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21: You can’t always get what you want

Rick Ellis with Jim Bain

Guest Geek Rick Ellis, as Sherlock Holmes in a recent production, with our friend Jim Bain as Dr. Watson

The Geeks, with Special Guest Geek Rick Ellis, discuss what directors can and should do when the auditions don’t bring in enough or the right kind of actors for a particular production.  Torn between taking a risk with an inexperienced actor and casting for a perfect performance?  Poor you!  This is not an issue for professional theatre, where getting the best possible talent is always first priority.  But community theatre’s role is often different — and yet, there’s an audience to please.  What to do, what to DO?  Listen to the Geeks and learn….

Music for this episode (and every episode so far) was provided by Music Alley.