and wimples [9:33]
  • How Muny auditions have changed [10:23]
  • Forget the stage [11:32]
  • The extraordinary talent [12:14]
  • It’s better in a bubble! [13:06]
  • Favorite Muny moments [13:45]
  • Leah’s best piece of audition advice [14:10] Quote section!
  • That show wasn’t part of her story [14:53]
  • Three words to describe the Muny [15:33]
  • Between the call and the start of “camp” [16:01]
  • To stand on that Muny stage… [16:49]

Music used in this podcast:

Saturday Afternoon (ID 791) – Lobo Loco
Creative Commons License (by-nc-nd)

Camille Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals

~ Leah Berry’s favorite piece of classical music ~