So on Thursday March 21st, 2013, I went out to Philadelphia Pennsylvania because I went out for yet another Disney College Program Character Performer audition, just like I did last time, last semester in October 2012. The best part of this audition was that it was located at the same very place as it was last time when I auditioned for the first time during the Fall 2012 semester. It was located once again at the Rock School of Dance Education.
The even most fun part of this audition I attended to was that I got the chance to drive out to Philadelphia all by myself. I wanted to do this on my own, because I wanted to make my parents more proud. I mean knowing my parents, they would not let me do this driving journey on my own, but they trusted me that I would truly make it to the Rock School of Dance Education unharmed and safe and sound. Anyway, when I got to the audition, I signed in, and I went up to the fourth floor with everyone else. This time it was really crowded than it was last time, because last time there were about one hundred eighty people but this time there were a little over two hundred fifty people there at the audition. Just like last time, I signed in and got a number, got measured and got my headshot taken. Unlike last time, this time my number was 66. While I was waiting for the audition to even begin, it gave me the chance to meet some new friends and be reunited with one friend I met last time when I did the audition in October 2012. For example, I was reunited with one of my old friends that I met from last time, her name was Heidi Jaye.
I really missed her so much since the last time when I met her in October during the Fall semester. So she and I caught up with each other. I also saw a few of my friends who attend Centenary College with me and they are all Theatre majors and I used to work with those guys when I did The Wizard of Oz at Centenary. Plus I had no idea that my four friends of mine had a strong passion for Disney just as much as I did. My friends from Centenary College were named Megan McGill, Jon Bodi, and Saquan Williams, and Nick Ardito.
So part 1 of the audition involved me because it involved people with the numbers from 1- 180 and like I said I was number 66. So when the audition began, just like last time, part 1 of the audition involved a very simple dance routine. The dance routine was doing a 4 step march, a jazz-square, skipping and pivoting. Simple as that just like last time! Then we rehearsed it, and practiced it a little. And then when we did the audition, we did it in number order in groups of eight people. During the audition, we were required to act and pretend as if we were performing in a parade and making millions of little boys and girls happy and act like we are a celebrity for those little kids. So when I did the audition, I first started by being in any kind of pose and hold the pose for a moment and then I was acting and pretending like I was adoring my little fans by waving and smiling at them and throwing air kisses to them and even coming down to their level. We did the audition as if we were performing in a Disney Parade.
Also during the audition, there was a song that was playing on an endless loop. We were dancing through the audition with the song “A Star is Born” from Disney’s Hercules.
After level 1 of the audition was done, this time it was different unlike last time in October 2012. I heard my number being called which means I got to stay and got advanced up to level 2 of the audition. Level 2 of the audition involved yet another dance routine and Character cartoon animation. When it came to the cartoon animation, I had to answer about three to four questions only I needed to sound precisely like the Disney character that I was given. I got the Disney character of Goofy.
I have done a superb job acting exactly like Goofy because I can act his laugh out amazingly. And so after level 2 of the audition was over, I unfortunately got cut out of the audition and therefore I was free to go and I was done for the day.