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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 movie, play, etc.

cast

verb

to choose all the performers for a movie, play, etc.

casting

noun

the process of choosing people to act in a movie, 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 practice their full performance in exactly the same way as it will be performed for an audience

go through

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

miscast

verb

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

read for

if an actor reads for a part in a play, movie, 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 movie or play to a different actor

rehearsal

noun

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

rehearse

verb

to practice a play, concert, opera, etc. before giving a performance

run over

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

run through

to practice 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 movie

try out for

to try to become a member of a team or to get a part in a play or movie 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 movie

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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