20 "Inspirational" Audition Quotes That Are Entirely Too Real

Audition season can be tough.

Sometimes you just need a meme-able burst of inspiration to keep pounding the pavement in those tattered LaDucas!

So these are for you, all my Broadway dreamers!!! 

WE GOT THIS!!!!!!!!

1. Not to get biblical right away, but these first two quotes always remind me of Matthew 7:7. "Ask, and it shall be given to you..."

“They’re asking for a STRICT 16.” -The Monitor www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

2. "Seek, and ye shall find." 

“Where’s the end of the line?” -EPA latecomer www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

3. So, go ahead and ask for what you need!

“Is there any way someone could switch to a later number? I have babysitting at 3. I’d seriously be sooooooo grateful.” -#137 at the ECC www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

4. A reminder that the answer you're looking for may be right in front of you.

“I mean, technically it’s 24 bars, but it really moves!” -Person in front of you at the ECC www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

5. Or it could come from the most unlikely place!

“What’s this line for? The new iPhone?” -8th Ave Pedestrian www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

6. So, don't be afraid to put yourself out there to the community.

“Can we all just agree not to start the list before 5am?” SN: WishfulThinker93 www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

7. And never hesitate to look to your elders for wisdom.

“How are tryouts going?” -Dad www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

8. They challenge us to ask the important questions.

“Did you hear back from that place you had the callback?!” -Mom www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

9. This quote gets misattributed a lot, but I believe it was either Uta Hagen or Ben Franklin who said it first.

“They’d like me to emphasize ‘No Musical Theatre’.” -The Monitor www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

10. For when you need to really OWN it.

“BBrrrrbBBBBRRBBBR! Thaaaaat’s mine.” -Woman Warming up in Changing Room www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

11. When you need a reminder that sometimes, it's okay to say "No."

“They will NOT be accepting drop-offs.” - The Monitor www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

12. Because self-care is important.

“Can you text me when they start calling alternates? I’m making a Dunkin run.” -Alt # 32 www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

13. But so are boundaries.

“Excuse me, sir. You can’t sit there. You’re blocking the fire exit.” -Front Desk www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

14. So, don't take yourself too seriously!

“Just have fun with it!” -Choreographer www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

15. A good reminder to keep your friends close.

“I think she’s in the bathroom! Hold on! Karen! They’re calling your name!!” -Karen’s Truest Friend www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

16. And your enemies at least five holding rooms away.

“Oh my god, you’re doing that show?! That’s so funny! They actually offered me that role, but I was already booked so I had to turn it down!” -The Worst www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

17. Because while external validation can feel GREAT...

“Oh my god, you’d be perfect for that!” -Friend Auditioning for the Same Role as You

18. At the end of the day, it's how YOU see yourself that really counts!

“Umm, I’d say I’m a strong mover?” -Actor/Singer www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

19. But, like... these counts are pretty important, too.

“It goes ‘1, 2 and Gah gah Gah! Googoo Googoo, prep and land!’” -Choreographer www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

20. Just remember that success is all about the followup!

“Bump?” -SN: Elphie1992 www.auditionrepmatchmaker.com

Feeling inspired?! I know I sure am!

Please share this article with an actor in your life who could use a little pick-me-up!

See you on the audition circuit soon! Wishing you many broken legs till then! :)  

Sara Glancy is an NYC actor and the founder of Audition Rep Matchmaker, a service that helps match actors with the audition materials that will book them jobs.

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