I remember very vividly a professor at NYU saying to never sing a brand-new song for an audition. I also remember very vividly being a precocious college student who thought I knew better and doing the complete opposite. So I crashed an Off-Broadway audition after deciding that “With You” from Pippin would be the perfect song to land me the gig, even though I only ever first heard it about 24 hours before the audition. I wish I could say I pulled it off like a pro and proved that professor wrong. But sadly I stepped into the room and couldn’t remember a single word. Seriously. Not one word. Needless to say that was one of the shortest auditions of my life.
Nic Rouleau (PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Nic Rouleau, Jessica Grové, @Actor_Friend and More Share Songs That Were an “Audition Fail”)
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