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Auditioning, casting and rehearsing

audition

noun

a short performance in which you sing, dance, or act so that someone can decide if you are good enough to perform in a particular play, concert etc

audition

verb

to perform at an audition

audition

verb

to judge someone’s performance at an audition

cast

verb

to choose a performer for a particular part or for a particular type of part in a film, play etc

cast

verb

to choose all the performers for a film, play etc

casting

noun

the process of choosing people to act in a film, play etc

the casting couch

noun

a situation in which someone agrees to have sex in return for getting a job as an actor

dress rehearsal

noun

an occasion when performers practise their full performance in exactly the same way as it will be performed for an audience

go through

to practise all of something such as a speech, song, or play

miscast

verb

to give a part in a play or film to an actor who is not suitable for it

read for

if an actor reads for a part in a play, film etc, they act some of the part in front of the people deciding which actors to choose

recast

verb

to give a part in a film or play to a different actor

rehearsal

noun

an occasion when you practise for the performance of a play, concert, opera etc

rehearse

verb

to practise a play, concert, opera etc before giving a performance

run over

to practise what you are going to say in a speech, performance etc

run through

to practise something so that it is correct for a performance or test

run-through

noun

a practice performance of a ceremony, play, or concert

screen test

noun

an occasion when an actor performs in front of the cameras to try to get a part in a new film

try out for

to try to become a member of a team or to get a part in a play or film by showing someone how well you can play or perform

try-out

noun

a test for someone who wants to become a member of a team or wants to get a part in a play or film

typecast

verb

to always give an actor the same type of character to play

typecast

verb

to give an actor a character to play that suits their personality

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