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The audition process can make or break a performer's progress. Join Broadway veteran Justin Guarini every week to hear what it takes to stand out from the competition, avoid common mistakes, and unlock the next level of your musical theater career. Have you ever walked out of an audition room and asked yourself: "I could've done so much better, why was that so terrible?" Justin has too, many times, more than he can remember. So, he started searching for a new way to nail auditions and book more jobs as a performer. Now, each week, Justin brings you valuable insights from his 17 years of success in the entertainment business, along with exclusive interviews and tips from some of the industry's biggest stars, directors, creatives, thought leaders and working actors just like you! The Audition Secrets podcast is your direct line to behind the scenes audition success strategies and insiders, straight from the stages, the audition rooms, and the players to your earbuds.

The audition process can make or break a performer's progress. Join Broadway veteran Justin Guarini every week to hear what it takes to stand out from the competition, avoid common mistakes, and unlock the next level of your musical theater career. Have you ever walked out of an audition room and asked yourself: "I could've done so much better, why was that so terrible?" Justin has too, many times, more than he can remember. So, he started searching for a new way to nail auditions and book more jobs as a performer. Now, each week, Justin brings you valuable insights from his 17 years of success in the entertainment business, along with exclusive interviews and tips from some of the industry's biggest stars, directors, creatives, thought leaders and working actors just like you! The Audition Secrets podcast is your direct line to behind the scenes audition success strategies and insiders, straight from the stages, the audition rooms, and the players to your earbuds.

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The audition process can make or break a performer's progress. Join Broadway veteran Justin Guarini every week to hear what it takes to stand out from the competition, avoid common mistakes, and unlock the next level of your musical theater career. Have you ever walked out of an audition room and asked yourself: "I could've done so much better, why was that so terrible?" Justin has too, many times, more than he can remember. So, he started searching for a new way to nail auditions and book more jobs as a performer. Now, each week, Justin brings you valuable insights from his 17 years of success in the entertainment business, along with exclusive interviews and tips from some of the industry's biggest stars, directors, creatives, thought leaders and working actors just like you! The Audition Secrets podcast is your direct line to behind the scenes audition success strategies and insiders, straight from the stages, the audition rooms, and the players to your earbuds.

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English


Episodes

The 3 C’s: The Keys To Creating Your "X Factor"

12/8/2019
Any performer can show up to an audition, but the most successful performers show up to an audition fully centered in the 3 C’s…and when you show up rooted in the 3 C’s you can access that unquantifiable, and mysterious thing that people often call the ‘X factor’. In this episode Justin breaks down the 3 C’s, and even gives you a guided exercise that will help you master one of the most important C’s he talks about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:54

Overcoming BAD Readers

11/28/2019
In this episode Justin shows you how to avoid the BAD reader trap, and how to create the exact dynamic you want and need in your scenes, no matter who you're in the room reading with! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:04

The Love I Give. The Love I Receive. The Relationships I Create & Maintain.

11/21/2019
What are the keys to true wealth in this business? The love you give, the love you receive, and the relationships you create and maintain. Listen as Justin speaks about an experience at a local High School that brought this concept into clear focus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:06

7 Audition Prep Tricks That Will Help You Rise Above Your Competition

11/12/2019
The difference between performers with moderate success, and performers with outstanding success boils down to...mastering the basics. The people who go back and reexamine the things they "think they know" are usually the ones who find ways to overcome the things holding them (and most other people) back from the success they deserve. Listen as Justin breaks down 7 Audition Prep Tips & Tricks that will help you to rise above your competition and increase your odds of getting the job! If you...

Duration:00:28:11

3 HUGE Audition Mistakes...And How You Can Avoid Them

11/6/2019
If you haven't gone to www.auditionsecretsbook.com and picked up your copy of AUDITION SECRETS the book...then what are you waiting for!?! Get your copy today and snag your free 7-day trial of the Audition Secrets Online Mastermind...the online community that has a ton of amazing resources that help singers, actors, and performers of all kinds OVERCOME NERVES, RISE ABOVE THE COMPETITION AND GET THE JOB! In this episode, Justin breaks down three major mistakes he's made (and sees a lot of...

Duration:00:28:41

Gratitude-Schmatitude!!

10/29/2019
If you want to overcome anxiety, rise above your competition, and get the part... picked up your digital copy of Audition Secrets at www.auditionsecretsbook.com today! In this episode Justin shares some personal stories and perspectives that his birthday and the official launch of his book and mastermind have brought to the surface...and he delves into his understanding of gratitude and how we can apply the simple act of embracing our experience of life (good, bad, and everything in-between)...

Duration:00:19:55

Quick Hit: Launch Week/Authenticity

10/22/2019
This week I'm going live on Facebook and Instagram to break down my 7-step Mindset Makeover Success Formula. Discover how to break down negative beliefs and habits...so you can create new empowering beliefs and habits that get you closer to the things that you want and deserve! Also if you haven't picked up your copy of Audition Secrets you can get yours at www.auditionsecretsbook.com In this episode Justin talks authenticity in the audition room and how his son almost got him arrested. The...

Duration:00:10:47

Quick Hit: The Musical Virus

10/18/2019
In this Quick Hit episode, Justin shares an amazing piece of advice that 5-time Tony nominated director David Leveaux shared with him and the company of "Once Upon A One More Time" in a post-performance note session. The Musical Virus! Justin is also getting ready for his "Mindset Makeover" that begins next week (Monday, Oct. 21st) in the run-up to the official launch of the revised version of his book Audition Secrets Vol. 1 He'll be diving into a formula that will help you create more...

