Auditions strike fear into the hearts of many, not just actors. In this episode, we have two theatre professionals who run a theatre company focussed on training actors to revel in the activity of auditions.

Michelle Nightingale and Alicia Zorkovic will take us behind the curtain to the world of pre-acting, known as auditions.

The SA Drink Of The Week is a Vagrant Wines Cabernet Shiraz.

And in the musical pilgrimage we have a new song from J-MILLA (who’s become a favourite of our podcast). He was in town over the weekend at the Adelaide Festival and we have his new song, Thang 4 You.

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Running Sheet: Wings 2 Fly Through Auditions

00:00:00 Intro

Introduction to the show by Professor Longsword who has a Fringe show entitled, A Lunchtime MBA.

00:04:42 SA Drink Of The Week

The SA Drink Of The Week is a 2018 Vagrant Wines Cabernet Shiraz, Barossa Valley.

00:11:04 Wings 2 Fly

Auditions strike fear into the hearts of many, not just actors. In this episode, we have two theatre professionals who run a theatre company focussed on training actors to revel in the activity of auditions. Michelle Nightingale and Alicia Zorkovic run Wings 2 Fly Theatre company and tonight they’ll take us behind the curtain to the world of pre-acting, known as auditions.

Alicia, I first met you in the role of Kyra in Skylight at Holden Street Theatre. What’s it like performing on stage when you are also an acting teacher? Does it add pressure that you need to “practice what you preach”?

Are you nervous if students come to see you, or does it give you new life?

Michelle, many listeners will know you as the weather presenter from ABC TV but you’ve been in many things on stage and TV, including McLeod’s daughters. What role did you play?

Was it hard to get into McLeod’s?

How did your paths cross?

I have a lot of questions about acting and most of them were devised by my 10yo daughter, Caitlin, who is the budding actor in the household.

What are you looking for in an actor or theatre person?

How do you pick people in an audition?

Why do we need auditions – they seem cruel?

What is the best way to prepare for an audition?

How do you tell people they succeeded?

How do you tell people they failed? In the Wizard Of Oz Arena Spectacular, they only contacted the successful ones.

What should you wear?

What pieces work best?

01:26:02 Musical Pilgrimage

In the musical pilgrimage, we have a song from J-MILLA, called Thang 4 You.

As he steps into the studio to record his debut EP titled ‘Propah Good’, J-MILLA goes off-script bringing his A-game fun game to ‘thang4me’
It’s Hip-Hop gone POP and stacked full of joy about the fact his gurrrrrl – the love of his life – loves him back as much- has done since they first met at High School – and – is a super-hot drop-dead stunner!‘thang4me’ comes with auto-tune, melodies, reverb and a pulsating hook that beats like a heart.“This is a new direction in my music. I had a lot of fun with it and it’s something my dancers and the crowd can vibe with. I wanted a song that the festival crowd could bounce with me – so I challenged myself and did something different from my usual rap style.  I’m really happy with it and can’t wait to take it to the next festival stage”,
says J-MILLA.

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