Do you still have to be really good to earn a lead role in a community theatre production?

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  • 3 months ago
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    It certainly helps.  It really depends on the theater and the community.  In some places it’s stiff competition with many good actors auditioning for a role. 

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Depends whom you are competing against.  The competition for a community theater production may not be that stiff.

  • Rob
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    3 months ago

    It doesn't hurt, but it all depends on the community theatre and the director.  Some community theatres are clique-ish and cast the same actors play after play, regardless of who auditions;  others give more actors opportunities to play leads; others cast the best man for the job, so to speak.  As a community theatre directors and theatre educator, I prefer to cast the best person for the role while giving as many actors an opportunity as possible a chance to explore their love for the theatre.  

  • 3 months ago

    Isn't that the point of being the lead actor?

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  • 3 months ago

    It depends on the theater, but for most community theater you need to have some experience to get a lead role. You could always try out for the lead without it, but I would recommend doing a play with them before you do.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    probably, just try for it and see

  • 3 months ago

    A role?  No.  That said, the more important the role the better actor you have to be.  It doesn't take a lot of skill to be "Man".

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