Duration:00:10:23

Stop Acting & Start Playing

10/17/2019
Does the grind of auditioning and the general "business of show" sometimes make you question why you made the choice to be a part of the entertainment rollercoaster lifestyle? I have a powerful solution to the problem of burnout, and I reveal it in the latest episode of Audition Secrets titled "Stop Acting & Start Playing". If you haven't picked up your copy of Audition Secrets the book, make sure that you head on over to AuditionSecretsBook.com to get instant access to your copy right now!...

Duration:00:38:21

Stop Caring So Much!!

10/8/2019
When you stop putting tons of pressure on yourself in auditions, you leave space for your unique genius to shine! In this episode, I use the example of my audition for the award winning "Lil' Sweet" national commercial campaign to show you how letting go of all the conditions we put on ourselves in the room (the need for "perfection", etc!!) can give us the permission we need to have fun and to let all the work that we've done (prep, classes, YEARS of schooling) shine though!! If you haven't...

Duration:00:16:05

The "Comparison Trap"

10/2/2019
If you haven't gone to https://www.auditionsecretsbook.com and picked up your FREE copy of my best-selling book AUDITION SECRETS Vol. 1 then what are you waiting for? Find your audition and performance breakthrough today! If you've ever found yourself wishing you had the kind of success/money/fame/clothes/cars that other people...especially the "shiny" people we see on social media and in entertainment have...then you definitely want to listen to this episode. Justin breaks down the trap...

Duration:00:25:20

Quick Hit: Don't Ever Lie!!

9/25/2019
If you haven't picked up your copy of AUDITION SECRETS Vol. 1,- the behind the scenes guidebook for nailing more auditions and booking more jobs, then head over to Amazon and grab your physical or digital copy today: https://hi.switchy.io/19h8 Todays episode provides you with a powerful 3-step solution to one of the biggest problems that most performers face...lying in the audition room. Most performers don't even realize they're doing it...and worse...it's usually the first thing that...

Duration:00:17:45

Sierra Boggess Is Ruthlessly Herself

9/17/2019
Sierra Boggess is Ruthlessly Herself All of us experience anxiety, in life and in our careers, but Sierra Boggess believes that mindset work is half the battle. She and Justin chat about auditioning for Disney, singing the role of Christine Daaé eight times a week, and realizing you aren’t that special. Sierra Boggess is an actress and singer best known for originating the role of Ariel in Broadway’s The Little Mermaid and for her multiple appearances in The Phantom of the Opera. Connect...

Duration:00:36:42

Michael Cerveris Does What Terrifies Him

9/10/2019
The stars of Broadway may look like they have it all figured out, but today’s guest knows there isn’t one straightforward path to success in this industry. Michael joins Justin to chat about versatility, the roles that have changed him, and the necessary evil that is auditioning. Michael Cerveris is a two time Tony Award-winning actor best known for his roles in Broadway productions of Fun Home, Assassins, The Who’s Tommy, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Connect with...

Duration:00:46:19

Ilana Levine Stays Curious

9/3/2019
The atmosphere of auditions can overwhelm us, put us in our heads, and take us out of the scene. Ilana sits down with Justin to discuss her audition anxieties, finding truth in imaginary circumstances, and the best haircut she’s ever gotten. Ilana Levine is a seasoned stage and screen actor best known for the Broadway revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. She is also the host of the podcast Little Known Facts. Connect with Ilana on Instagram at @littleknownfactspodcast and Twitter at...

Duration:00:40:46

Rachel Wright Thinks You Should See A Therapist

8/27/2019
Many performers experience anxiety, depression, or both. Justin sits down with licensed psychotherapist Rachel Wright to discuss mental health, being vulnerable, and acting sexy. Rachel Wright is a licensed psychotherapist, educator, speaker, writer, and the co-founder of the Wright Wellness Center. Connect with Rachel on Instagram at @thewright_rachel. For more episodes and show notes, head on over to http://auditionsecrets.com. Follow Justin at @justinguarini on all social media. Join our...

Duration:00:38:53

Elizabeth Ho is Letting it Go

8/20/2019
Do auditions give you anxiety? Justin chats with Elizabeth Ho about combating panic by staying grounded, staying present, and channeling Kathy Bates. Elizabeth Ho is an actress best known for her work in film and television — including her role as Jenny on Netflix’s Disjointed. Connect with Elizabeth on Twitter and Instagram at @realelizabethho. For more episodes and show notes, head on over to http://auditionsecrets.com. Follow Justin at @justinguarini on all social media. Join our Facebook...

Duration:00:47:37

Megan Michaels Wants You to Stay True to Yourself

8/13/2019
Have you ever dreamed of being on American Idol? Justin got his start with the reality juggernaut, so its Executive Producer Megan Michaels stops by to discuss what makes a standout performer and just how easy it is to audition. Megan Michaels has worked on American Idol for over 250 episodes since 2003. She is currently an Executive Producer on the show. To audition for next season, visit www.americanidol.com/auditions For more Audition Secrets and full show notes, visit...

Duration:00:29:27

Robert Horn Has Faith in Himself

8/9/2019
Analyzing a scene or song for an audition can be daunting, but Robert Horn offers Justin some writerly insight into the process of crafting a scene to help the rest of us break them down. Plus, he shares the mindsets that have paved the way for his multi-decade career. Robert Horn is a playwright and screenwriter best known for writing the books to Broadway musicals 13 and Tootsie — the latter for which he won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Connect with Robert on Twitter at...

Duration:00:47:45

Robert Horn Has Faith in Himself

8/6/2019
Analyzing a scene or song for an audition can be daunting, but Robert Horn offers Justin some writerly insight into the process of crafting a scene to help the rest of us break them down. Plus, he shares the mindsets that have paved the way for his multi-decade career. Robert Horn is a playwright and screenwriter best known for writing the books to Broadway musicals 13 and Tootsie — the latter for which he won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Connect with Robert on Twitter...

Duration:00:47:40