All right … since we’re still kind of on Eastern time, we were up at 5:45 this morning. I tackled the photo editing and commentary, and it’s not even lunchtime. Long story short, even though it was a short trip, we had a fantastic time.
The business portion of the trip went amazingly well. I had two callbacks on Friday: one at 9am for the Comedy Warehouse, and one at 1pm for street actors. Only 6 of us were called back for the Warehouse, which was cozy. We were joined by three Warehouse performers (two of whom I remember from 10 years ago) and a pianist. We ran through some of their games and songs, pretty much standard improv stuff. We mixed it up playing with auditioners and performers, which was nice. The big joy was that since it was a callback, nobody was terrible.
The street stuff callback had 14 people, but it’s a much larger scope show. We did some character warmups in a group, then went in one by one to do some individual character work. Basically, we were given instructions like, “You were once a huge movie star, but now you’re more of a washed-up Norma Desmond type,” and then we had to interact with the guys behind the desk. I was the second-to-last to be called in, so I got to chat with lots of people while we waited. Most of them do several jobs throughout the parks (and over at Universal too) — one, for example, does Cruella DeVil as well as hosting Fear Factor Live.
They told me they’re making some casting decisions in the next couple of weeks, or at the latest by the end of the month. The senior VP made sure I had his card and told me to call him anytime and he’d keep me updated. They also thanked me profusely more than once for coming so far to make the callbacks — it was me, a chick who drove down 15 hours from Indiana, and a bunch of people who already live in Florida.
So we’ll see — they seemed to like me, but who knows. I may be offered something full-time, or part-time, or I may not get an offer at all. But if I don’t get anything at this time, I’m pretty sure they’ll keep me in mind for other upcoming stuff.