Jonathan Flom is assistant professor of Musical Theatre at Shenandoah Conservatory.
You could sign in and do the auditions, one after another, hoping and wishing and spending month after month, perhaps year after year, wondering why you are getting close but no closer, running in place and not getting callbacks, not getting cast. Or, you could read Jonathan's book and start auditioning like a pro. -- Mark Olsen, professor of Acting and Movement, Penn State University School of Theatre Jonathan Flom has put together the perfect resource for performers ready to enter the audition circuit. Whether you are a high school student ready to audition for college theatre programs, or a college student entering the professional world, this book is a must read. What a wonderful and much needed resource. It will be an integral part of my curriculum. -- Lori Sessions, Theatre Director, JP Taravella High School, Coral Springs, FL This handbook offers practical advice on all the facets of auditioning for musical theater in high school and college students, with an entire chapter devoted to auditioning for college training programs. Reference and Research Book News, November 2009 Those beginning a career in musical theater will be served by the discussions of preparation for, performance in, the process of, and departure from auditions. Flom provides real-world insight into this truly unique, often-neglected performance area. Recommended. CHOICE, January 2010 Jonathan Flom has written from his heart and vast experience an easy-to-read, user-friendly book... The book offers practical and immediately usable advice on all facets of auditioning... The audition tips Flom gives in the book are universal to all artists... Advice and tips are offered in great detail as he takes the reader through every aspect of an audition. Movie Memories Magazine, January 2010 Listening is one of the greatest gifts we can give each other. Listen to what Jonathan Flom has to say in this book. He's offering you the gifts of his own first hand experiences, education, and expertise in his field. Please read, listen, and learn from what he has carefully put down on paper and the joy of auditioning is easily yours! Well, maybe not easily. But this book is his gift to you so that you can give your gifts to audiences. And isn't that ultimately what auditioning's about?! -- Ed Linderman, Composer, Musical Director Get the Callback offers a methodic guide to the audition process, from preparation to culmination, whether a curt 'thank you' or a contract... Writes in a straightforward manner with a touch of humor. The format will not intimidate students, but is detailed enough to be useful for the aspiring professional... The style is direct, the writing is economical, and the counsel... is practical... A useful and reasonably priced reference source. Journal of Singing, January/February 2010